Vietnam morning news for May 8

Vietnam morning news for May 8

Vietnam morning news

Vietnam’s access-to-electricity index reaches highest level so far
Vietnam’s access-to-electricity index in 2019 has improved, reaching the highest level so far with 82.2 points, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business report.
— The Star Online

Vietnam may soon sue China on South China Sea
Vietnam is believed to be inching towards filing an international arbitration case against China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea, a potential legal response to rising Chinese intimidation and harassment in the contested waterway.
— Asia Times

Vietnam cuts fees to support firms amid Covid-19
The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has slashed administration fees in numerous sectors to help the economy get back on its feet when the Covid-19 pandemic eases.
— The Star Online

RFA Posts Citing Critics of Vietnam Government Cut From Facebook
Two posts critical of Vietnam’s Communist leaders were removed from the Facebook page of RFA’s Vietnamese Service, the social media giant Facebook informed RFA, amid tensions between free speech concerns and Hanoi’s tough information controls.
— Radio Free Asia

Vietnam Airlines to increase flight frequency from May 16
Members of the Vietnam Airlines Group, including Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Air Service Company (Vasco) plan to increase the frequency of flights from May 16 to meet the increasing travel demand of passengers after the Covid-19 outbreak ends.
— The Star Online

Coronavirus latest: Vietnam drops restrictions on transport users
The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Vietnam posts numbers on trade surplus exports to India
According to statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the two-way trade between Vietnam and India exceeded US$2.34 billion in the first three months of 2020. Of these, the export turnover of Vietnam hit more than $1.39 billion and imports from India touched $1.05 billion. Thus, the country saw a trade surplus of $343 million.
— Fresh Plaza

Petrol firm Petrolimex reports a loss of VNĐ1.9 trillion
In the first quarter of 2019, Petrolimex recorded revenue of nearly VNĐ42 trillion and post-tax profit of nearly VNĐ1.3 trillion.
— Viet Nam News

Gov’t chief allows resumption of non-essential services
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to allow non-essential service establishments, except for clubs and karaoke parlors, to resume operations but they have to maintain preventive measures.
— VGP Government in Action

Central province lists $105 million education project
The central province has listed the International Education City (IEC) project in the 2020-25 portfolio with an investment of VNĐ2.43 trillion (US$105.6 million), serving the central and central highlands region as well as Laos and Thailand.
— Viet Nam News

Online shopping traffic drops in first quarter
Online shopping in the first quarter of this year has dropped compared to the same period last year, according to research by iPrice Group.
— Viet Nam News

Minister of transport calls for resumption of international flights
Viet Nam’s Minister of Transport Nguyen Văn Thể has called for the resumption of international flights in and out of the country.
— Viet Nam News

Hà Nội seeks investment for 11 farming projects
In the first four months of 2020, the capital city recorded positive figures in foreign direct investment (FDI) despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the municipal Statistics Office.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam’s fish exporters hit hard by COVID-19 in Q1
Vietnam’s various fish exporters have seen their profits significantly dented in the first quarter of the year after the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown restricted access to key markets, reports Vietnam Plus.
— Under Current News

Vietnam pushes to redevelop pig stocks to meet demand
Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has called on the country’s pig farmers to redevelop their stocks safely and quickly, daily newspaper Vietnam News reported on Thursday.
— Xinhua

EVFTA poses challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products
Since the EVTFA was approved, experts have been analysing the opportunities for Vietnam to penetrate deeper into the high-value foreign markets.
— Fresh Plaza

Vietnam’s plastic import volume up 10.5 per cent in 4 months
Vietnam imported nearly 2.2 million tonnes of plastic worth over US$2.8 billion in the first four months of this year, posting a year-on-year rise of 10.5 per cent in volume and decrease of 1.4 per cent in value, according to its Ministry of Industry and Trade on Thursday (May 7).
— The Star Online

Vietnam’s garment exports fall 5.8 per cent in 4 months
Vietnam’s total textile and garment export value in the first four months of this year dropped by 5.8 per cent year-on-year to over US$8.9 billion, according to the country’s General Statistics Office on Thursday (May 7).
— The Star Online

Toyota Vietnam seeks permission for Japanese CEO to enter country
Automaker Toyota Vietnam has sought permission for its new Japanese CEO to enter Vietnam, saying working remotely has proven inefficient.
— VnExpress

Techcombank extends revenue growth streak to 18 quarters
Techcombank’s Q1 revenue rose 37.3 percent year-on-year, marking 18 consecutive quarters of growth, despite the adverse impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
— VnExpress

Bamboo Airways raises charter capital to $300 mln
Bamboo Airways has increased its charter capital by 73 percent to VND7 trillion ($299 million).
— VnExpress

China gets top score as citizens rank their governments’ response to the coronavirus outbreak
As countries across the globe are left grappling with the coronavirus crisis, most people are not satisfied with their leaders’ response to the outbreak, according to a new report.

