Vietnam Looks for Economic Rebound After Mass Quarantines
Vietnam flattened its coronavirus infection curve with a sledgehammer, and after some early success, it’s now starting to open up its economy again.
Vietnam reports no COVID-19 cases, total confirmed cases remain at 270
Vietnam reported no new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, with its total confirmed cases remaining at 270, according to its Ministry of Health.
Vietnam’s pork imports surge 300 percent
Vietnam’s pork imports increased 300 percent year-on-year in the first four months, reaching nearly 70 percent of the entire volume last year.
Facebook criticized for accepting Vietnam’s censorship
International rights groups have condemned Facebook for caving in to the Vietnamese government’s order to restrict anti-state content by dissidents.
— UCA News
Digital economy expected to add 30% to GDP by 2030
The country wants to raise the digital economy’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) to 20 per cent by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030.
— Viet Nam News
Vietnam enjoys trade surplus of US$12.4 billion with the US in Q1
Trade revenue between Vietnam and the United States climbed to US$19.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, with the Southeast Asian country enjoying a trade surplus of US$12.4 billion, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Wind energy in Vietnam, Enercon wind turbines for 310 MW wind farm
ENERCON continues to expand its activities in Vietnam. In addition to the 90 MW already set to be installed this year, the company has signed to implement another 310 MW of wind power project orders in the South East Asian country by the end of 2021.
— EV Wind
China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Pakistan reopen garment factories
In the US market, China was the top exporter with 30% markets share, while Vietnam held 16% and Bangladesh 7% market share in 2019
— Dhaka Tribune
Vietnam under pressure to speed up SOE privatization in 2020
The task has become even more complicated given negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the first three months of 2020.
— The Hanoitimes
Nearly 10,000 overseas Vietnamese returning home from abroad to shun pandemic
The HCMC’s health authority has been told to be prepared to receive and quarantine an estimated 10,000 Vietnamese returnees from abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.
— Vietnam Insider
Hanoi sets sight to remain among Vietnam’s top 10 business-friendly localities
Hanoi considers the favorable business environment a major contributor to a speedy economic recovery in the post-pandemic period.
— The Hanoitimes
Global oil crash exerts little impact on Vietnam’s budget revenue
In this year’s state budget plan, revenue from crude oil is predicted at VND35.2 trillion (US$1.5 billion), accounting for 2.3% of the total.
— The Hanoitimes
How Vietnam treats critical Covid-19 patients
Vietnamese doctors treat Covid-19 by using oxygen therapy, ventilators, antibiotics and antiviral drugs depending on the severity of the case.
Oxford study finds Vietnam best-placed nation to ease social distancing
A new study by University of Oxford academics has found Vietnam is the country best positioned to relax social distancing measures.
Looking beyond symbolism in US–Vietnam defence cooperation
The second visit by US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill to Vietnam came at a time of ambivalent defence relations between the two countries.
— Pineville Voice
Vietnam War Memorial Under Construction in Massachusetts
A new memorial honoring soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War is under construction in Massachusetts.
— US News
Spoiling rice in Vietnam show perils of food protectionism
The owner of one of Vietnam’s biggest rice exporters, Nguyen Quang Hoa, can only watch as 500 containers of sticky rice stranded in a port container yard for a month slowly degrades.
Vietnam reports no Covid-19 cases but five suffer recurrence after being discharged
HANOI: Vietnam reported no new cases of Covid-19 infection on Sunday morning (April 26), with its total confirmed cases remaining at 270, according to its Ministry of Health.
— The Star Online
E-learning methods see boom during COVID-19 pandemic
E-learning models are expected to boom amid the COVID-19 outbreak as the Government searches for new education methods
— Viet Nam News
With no deaths and low case counts, Vietnam comes out of its lockdown
As the world remains mired in COVID-19 case counts and alarming updates, it’s hard to look past everyone’s grim newsfeeds.
Vietnam to upgrade My Dinh Stadium ahead of 2021 SEA Games
My Dinh Stadium will undergo a VND150 billion ($6.4 million) renovation in late October to prepare for the 31st SEA Games.
Geo-Park earmarked for recognition
The Ly Son-Sa Huynh Geo-Park has been listed in the dossier for UNESCO recognition, and the organisation can send an evaluation mission in 2020, general secretary of the Global Geoparks Network and chairperson of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council, Guy Martini, confirmed in an email early this week.
— Sggp News
Apple hirings in Vietnam fuel business speculation
Tech giant Apple has listed many jobs in Vietnam on LinkedIn recently, including an operations manager based in Hanoi.
Vietnam veteran receives surprise parade from his friends and family
Leonard Cross is a United States Marine Corps veteran who has drove a bus for the Middleton School District and he’s also spent time working as a farmer.
Biomar enters partnership in Vietnam
To confirm a mutual interest in entering into a partnership, BioMar and Vietnam’s leading shrimp hatchery Viet-UC have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention of BioMar becoming part owner and operational lead in the feed factory currently owned by Viet-UC.
— Feed Strategy
Vietnam’s Phuc cautiously restarts economy
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday issued a new set of guidelines on measures to keep the country clear of Covid-19 while its economy restarts after strict social distancing measures were relaxed.
— The Phnom Penh Post
Ministry doubles estimate on drop in air passenger numbers
The number of air passengers in Vietnam this year could drop by 46 percent year-on-year to 43 million due to Covid-19 pandemic impacts.
Ministry of Transport approves Buon Ma Thuot city bypass
The Ministry of Transport has approved the construction of a 39km bypass around Buon Ma Thuot city on Ho Chi Minh Highway in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.
— Sggp News
Vietnam reports sharp drop in traffic accidents
As many as 4,509 traffic accidents occurred nationwide from mid-December to April 14, killing 2,138 people and injuring 3,305 others, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety.
— Vietnam Insider
How Vietnam has reported zero coronavirus deaths
The reason why Vietnam has managed to keep patients from death’s door is a three-pronged government strategy. And not all of the policies uphold civil liberty.
— The Print
Beachgoers defy ban in southern Vietnam
Thousands of people flocked to the southern town of Vung Tau on Saturday to swim in the beach though it is shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Learning from Vietnam’s COVID-19 success story
Vietnam was initially believed to be at high risk from the coronavirus. The country shares a border with China where the COVID-19 pandemic started. Its Chinese neighbor is also its top trading partner, with a significant 17 percent of its economy dependent on its trade with China.
— Manila Standard
A New Dynamics of U.S.-Viet Nam Relations: U.S.-led ‘Quad and Viet Nam Axis’ in the Indo-Pacific
The relation between the United States and Viet Nam has been reinvigorated in the recent times and that has led to an extraordinary level mutual exchange.
— Modern Diplomacy
Study: Vietnam best nation to ease social distancing
A new study by University of Oxford academics has found that Vietnam is the country best positioned to relax social distancing measures.
— The Star Online
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