Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Bangkok - Thailand’s SCG Packaging Plc (SCGP) will invest 11.79 billion baht (352.9 million USD) to develop a paper factory in its new production complex in northern Vietnam, which has grown into one of the region's major export centres, according to the Bangkok Post newspaper on September 21. The investment, which will be made through its Vina Kraft Paper Co (VKPC), is aimed at increasing packaging paper production capacity by about 370,000 tonnes a year. CEO of the SCGP Wichan Jitpukdee expected the new production facility, which will be located in Vinh Phuc province, to start operations in early 2024. Demand for packaging paper and related packaging products in the country is expected to increase by approximately 6-7 percent a year during 2021-2024, according to the SCGP. Since 2009, SCGP has rolled out its strategic investment plan in Vietnam by establishing packaging paper production based in the south of the country through VKPC. The … [Read more...] about Thai packaging paper company increases investment in Vietnam
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
Ho Chi Minh City accounted for the most infections, 6,521 cases, followed by its neighboring provinces of Binh Duong (3,609), Dong Nai (590), and Long An (254). The Health Ministry announced another 240 Covid-19 deaths Tuesday, including 184 in HCMC and 41 in Binh Duong. Another 11,017 patients recovered on Tuesday, raising the number of recoveries to 475,343. Of those in hospitals, 5,133 are severe cases. Vietnam has reported 702,973 cases since the new wave broke out at the end of April and 17,510 have died. The total number of deaths so far is 17,545 cases, accounting for 2.5 percent of the total number of cases and 0.4 percentage points higher than the mortality rate in the world. The country has vaccinated more than 35 million people, among them over 6.78 million have received two doses. "Medicine package for Covid-19 patients" campaign aims to support patients self-isolating at home. Each donation worth VND380,000 ($16.65) can help buy medicine for one patient. For … [Read more...] about Vietnam confirms 11,687 new Covid-19 cases
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
Over 850 children at orphanages and community centers in Can Tho City have received packs of mooncakes -- a gift commonly given during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam -- during a charity campaign initiated by the local Youth Federation. The gift packages, including mooncakes and milk portions, were presented to the underprivileged children at ceremonies in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and falls on Tuesday this year, said Tran Viet Tuan, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Youth Federation’s chapter in Can Tho. The charity initiative pooled a total of VND1 billion (US$44,000) from the local Youth Federation chapter, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, as well as the Pacific High School. Thanks to the support of bakeries in the Mekong Delta city, the organizers had prepared over 850 mooncakes before distributing them to the orphans. As the coronavirus outbreak is still present in the area, the events were held … [Read more...] about Youth Federation’s mooncakes bring Mid-Autumn Festival to orphans in southern Vietnam