This year's budget revenue could exceed the target of VND1,410 trillion ($59 billion). Vietnam’s budget revenue during the first nine months of 2022 stood at VND1,330 trillion (US$55.7 billion), up 22% year on year, and equivalent to 94% of the year’s estimate. Vietnam's budget revenue in nine months equals 94% of the year's estimate. File photo The Ministry of Finance (MoF) revealed the figures at a press conference on September 29. Upon breaking down, domestic revenue rose by 18.8% year on year during the period, and was equivalent to 88.9% of the estimate; revenue from crude oil reached 213% of the estimate, up 103.5%; and trade revenue hit 108.8% of the estimate, up 22.1%. Given the positive revenue collection during the nine months, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) forecast GDP growth of 7.75% for this year, high export performance, and rising oil prices while the MoF suggested the budget revenue for this year surpass the year’s target of … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s 9-month budget revenue equals 94% of year’s target
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COVID-19 prevention and control was identified as the hospital’s most important activity, and plans were made for various scenarios, included enhanced public information on coronavirus prevention, as well as monitoring, detecting and handling outbreaks in the district. The center also implemented COVID-19 vaccinations for local residents. Tien Lu District Medical Center In parallel with the pandemic prevention and control, the Tien Lu District Medical Center also upgraded examination and treatment, including a number of treatments newly paid for by health insurance, such as aspiration cytology and biopsies. It also coordinated with larger hospitals to perform early detection and screening for cancer, gastroscopies to detect digestive diseases, osteoporosis screening by the Dexa method, echocardiography and computerized tomography. The Tien Lu District Medical Center also collaborated with experts from Bach Mai Hospital and Hanoi Medical University Hospital on a … [Read more...] about Tien Lu Medical Center improves care quality
Prices of anaesthetics have been pushed up due to supply disruptions, causing many hospitals and clinics to seek new suppliers or alternative drugs. — Photo tienphong.vn The prices of anaesthetics have increased due to supply disruptions, said insiders at some hospitals and dental clinics. The amount of anaesthetic in stock at the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology is just about 2,000 tubes, enough for just two weeks. Every day the hospital has to treat about 1,000 patients including two-thirds of outpatient services requiring anaesthesia. The hospital’s director Tran Cao Binh said that of the three types of anaesthetic used in dentistry that are supplied to the hospital, there is a scarcity of the specialised dental anaesthetic, which contains 2 per cent lidocaine. The hospital contacted other suppliers who provided anaesthetic with 4 per cent adrenaline as an alternative, adding that it is better and more expensive than the local anaesthetic. Binh said: “There is not … [Read more...] about Supply shortage pushes up prices of many drugs
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Prices of food and catering services increased by 0.23% during the month, with food and processed food going up 0.04% and 0.48%, respectively. Those of foodstuff picked up 0.08%, with poultry rising 0.47%; cooking oil, 0.38%; and fresh seafood, 0,59%. The prices of eating-out service; and those of housing, water supply, electricity, fuel and construction materials respectively picked up 0.47%, and 0.66%. Prices of textiles, hats and footwear decreased 0.11%, with fabric increasing 0.22%; and hats, 0.36%. Prices of transport services declined 2,12%, mainly thanks to a 5.19% drop in fuel. Vietnamplus … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City’s CPI up 0.3% in September
Under the UKVFTA, import duties will be eliminated for 99.2% of the tariff lines, equivalent to 99.7% of Vietnam’s export revenue, after six years since the deal took effect. Therefore, businesses should quickly move to seize opportunities brought about by the agreement, which officially came into force on May 1, 2021, the agency recommended. Experts said to increase Vietnamese goods’ presence in the U.K., businesses should align production with British quality standards, grasp export procedures, and continue improving product quality by upgrading preservation and transportation technology, especially for farm produce. Firms were also suggested to pay more attention to registering and protecting brands in the U.K. while proactively seeking partnerships with major distributors in the market. Vietnam shipped 34,680 tons of coffee worth USD 70.68 million to the U.K. in the first eight months of 2022, up 57.9% in volume and 84.2% in value from a year earlier. Export prices also … [Read more...] about UKVFTA gives boost to Vietnam’s coffee exports to U.K.
Speaking at the event, co-organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the E.U. Delegation to Vietnam, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien said that over the past more than two years since the E.U. - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) took effect, the two sides have witnessed fluctuations of the global economy as well as the economies of the E.U. and Vietnam amid the COVID-19 pandemic, regional and global geo-political instability. Data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs showed that the E.U. is now a leading trade partner, the third biggest export market and the fifth largest import market of Vietnam. Meanwhile, Vietnam surpassed Singapore to become the biggest trade partner of the E.U. in ASEAN and the world's 11th biggest supplier of goods to the bloc. From August 2021 to July 2022, two-way trade between Vietnam and the E.U. reached 61.4 billion USD, up 11.9% from the first year of EVFTA enforcement. Of which, Vietnam shipped 45 … [Read more...] about Vietnam, E.U. seek to boost cooperation in green, sustainable growth