Vietnam morning news for June 8

Vietnam morning news for June 8

Vietnam morning newsWB provides US$84.4 million for Vietnam to promote climate-resilient landscapes
This will support the Vietnamese government’s climate mitigation actions by strengthening the resilient management of landscapes and natural resources.
— Hanoitimes

Jailed Australian democracy activist has ‘disappeared’ inside Vietnam’s prison system
A 70-year-old Australian democracy activist has “disappeared” inside Vietnam’s prison system: no one from his family or the Australian government has been allowed to see or speak with him for nearly four months.
— The Guardian

Vietnam’s Covid-19 cases increase to 329, no deaths reported
Vietnam reported a new case of Covid-19 (coronavirus) infection on Sunday (June 7), bringing its total confirmed cases to 329 with zero deaths so far, according to the Ministry of Health.
— The Star Online

Vietnam Breaks Out of the Covid Tourist Trap
Holidaymakers are back, and they’re mostly local. That may be a model for the rest of the world.
— Bloomberg

Inflation control becomes top priority in second half of 2020
Inflation control target will be the top priority in monetary management policy from now until the end of 2020, announced Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Nguyen Thi Hong at a press conference in Hanoi yesterday.
— Sggp News

Toyota AGM, Macao casino regulator, Vietnam-EU trade deal
A Toyota display at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019. The company will hold its annual general meeting on June 11, though it is urging shareholders not to come to the venue due to coronavirus concerns.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Developing Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Industry
Renewable energy is a fast-growing sector in Asian countries, broadly, and Vietnam could benefit from investment in the sector.
— The Diplomat

India ferries home 145 nationals from Vietnam by special flight
India took home on Saturday 145 of its citizens who had been stuck in Vietnam due to the travel restrictions by a special flight.
— VnExpress

Vietnam ships 30 million masks to North America
Thirty million medical face masks have been transported from Vietnam to North America, where the novel coronavirus continues to rampage.
— VnExpress

Vietnam’s agriculture to be world’s top 15 most developed
Vietnam will strive to be among the world’s top 15 most developed countries in agriculture by 2030 with agricultural processing to rank in the world’s top 10.
— VietnamPlus

S’pore firm investigated by Vietnam police for lending money at high 22%-44% monthly interest rates
Two Ho Chi Minh City-based companies, which in reality are owned by one group based in Singapore, are being investigated by Vietnam police for lending money at unreasonably high interest rates, Vietnamese media reported on June 6, 2020.
— Mothership

Australian firms in ASEAN consider Vietnam favourable destination
The rise of Vietnam has been highlighted in a recent survey of the Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham), as Vietnam is now considered the most favourable place to expand business, surpassing the Philippines and Myanmar in recent years as well as Australia’s long-term business partners namely Malaysia and Singapore.
— VietnamPlus

Hanoi names 22 commercial housing projects, where you can own homes as a foreigner
The Vietnam Capital city of Hanoi has listed 22 commercial housing projects, some complete and some under construction, where foreigners can own homes.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi labeled as the most polluted city
The report by the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) published on Wednesday showed that its PM2.5 level was 22-48 μg/m3, while for Ho Chi Minh City it was 8-30 μg/m3.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam repatriates 1,000 citizens on three days
Vietnam continues repatriating its citizens at a time when the country has undergone 5 days without local transmission.
— The Hanoitimes

Japan, US firms urge Vietnam to reopen to foreign investors
Vietnam strives to create favorable investment-business environment for foreign investors, especially those from Japan and the US.
— The Hanoitimes

Việt Nam to export two more coronavirus test kits to Europe
Both kids are manufactured by Thái Dương (SunStar JSC) and have received market authorisation in the EU.
— Viet Nam News

Conference seeks ways to promote lychee consumption
More than 2,300 people attended a teleconference on Saturday promoting lychee consumption at home and abroad held in the northern province of Bắc Giang.
— Viet Nam News

VN has gone 52 days without new COVID-19 community infection
VGP – Viet Nam has gone 52 consecutive days without new COVID-19 community infection, reported the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control minutes ago.
— VGP RSS Feed

Vietnam set to ratify trade deal with the EU
Vietnam’s National Assembly will today ratify the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), a deal that builds on trade agreements first signed in June 2019.
— Foreign Brief

Vietnam has no new locally-transmitted COVID case for more than 50 days
As the world remains mired in COVID-19 case counts and alarming updates, it’s hard to look past everyone’s grim newsfeeds.

