To be fair, the jury is still out to see if that's really working. In some markets, even in Singapore and Thailand, it's unclear which customer problems these new companies are really trying to solve. In markets like Indonesia for example, where Gojek is very strong, they solve a customer problem where banking penetration is not so high and they offer a much more convenient service compared to what banks can offer. But to give you an example, in Thailand, you can do any kind of payment straight from your banking app. We have not seen big inroads from Alipay, PayPal, or any of these tech giants because there is no real pain point. Gojek and Grab are aggressively going after the financial service play, but they're paying a lot of acquisition cost. … [Read more...] about Techcombank forerunner in digital transformation in Việt Nam’s finance industry: CEO
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All passengers furnished a certificate confirming they had tested negative for the novel coronavirus via real-time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method three days prior to boarding the flight. Each supplied quarantine registration papers for Vietnam and installed Bluezone, a Bluetooth-based app that helps determine if a person has come into close contact with a Covid-19 patient, Vietnam Airlines stated. … [Read more...] about Over 100 arrive in Vietnam on first commercial flight in six months
Similarly, the fishing vessel with the registered number of KH-99171-TS captained by Huynh Phuoc Diem in Vinh Phuoc Ward in Nha Trang City has just returned to dock at Hon Ro Port. Mr. Diem said that he went fishing at Truong Sa fishing ground this sea voyage, catching 10 tons of skipjack tuna. Thanks to the high quality of fish, the prices were high. He earned over VND300 million. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS DECEMBER 1
There are more than 14,000 wildlife farms in Vietnam many of which are on an industrial scale including 10 freshwater crocodile farms with an annual production capacity of more than 120,000 animals and hundreds of python farms with the capacity of up to 200,000 animals each year. Some long-tailed monkey farms have an annual production capacity of more than 10,000 per year. … [Read more...] about Thousands of wildlife farms in Vietnam threaten biodiversity
Living in Vietnam, I refuse plastic bags as often as possible. I carry my own or - and this is a bit crazy - sometimes hold things in my hands! Living in the hems (alleys) means I can take my own plates and glasses to food and drink places if I want to eat at home - so I don't need to use the vendors' plastics. And, of course, I tell coffee shops and cafés that I don't need a straw (this doesn't always work but more and more places are starting to understand). … [Read more...] about How much plastic is being used in Vietnam?