Vietnam, as an active member of the UN, has been pushing for global integration and promote its status on the global stage. Vietnam’s State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has arrived in New York to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, set to take place from September 21-24. State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived at J. F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on September 20 evening (local time). Photos: VNA Phuc's attendance at this event also marked the 44th anniversary of Vietnam joining the UN on September 20, 1977. For the past 40 years, Vietnam-UN relations have contributed to protecting national interests, while ensuring a peaceful and favorable environment for development. Vietnam, as an active member of the UN, has been pushing for global integration and promote its status on the global stage. To date, the country has sent 243 officers to UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Department of … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s State President arrives in New York for 76th UN General Assembly
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Online platforms will help Vietnamese businesses expand their foothold in the foreign market. Vietnamese furniture exporters have been grasping opportunities to expand their foothold in the foreign market as the country is a member of multiple trade deals including the CPTPP and EVFTA, being emerged as an attractive alternative option. Making wooden products in a facility in Ung Hoa District, Hanoi. Photo: Cong Hung Insiders have said that the challenges are huge, but the opportunities since the pandemic have been pushing major buyers in Europe, the US, or Japan to look beyond China. Local firms, however, would not be able to grasp such opportunities if they are unable to approach customers during the pandemic. Taking furniture to online platforms While the Covid-19 pandemic has been causing tremendous hardship for businesses over the world, the combination of traditional and online selling channels is expected to open the door for Vietnam’s wood … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s wood industry strives to extend its reach globally
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