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Huge Demand of Fabric Filter Market by 2027


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Fabric Filter Market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts undertaken to study the right and valuable information. The data which has been looked upon is done considering both, the existing top players and the upcoming competitors. Business strategies of the key players and the new entering market industries are studied in detail. Well explained SWOT analysis, revenue share and contact information are shared in this report analysis. It also provides market information in terms of development and its capacities.

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Various factors are responsible for the market’s growth trajectory, which are studied at length in the report. In addition, the report lists down the restraints that are posing threat to the global Fabric Filter market. It also gauges the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, threat from new entrants and product substitute, and the degree of competition prevailing in the market. The influence of the latest government guidelines is also analyzed in detail in the report. It studies the Fabric Filter market’s trajectory between forecast periods.

Global Fabric Filter Market Segmentation:

Market Segmentation: By Type

Pulse-Jet Cleaning, Reverse-Air Cleaning, Shaking Cleaning

Market Segmentation: By Application

Municipal Waste, Pulp & Paper, Cement, Mining, Chemical, Power Generation, Others

Global Fabric Filter Market Report Offers:

  • Market definition of the global Fabric Filter market along with the analysis of different influencing factors like drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Extensive research on the competitive landscape of global Fabric Filter
  • Identification and analysis of micro and macro factors that are and will effect on the growth of the market.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players operating in the global Fabric Filter market.
  • Analysis of the different market segments such as type, size, applications, and end-users.
  • It offers a descriptive analysis of demand-supply chaining in the global Fabric Filter market.
  • Statistical analysis of some significant economics facts
  • Figures, charts, graphs, pictures to describe the market clearly.

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Regions Covered in the Global Fabric Filter Market Report 2021:
The Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries and Egypt)
North America (the United States, Mexico, and Canada)
South America (Brazil etc.)
Europe (Turkey, Germany, Russia UK, Italy, France, etc.)
Asia-Pacific (Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Indonesia, and Australia)

The cost analysis of the Global Fabric Filter Market has been performed while keeping in view manufacturing expenses, labor cost, and raw materials and their market concentration rate, suppliers, and price trend. Other factors such as Supply chain, downstream buyers, and sourcing strategy have been assessed to provide a complete and in-depth view of the market. Buyers of the report will also be exposed to a study on market positioning with factors such as target client, brand strategy, and price strategy taken into consideration.

Key questions answered in the report include:

  • What will be the market size and the growth rate by the end of the forecast period?
  • What are the key Fabric Filter Market trends impacting the growth of the market?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities and threats faced by the leading competitors in the market?
  • What are the key outcomes of Porter’s five forces analysis and the SWOT analysis of the key players functioning in the global Fabric Filter Market?
  • This report gives all the information regarding industry Overview, analysis and revenue of this market.
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global Fabric Filter market?

Table of Content (TOC)

Global Fabric Filter Market Report 2021 – Growth, Trend and Forecast to 2027

Chapter 1 Fabric Filter Market Overview

Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Fabric Filter Industry

Chapter 3 Global Fabric Filter Market Competition by Manufacturers

Chapter 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2014-2021)

Chapter 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2014-2021)

Chapter 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

Chapter 7 Global Market Analysis by Application

Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis

Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders

Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis

Chapter 12 Global Fabric Filter Market Forecast (2021-2027)

Chapter 13 Appendix

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Huge Demand of Gas Lasers Market by 2027


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Gas Lasers Market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts undertaken to study the right and valuable information. The data which has been looked upon is done considering both, the existing top players and the upcoming competitors. Business strategies of the key players and the new entering market industries are studied in detail. Well explained SWOT analysis, revenue share and contact information are shared in this report analysis. It also provides market information in terms of development and its capacities.

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Various factors are responsible for the market’s growth trajectory, which are studied at length in the report. In addition, the report lists down the restraints that are posing threat to the global Gas Lasers market. It also gauges the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, threat from new entrants and product substitute, and the degree of competition prevailing in the market. The influence of the latest government guidelines is also analyzed in detail in the report. It studies the Gas Lasers market’s trajectory between forecast periods.

Global Gas Lasers Market Segmentation:

Market Segmentation: By Type

Pulse Gas Lasers, Continuous Gas Lasers, Other

Market Segmentation: By Application

Industrial, Medical, Scientific Research, Other

Global Gas Lasers Market Report Offers:

  • Market definition of the global Gas Lasers market along with the analysis of different influencing factors like drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Extensive research on the competitive landscape of global Gas Lasers
  • Identification and analysis of micro and macro factors that are and will effect on the growth of the market.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players operating in the global Gas Lasers market.
  • Analysis of the different market segments such as type, size, applications, and end-users.
  • It offers a descriptive analysis of demand-supply chaining in the global Gas Lasers market.
  • Statistical analysis of some significant economics facts
  • Figures, charts, graphs, pictures to describe the market clearly.

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The Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries and Egypt)
North America (the United States, Mexico, and Canada)
South America (Brazil etc.)
Europe (Turkey, Germany, Russia UK, Italy, France, etc.)
Asia-Pacific (Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Indonesia, and Australia)

The cost analysis of the Global Gas Lasers Market has been performed while keeping in view manufacturing expenses, labor cost, and raw materials and their market concentration rate, suppliers, and price trend. Other factors such as Supply chain, downstream buyers, and sourcing strategy have been assessed to provide a complete and in-depth view of the market. Buyers of the report will also be exposed to a study on market positioning with factors such as target client, brand strategy, and price strategy taken into consideration.

Key questions answered in the report include:

  • What will be the market size and the growth rate by the end of the forecast period?
  • What are the key Gas Lasers Market trends impacting the growth of the market?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities and threats faced by the leading competitors in the market?
  • What are the key outcomes of Porter’s five forces analysis and the SWOT analysis of the key players functioning in the global Gas Lasers Market?
  • This report gives all the information regarding industry Overview, analysis and revenue of this market.
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global Gas Lasers market?

Table of Content (TOC)

Global Gas Lasers Market Report 2021 – Growth, Trend and Forecast to 2027

Chapter 1 Gas Lasers Market Overview

Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Gas Lasers Industry

Chapter 3 Global Gas Lasers Market Competition by Manufacturers

Chapter 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2014-2021)

Chapter 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2014-2021)

Chapter 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type

Chapter 7 Global Market Analysis by Application

Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis

Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders

Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis

Chapter 12 Global Gas Lasers Market Forecast (2021-2027)

Chapter 13 Appendix

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VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 20 – VietNamNet


175 COVID-19 patients given all-clear on June 20

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 20

The Ministry of Health reported that 94 new COVID-19 cases had been detected in the six hours from 12pm to 6pm June 20, all local infections.

Ho Chi Minh City reported the most cases with 57, while 23 cases were detected in Bac Giang, 9 in Da Nang, three in Bac Ninh, and two in Nghe An.

With the new cases, the total number recorded on June 20 amounted to 311, including 11 imported.

The national tally rose to 13,211 as of 6pm June 20, including 11,513 domestic cases.

175 patients were given the all-clear from the virus on the day while the death toll related to the disease rose to 66.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 381 have tested negative to coronavirus once, 135 twice and 137 thrice.

Twenty one provinces and cities have gone free of new cases for at least 14 days./.

Vietnam receives 500,000 doses of Vero-Cell vaccine from China

A flight transporting 500,000 doses of Vero-Cell vaccine against COVID-19 produced by Sinopharm, China, arrived in Noi Bai airport in Hanoi on June 20.

The Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, the Foreign Ministry and the Health Ministry, in coordination with the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam, received the vaccine along with 502,400 disposable 1-ml syringes on June 20 afternoon.

Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long (right) and Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo exchange documents for the handover of the China-donated Vero-Cell vaccine. (Photo: VNA)

The Vero Cell vaccine is planned to be used to vaccinate Chinese citizens working in Vietnam, Vietnamese who want to go to China for study, work or business, and people who have needs for vaccine, particularly those living in areas bordering China.

The Vero-Cell vaccine was approved for emergency use on June 3./.

