Thirteen sea border gates in the list are Hòn Gai, Cẩm Phả in Quảng Ninh Province, Hải Phòng in Hải Phòng City, Nghi Sơn in Thanh Hóa Province, Vũng Áng in Hà Tĩnh Province, Chân Mây in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, Dung Quất in Quảng Ngãi Province, HCM City sea border gate, among others. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam approves a list of countries applicable for e-visa
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On the same day, the Health and Sports Ministry of Myanmar lifted the restriction of gathering of five or more persons under certain conditions. It also announced removing the restriction on four out of 10 townships in Yangon which have been put under the government's stay-at-home orders./. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 30
Although Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved granting entry to foreign experts to restart business operations, administrative hassles are creating difficulties for companies, said Pham Thi Ngoc Thuy, a member of the prime minister’s Advisory Council for Administrative Procedures Reform who focuses on promoting the private sector. … [Read more...] about Firms face maze of regulations getting key foreign experts into Vietnam
Vietnam is expected to see a new foreign direct investment (FDI) wave as more foreign companies plan to move investment into the country. The US-China trade has triggered the trend of shifting production lines from China to Southeast Asia and other markets, including Vietnam which was seen as a promising destination. Meanwhile, many countries are fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic while Vietnam has basically controlled the disease, while maintaining its economic growth momentum. Pegatron, Amazon and Home Depot have started recruiting and seeking to open new supply chains with Vietnam being among potential markets.Other US giants like Google and Microsoft have announced their plans to relocate their production facilities of new phones, personal computers and some other devices from China to Southeast Asia with factories in Vietnam and Thailand expected to be the beneficiaries, the Nikkei Asian Review reported.Microsoft is scheduled to start producing its Surface line, including … [Read more...] about More giant foreign firms plan to shift investment into Vietnam
The wild discounting of accommodations is a trend we’re seeing particularly with Hoi An homestays and budget accommodations. This is helping local businesses bring in basic income. When it comes to 4- and 5-star resorts and hotels, the trend of discounting is also a good way to attract domestic travelers, though this could lead to a reduction in service quality as businesses work to keep costs under control. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?