"We wanted to create an exciting new product, or even a new culinary tradition, after schools, airports and eateries cut orders for our goods. The dragon fruit bread also solved a major problem: tons of dragon fruit usually exported to China could not go there any more after the country stopped taking deliveries because of Covid-19." … [Read more...] about Businesses find opportunity in Covid-19 pandemic
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Food production and processing of food, pharmaceuticals, medicines, medical supplies and equipment for epidemic prevention and national security and defence. Supplying electricity, water, environmental sanitation; livestock, poultry, aquaculture farms; factories supplying clean water, garment factories producing medical masks, factories producing bottled water and juice. In addition, factories and enterprises having to complete orders signed before April 15 will also be allowed to operate. The above-mentioned cases of production and business activities must ensure strict observance of labour protection, wearing masks, keeping safe distance, and at the same time applying solutions to prevent epidemics at the grassroots level, and ensure workers' health. … [Read more...] about Which businesses will remain open during national social distancing?
The restrictions are being introduced to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Vietnamese airlines are permitted to operate two round-trip flights a day on the Hanoi - HCM City route and one round-trip flight a day on the Hanoi - Da Nang and HCM City - Da Nang routes. … [Read more...] about Transport Ministry orders restrictions on passenger transport nationwide
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s agriculture sector gained a trade surplus of nearly 2.9 billion USD in the first quarter of 2020, up 48.9 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. During the three-month period, the sector achieved a total trade value of approximately 15.2 billion USD from horticultural, forestry and aquatic products, with exports worth 9.06 billion USD, equal to the same period last year; and imports of about 6.2 billion USD, down 13.2 percent. Exports of key horticultural products declined 3.1 percent year-on-year to 4.2 billion USD. A similar trend was witnessed in exports of main forestry products (2.8 billion USD, down 16.13 percent), aquatic products (1.5 billion USD, 14 percent) and livestock products (109 million USD, 21.8 percent). However, several items maintained growth, including rice, cassava, and wood and timber products. The country exported 1.7 million tonnes of rice from January – March for … [Read more...] about QI agriculture posts nearly 49 percent growth in trade surplus
The first teleconference of the ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies was held on Tuesday and the chaired by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Vietnam. … [Read more...] about ASEAN pledges to keep market open amid COVID-19 pandemic