Vietnamese fans warned about use of FAN ID to travel to Russia

The Consular Department under the Foreign Ministry has advised Vietnamese fans travelling to Russia on FAN IDs to use the document on the right purpose and obey the host country’s regulations to avoid legal problems or being stuck at foreign airports amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

A FAN ID is a mandatory document for all the spectators of UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Saint Petersburg (Russia) in 2021.

According to the department, many Vietnamese citizens using Fan IDs have been denied entry to Russia and deported due to they using the document for the wrong purpose or failing to prove that they travel to Russia to watch the tournament.

The department urged Vietnamese fans to thoroughly study Russia’s regulations about entry-exit, residence registration and air tickets, as well as banned activities when travelling to the country.

Those who need urgent support can contact the citizen protection hotlines of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia ( 7-903-182-1617), the Vietnamese General Consulate in Ekaterinburg ( 7-343-253-0284 / 7-965-506-6868), the Vietnamese General Consulate in Vladivostok ( 7-914-708-0939), or Vietnam’s citizen protection hotline ( 84-981-848-484)./.

Two more COVID-19-related deaths confirmed

Vietnam on June 19 recorded the 63rd and 64th COVID-19-related deaths, both of them are patients with underlying health conditions, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control’s Treatment Subcommittee.

The 63rd deceased patient was a 90-year-old woman living in northern Bac Giang province who was tested positive to COVID-19 on June 12.

After developing a severe cough, shortness of breath and fatigue, she was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at Bac Giang Mental Hospital two days later.

Despite treatment, her condition worsened and she died on June 18. Her cause of death has been recorded as severe pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2, progressive respiratory failure, septic shock, multi-organ failure in a patient with a history of hypertension, diabetes and gangrene.

Meanwhile, the other patient, a 67-year-old man from Ha Trung district, Thanh Hoa province, also died as a result of COVID-19 complications.

He was being treated at Tan Trieu branch of the K Hospital for lung cancer and tested positive for the coronavirus on May 15.

The patient was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district but responded poorly to medication and was placed on a mechanical ventilator to help him breathe on May 31.

Despite extensive treatment, the damage to his lungs was too severe and he died in the early morning of June 19.

His cause of death has been recorded as SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, septic shock and invasive candidiasis, in a patient with stage IV left bronchial cancer. The cancer had also spread to his bones./.

Vietnam chairs meeting of UNSC Committee on South Sudan

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, chaired a meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC)’s Committee on South Sudan (Committee 2206) on June 18, which was held again at the UN headquarters for the first time since February 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quy, who is also Chairman of Committee 2206, highly valued positive developments in the transition process in South Sudan so far this year, especially the establishment of the transitional parliament.

The Vietnamese diplomat emphasised that the UN, the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and neighbouring countries have played an important role in promoting the peace process in South Sudan which is facing many economic difficulties and humanitarian challenges.

He urged the government of South Sudan and relevant parties to further strengthen cooperation in implementing relevant resolutions of the UNSC, including Resolution 2577, towards removing the arms embargo on South Sudan when conditions permit.

Quy also underlined the need to promote dialogue and cooperation between the Panel of Experts on South Sudan (PoE)  and South Sudan, and other countries in the region.

Committee 2206, established pursuant to the UNSC’s Resolution 2206, is mandated to supervise the implementation of measures of the UNSC to enhance assurance of peace and security in South Sudan. Vietnam assumes the role of chair of the committee in the 2020-2021 tenure./.

Hanoi’s relocation of polluting facilities comes standstill 

The capital city’s authorities urged to push the removal of factories, hospitals and schools out of the inner city.
Hanoi residents have high hopes for the six subdivision zoning plans announced by the Hanoi People’s Committee, with the expectation that polluting facilities will be relocated out of densely populated areas.

Vu Ngoc Quy, a resident of Hanoi’s Dong Da District, said that the current four downtown districts are already densely populated, therefore, it is necessary to relocate universities and factories to the outskirts to reduce traffic pressure.

“Industrial production plants in residential areas in downtown districts are completely inappropriate, the Hanoi’s relevant authorities should quickly find solutions to bring them out of the inner city,” Quy told The Hanoi Times.

In an environmental impact report attached to the Capital Law, a law covering the development of greater Hanoi, the city has defined a roadmap to relocate 117 establishments in 12 districts out of the inner city by 2020.

The city has put the relocation of schools, hospitals and production facilities in the list of top priorities to ease population density and reduce pressure on the downtown’s infrastructure, however, it is almost standing still.

Experts have said that there are many reasons leading to the above-mentioned situation, including changes in relevant guidelines, policies, and laws, which have affected the progress of planning and relocation projects.

Besides, the implementation process, requiring a huge budget, has encountered many difficulties in mobilizing resources and capital as well as in the loose coordination among the relevant agencies.

Even when some public offices have been moved out of the inner-city, the agencies still avoid handing over the vacated buildings to Hanoi. Therefore, Hanoi needs a specific mechanism to be able to take over the vacated properties soon after the public owners moved out.

Deputy Director of the Hanoi Institute of Construction Planning Nguyen Duc Hung said that one of the most important goals of inner-city planning is to relocate the offices of ministries and campuses of universities. It will create a land fund of about 176 hectares to build public works as well as green spaces and move 100,000 people out of the area.

Bac Lieu to expand large-scale agricultural production

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu plans to expand large-scale production and the use of advanced techniques to improve agricultural yield and quality and raise farmers’ incomes from now to 2025.

The provincial People’s Committee targets production of 1.17 million tonnes of paddy, including 190,240 tonnes of organic paddy, a year by 2025.

It plans to expand large-scale rice fields to 100,000ha, or about half of the province’s total rice area. Farmers participating in large-scale rice fields will have contracts with rice companies that will ensure stable prices.

It also plans to produce 600,000 tonnes of seafood a year by 2025, with half of that being shrimp. About 20,500 tonnes of organic shrimp will be produced a year by 2025.

It targets breeding more pigs, buffalo, cows and goats, and 3.5 million poultry a year by 2025. The province, which is the delta’s largest salt producer, plans to produce 55,000 tonnes of salt a year by 2025, including 7,000 tonnes of high quality white salt.

It also targets having 103 new agricultural products certified under the country’s one commune – one product (OCOP) programme by 2025, taking the province total’s OCOP products to 171 products.

The second phase of its hi – tech agriculture zone for shrimp breeding is expected to be completed by 2025.

Pham Van Thieu, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that zoning projects would be cancelled if they are not feasible, and land used in ineffective projects or by investors with insufficient financial capacity would be taken back.

The province will mobilise capital from official development assistance (ODA), foreign direct investment (FDI) and other sources, and develop insurance systems to reduce risks in agricultural production. It will also encourage startup investors in agriculture and rural development.

It will help farmers to access technology and markets, and transfer advanced techniques to farmers who grow rice and breed aquatic species and animals.

The province, which is one of the delta’s largest shrimp producers, breeds shrimp under intensive, super – intensive, and rice – shrimp farming models, among others.

The rice – shrimp farming model is used mostly in Phuoc Long and Hong Dan districts and Gia Rai town. It offers farmers a high profit of 40 – 50 million VND (1,700 – 2,200 USD) per hectare a crop, according to the district’s Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Farmers have learned how to create shrimp ponds, manage the breeding environment, and use advanced breeding techniques.

The province has encouraged rice farmers to use new varieties like ST 24 and ST 25. These are two of the best rice varieties in the world and are highly resistant to saltwater intrusion, alum affection and disease.

To reach its goals, the province plans to speed up investment in many infrastructure projects, including irrigation and climate-change adaptation.

Luu Hoang Ly, Director of the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said: “The province will put into use major projects that cope with climate change.”

These include new river embankments in Bac Lieu city, erosion-prevention embankments in estuary and coastal areas in Ganh Hao town and Dong Hai district, and erosion-prevention embankments in Bac Lieu city’s Nha Mat sea.

A sluice system to prevent tides and flooding in Bac Lieu city and nearby areas will also be built.

The province will also create mud flats and plant mangrove trees to prevent erosion near the Nha Mat sea, and recover protective forests along the province’s coast.

