Lach Huyen Port in Hai Phong city (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Amid the logistics industry’s development and the Fourth Industrial Revolution , new logistics services have increased and required more quality and creative human resources, heard a forum held both in person and virtually on October 15. Vo Tan Thanh, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( VCCI ), said developing human resources is one of the five focal tasks during the country’s socio-economic process in the time ahead. Improving logistics services and developing infrastructure are also considered important factors for enhancing the economy’s competitiveness, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic and Industry 4.0 have generated new challenges, affected Vietnam’s economic development, and changed the business environment around the globe. Truong Anh Dung, General Director of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training under the Ministry of Labour, … [Read more...] about More quality manpower needed for logistics sector
Appreciative inquiry a positive revolution in change
At the talks “Why Vietnam” held recently by the Ministry of Information and Communications, experts affirmed the significant role and position of Vietnam in the technology industry as well as global supply chains. This was an event on the sidelines of the ITU Digital World 2021 hosted by Vietnam. At the talks, the story about Vietnam's role and position in the digital era, the digital transformation process and Vietnam's post-pandemic steps attracted the attention of domestic and international managers, experts and businesses. At the "Why Vietnam?" talks held by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi. Photo: Trong Dat Many people still think that Vietnam is a small country but from the perspective of IT-communication industry development, where is Vietnam on the world map? Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, Deputy Director of Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Information and Communications: There are many countries in the world … [Read more...] about Where is Vietnam in the technology industry and global supply chain?
Vietnam grasps opportunities to expand agricultural export market Viet Nam's agricultural products are being exported to more than 180 countries and territories, particularly products moving from the mid-range market to the higher-end segment. This information was provided at an online trade connection programme with the participation of representatives and business communities of India and three countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), namely Viet Nam, Thailand and Cambodia on Monday. This formed part of a series of activities of a project to strengthen international integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of India and the GMS countries, towards promoting global value chains and trade between India and the GMS countries, which is financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Le Hoang Tai, Deputy Director of the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, emphasised that farm produce and food were key exports of Viet Nam. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 13
Nguyễn Trọng Khoa, deputy head of the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment under the Ministry of Health. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Trọng Khoa, deputy head of the Department of Medical Examination and Treatment under the Ministry of Health and a member of the ministry’s task force to support HCM City in COVID-19 prevention and control, spoke to Sức khỏe& Đời sống (Health & Life) newspaper about the three-tier COVID-19 treatment model and other efforts to bring HCM City to a new normal stage. Can you please tell us about the three-tier COVID-19 treatment model that has been very effective in major COVID-19 hotspots like Bắc Giang and HCM City? This was first deployed when treatment facilities and field hospitals did not have enough capacity to accept and treat patients with COVID-19. This model was piloted in the northern province of Bắc Giang in the middle of this year. At that time, the COVID-19 pandemic was developing in Bắc Giang. The Health Ministry’s … [Read more...] about Three-tier COVID-19 treatment model the right and effective strategy for HCM City: Expert
Trade surplus expected to soar sharply in the last months of the year The trade surplus is expected to soar sharply in the last months of the year The General Department of Customs has just released its report on Vietnam's imports and exports in the second half of September. Accordingly, the total import-export value reached $29.07 billion, up 17.9 per cent (equalling $4.42 billion) over the first half of the month. This outcome has boosted the total import-export turnover in the first nine months of 2021 to $483.82 billion (up 24.6 per cent on-year, equivalent to $95.39 billion). In the second half of September, trade surplus was $1.87 billion, contributing to reducing the trade deficit to $2.55 billion in the first nine months. Of this, total import-export turnover of the foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) was $335.85 billion, an increase of 28 per cent on-year (equalling $73.48 billion); total value of local firms was $147.97 billion, a rise of 17.4 per … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 19
Revenue to state budget increases over 10 percent The revenue to the state budget in the first 9 months of this year amounted to 1,084.7 trillion VND, representing 80.75 percent of the projection and an increase of 10.75 percent over the figure recorded in the same period last year, according to the Finance Ministry. Meanwhile, the expenditure from the state coffer was estimated at 116.3 trillion VND, with the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic being prioritised. By the end of September, 29.1 trillion VND from the state budget was spend on the fight and support to those adversely affected by the pandemic. Despite the serious impacts of the pandemic, the revenue still increased year on year thanks to the economic growth momentum in the last month of last year, the ministry said. For the rest of the year, the ministry will continue accelerating administrative procedure reforms on taxation, simplifying business conditions, and joining other forces in fighting … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 16