Vietnam morning news for April 1

Vietnam morning news for April 1

Vietnam morning newsVietnam to implement 15 days of social distancing in coronavirus battle
Vietnam will begin 15 days of social distancing from Wednesday to curb community transmission of the coronavirus, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on Tuesday.
— Reuters

Violators of quarantine regulations to face criminal punishments in Vietnam
Those breaking the epidemic prevention and combat regulations in Vietnam will face criminal punishment, Vietnam News Agency reported Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Covid-19 hotspots account for three new cases in Vietnam
Two Vietnamese and one Brazilian associated with two Covid-19 hotspots in Hanoi and HCMC were confirmed infected Tuesday evening.
— VnExpress

Vietnam imports 200,000 rapid test kits for large-scale Covid-19 testing
The Health Ministry has bought 200,000 rapid coronavirus test kits from South Korea for carrying out mass testing as the Covid-19 fight enters a crucial stage.
— VnExpress

MoIT proposes exporting 400,000 tonnes of rice in April
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed to resume rice exports from April, with a volume of 400,000 tonnes, after the ministry has compiled reports on production, domestic consumption and exports to submit to the Prime Minister.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam to offer up to $1.27 bln in cash to virus-hit families
Vietnam will offer 28 trillion-30 trillion dong ($1.19 billion to $1.27 billion) in cash to low-income earners hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on Tuesday.
— National Post

‘Made in Vietnam’ Goods Reach Record Popularity in US Market
Products from Vietnam have become more popular in the United States than ever before.
— VOA

Vietnam Orders National Isolation After Initial Containment of Coronavirus
Vietnam has announced a national lockdown to fight COVID-19, with nearly 100 million people ordered not to go outside except for food and medical needs, the most extreme measure taken yet after the nation had early success in limiting its first wave of infections.
— VOA

Vietnam’s fertilizer sector avoids coronavirus curbs
Vietnam’s fertilizer producers will largely avoid new government measures announced today to curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
— Argusmedia

Could Vietnam Be Ready To Fill China’s Supply Chain Gaps?
When we traveled to Vietnam in late December, the first novel coronavirus cases hadn’t even been reported in China.
— Yahoo News

Overseas aid in Vietnam focusing on climate effects
In Vietnam, the overseas aid arm of the U.S. Catholic Church is helping farm families overcome the challenges of climate change.
— Catholic Sentinel

Vietnam central bank says banks should consider cutting costs to reduce interest rates
Commercial banks should consider cutting operational costs, bonuses and cash dividends to focus on reducing interest rates amid the spread of the coronovirus, Vietnam’s central bank said on Tuesday.
— WHTC

Vietnam, Philippines discuss co-operation amid pandemic
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh and Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr discussed co-operation between the two countries amid the developments of the Covid-19 pandemic during recent phone calls.
— The Star Online

Vietnam-Israel trade surpasses US$236 million in two months
Trade between Vietnam and Israel reached US$236.58 million in the first two months of this year, according to the Vietnamese Trade Office in Israel.
— NDO

Ministry wants rice export ban lifted
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked the government to lift a ban it imposed on rice exports, saying that the position now is comfortable.
— VnExpress

Vietnam healthcare a big draw for investors
Last year, VinaCapital’s flagship fund, Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF), invested $25 million in a private hospital operator, Tam Tri Medical JSC.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam aims at commercializing scientific research results
Actively participating in several international organizations, Vietnam has gradually increased its worldwide status, including the position in the scientific community. However, Vietnam is still encountering various obstacles finding an ideal method to commercialize domestic scientific research results to serve the general public.
— Sggp News

Quarantine zones could get free electricity
The move is part of a proposal Vietnam Electricity (EVN) made on Tuesday to allow electricity charge exemptions and reductions for some customers.
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam sees first reduction in retail sales of goods and services in Q1
Việt Nam witnessed its first reduction in retail sales for five years in March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— Viet Nam News

Online trade promotion acitivities should be developed due to COVID-19: agency
The Việt Nam Trade Promotion Agency has encouraged localities, businesses and trade promotion organisations develop online marketing measures during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said agency director Vũ Bá Phú.
— Viet Nam News

Super Energy Corp to Invest in Solar Projects Worth 750 MW in Vietnam
Super Energy Corp has announced that its Board has approved the investment in for four solar projects in Vietnam with a total installed capacity of 750 MW.
— Saurenergy

Vicostone targets more revenue and profit this year
Stone maker Vicostone JSC (VCS) targets to achieve total revenue of VNĐ6.65 trillion (US$279.9 million) this year, an increase of 19.6 per cent compared to 2019.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam to close border gates with Laos, Cambodia to prevent COVID-19 spread
Vietnam will close its border gates and border crossings with Laos and Cambodia starting from Wednesday in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Vietnam calls for dialogue, long-term political solutions for Syria amid COVID-19
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the UN, has called all concerned parties to continue pursuing dialogue and seeking long-term political solutions for the situation in Syria.
— NDO