It will build fishing ports that also serve as storm shelters for fishing boats. Other natural-disaster prevention projects will be launched, and investment priority will be given to upgrading and building river and sea embankments.

The province will also mobilise investment capital from ODA and public – private partnership (PPP) resources to develop logistics infrastructure, especially the Bac Lieu – Ha Tien expressway and the Ho Chi Minh Road section.

Bac Lieu is co-operating with the neighbouring provinces of Soc Trang, Hau Giang, Kien Giang and Ca Mau to build transport projects that will promote linkages in the delta. It is also speeding up the widening and upgrading of many roads in its commune and rural areas./.

Vietnam supports ending of presence of foreign fighters, mercenaries in Libya

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on June 18 held an Arria-formula meeting via videoconference on foreign fighters and mercenaries’ impact on the Sahel region, which was co-hosted by the “A3 plus one” (Kenya, Niger, Tunisia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines).

The event drew the African Union (AU)’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security Bankole Adeoye, Assistant UN Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions Alexandre Zouev, and Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Georgette Gagnon.

Participants welcomed positive developments in Libya recently and called on all relevant parties to continue to speed up the transition process in the country.

They underlined the significance of the full implementation of the UNSC’s arms embargo on Libya and the ending of the presence of foreign forces and fighters in the country in line with the UNSC’s Resolution 2570, and not allowing the issue to pose negative impacts on the security situation in the Sahel region.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, stressed the need to maintain and optimise the positive trend of the current political process in Libya, heading to the success of the elections in late 2021 for peace and stability in Libya and the region.

Vietnam supports the ending of the presence of foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya, he said, stressing the need to pay special attention to the demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration of warriors, as well as their travelling, thus not causing negative impacts on the situation in neighbouring countries and the region.

The Vietnamese diplomat called for enhanced settlement of the root of the problem through building trust and promoting dialogue, conciliation, tolerance and enhancing mutual understanding and boosting socio-economic development for people and the community.

Anh held that it is necessary to improve coordination among UN and regional organisations as well as neighbouring countries and relevant partners, especially between the UN and the AU.

The meeting took place in the context of the ongoing peace process in Libya and recent developments in Chad, where Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno was killed in clashes with rebels invading from Libya on April 19. The ceasefire agreement reached in October 2020 by Libya’s 5 5 Joint Military Commission had required the departure of foreign fighters and mercenaries from the country within three months.

But a UN estimate released in December 2020 noted that some 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries remained active in the country. It is a threat to the ongoing peace process and the holding of elections scheduled for December 24. The departure of these foreign elements requires careful management to avoid the spread of conflict, with terrorist fighters and arms crossing “the porous borders of Sahelian countries”./.

Lao province helps Vietnamese localities combat COVID-19

Representatives of the Lao province of Oudomxay on June 18 handed over 260 million LAK (around 27,600 USD) to the Vietnamese Consulate General in Luang Prabang province to support the three Vietnamese provinces of Dien Bien, Son La and Lai Chau in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, a representative of the Oudomsay administration affirmed that the great friendship between Laos and Vietnam, expressing the belief that under the leadership of the provincial Party Committees and authorities, the Vietnamese provinces will soon contain the spread of the pandemic, and recover production and business activities, as well as socio-economic development.

For his part, Vietnamese Consul General Nguyen Dang Hung expressed his appreciation for the value assistance of the Lao locality to the Government and people of Vietnam, and saying that the donation will be sent to the three localities to serve their pandemic prevention and control work./. 

COVID-19 pandemic still sees complicated developments in regional nations

Laos has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown order for an additional 15 days in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amid the complicated developments of the pandemic in many localities.

The order, imposed on June 4, is set to expire on June 19 and now it will be prolonged to July 4.

However, the gradual easing of lockdown with certain strict measures to remain in place.

According to the Ministry of Health, the country recorded three new COVID-19 cases, including two domestically-transmitted cases in Vientiane and one imported case, raising the national count to 2,050.

Meanwhile, Cambodia confirmed 20 more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest number in one day since the pandemic broke out in the country.

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health reported seven cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, first found in India, among travellers by land from neighbouring Thailand.

The numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths have risen sharply in Cambodia since late February to 42,052 and 414, respectively.

The same day, the Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported 6,959 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to over 1.35 million. Meanwhile, the DOH also confirmed an additional 153 deaths, pushing the country’s death toll to 23,538.

With a population of 110 million, the Philippines has given COVID-19 testing to 13 million people since the pandemic hit the country in January 2020./.

Illegal immigrants dected in Cao Bang, Long An provinces

Police in Trung Khanh district of the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on June 19 detected seven foreigners who were trying to illegally enter into Vietnam.

The immigrants were discovered in Duc Hong commune when they were hiding in a truck driven by Pham Van Tien, 27, residing in Thai Nguyen province. All of them are Chinese citizens. They failed to show legal immigration documents.

On the same day, My Thanh Tay Border Guard Station in Duc Hue district of the Mekong Delta province of Long An also detected three illegal immigrants.

Accordingly, the illegal immigrants, including a woman and her children, are Vietnamese citizens. They tried to enter into Vietnam from Cambodia by crossing trails.

These cases are under further investigation./.

Pilot on welcoming vaccine passport holders under consideration

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The Politburo has recently announced several key tasks to strengthen COVID-19 prevention and control and socio-economic development, including ordering a trial of vaccine passports so that foreigners can visit destinations in Vietnam that have controlled the pandemic. The tourism community is looking forward to the policy and overcoming the severe consequences experienced so far.  

Experts have said that the tourism industry needs to work with localities and relevant agencies to develop a plan on piloting the welcoming of foreign tourists.

The plan must indicate clearly which destinations should be piloted, what products will be introduced, what marketing strategies are to be used, and how to control an outbreak should it occur.

Tourism businesses stand ready to work towards gradually restoring tourism post-pandemic.

The international market is key for Vietnam’s tourism development. But if the country is slow in applying vaccine passports and re-opening to the international market, it will blunt its competitive edge compared to other regional countries.

Therefore, along with safety measures to restore domestic tourism, a pilot study on welcoming international visitors is being conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in cooperation with other ministries and agencies.

Relevant agencies will consider vaccine passports trial so that foreigners can visit destinations that have controlled the pandemic, such as Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang province./.

Best conditions created for trial of homegrown vaccines

The Standing Board of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has agreed to create the best possible conditions for the trial of homegrown vaccines.

If the trial goes well, in the context of vaccine scarcity the Ministry of Health will submit to competent agencies for approval of the use of homegrown vaccines in emergency circumstances.

Several companies have invested in plants and are seeking vaccine production technologies both in and outside the country. At least one large-scale COVID-19 vaccine production plant is scheduled to be put in operation in late 2021 or early 2022.

The Ministry of Health has urged the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (VABIOTECH) to conduct procedures to receive Sputnik V vaccine production technology from Russia in two phases. In the first phase, the company will import materials from Russia for bottling and production is expected to begin in July.

The Ministry of Health will coordinate with ministries and sectors to submit to the Government a proposal on accessing all vaccine supply sources in the world towards the goal of achieving herd immunity by the end of 2021, and create mechanisms to facilitate investors’ investment in the production of vaccines in the country to serve not only domestic use but also export./.

COVID-19 vaccine fund raises nearly 251 million USD

Vietnam’s national COVID-19 vaccine fund had received more than 5.77 trillion VND (250.97 million USD) worth of donation from 321,783 organisations and individuals as of 5pm on June 18.

The fund’s official website, www.quyvacxincovid19.gov.vn, has also been launched, aiming to facilitate online donations.

The fund is set up to receive, manage, and use voluntary financial and vaccine donations and assistance from domestic and foreign organisations and individuals, along with other legal sources, for the COVID-19 vaccine procurement and import, research and production in the country, and the provision of vaccines for people.

Managed by the Ministry of Finance, the not-for-profit fund will use the mobilised capital resources for right purposes and in line with legal regulations, ensuring publicity, transparency and efficiency.  It is subject to the examination, inspection, and auditing by relevant State agencies and to the supervision by the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the community.