Vietnam, and where other countries fell short
The number of coronavirus infections cracked past the seven-million mark globally and not even the best-performing economies were spared from such a pandemic. Since it emerged in the province of Hubei, China last year, the virus was quick to spread around the world and claim the lives of millions.
— Asean Economist

Phu Quoc will be Vietnam’s ‘test’ island as it re-opens to foreign tourists
Vietnam’s Phu Quoc, the tourist island off the coast of Cambodia in the eastern Gulf of Thailand, is going to start allowing foreign arrivals on a trial basis as part of Vietnam’s roadmap to re-opening to international tourism.
— The Thaiger

The struggle to become Vietnam’s new leader
Vietnam faces the reshaping of a new Politburo which will determine the country’s constitutional and geopolitical future at a time of rising Chinese aggression.
— Palatinate

Vietnam’s rice export prices at two-year high
Average rice export price in the first four months hit $470.2 per ton, up 10 percent year-on-year, the highest in the last two years.
— VnExpress

Debt-ridden firm proposed for North-South Expressway construction
The Construction Ministry has proposed Song Da Corporation JSC as a building contractor for some sections of the North-South Expressway.
— VnExpress

Enjoying incentives, prices of domestically-produced cars to decline
The Government’s decision to offer a zero-import tax rate on automobile components opens significant opportunities for the local industry to lower prices, enhance competitiveness and promote consumption.
— VietnamPlus

Loan dues extended to fight economic downturn
Financial firms extended loan dues for more than 223,000 borrowers whose outstanding loans stood at 151 trillion VND (6.49 billion USD) by May 25, according to the State Bank of Vietnam.
— VietnamPlus

Walk in Hanoi calls for environmental protection
A walk was held around Hoan Kiem Lake at the heart of Hanoi on June 7 morning to raise public awareness of environmental protection.
— VietnamPlus

Lawmakers expected to adopt resolutions ratifying EVFTA, EVIPA
Lawmakers are scheduled to vote for resolutions ratifying the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) at plenary meetings during the second round of the ninth session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi from June 8-13.
— VietnamPlus

Manzi Art Space shows animated films about Vietnam
Manzi Art Space will show three animated short films set in Viet Nam by French filmmakers on June 9.
— Vietnam Net

Gifts from the Sea in early summer
The cost of each sea voyage is now less expensive when the price of oil is not as high as before, along with favorable weather, so the fishermen in the Central provinces of Vietnam have rushed to head for the open sea in early summer.
— Sggp News

Average cost per unit of North-South expressway at VND 115.8 bln one km
The Ministry of Transportation on June 6 announced that the approved cost per unit for the North-South expressway is at VND115.8 billion per kilometer, much lower than that in the Decision No.44/2020 of the Ministry of Construction.
— Sggp News

More than 10,000 products received discounts in Green Consumption Campaign
Following the chain of activities of the Green Consumption Campaign in 2020, the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper on June 6 coordinated with the Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives (Saigon Co.op) to livestream to launch the campaign on the fan-pages Tieu dung xanh (Green consumption) and Gio Trai dat Viet Nam (Vietnam Earth Hour).
— Sggp News

HCMC’s trading centers assess COVID-19 risks
Supermarkets, shopping centres and traditional and wholesale markets in Ho Chi Minh City have assessed their COVID-19 infection risks through a set of evaluation indicators and have set safety measures to meet the city’s requirements.
— Sggp News



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