Vietnam publishes themed resource kit for stay-at-home travelers
As Vietnam joins the rest of the world in social distancing to combat COVID-19, the country’s tourism board is reaching out with a themed resource kit to keep travelers connected, creative and inspired.

Vietnam Science and Technology Day to be observed online
A number of activities are scheduled to be held online to mark Vietnam Science and Technology Day (May 18).

13,800 workers needed to build, operate Long Thanh Airport
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam estimates the first phase of building and operating the Long Thanh International Airport will need 13,800 workers.
— VnExpress

Vietnam cuts fees to support firms amid COVID-19
The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has slashed administration fees in numerous sectors to help the economy get back on its feet when the COVID-19 pandemic eases.
— Xinhua

Việt Nam needs to implement synchronous business environment reform
Việt Nam has gained success in reforming business conditions over the past seven years.
— Viet Nam News

Many fees slashed to support businesses post-pandemic
The Ministry of Finance has slashed administration fees in numerous sectors to help the economy get back on its feet after the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Viet Nam News

Pandemic causes remittances to HCM City to fall by 2%
Overseas remittances to HCM City in the first four months of the year are estimated to be US$1.8 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 2 per cent, according to the State Bank of Vietnam.
— Viet Nam News

Large-caps maintain uptrend, markets extend gains in the afternoon
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chí Minh Stock Exchange had its best daily increase since March 25, gaining 2.41 per cent to end at 782.59 points.
— Viet Nam News

Road vehicles to be under scrutiny from mid-May
Traffic police forces will launch a month-long campaign nationwide from May 15 to June 14 to investigate and punish transport infringements and restore transport safety.
— VGP Ministerial Activities

MoT relaxes social distancing restrictions on transporation
The Ministry of Transport has recently issued Document 4306/BGTVT-CYT on new guidelines for COVID-19 prevention and control in passenger transportation services.
— VGP Ministerial Activities

VN-US relations continue with positive development trajectory
The Viet Nam-US relations are developing positively across fields, especially economy and trade, noted Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during their phone talks Wednesday.
— VGP Government in Action

MoIT suggests gateway to sell local products on Amazon
Linking the local market with Amazon is suggested as a way to cope with the negative business results during the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
— Viet Nam News

Việt Nam proposes solutions to Japan for export of lychee
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to consider special and creative solutions solving difficulties for Viet Nam’s export of fresh lychees to Japan.
— Viet Nam News

PM Phuc holds phone talks with American President Trump
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 6 held a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump at the request of the American side.
— VGP RSS Feed

Việt Nam’s economy could thrive again after social distancing eased, says WB
Việt Nam’s economy may prosper again after social distancing measures were eased nationwide on April 23, according to the World Bank (WB)’s updated report on the country’s macro-economy for May released this week.
— Viet Nam News

UV indexes soar as cities enter heat wave
Ultraviolet (UV) indexes in Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng on Wednesday are forecasted to reach strong and very strong levels, raising the risk of skin damage in direct sunlight.
— Viet Nam Net

Quảng Ninh tops competitiveness index again
The Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the index in Ha Noi yesterday.
— Viet Nam News

Vingroup to give 2,400 ventilators to Russia and Ukraine
Vingroup will give 2,400 invasive ventilators to Russia and Ukraine to help treat COVID-19 cases in the two countries between May 15 to August 30.
— Viet Nam News

Insurers record revenue increase during COVID-19
Insurance companies have been enjoying an increase in sales in the first quarter of this year.
— Viet Nam News

No new community transmission case of COVID-19 in three consecutive weeks
Viet Nam has gone 21 days in a row without new community transmission case of COVID-19, the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported Thursday morning.
— VGP RSS Feed

Deputy Minister: pork prices may stabilise by year end
The domestic pork prices could be stabilised by this year end, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Đang Thắng Hải said at a Government meeting on Tuesday in Hà Nội.
— Viet Nam News

Fee for industrial wastewater treatment to be changed in 2021
The Government has issued a new decree on environmental protection fees for industrial wastewater treatment that will replace Decree 154 in 2016.
— Viet Nam Net

Construction on biggest data centre in Việt Nam starts
Construction on the country’s the largest data centre, owned by FPT Telecom, officially started at the Hi-Tech Park in HCM City on Monday.
— Viet Nam News

Tiền Giang suffers pollution from rice milling factory
Residents in Cái Bè District in the Mekong Delta province of Tiền Giang have complained about the dust and noise from a local rice milling factory, causing pollution in the locality.
— Viet Nam Net



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