Vietnam needs 150 million doses of vaccines to administer about 75 percent of its population this year, with total cost amounting to 25.2 trillion VND (1.09 billion USD)./.

More Japanese people interested in Vietnamese language

The number of participants in the Vietnamese language proficiency exams in Japan has increased over the past years, and those passing the tests have also been on the rise, showing the growing interest of Japanese people in the language.

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Japan College of Foreign Languages (JCFL) held the fourth Vietnamese language proficiency exams in Tokyo on June 20, attracting 561 participants, 182 more than the first tests organised in 2017.

Among them, the eldest is Matsumiya Masaharu, 80, who used to teach the Japanese language in Hanoi. He got up at 4am and travelled hundreds of kilometres from Hyogo prefecture to come to Tokyo for the tests.

Masayoshi Fujino, director for external relations at JCFL and member of the testing council, said despite the complex COVID-19 situation, the exams attracted a large number of participants from across Japan, from the prefectures neighbouring Tokyo like Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa to farther places such as Hyogo and Okinawa.

PhD Dinh Sy Dien, member of the testing council, said the rate of participants passing the exams has been rising over the past years, with the average figure of all levels going from 16.7 percent in 2017 to 29.8 percent in 2018. The passing rates stood at 64.3 percent for exams at Level 6, the lowest level, and 32 percent for Level-2 exams in 2019.

JCFL President Ise Yoji said relations between Vietnam and Japan have been thriving in all aspects such as economy, trade, and investment in recent years, hence the growing demand for learning the Vietnamese language among Japanese people.

In the time ahead, the school will organise Vietnamese language proficiency tests in not only Tokyo but also other big cities like Osaka, Fukuoka, and Kyushu, he added./.

Vietnamese community join multi-ethnic football event in Czech Republic

The FC Sapa Praha team of the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic became the runners-up at a friendly football tournament held by the Czech Republic’s Senate in Prague on June 19.

The tournament was attended by 21 teams representing various ethnic minority communities in the European country.

In his opening remarks, First Vice President of the Czech Republic’s Senate Jiri Ruzicka said the senate sponsor the annual tournament to strengthen exchange and connection among ethnic minority groups in Czech.

Vietnamese Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung said the tournament can happen because of Czech’s success in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. He spoke highly of the meaning of the tournament and expected all football teams will compete with the spirit of friendship and fair play to make it a successful event.

He added that the Vietnamese community has been participating in the annual event in an attempt to integrate deeper into the local society, enhance friendship among the ethnic minorities in Czech and contribute to nurturing the relations between Vietnam and Czech.

FC Sapa Praha has been viewed as one of the strongest teams in the tournament as it won the third place in 2018 and 2020 and won the title in 2019, according to Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Czech Republic./.

Binh Phuoc unveils complex commemorating Cambodian PM’s national salvation journey

A complex of monuments commemorating Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s journey to seek ways to save his country from the Pol Pot genocidal regime was inaugurated in Loc Ninh district, Vietnam’s southern border province of Binh Phuoc, on June 20.

The inauguration ceremony saw the presence of Cambodian Deputy PM and Minister of National Defence Tea Banh, Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang, Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam Chay Navuth, and Binh Phuoc officials.

On June 20, 1977, after crossing the Cambodia – Vietnam border and arriving in Binh Phuoc, Hun Sen, who was then a lieutenant colonel of Region 21 in eastern Cambodia, and his comrades decided to seek help from Vietnam to overthrow the Pol Pot genocidal regime to regain peace for his homeland.

Thanks to the Vietnamese Party, State, and people’s assistance, they took gradual steps to set up the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation and, together with Vietnamese volunteer soldiers, completely defeat the genocidal regime on January 7, 1979, saving millions of Cambodians from the genocidal disaster.

Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the Binh Phuoc provincial People’s Committee Tran Tue Hien said construction of the monument complex started on May 8 this year. The complex features a stone stele, the place for weapon concealment at that time, the site where Hun Sen and his comrades met the Vietnamese militia and people, and an exhibition hall.

The official said the complex is expected to help people, including the young, learn more about the odyssey to save Cambodia from the Pol Pot genocidal regime, as well as the Vietnamese Party, State, and people’s support for the mission.

The complex is also hoped to serve as a contribution to the solidarity, friendship, cooperation, and mutual assistance between the two countries, including between Binh Phuoc and neighbouring Cambodian provinces./.

Da Nang again closes public beaches due to new COVID-19 outbreaks

The central coastal city of Da Nang has again closed public beaches and temporarily banned indoor dining, while takeaways and deliveries are encouraged, according to a new order.

The move came after the city reported a new COVID-19 outbreak that has spawned 24 infections in a single day.

The order – which asks that restaurants, eateries, cafes, and other eating and drinking venues only serve take-away or online orders – will take effect from 12pm on June 20 until further notice.

Deputy Chairman of Da Nang Le Quang Nam signed the order on late June 19, just over a week after the restrictions on these activities were lifted on June 9 following three weeks of no local COVID-19 cases.

The city has traced a total of 530 people in close contact with COVID-19 patients, said Phan Van Son, deputy head of the Da Nang People’s Committee Office. He proposed the city to intensify management of vehicles going through checkpoints and request their drivers to fill out health declaration before entering the city.

The new outbreak is connected with a 59-year-old man who works as a guard in Thanh Khe district and all 23 related infections detected on June 19 are residents in the district.

The man was said to have been in contact with a confirmed infection case from HCM City, which is seeing high daily rises in cases and more restrictions have been introduced to curb the spread.

The ‘triangle area’ formed by the three streets Le Duan, Hoang Hoa Tham, and Ly Thai To in Thanh Khe district, with about 648 households and 2,400 people in total, has been put under strict lockdown while contact tracing and testing are underway.

Local authorities are asked to frequently conduct inspections to quickly detect COVID-19 rules violations, and ensure enforcement of safety regulations./.

Singapore committed to cooperating closely with Vietnam for post-pandemic recovery

Singapore is committed to cooperating closely with Vietnam so that both countries can emerge stronger post-pandemic, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said ahead of his trip to Vietnam to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) High Level Policy Dialogue from June 20-23.

In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents in Singapore, the minister noted that Singapore and Vietnam have a close Strategic Partnership anchored by strong political and economic relations, warm people-to-people ties, and wide-ranging cooperation. He described the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks in seven locations across Vietnam as icons of the two countries’ excellent economic collaboration.

The minister went on to say that the two countries also work closely in many regional and multilateral fora including ASEAN and the UN, and share a common interest in promoting a free, inclusive and rules-based multilateral trading system.

He stressed that despite the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, trade and investment ties between Singapore and Vietnam remain strong, calling attention to the fact that Singapore was Vietnam’s largest source of Foreign Direct Investment in 2020 and also the first quarter of 2021.

“We have supported each other during this difficult time, including by exchanging donations of medical supplies and working together to keep regional supply chains open. Both countries are also fully committed to vaccine multilateralism, as well as the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines. We have also collaborated closely with Vietnam during Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020 and non-permanent membership on the UN Security Council in 2020 and 2021,” Balakrishnan said.

According to him, as the two countries prepare to reopen their borders, they can consider how to gradually and safely resume travel between Vietnam and Singapore.

“I believe that this will have a positive impact on our economic recovery. In the longer term, we can jointly explore ways to strengthen supply chain resilience and regional responses to future pandemics. We look forward to further enhance our Strategic Partnership by pursuing new areas of collaboration, such as clean energy, technological innovation, and the digital economy,” the minister said.

The Singaporean FM said he is glad to be visiting Vietnam again, and he looks forward to discussing with the new Vietnamese leadership ways to grow the two countries’ substantive relations, and exchange views on regional and international developments of mutual concern./.

First outdoor Vietnamese cuisine festival held in Paris

A Vietnamese cuisine festival was hosted by the Association of Vietnamese People in partnership with Foyer Vietnam at La Place Monge in Paris, France on June 19.

It was the first Vietnamese cuisine festival held outdoor in Paris, shortly after local authorities eased COVID-19-induced restrictions.

