A VnExpress survey found that many HCMC’s houses whose rents had fallen by 40-50 percent in 2020 saw these fall further this May and June, with tenants asking the landlords for reductions because their businesses had been suffering because of the fourth Covid-19 wave. The rents of houses on Ky Dong Street in District 3 fell by half over last month. The landlords agreed to reduce house rents to support the tenants whose businesses have been suspended since May 31 when the city launched a social distancing campaign. Nguyen, who rents a house to his run business at the Hang Xanh intersection in Binh Thanh District, said his landlord lowered the rent by 20 percent in May and 30 percent in June. House rent for July will be renegotiated depending on the Covid-19 situation, he added. Landlords who own houses in the central area of District 1, including Huynh Thuc Khang, Ho Tung Mau, and Dong Khoi streets have also reduced rents by 20-30 percent starting June. Meanwhile, many owners … [Read more...] about HCMC business premises rents continue downward spiral
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Edge computing is an important key to enterprises’ IT infrastructure strategies and the digital economy. A recent survey by TRA found that 51 percent of IT experts in Asia Pacific have begun applying hybrid IT solutions, combining edge computing, public cloud computing and on-premises infrastructure. Edge computing was chosen by more than 1,100 CTOs as the priority task for the next 12 months. The deployment of edge computing has been going strongly in neighboring markets, according to the report. 79 percent of surveyed institutions in Indonesia have applied edge computing, or have understanding about edge computing. Many of them have been applying edge solutions for advanced projects as well. Meanwhile, Thai businesses plan to step up the use of edge computing in the next 24 months for customers’ experience-oriented projects. TRA’s report confirmed the superiority of the positive effects of these solutions. As much as 72 percent surveyed subjects recognized the benfits of … [Read more...] about How can businesses use edge computing effectively?
Airlines are exerting efforts to resume international flights after a halt triggered by COVID-19 (Photo: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is advised to promptly negotiate with countries that have efficiently curbed the spread of COVID-19 in a bid to create travel bubbles and gradually resume international tourism in a practical manner. Relating to the re-opening of international air routes to Vietnam, Dr. Luong Hoai Nam, an aviation expert, voiced his concern about the collaboration in resumption of international flights with other countries, reception of air passengers, COVID-19 prevention, and effectiveness of the resumption in an interview granted to VietnamPlus. Reporter: Vietnam is due to resume international flights, what is your opinion? Luong Hoai Nam: Countries like Thailand and Singapore have built “travel bubbles”. They are bilateral or multilateral agreements stating regulations and tasks that countries of departure and arrival must follow … [Read more...] about Int’l flight resumption: Efficiency built on trust
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The vietnam-briefing.com published by Dezan Shira & Associates - a consultancy firm on foreign investment in Asia - on May 6 run an article, emphasising that since the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) took effect in August 2020, Belgium has played a significant role in promoting trade and foreign investments into Vietnam. According to the article, major sectors that Belgian investors have particularly shown interest in is industrial zones, food and beverage, processing and manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and renewable energy. It noted that with increasing trade and investment between Belgium and Vietnam, Belgian investors have opportunities to invest in Vietnamese industries, favoring the economic and political landscape between the two countries. Over the past decade, trade and investment relations between Vietnam and Belgium have improved considerably. This has been attributed to Vietnam’s growing economy and the … [Read more...] about Increase in Vietnam – Belgium trade brings more opportunities for investors: Experts
The bodhi tree stands guarding Lương Văn Chánh Temple in Phú Hòa District, Phú Yên Province, one of the National Heritage trees of Việt Nam. An old temple against an ageing tree gives people a sense of firm background, stability and tranquillity, and is a classic rural Vietnamese landscape.VNA/VNS Photo Minh Đức By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà It's still early in the summer and Hà Nội's skies are a crystal clear blue as far as the eyes can see. Increased air pollution in recent years has made a blue sky a rare sight in Viet Nam's capital, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on all aspects of life, one area where it may have a silver lining is environmental protection. Lockdowns across the world have led to drops in emissions and therefore air pollution, while the global nature of the crisis could just jolt humanity into a long-needed awakening to the need to counter the unfolding climate crisis. The trees of a historical temple in Hà Nội's Tây Hồ District provide a … [Read more...] about Securing humanity’s future, one tree at a time
By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà This wave of COVID-19 has been hitting Việt Nam really hard. The country jumped from about 3,500 cases to more than 11,000 in just six weeks, while hundreds of thousands of people have been quarantined. When the Chairman of HCM City People's Committee, Nguyễn Thành Phong, announced the extension of social distancing measures for two more weeks, it was greeted with both applause and concern. "Two more weeks of social distancing, it's hard, but for the safety of our residents, we'll respect it," wrote one Facebook user. Less than two weeks ago, when the COVID-19 vaccine fund was launched , the country returned to empathy mode when news that an elderly lady donates VNĐ400,000 (US$18) from her limited pension to the fund and a schoolboy broke his piggy bank to contribute his pocket money to the fund. In many developed countries, vaccine shots are provided by the government from tax money but in Việt Nam, it's a popular belief that everyone shares this … [Read more...] about Even the big and strong need help now and then