Đà Nẵng to export aerospace components next year
The US-based aviation firm Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC) has put its Đà Nẵng facility into operation. The factory will be a sole-source supplier producing over unique 5,000 aerospace components for Boeing aircraft.
— Viet Nam News

Disbursement of public investment would help lift GDP by 0.42 percentage points: GSO
Boosting the disbursement of all planned public investment would help increase this year’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.42 percentage points, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— Viet Nam News

Automaker Toyota suspends vehicle production in Vietnam due to COVID-19 epidemic
Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) has temporarily suspended vehicle production in order to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from spreading, Vietnam News Agency reported.
— China.org

Vietnam Airlines boosts cargo transportation
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will strengthen cargo transportation in April to ensure domestic and international trade.
— Viet Nam News

HDBank executives register to buy large chunks of lender’s shares as pandemic drags down prices
Trần Hoài Nam, deputy general director of HDBank, has registered to buy 500,000 shares of his bank on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange between April 3 to 29 for investment, according to the exchange.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam wins ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019
Two tourism products in Vietnam have been honoured at the ASEAN Tourism Awards Japan 2019 – an annual ceremony organised by the ASEAN-Japan Centre.
— VietnamPlus

Hà Nội faces no shortage of goods for isolation order
There will be no shortage of goods for the capital city as Hà Nội starts prepping for a two-week nationwide isolation order to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), said Trần Thị Phương Lan, deputy head of the Hà Nội department of industry and trade.
— Viet Nam News

Business establishment surges in Q1 despite COVID-19
Average registered capital per newly-established enterprise reached VNĐ11.8 billion during the period, down 10.4 per cent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— Viet Nam News

Low shrimp prices cause difficulties for farmers, enterprises
In recent days, the prices of material shrimps, especially giant tiger shrimps, dropped sharply, causing hundreds of thousands of shrimp-farming households in the Mekong Delta to face difficulties while shrimp export enterprises were also hurt as they could not export their products, making inventory higher and higher.
— Sggp News

Deputy PM calls for setting up managing unit for delayed expressway project
The Government Office said Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has ordered the setting up of a managing unit for the Bến Lức – Long Thành Expressway project.
— Viet Nam News

VN shares sink as worries about virus-hit market arise
Vietnamese shares slumped on Monday as market sentiment was pressured by worries about the broader spread of the coronavirus in the country.
— Viet Nam News

Toyota Motor Vietnam suspends vehicle production
Production resumption will depend on the outbreak situation, market demand, supply chain situation, stocks and the Government’s restriction regulations.
— VietnamPlus

Food processing firms step up production, focus on safety measures for workers
Food processing firms in HCM City have stepped up production to meet demand while also enhancing safety measures for their staff amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Ride-hailing apps help people buy food without going out
With people wanting to stay at home amid the Covid-19 outbreak, apps like Be and Grab are piloting new services in HCM City to help them buy more and more things without leaving home.
— Viet Nam News

Virus and strict laws hurt beer sales
Brewery companies have lowered profit targets due to a severe drop in sales consumption caused by COVID-19 and newly-applied strict penalties for inebriated drivers.
— Viet Nam News

VN stocks nosedive following higher infection reports
Vietnamese shares tumbled again on Monday morning as blue chips were hit by a sell-off as worries of a coronavirus-hit economy took off on a higher number of infection cases.
— Viet Nam News

Growtech Vietnam expo to feature advanced agricultural technologies
The International Exhibition on Machinery and Technologies of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery to be held at the Hanoi International Exhibition Centre from October 28 to 30 will showcase advanced technologies in those fields.
— Viet Nam News

European Council approves final procedure for EVFTA
The European Council on March 30 passed a decision to ratify the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), paving the way for the deal to come into force.
— Viet Nam News

The US business community concerned on impact of corona virus
About 80 per cent of responding members are very concerned about the economic impact of the novel corona virus, according to a survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hà Nội (AmCham).
— Viet Nam News

VN stocks bounce on purchases
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho” Chí Minh Stock Exchange gained 2.38 per cent to close at 678.02 points.
— Viet Nam News

Live hog price to reduce to VNĐ60,000/kg
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng and Minister Nguyen Xuân Cường on Monday in Hà Nội spoke with 15 major livestock enterprises to reduce the price of live hog to VNĐ60,000 per kilo for stability in the domestic market during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Toyota Motor Vietnam suspends vehicle production
Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) suspended vehicle production today. The date it will resume productions will depend on the outbreak situation, market demand, supply chain situation, stocks and the Government’s restriction regulations.
— Viet Nam News

Petrol prices see sharp fall of up to VNĐ4,252 per litre
The retail price of petrol sharply decreased as of 3pm on Sunday, marking the sixth consecutive reduction since the beginning of this year.
— Viet Nam News

 

 

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