Featuring some 25 Vietnamese associations and businesses in France, for example, Banh Kit, Ba noi, Bibol, Thanh Binh Jeune, Tra Art, Tram Tram, and France Plumfoot, the event attracted attention of Parisians and Vietnamese expats living in the European country.

Visitors were provided a chance to have a taste of Vietnamese iconic dishes, such as “bun bo tron” (beef noodle salad), “nem cuon” (fresh spring rolls), and “nem ran” (fried spring rolls), and enjoy temporary art performances by Vietnamese artists.

Thanh Binh Jeune also introduced Vietnamese fresh lychees at the event. The lychees are from the first shipment of the fruit from Vietnam to France./.

Gov’t buys 30 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from VNVC

The Government on June 19 issued a resolution on the purchase of 30 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ordered by the Vietnam Vaccine Joint Stock Company (VNVC).

Accordingly, the Government agreed to buy 30 million doses of the AZD1222 vaccine that the VNVC had bought from AstraZeneca, including the doses that the Ministry of Health already received to carry out vaccination before the signing of the purchase contract with the VNVC.

It accepted the vaccine price set under the not-for-profit principle as reported by the Health Ministry about the result of the purchase negotiation with the VNVC.

Vietnam is stepping up the COVID-19 vaccination campaign as well as efforts to secure 150 million vaccine doses this year with a view to inoculating 70 percent of its population to achieve herd immunity in 2021.

As of June 20 morning, nearly 2.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the country, with 115,315 people having received full two doses, according to the Ministry of Health./.

Argentina hopes for strategic partnership with Vietnam: ambassador

The new Argentinian Ambassador to Vietnam, Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino, has affirmed his country’s willingness to upgrade its relations with Vietnam to a strategic partnership, especially when the two sides are preparing to mark the 50th founding anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2023.

Talking to the Vietnam News Agency after presenting his credentials to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Beltramino expressed his honour to be appointed Ambassador of Argentina to Vietnam and pledged all-out efforts to continue promoting the solidarity, friendship, and cooperation between the two countries, which set up their comprehensive partnership in 2010.

Valuing the flourishing extensive cooperation, he highlighted its three pillars of political dialogue, trade, and technical collaboration.

The ambassador noted the political dialogue mechanism has been deployed in the form of all-level mutual visits, especially those at high levels.

Meanwhile, he went on, the two economies are complementary to each other, and Argentina is ready to diversify products to meet Vietnam’s demand. On the other hand, the Southeast Asian nation also boasts a number of high-quality products like technology, textile-garment, and footwear, which are all popular in his country.

The seventh meeting of the inter-governmental committee on economic-trade and scientific-technological cooperation will take place in August to discuss trade opening, Beltramino announced.

He applauded the effectiveness of bilateral technical cooperation over the last two decades, noting the implementation of 15 joint projects in various fields, including industry and agriculture, which are the strengths of both Argentina and Vietnam.

The diplomat also talked about bilateral collaboration in forensic anthropology, in which the South American nation has been helping Vietnam to identify war martyrs.

Expressing his delight at the growth of the comprehensive partnership through multiple signed agreements, the ambassador highlighted potential fields for future cooperation, such as high tech and satellite services for peace purposes, for examples, supporting the study of soils, meteorology and agricultural production efficiency, of which Argentina holds competitive advantages.

Beltramino also highly spoke of the two countries’ mutual support for each other and exchanges of views in addressing the world’s emerging challenges, namely climate change, human assistance, peacekeeping, observation of UN Charter and COVID-19 response. He expected Argentina and Vietnam will strengthen ties to together tackle these challenges for the benefits of the two peoples.

He took the occasion to congratulate Vietnam’s national football team on advancing to the third round of World Cup qualification for the first time. He proposed the two countries to cooperate in training players, saying promoting relations between their football federations and football clubs is a good idea, which will not only boost the development of the sport in Vietnam but also contribute to tightening the bilateral ties.

Argentina, on the other hand, is very interested in developing badminton, a very popular sport in Vietnam, he said.

Argentina was one of three Latin American countries, together with Cuba and Chile, to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam before 1975. The bilateral diplomatic ties were set up on October 25, 1973.

Argentina is now Vietnam’s third largest trade partner in Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico, with two-way trade reaching 3.95 billion USD in 2020, an increase of 4.3 percent from the previous year.

According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, the bilateral trade totalled 440 million USD in the first two months of this year, of which Vietnam’s exports to Argentina hit 174 million USD, up 164.52 percent year-on-year./.

Two more die of COVID-19-related complications

The treatment section under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on June 20 announced two new deaths from COVID-19-related complications, raising the pandemic death toll in the country to 66.

The latest fatalities are men aged 53 and 80. Both of them were being treated for a number of underlying health conditions.

The 53-year-old, from the northern province of Vinh Phuc, was being treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since September 2020 and had undergone nine chemotherapy sessions at the Tan Trieu facility of the National Cancer Hospital in Hanoi.

He tested positive for COVID-19 while at the hospital and was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi where his conditions worsened resulted in his death in the early morning of June 19.

His cause of death is recorded as septic shock, pneumonia, COVID-19 in patients with treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, hypertension, and renal failure.

The second patient, from the northern city of Bac Ninh, also died on the same day. He had a history of hypertension, kidney failure and asthma.

The 80-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 on May 25 and was moved from Bac Ninh Provincial General Hospital to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

The condition of his lungs rapidly deteriorated and due to his advanced age and weak health, he did not respond to treatment.

His cause of death has been noted as multi-organ failure, pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 in patients with renal failure, hypertension, heart failure and bronchial asthma.

The two new deaths brought the COVID-19 casualties in the fourth wave of infections (since late April) to 31./.

HCM City sets tighter rules as daily COVID-19 cases reach three-digit

HCM City has imposed stricter social distancing measures against COVID-19 by banning gatherings of more than three people and requesting people to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metre in public places, according to an urgent directive issued by the municipal People’s Committee on June 19.

The directive orders the suspension of all non-essential businesses and services as well as street markets, and requests local residents to refrain from going outside, except for food, medicine, emergency care, or working at factories.

It bans the gatherings of more than three people, instead of five in the previous order, in public places and outside offices, schools and hospitals while people must strictly observe the Ministry of Health’s 5K rules – “Khau trang” (face masks), “Khu khuan” (disinfection), “Khoang cach” (distancing), “Khong tu tap” (no gatherings), and “Khai bao y te” (health declarations). It also demands tougher actions from authorities on violators.

Both governmental organisations and private enterprises are asked to cancel unimportant meetings, minimise interaction among employees and allow them to work from home. If in-person meetings and events are required, they should gather no more than 10 people.

Additionally, the directive orders the municipal Department of Transport to halt public transportation; and the local Department of Health to conduct mass coronavirus testing at high-risk areas, such as export processing zones, industrial and hi-tech parks. The city targets to collect about 500,000 samples for testing per day.

HCM City has put six more areas – three streets in An Lac commune (Binh Tan district) and three hamlets in Tan Hiep commune (Hoc Mon district) – under lockdown to stamp out new outbreaks there.

The city has detected a total of 1,346 coronavirus infections since April 27, making it the country’s current third largest COVID-19 hotspot. Its daily count of new cases has increased to three digits over the last several days.

The Ministry of Health announced that cases in HCM City were infected with the highly contagious Indian B.1617.2 variant, also known as the Delta variant. More local infections are expected in the city in the coming days./.

PM wants diplomatic sector to be more proactive, sharp, innovative

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said he wants the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be proactive, sharp and creative in order to ensure national interests at a working session with the ministry’s officials in Hanoi on June 19 to roll out the foreign policy under the 13th National Party Congress’s resolution.

At the session, Minister Bui Thanh Son reported on diplomatic achievements and proposed measures to perform his ministry’s tasks in the time ahead.

PM Chinh applauded the diplomatic sector’s efforts to uphold its glorious traditions, successfully carry out the Party’s foreign policy, and put national interests above all amid a very complex and unpredictable diplomatic context over the past years, thereby substantially contributing to national construction and defence.

Pointing out certain shortcomings in diplomatic activities, he asked the sector to devise solutions and stay proactive, sharp, and creative for the sake of the country and the people.

As the external situation in the coming years will keep changing fast, complicatedly, and unpredictably, which will generate intertwined challenges and opportunities, the sector needs to strongly build on its achievements and successfully carry out the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation and development, and multilateralisation and diversification of foreign relations as stated in the resolution of the 13th National Party Congress, thus guaranteeing national interests at the highest level, according to the Government leader.

In the new context, he went on, the Foreign Ministry should strongly promote the sector’s pioneering role in creating and maintaining a peaceful and stable environment and mobilising resources for development, helping to raise the country’s stature and prestige.

The PM requested the ministry to keep a close watch on the situation, provide timely advice to the Party and State about diplomatic guidelines and policy, while pressing on with and improving the effectiveness of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, economic and cultural diplomacy, external information service, and settlement of overseas Vietnamese affairs./.

Additional 139 COVID-19 cases announced at noon June 20

The Ministry of Health reported that 139 new COVID-19 cases had been detected in the six hours from 6am to 12pm June 20, including 130 local infections and 9 imported.

Among the domestic cases, 53 were detected in Bac Giang, 34 in Ho Chi Minh City, 18 in Da Nang, 13 in Binh Duong, nine in Bac Ninh, and one each in Ha Tinh and Quang Nam, with 127 cases found in areas under quarantine or lockdown.

The national tally rose to 13,117 as of 12pm June 20, including 11,419 domestic cases.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 395 have tested negative to coronavirus once, 127 twice and 131 thrice.

A total of 5,054 patients were given the all-clear from the virus while the death toll related to the disease amounted to 64.

Twenty one provinces and cities have gone free of new cases for at least 14 days.

Meanwhile, donations to the national COVID-19 vaccine fund had totaled 5.775 trillion VND as of 5pm June 19. The money came from 323,178 organisations and individuals.

Vietnam will need around 25 trillion VND to buy 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in order to inoculate 70 percent of its population for herd immunity./.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 20

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Bac Lieu to expand large-scale agricultural production | Business | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)


Bac Lieu to expand large-scale agricultural production hinh anh 1Rice – shrimp farming fields in Bac Lieu province’s Hong Dan district. (Photo: VNA)

Bac
Lieu (VNS/VNA)
– The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu plans to
expand large-scale production and the use of advanced techniques to
improve agricultural yield and quality and raise farmers’
incomes from now to 2025.

The
provincial People’s Committee targets production of 1.17 million tonnes of
paddy, including 190,240 tonnes of organic paddy, a year by 2025. 

It
plans to expand large-scale rice fields to 100,000ha, or about half of the
province’s total rice area. Farmers participating in large-scale rice
fields will have contracts with rice companies that will ensure stable
prices.

It
also plans to produce 600,000 tonnes of seafood a year by 2025, with half of
that being shrimp. About 20,500 tonnes of organic shrimp will be produced
a year by 2025. 

It
targets breeding more pigs, buffalo, cows and goats, and 3.5
million poultry a year by 2025. The province, which is the delta’s largest
salt producer, plans to produce 55,000 tonnes of salt a year by 2025,
including 7,000 tonnes of high quality white salt.

It
also targets having 103 new agricultural products certified under the
country’s one commune – one product (OCOP) programme by 2025, taking the
province total’s OCOP products to 171 products.  

The
second phase of its hi – tech agriculture zone for shrimp breeding is
expected to be completed by 2025. 

Pham
Van Thieu, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that zoning
projects would be cancelled if they are not
feasible, and land used in ineffective projects or by investors
with insufficient financial capacity would be taken back.  

The
province will mobilise capital from official development assistance (ODA),
foreign direct investment (FDI) and other sources, and develop insurance
systems to reduce risks in agricultural production. It will also encourage
startup investors in agriculture and rural development.

It
will help farmers to access technology and markets, and transfer
advanced techniques to farmers who grow rice and breed aquatic
species and animals. 

The
province, which is one of the delta’s largest shrimp producers, breeds shrimp
under intensive, super – intensive, and rice – shrimp farming models,
among others. 

The
rice – shrimp farming model is used mostly in Phuoc Long and Hong Dan
districts and Gia Rai town. It offers farmers a high profit of 40 – 50
million VND (1,700 – 2,200 USD) per hectare a crop, according to
the district’s Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Farmers
have learned how to create shrimp ponds,
manage the breeding environment, and use advanced breeding
techniques. 

The
province has encouraged rice farmers to use new varieties like ST 24 and
ST 25. These are two of the best rice varieties in the world and are
highly resistant to saltwater intrusion, alum affection and disease.

Infrastructure
investment

To
reach its goals, the province plans to speed up investment in
many infrastructure projects, including irrigation and climate-change
adaptation.  

Luu
Hoang Ly, Director of the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural
Development, said: “The province will put into use major projects
that cope with climate change.” 

These include
new river embankments in Bac Lieu city, erosion-prevention embankments in
estuary and coastal areas in Ganh Hao town and Dong Hai district, and
erosion-prevention embankments in Bac Lieu city’s Nha Mat sea. 

A
sluice system to prevent tides and flooding in Bac Lieu city and nearby areas
will also be built. 

The
province will also create mud flats and plant mangrove trees to
prevent erosion near the Nha Mat sea, and recover protective forests
along the province’s coast.

It
will build fishing ports that also serve as storm shelters for
fishing boats. Other natural-disaster prevention projects will be
launched, and investment priority will be given to upgrading and
building river and sea embankments. 

The
province will also mobilise investment capital from ODA and public – private
partnership (PPP) resources to develop logistics infrastructure, especially the
Bac Lieu – Ha Tien expressway and the Ho Chi Minh Road section.

Bac
Lieu is co-operating with the neighbouring provinces of Soc Trang, Hau
Giang, Kien Giang and Ca Mau to build transport projects that will promote
linkages in the delta. It is also speeding up the widening and
upgrading of many roads in its commune and rural areas./.





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CAAV discusses establishment of VN’s first cargo airline | Business | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)


CAAV discusses establishment of VN's first cargo airline hinh anh 1The IPP Air Cargo Joint Stock Company wants to set up the first cargo airline in Vietnam.(Photo logistics.gov.vn)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) recently
reported to the Ministry of Transport (MoT) on a project to establish the
first cargo airline in Vietnam.

CAAV
Deputy Director Vo Huy Cuong announced the agency had received an application
to invest in the project from IPP Air Cargo Joint Stock Company.

Cuong
added the MoT’s policy has clarified that establishing a new airline would
be considered after the aviation market recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts,
expected to be next year.

To
have a basis for answering IPP Air Cargo, which hopes to get approval in the
third quarter of 2021 and operate commercial flights in the second quarter
of 2022, Cuong said: “The CAAV would consult with the MoT for more guidance on
building and appraising the application for an air transport business license
for IPP Air Cargo.”

On
April 21 last year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast
market demand would decrease by 80 percent in the near future,
threatening 25 million jobs in the aviation sector. In Vietnam, the MoT
reported COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the local aviation industry.

It
was estimated that by the end of 2022, the total transportation market will
reach 78 million passengers, equal to 74 percent of the reported forecast.

According
to the most optimistic scenario, the indicators for the Vietnamese air
transport market in 2022 would be only approximately equal to 2019 and the
local airlines could only operate at a ratio of less than 50 percent compared
to capacity. 

The
MoT said this was why it proposed the Government focus on restoring the
domestic and international air transport market and not consider any new
airlines until 2022.

On
June 4, the Import-Export Pan Pacific Group (IPPG), chaired by Johnathan Hanh
Nguyen, confirmed the IPP Air Cargo Joint Stock Company, a member of the group,
would like to establish the first cargo airline at a total investment of 2.4
trillion VND (100 million USD). 

A
representative of the group said local logistics has not yet exploited its full
potential, adding 30,000 logistics enterprises were operating in Vietnam and
accounted for less than 20 percent of market share, with the rest
held by about 30 foreign companies. 

In
the aviation sector, Vietnam has no carrier specialised in cargo and 88 percent of
the market share is in the hands of international cargo airlines such as UPS,
FedEx, DHL, Cathay Cargo and Airbridge Cargo.

