Vietnam remains steadfast on pursuing bilateral economic relations with the US towards harmonization and sustainability, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Any possible US probe into plywood imports from Vietnam should be fair, according to Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). US probe into Vietnam plywood imports should be fair. “Such an investigation should take into account international and World Trade Organization (WTO) practices, as well as the sound economic – trade relations between Vietnam and the US,” Hang said at a press conference on June 11, adding it needs to ensure rightful benefits of law-compliant enterprises and customers from the two countries. Hang noted bilateral trade turnover in 2019 hit nearly US$76 billion, up 26.2% year-on-year. Vietnam remains steadfast on enhancing bilateral trade – economic – investment relations with the US towards building harmonious, sustainable and … [Read more...] about US probe into Vietnam plywood imports should be fair: Spokesperson
July 31 2016
An MRC press release said Tuesday that a major joint study undertaken by all the six Mekong riparian countries will examine changes in hydrological conditions found in the Mekong River Basin. The study was approved at a virtual meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and its Dialogue Partners. The annual 25th Dialogue Partners meeting on September 17 was attended by MRC members Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as well as representatives from China and Myanmar. The joint study's approval followed an earlier green light by the MRC Joint Committee and Joint Working Group of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Water Center on Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation. Phonepaseuth Phouliphanh, Acting Chairperson of the MRC Joint Committee for 2021, said the need for the joint study was underscored by the Mekong River Basin’s increasing propensity for floods and droughts, which have been attributed to adverse changes in climate and water infrastructure. He said the study … [Read more...] about China joins study of Mekong River hydrological changes
The new regulation was issued Monday and took effect immediately for those living in Tan Phu and Tan Phong wards of District 7, home to a large expat community. In specific, for the ten-day period until Sept. 30, people in these two wards will be allowed to exercise in two parks (Canh Doi on N-Nam Street and the S area of Nam Vien Park), and five tennis courts. The timeframe for outdoor exercises is regulated at 6-8 in the morning and 4-6 in the afternoon, while only those that have gotten two doses of Covid-19 vaccine or recovered from the virus within the past six months are permitted. They must live in a green zone as showed in the city’s Covid-19 map bando.tphcm.gov.vn and register with ward authorities. Everyone must wear face masks, keep a distance of two meters from one another while the number of people is limited at the scale of one person per 10 square meters. If the trial phase goes smoothly, from Oct. 1 onwards, outdoor exercise and sports activities would be … [Read more...] about HCMC pilots outdoor exercise as another step to lift Covid restrictions
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?
The inevitable thirst for talents in digital transformation is everyone’s business According to a 2018 survey of the International Data Corporation, the digital transformation is a must-have keyword in the development strategy of many businesses. Along with that, the pandemic has become a catalyst forcing enterprises to step up their digital transforming applications as they had no other choices but to work, connect, and manage their workforces remotely. Numerous companies have reshaped their operations by implementing technology in every department and getting used to the online data system to cope with this new reality. However, some people missed a crux of the whole problem – the pressure upon the IT department, in which the software and system developers play a vital role in the smooth operation of businesses during the digital transformation. That leads to escalation in the already high demand for talents in this field, turning it into a talent thirst in the HR system. … [Read more...] about Navigating the acute talent shortage for digital transformation
The cities and provinces that have controlled Covid outbreaks have reopened some services and received their first travelers. Ha Long City, September 20, 2021 On September 20, people in Ha Long City of Quang Ninh began returning to private beaches and sun bathing at Hon Gai, Bai Chay and Tuan Chau after two months. Ha Long City has also resumed sports activities. Football playing fields, gym centers and billiard clubs receive clients on September 19. As of September 20, all four cities of Quang Ninh province had released decisions to reopen some entertainment services. Since 12 pm of the day, Mong Cai City reopened cinemas, karaoke, massage, bar, pub, club, aesthetic services, spa, internet service and electronic games. Tourism sites, belief and religious establishments, restaurants, eateries, street shops, cafes, tea shops, and weddings have also been allowed to resume. Uong Bi City has reopened football playing fields, gym and yoga centers, and billiard clubs since 5 … [Read more...] about Some cities reopen beaches, restaurants under new rules