Nguyen Thai Hai Van, CEO of Grab Vietnam, made a speech at a high-level roundtable on powering digital economy, the driver of economic growth in the new normal Grab is an e-commerce ecosystem that allows users to access many essential daily services through an all-in-one super app. Currently on the Grab platform, Grab offers transportation services (Grab Car, Grab Bike), online food delivery (Grab Food), online grocery delivery (GrabMart), and logistics services (Grab Driver). Grab has analysed the challenges of the past period and looked at the picture of the next few years when the economy is recovering from the pandemic. From the experience Grab observed in the process of working with the state to fight the pandemic and maintain the economy, Grab made the following recommendations to maintain basic economic activities. First, Grab proposed promoting public-private partnership between the government and businesses in applying the technology platforms to implement pandemic … [Read more...] about Grab proposes solutions to accelerate Vietnam’s digital economy and e-commerce growth
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According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ho Chi Minh City and five provinces in the Southeast region will likely have negative growth in 2021. In January-August 2021, HCM City’s industrial production index decreased by 6.6%, FDI attraction decreased by more than 43%, disbursement rate of public investment was only 30%. According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the growth of gross domestic product (GRDP) in the southeastern region and the Mekong Delta in 2021 is forecasted to be -0.13%, much lower than the expected growth rate of 6.2 - 6.5% for the Southeast region in 2021. The Southeast region includes Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai and Ba Ria - Vung Tau provinces. At a recent online conference on developing plans for socio-economic development and public investment in 2022 of the southeast region and the Mekong Delta, HCM City Vice Chairman Vo Van Hoan was reported to say that in January-August 2021, the … [Read more...] about HCM City needs help to rise up after the pandemic
HCM City to receive 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve The General Department of State Reserves under the Ministry of Finance has issued a document on the provision of over 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve to Ho Chi Minh City to support pandemic-hit residents. The department has signed contracts with the Phat Tai Company Limited in Dong Thap province, Thuan Minh Import-Export JSC in HCM City and Trung An High-Tech Agriculture JSC in Can Tho city to buy enough rice to supply to HCM City. The HCM City State Reserve Department is tasked to work with local authorities to distribute fee rice to people in need. Earlier, the General Department has given 14,500 tonnes of rice to the city. The distribution was completed on September 9./. Local students win ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2021 Vietnamese students Nguyen Nhat Vi and Pham Quang Vinh, both of whom are studying at RMIT University, have won third prize at the ASEAN Youth Social … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 25
Hanh Nguyen, Founder and CEO of Deepcare Vietnam Datkham247 was developed by the Deepcare Vietnam Joint Stock Company, a reputable provider of technology solutions for proactive health care, telemedicine and primary health care in Vietnam. Deepcare Vietnam Founder and CEO Hanh Nguyen said he wants to use his experience of more than 15 years in the French healthcare sector to help his own country’s healthcare sector fix its problems. The Deepcare Vietnam Founder and CEO said he and his colleagues all realized that patients often have trouble finding the right hospital or clinic for their health problems, experience lengthy waiting times for test results and doctor’s appointments, go to the wrong place for health care and engage in unnecessary contacts at medical facilities, thereby risking infection. The healthcare management solution Datkham247 provides comprehensive solutions and platforms to support patients before, during and after examination. Specifically, the … [Read more...] about Datkham247, helping the healthcare system help patients
The Hanoi Department of Education and Training has launched a program “Internet connection and computers for children” in response to a project initiated by the Government, which would benefit over 1.5 million needy students nationwide. Free computers for thousands of needy students in Hanoi Addressing the pressing need of underprivileged students who lack the necessary tools to assist them in distance learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the project aims to provide equal opportunity for students to access education. Noting that students from low-income and marginalized families were the most affected in their studies during the social distancing regimen, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training Pham Xuan Tien said the program is focused on education and built on sustainable support. “Most students depend on computers for learning. Some rely on smartphones and those who do not have any of these devices are excluded,” Tien told The Hanoi Times. “We … [Read more...] about It is estimated that there are around 10,000 students in Hanoi lacking studying equipment.
A container vessel docks at Tan Cang-Cai Mep port. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s seaports handled in excess of 537.7 million tonnes of goods in the first nine months of the year, posting a year-on-year rise of 3 percent, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration . Despite the negative impacts of COVID-19 on some major ports in the southern region, the total volume of container cargo going through seaports maintained a double-digit growth rate of 15 percent compared to the same period last year to near 18.6 million TEUs. Of the figure, the volume of exports was estimated to hit over 6 million TEUs, surging 13 percent, that of imports over 6.1 million TEUs, up 18 percent, and that of domestic goods 6.3 million TEUs, up 13 percent. Although some seaport areas were put under strict social distancing measures in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 , the volume of goods that went through those in Ho Chi Minh City expanded more than 7 percent, in … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s seaports handle over 537.7 million tonnes of goods in nine months