Vietnam’s new nCoV test kit thrice as fast at one-third the cost
Vietnam has developed test kits for the novel coronavirus that provides results in just 70 minutes as opposed to the current four hours.
Vietnam confirms 14th nCoV infection case
Vietnam has confirmed the 14th novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection case, the Ministry of Health announced on February 9.
— Sggp News
New coronavirus could cost Vietnam $7.7 bln in Q1 tourism revenue
The nCoV epidemic could cost Vietnam $5.9- $7.7 billion in Q1 tourism revenues, or about 25 percent of the industry’s revenue last year, officials estimate.
Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with Vietnam endorsed by Cabinet
Cambodian cabinet ministers gathered here this morning at the Peace Palace in a weekly meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Hun Sen after several weeks of hiatus.
— Khmer Times
Vietnam scraps import tariffs on face masks, liquid hand soaps
Facemasks, liquid hand soaps and materials needed to produce them will be exempt from import tariffs to help fight the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Vietnam acts to improve labour productivity
Vietnam will launch a national programme to improve labour productivity, a critical factor for the middle-income country to enhance its competitiveness and develop.
— Eleven Myanmar
Customs clearance resumed at Lao Cai border gate
Competent forces of Vietnam and China on February 8 resumed customs clearance for exports and imports at Kim Thanh International Border Gate No. 2 in the northern province of Lao Cai.
Vietnam promotes Vĩnh Long province as new tourism destination
This year, the Vĩnh Long province aims to receive 1.6 million tourists, including 220,000 foreigners, while income from tourism is expected to reach VNĐ800 billion (US$34 million).
— The Star Online
Saigon Chinese-origin community festival recognized as national cultural heritage
Tet Nguyen Tieu, considered the most important festival of the Vietnamese-Chinese community in Saigon’s District 5, has been recognized as national intangible cultural heritage.
VAT project implementation: WB could pull out funds, partially
The World Bank is unlikely to release the remaining 40 per cent of the NBR’s struggling online VAT project.
— The Financial Express
VietJet to add more flights
Vietjet airlines is introducing new direct flights from Mumbai and New Delhi to Vietnam’s three largest cities — Da Nang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
— New Indian Express
Vietnam foresees water issues in 2020
The Việt Nam Metrological and Hydrological Administration on Friday said water reserves of northern rivers would remain low between February and July.
— Vietnam Net
Teleconference updates 700 hospitals on nCoV prevention measures
The Ministry of Health on February 8 held a teleconference to discuss and popularise prevention and treatment measures against the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
Could a Single U.S. General Have Doomed the Entire Vietnam War?
Key point: A slow troop build-up didn’t make sense and was very costly. Washington made many mistakes and it would cost them the war and tens of thousands of lives.
— National Interest
Vietnam looks to South Korea, Thailand for guidance on EU inspection process
Vietnam’s southern province of Kien Giang is planning to dispatch a delegation to South Korea and Thailand to learn from the experiences of the two countries in abiding by the European Union’s requirements for eliminating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
— Seafood Source
Vietnam gives two scenarios for economic growth amid impact of coronavirus
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has submitted two scenarios for economic growth this year to the government, as the country faces the impact of coronavirus in China, one of Vietnam’s biggest trade partners.
— The Star Online
Vietnam sees rice export growth in January
Vietnam exported 560,000 tonnes of rice in January 2020, earning US$270.3 million, an increase of 12 per cent in volume and 39 per cent in value month-on-month, according to the General Department of Customs.
— Eleven Myanmar
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Reportedly Considering The Boeing 777X
Unofficial channels and Vietnamese media are lighting up with news regarding Bamboo Airways and a meeting with Boeing over the 777X. The meeting apparently took place on Friday, at Bamboo’s offices with representatives from both companies looking to discuss the potential for Boeing’s latest airframe.
— Simple Flying
Temporary Hospital Built to Treat Corona Virus in Vietnam
Efforts are underway to control the Corona virus, which has been killed by hundreds of people and carried by tens of thousands of people. After a thousand-bed hospital built by China in 10 days, it opens two more hospitals to another country. One of these hospitals is not completed yet, but the other is under construction.
— Somag News
VICEM and FLSmidth jointly collaborate for pioneering and invention of the next generation’s technology for the cement industry
Vietnam National Cement Corporation (VICEM), the leading cement producer in Southeast Asia region, and FLSmidth, a global leader in sustainable technology, today we jointly announced cooperation in research and pioneer inventions and innovations of the next generation’s technology for cement industry with the goals of radical reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation of fossil materials consumption, fuels substitution by utilization of wastes and garbage, utilization of clean energy sources with topic of the Declaration namely “Zero emission – Natural cycle”.
— The policy times
Daewoo Engineering and Construction Bets on Hanoi Growth with Star Lake City Project
Daewoo Engineering and Construction (Daewoo E&C) plans to invest US$ 388 million in a property development in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Things to Do in Dalat, Vietnam
Known as the City of a Thousand Pine Trees, Dalat offers more than enough activities to keep you busy. The town’s 4,921-foot elevation keeps it cool year-round, yet it’s only a six-hour drive or a 50-minute flight to steamy Ho Chi Minh City.
Netflix, Spotify stop free trial offers in Vietnam
Netflix has stopped its 30-day free trial offer in Vietnam, and Spotify will stop its three-month free premium offer next week.
Vietnam Coronavirus – The Business Perspective
Yesterday evening I spoke at a timely event discussing the Impact of Novel Coronavirus on Health and Business, which was hosted by AmCham Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. On the panel I was joined by a number of health and industry leaders; including representatives from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Victoria Healthcare Systems, Intel, ITL Logistics and Pharmacity among others.
Vietnam working on corporate PPA platform with 1-GW target
Vietnam is preparing to launch a pilot programme that will facilitate the signing of synthetic power purchase agreements (PPAs) between private power buyers and renewable energy producers, targeting contracts for up to 1 GW in 2020-2022.
Vietnam faces corn, soymeal stock crunch on supply disruption
Traders serving Vietnam’s feed sector have sounded a warning about stock levels for feed components, as logistics concerns spark fears about supply, with corn potentially exposed as stable poultry demand continues to deplete reserves, market sources told Agricensus Friday.
Dual diplomatic responsibility offers rare opportunity for Vietnam
Vietnam has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies and the shining stars of ASEAN, and dual diplomatic responsibility in 2020 offers rare opportunity for Vietnam, according to an Eurasia Review analysis.
Vietnam Airlines to set up airframe maintenance company
Vietnam Airlines has inked an agreement with Singapore-based ST Engineering Aerospace (STEA) to explore a joint venture doing airframe maintenance work.
Vietnamese scientists can grow novel coronavirus in lab
This is an important step of Vietnamese scientists in the way to find out preventive measures against the new virus which first surfaced in the Chinese City of Wuhan in December 2019.
— Sggp News
Vietnam ushers in new false information law
The government announced that abusing social networks to post or share false information in Vietnam will soon carry fines of up to VND20 million in a decree issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
— New Straits Times
Online threats decline in 4th quarter in Vietnam
The number of internet-borne cyberthreats in Vietnam in the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased more than 50 per cent compared to the same period in 2018.
— Eleven Myanmar
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