A production line at Ha Tay Chemical Weave Co Ltd. The Vietnam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) ticked up slightly to 52.2 in November. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA ) - The Vietnam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) ticked up to 52.2 in November from 52.1 in October, signalling a second successive modest improvement in business conditions following a period of decline caused by the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier in the year, according to IHS Markit. In a report released on December 1, IHS Markit said overall business conditions in the Vietnamese manufacturing sector improved for the second month running in November, but renewed worries about the COVID-19 pandemic and associated labour shortages limited growth momentum. Meanwhile, inflationary pressures continued to strengthen, with both input costs and output prices increasing to the greatest extents since April 2011. According to the report, new orders increased for the second month … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s manufacturing continues improving in November
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The workshop to announce the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) 2020. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn Da Nang leads the rankings in the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) Report 2020 in all three pillars of digital government, digital economy and digital society. The Ministry of Finance is the leading agency in the rankings at the ministerial level in providing online public services. This is information from the workshop on the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government agencies and provinces and centrally-run cities last year held in Ha Noi on Wednesday. Last year is the first year that the Ministry of Information and Communications evaluates the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies of provinces and municipalities. The DTI 2020 report is compiled from four data sources collected including digital transformation report data of ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Government agencies … [Read more...] about Da Nang leads rankings in Digital Transformation Index
Since 2010, Da Nang has identified information and communication technology as one of the three strategic breakthroughs in socio-economic development. The central city of Da Nang topped the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) rankings in 2020 for localities nationwide in all three key pillars of digital government, digital economy and digital society, according to the DTI 2020 Report released several days ago by the Ministry of Information and Communications. The DTI rankings were made based on four major sources - data from reports of ministries, ministry-level agencies, Government-run agencies and centrally-run cities and provinces in 2020; data collected from people, entrepreneurs, State officials and public servants; experts’ assessments on digital transformation and information technology; and evaluation collected through the Internet under the supervision of the Ministry of Information and Communications. The rankings aim to provide a panoramic picture on the … [Read more...] about Why has Da Nang taken the lead in digital transformation?
The event through December 25, organized by the Tourism Department and the Tourism Association of the city, takes place both in person and virtually on the festival’s website (https://ngayhoidulich.visithcmc.vn), the website on local tourism (www.visithcmc.vn), the Shopee e-commerce platform, and the online travel agent Traveloka. It attracts the participation of nearly 40 provinces and cities nationwide and 80 businesses running tourism establishments, hotels, places of interest, and entertainment centers, with hundreds of tourism products and services offered. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of the municipal Tourism Department, said the this is a demonstration of authorities and enterprises’ resolve to revive the tourism industry of the city, as well as the whole country, in a time all economic, cultural, and social activities have to flexibly adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. To the city, the event is also meant to help local enterprises get ready for fully resuming tourism … [Read more...] about HCM City opens 17th tourism festival
Zero waste programme is taking shape in Vietnam to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Let’s find out how the green initiative has changed people’s thinking and habit. Members of the Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance help local people develop the waste zero model. (Photo: VZWA) Zero waste has been defined in various ways by different people. It can be understood as a comprehensive waste management approach that prioritizes waste reduction and material recovery, with the ultimate aim of creating a circular economy and shrinking waste disposal to zero. The following comments shed light on how the zero waste concept has been received in Vietnam. “I know what zero waste is and I’ve also known the 3R Model (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) for a long time because I had opportunities to study in developed countries. But right from the beginning, I think it’s very difficult to realize in Vietnam,” said 39-year-old Dao Hoang Anh, who works for TikTok Vietnam. “I have the idea of zero … [Read more...] about Zero waste programme in Vietnam – from movement to habit
Vietnamese famers have average income of 3.4 million VND/month The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that the average income for farmers in 2020 was 43 million VND/year, which is equivalent to under 3.4 million VND/month. In the Draft Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development for the 2021-2030 period (with a vision towards 2050), the Ministry set the goal of raising farmers’ average income and reducing poverty in a sustainable manner. By 2030, the rural population’s income would have to be 3 times higher than in 2020, and poverty rate would fall by 1-1.5 %. Vietnam targets 100,000 IT enterprises, digital economy to contribute 30% GDP At a recent event in Da Nang, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam said that Vietnam has had 58,000 ICT enterprises and has set a target for that number to reach 100,000 by 2025. "The goal is that by 2030, Vietnam will be in the top 50 countries in terms of digital governing, and its … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 5