In
addition, the local logistics system is not yet developed and the cost of
transporting goods is much higher than the world average, which leads to low
competitiveness.

In
the context of the deeply integrated economies, along with the tendency of
supply chain shifting, logistics services are considered one of the fields with
great potential in Vietnam.

The
IPP Air Cargo Joint Stock Company hopes to transport about 115,000 tonnes of
cargo, with a revenue of 71 million USD in its first year and is aiming to
begin making a profit from the fourth year since the first flight is operated./.





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It’s Not Too Late to Avert a Historic Shame


In the past few weeks, the outlook for Afghans who helped the United States in Afghanistan has gone from worrying to critical. As U.S. and NATO troops leave the country with breathtaking speed, the Taliban are attacking districts that had long been in the Afghan government’s hands, setting up checkpoints on major roads, and threatening provincial capitals. Many of the 18,000 Afghans who, along with their families, have applied for Special Immigrant Visas will soon have nowhere to hide, no armed force standing between them and their pursuers.



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The unfolding disaster has seized the attention of international organizations, American news outlets, veterans’ groups, and members of Congress. On June 4, a bipartisan coalition of House members (many of them veterans), called the Honoring Our Promises Working Group, released a passionate statement that urged the Biden administration to skip the cumbersome ordeal of reviewing thousands of visa applications and instead evacuate these Afghans and their families to the U.S. territory of Guam, where they can be processed in safety. (The governor of Guam has declared that the island is prepared to accept them.) The Association of Wartime Allies, a veterans’ group, keeps a tracker of how many flights a day will be needed to get these endangered Afghans out if all U.S. forces leave Afghanistan by September 11, as President Joe Biden has promised, or July 4, as now seems a likelier end point. Between this past Tuesday and July 4, 17 flights carrying 3,737 people would have to take off daily. With every passing day, of course, the number of flights goes up, and the logistics get harder.

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[Elliott Ackerman: The moral catastrophe unfolding in Afghanistan]

Right now, there are zero daily flights to save Afghans who helped Americans. As far as I can tell, the administration does not intend to evacuate Afghans anytime soon, if ever. This week, I spoke with a senior official who asked to remain anonymous in order to describe the administration’s current thinking. “We’ve been seized with this issue,” he said, “since before the president made his decision about the future troop presence.” Cabinet officers or their deputies have held regular meetings at the White House to discuss it. In the past 60 days, the administration has doubled the number of officials working on Special Immigrant Visas in Kabul and substantially increased personnel responsible for other phases of the process. “We are comfortable saying we have reduced processing time by 50 percent or more,” the senior official said. “We were looking at previous processing of 18 months or two years or more. We have got it down to roughly on the order of nine to 12 months.” By his calculation, at the present rate, 1,000 to 1,400 applicants would have their cases decided every month through the rest of the year. To clear all 18,000 cases would take at least until next summer.

“All that said,” the senior official acknowledged, “this is still not satisfactory for a situation of dire emergency.”

I don’t want to minimize the importance of what he told me. The administration is doing a great deal within the confines of the system that Congress put in place more than a decade ago with the Special Immigrant Visa statute. The official pointed out that Congress would need to make certain changes to the law to further speed things up, such as lifting the requirement that applicants undergo a medical exam in Afghanistan before being admitted into the U.S. This week, one of the founders of the Honoring Our Promises Working Group, Representative Jason Crow, a Democrat of Colorado and an Iraq War vet, is jointly introducing a bill that would streamline the process in numerous ways. The bill, and the larger issue of the Afghan SIVs, has attracted interest among House leaders of both parties, Crow told me.

But these are improvements to an established process that will still expose thousands of our Afghan allies to execution by the Taliban. Even at its faster pace, the administration remains several steps behind reality in Afghanistan. “This is a policy decision that can only be made by the White House, of course,” Crow said. At the Pentagon and the State Department, he finds “a willingness and interest in pursuing evacuation,” but in conversations with the National Security Council, Crow said, “there remains resistance to evacuation. I’m struggling to pin down the source of that resistance, because there’s very broad-based bipartisan support for this.”

Evacuation would be practically hard and politically risky. No doubt an administration that polls poorly on immigration fears a public backlash, particularly as America approaches the bitter 20th anniversary of September 11. Evacuation would require the suspension of all kinds of standard procedures. There is always the risk of fraud, and perhaps of allowing an enemy combatant into the United States. The spectacle of evacuation might induce Afghan security forces to panic and desert in even larger numbers than they’re deserting now, causing a rush to the airports and borders and a collapse of the government of President Ashraf Ghani. The same kind of concerns delayed the Ford administration’s evacuation of our Vietnamese allies as South Vietnam collapsed in the spring of 1975, until the president finally changed course, when it was too late for most of them.

“I am intimately familiar with the historical precedent of this,” the senior administration official said. “We are intensively looking at a range of possibilities but don’t have any decisions, including recommendations that people have been making from the outside, about moving people out of country.” I suggested that the only way to prevent an immense tragedy and a historic American shame is to throw out the current approach, think past familiar limits, and take a more drastic route. The official declined to say more about the possibility of evacuation.

[George Packer: A debt of honor]

I might not have pressed him if I hadn’t just spoken with two Afghans whose situation makes any other approach seem inadequate, if not delusional. One is a man named Hakim. He lives in western Afghanistan, and two days before our conversation, the Taliban had raided his district. Because Hakim had worked for several years as a combat interpreter for American and NATO forces, he feared for his life. In the middle of the night, he fled with his wife and three young sons by donkey and then by car to the nearest city, where they were staying in a cheap hotel. “I am in a very bad situation right now,” Hakim told me. “I do not know exactly where to go, where to stay, where to resettle after this time.” After years of trying to apply for a visa, he is still at the start of the process, his first attempt having been denied. The U.S. contractor that had employed him no longer exists—it’s changed hands and names several times. The current incarnation, a company called Janus, can’t locate Hakim’s records and responds slowly, if at all, to his pro bono lawyer’s requests for a new employment letter.

“My problem is HR, HR,” Hakim kept saying, until HR began to seem like the initials of a malign nonstate organization that is trying to kill him by pretending he doesn’t exist.

The other conversation was with Khan, the Afghan visa applicant I first wrote about in March. His brother-in-law, Mohammad, was murdered by the Taliban in January. Just weeks earlier, Mohammad had cleared the first major hurdle to a visa, after 10 years of trying. Since the murder, Khan moves from house to house with his pregnant wife and son, and stays up at night to watch for enemies. Last month, to celebrate the end of Ramadan, he traveled with his family to his parents’ house in another district. Eid had brought a cease-fire, and Khan felt relatively safe. But someone must have noticed him, or perhaps seen his small son buying ice cream at the bazaar, because that night Khan found a death threat attached to the back door. It said: “You have been helping U.S. occupier forces, and you have been providing them with intelligence information. You are an ally and spy of infidels. We will never leave you alive and will not have mercy on your family, because they are supporting you. Your destiny will be like your brother-in-law’s.” When Khan examined the perimeter of the house, he found a live grenade wired to the front door’s dead bolt.

“The warning saved my life,” he told me. “Otherwise, if I used my first door, I might be killed.”

After my article about Mohammad and Khan was published, the U.S. government granted Mohammad’s family humanitarian parole into the United States, circumventing the rest of the SIV process. The insecurity of the region kept the family from visiting Mohammad’s grave one last time before leaving Afghanistan, as custom required. This past Saturday night, his widow and six children arrived in Houston. That’s the good news. The bad news is that a police station a mile and a half from Khan’s house was recently overrun by Taliban, and the highway to Kabul is now riddled with insurgent checkpoints. As we talked, Khan’s phone was running out of juice because nearby fighting had knocked out the electricity. Khan’s interview at the U.S. embassy, scheduled for the end of this month, has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak. He calculates that he will have to make the trip to Kabul half a dozen times to complete the cumbersome application process, while the country deteriorates daily.

