Online platforms will help Vietnamese businesses expand their foothold in the foreign market. Vietnamese furniture exporters have been grasping opportunities to expand their foothold in the foreign market as the country is a member of multiple trade deals including the CPTPP and EVFTA, being emerged as an attractive alternative option. Making wooden products in a facility in Ung Hoa District, Hanoi. Photo: Cong Hung Insiders have said that the challenges are huge, but the opportunities since the pandemic have been pushing major buyers in Europe, the US, or Japan to look beyond China. Local firms, however, would not be able to grasp such opportunities if they are unable to approach customers during the pandemic. Taking furniture to online platforms While the Covid-19 pandemic has been causing tremendous hardship for businesses over the world, the combination of traditional and online selling channels is expected to open the door for Vietnam’s wood … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s wood industry strives to extend its reach globally
HCM City’s Củ Chi District again welcomes visitors after a long period of social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. — Photo vietnamnet.vn HCM CITY — People in HCM City will be allowed to travel if they have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks earlier or were infected and recovered from the disease. The city Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has listed this among safety requirements for tourists to allow tourism businesses to resume operations. They apply to accommodation establishments, tour operators and outdoor tourist attractions though only in areas deemed to be at low risk of COVID infection. The businesses need to meet all 10 safety criteria issued by authorities, and failure to meet even one will result in closure. They must provide hand disinfection products and a convenient hand-washing place with clean water and soap for both staff and tourists. All surfaces touched by people should be disinfected and … [Read more...] about HCM City to allow fully vaccinated tourists to revive travel industry
In response to the World Tourism Day 2021, Vietnam has set up step-by-step plan to welcome international visitors again. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced World Tourism Day 2021 on September 27 as a day to “focus on tourism for inclusive growth”. This is an opportunity for all nations, including Vietnam, to look beyond tourism statistics and acknowledge that, behind every number, there is a person. The Bat Xat terraced rice fields, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province. Photo: James Huynh On this occasion, the UNWTO reaffirmed a commitment to build a more prosperous and peaceful world through tourism. "As tourism grows, the benefits that come will be felt at every level of our broad and diverse sector, from the biggest airline to the smallest family," it said. “It is a pledge that is both timely and necessary in the pandemic because it has led to the pause in international travel, making a clear relevance of tourism to our … [Read more...] about Vietnam responds to World Tourism Day 2021 for inclusive growth
Director of the municipal Department of Foreign Affairs Huynh Duc Truong said over 4,800 foreigners and overseas Vietnamese with different nationalities living in the city. According to the official, many of them, including those work at foreign consulates general, industrial parks, and non-governmental organizations, among others, have received their first jabs. As of August 30, the department’s hotlines received 180 calls, emails, and texts from foreigners, mostly asking for assistance in purchasing food, necessities, and medicines; in traveling to vaccination sites; and in making appointments related to health checkups and visa extension, among others. Prompt support was delivered to them. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Da Nang ensures COVID-19 vaccination for overseas Vietnamese, foreigners
In Gia Lai province, Army Corps 15, in collaboration with the provincial Military Command and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, visited and handed over gifts, worth VND 1.2 million to 27 children undergoing quarantine in a concentrated quarantine facility in the Vocational Training College No.21 under Army Corps 15. Earlier on September 19, the Military and Defense Training Center under Infantry Regiment 991 of the provincial Military Command and Thien Tam Charity Club in Ia Grai district held a cozy Mid-autumn Festival for quarantined children at the center. During the event, children played games and received cookies, candies and milk from organizers. In Da Nang city, the municipal Youth Union chapter and the city’s Association of Charities and Children Protection held the “Mid-autumn Festival for you” program for pandemic-affected needy children. During the program, organizers handed over 300 gifts, including cash, face-masks, hand sanitizer and milk, to needy children in … [Read more...] about More activities to ensure happy Mid-autumn Festival for children in pandemic time
After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam? On September 21, The Sherpa, a subsidiary of Masan Group Corporation, announced an investment of $13 million to acquire a 70-per-cent stake in mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Mobicast and officially expand to the telecommunications sector. This is Masan's first step into the digital services sector. Mobicast's services target tech-savvy customers with great demand for data usage and digital lifestyle. As a result, the startup can help Masan to complete its offline-to-online offerings of necessities and financial services. An MVNO offers a fast and cost-efficient system to build transmission and reception network infrastructure. Besides this, an MVNO is considered a catalyst for competition in the mobile telecommunications market. MVNO players will develop value-added services on mobile devices, helping to improve quality and diversify experiences. It is estimated that necessities … [Read more...] about After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam?