HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport has recommended that the People’s Committee should collect infrastructure fees at ports to fund improvements to their facilities. The volume of cargo handled by them is growing at 5 percent a year, with the goods brought mainly by road, meaning the number of container trucks going in and out of the ports is huge. On average, 26,000 vehicles come to the ports every day but the road network around them has not developed commensurately, resulting in prolonged congestion, according to the department. The city has been investing large amounts of money every year in transport networks, infrastructure and public services at or near ports that serve foreign trade. But funds are limited and so fees should be collected from users of public facilities, the department said. According to figures from the Association of Vietnam Seaports, HCM City ports’ throughput in 2018 was 6 … [Read more...] about HCM City suggested to collect infrastructure fees at ports
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Hard-working technicians at Da Nang lab seek COVID-19 infection cases The Da Nang Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been busy on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 over the past 10 days due to Da Nang’s administration accelerating mass testing. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Vietnam reports 29 new cases, another fatality
Patients numbered from 834 and 841 are from Quang Nam Province who are aged between 11 and 70. Three among them had close contact with people who were later tested positive for Covid-19, two others were relatives of patients, and one returned from Danang. … [Read more...] about 29 new Covid-19 infection cases confirmed on Sunday evening
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam reported another 29 COVID-19 cases on August 9 afternoon, taking the national count to 841, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. All of the new patients are related to the central city of Da Nang, the current pandemic hotspot. Of the total cases, 317 are imported who were quarantined right after their arrival There are currently 178,695 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined nationwide, including 5,252 at hospitals, 27,798 at other concentrated quarantine facilities, and 145,645 at home. As many as 395 of the total patients have made full recovery. Among those under treatment, nine have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 that causes the disease once, and 37 others at least twice./. … [Read more...] about Vietnam confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases on August 9 afternoon
* Vo Tri Thanh is a senior economist at the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and a member of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory Council. The holder of a doctorate in economics from the Australian National University, Thanh mainly undertakes research and provides consultation on issues related to macroeconomic policies, trade liberalisation and international economic integration. Other areas of interest include institutional reforms and financial systems. VNS … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?