Recently, the Taliban announced a new policy on interpreters: If they confess and repent, they won’t be killed. Neither Khan nor Hakim believes it. “This is not a trustable thing,” Hakim told me. “This is a thing that the Taliban, they want to use it for example to attract the global community for their self—that we are good people right now. When the United States leaves this country, 100 percent the first target are the linguists.”

Khan had an even darker thought: that the Taliban are lying in order to keep their quarries in Afghanistan. “They are afraid these people will be evacuated to U.S. or other countries where they will be safe,” he said. After hearing the Taliban statement, he gave his wife the password to his phone and told her that in case of his death, she should contact his lawyer, Julie Kornfeld, and me. Then he went to the bazaar and looked for someone with computer equipment in order to have an American flag printed from the internet. The first two people he approached refused; the third knew him and complied. Khan folded the copy in half so that it wouldn’t be seen on his way home, where he tacked it up on his wall. For him, the flag was a sign that he would never regret or repent what he had done for his country.

It’s hard to see how even an expedited review will answer the prayers of Khan and Hakim. Neither is far along in the process—red tape has held Hakim at the start—and both live in dangerous areas many hours’ drive from the capital. The senior U.S. official told me that “the vast majority of applicants” live in or near Kabul, but my experience says otherwise. Going back and forth to Kabul while duly following current procedures will greatly increase the risk applicants face. Spending weeks or months in the capital to eliminate the trips is beyond the means of most Afghans. In six months, a functioning American embassy might not even exist in Kabul.

Several days ago a Western official wrote me this description of the atmosphere in the Afghan capital:

The political class seems to have no sense of urgency. I don’t think they have fully registered the impact of what has happened. They are so used to having the international community pull them back from the brink, and save them from the consequences of their petty feuds, that they act as if there is still an appetite for it … The Taliban seem to have the better strategy, which is to take districts around major cities but leave them alone (until the last foreign soldier is gone, I presume) and control the main roads so that they can block them if they choose. There is a real chance Kabul could fall, in my view, but more through political implosion due to this steady boa-constrictor strategy of the Taliban rather than a military takeover. There is a weird slow-motion quality to this Greek tragedy.

That U.S. officials don’t want to take the extreme step of organizing flights out of Afghanistan is understandable, but at this point nothing else will keep our Afghan allies safe. If we leave without them, they will be killed one at a time. Their deaths will be obscure, and the news might not reach us for weeks or years, if it ever does at all, but they will haunt our memory.

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Indonesia announces four strategies to boost economic resilience hinh anh 1PPN Ministry/Bappenas deputy for economy, Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti. (Photo: ANTARA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s National Development Planning Ministry has
said it is preparing four strategies to strengthen economic resilience in pursuit
of quality and just growth.

The first strategy pertains to economic recovery, Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti,
an official from the ministry, disclosed at a working meeting with the
Budgetary Committee of the House of Representatives (DPR) on June 16.

The economic resilience policy is directed at accelerating economic recovery,
including restoring the people’s purchasing power, diversifying products, and
conducting business climate reforms, she said.

The second strategy involves promoting the manufacturing industry by improving
productivity and competitiveness, developing industrial estates as investment
destinations, implementing Industry 4.0 and digital technology, and driving
exports of processed goods rather than raw materials to increase added value,
Widyasanti informed.

The third strategy covers tourism and includes restoring the tourism market,
strengthening tourist destinations through good governance standards, improving
infrastructure, including sanitation, and increasing the added value of the
creative economy, she said.

The strategy also includes human resources development for creating a skilled
workforce and market expansion to usher in tourism recovery, which is expected
to happen by 2023, she added.

The fourth strategy pertains to micro, small, and medium enterprises (SMEs) and
includes encouraging education and training courses, coaching, and financing,
she said.

The strategy also covers the development of territory-based champion SMEs,
supply chain-based strategic partnerships, and business consolidation supported
by production and digitalisation, she added.

“Of equal importance is how to continue fiscal reforms, apply financial
systems, improve the quality of investment, improve the logistics system, and
speed up the transition to new and renewable energy,” Widyasanti was cited
by Indonesia’s Antara News Agency as saying./.





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Vietnam wins silver at Asian Taekwondo Champs 2021

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 17
Anh Tuyet wins a silver medal at the Asian Taekwondo Championships 2021.

Vietnamese martial artist Nguyen Thi Anh Tuyet on June 16 secured a silver medal during the Asian Taekwondo Championships 2021 which is taking place in Beirut, Lebanon.

In the semi-finals of the women’s 57kg category, Tuyet successfully defeated Lo Chia-ling of Taiwan (China) who had previously beaten her during the qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics.

However, the Vietnamese athlete lost in the final game against an opponent from the Republic of Korea to ultimately finish the competition with a silver medal.

The 24th Asian tournament has attracted 337 athletes from 28 countries, and it is due to last through June 18.

Vietnam has sent three martial artists to participate in the competition, namely Truong Thi Kim Tuyen in the 49kg category, Ho Thi Kim Ngan in the 53kg category, and Nguyen Thi Anh Tuyet in the 57kg category.

COVID-19: 220 new cases raise tally to 12,014

The national tally of COVID-19 infections rose to 12,014 after 220 new cases, including eight imported cases, were confirmed in the last six hours to 12pm on June 17, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Of the domestically-transmitted cases, 178 were found in Bac Giang, 30 in Ho Chi Minh City, two in Tien Giang, and one each in Ha Tinh and Nghe An.

So far, Vietnam has logged a total of 10,350 domestically-transmitted cases and 1,664 imported cases. The number of COVID-19 cases since April 27, when the latest outbreak began, amounted to 8,780.

The ministry said the number of recoveries reached 4,590, while the death toll was 61.

Among active patients undergoing treatment, 390 have tested negative to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 91 twice, and 44 thrice.

Since April 29, over 4.99 million people across the country have received COVID-19 testing.

Twenty-four provinces that were hit by the pandemic have gone through 14 days without new infections./.

Vietnam, Cambodia conduct joint maritime patrol

The Vietnam People’s Navy and the Royal Cambodian Navy co-organised the 63rd annual joint maritime patrol on June 14-15.

Ship 251 from Naval Region 5 of the Vietnam People’s Navy and Ship 1142 from the Naval Base of the Royal Cambodian Navy participated in the patrol.

The patrol focused on search and rescue operations, and combating pirates, smuggling and trafficking of drug, weapons and explosives, as well as maritime flag and lamp signal training.

The two sides also exchanged information about COVID-19 to take measures against illegal entry./.

First Vietnamese economic journal included in ESCI list

The English version of the Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (JABES-E) has been included in the list of Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

This is the first economic journal of Vietnam to enter the list, according to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trong Hoai, Editor-in-Chief of JABES at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.

The ESCI was launched in late 2015 by Thomson Reuters as a new database in Web of Science.

This index was produced by Clarivate Analytics since 2017, which includes over 7740 journals from various areas of research.

Journals included in the ESCI cover all disciplines and range from international and broad scope publications to those that provide deeper regional or specialty area coverage.

Web of Science Core Collection content is uniquely selective and indexing is uniquely consistent. Every article and all cited references from every journal have been indexed, creating the most comprehensive and complete citation network to power both confident discovery and trusted assessment.

Seven publications of JABES-E have been published by Emerald Publishing so far, with 58 research studies by 132 authors from 25 countries worldwide. /.

Police officer tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Vietnam

A communal police officer has been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the fifth case in central Nghe An province, according to the provincial Centre for Disease Control (CDC).

The man, 28, who resides at Golden City Building of Nghi Phu commune, Dien Chau district, tested positive on June 16 evening after having close contact with his brother, a COVID-19 patient.

The patient, a member of a local ID card working team, was said to have contacted many people in seven communes of Dien Chau district.

The Nghe An provincial administration moved to mobilise hundreds of healthcare workers and police officers to Dien Chau to carry out contact tracing and quarantine.

Preliminary epidemiological investigations show more than 6,000 people had come into close contact with the patient.

Nghe An also decided to impose social distancing on Dien Chau district, starting from 00.00hrs on June 17.

At present, Nghe An province has recorded five COVID-19 cases, including four in Vinh City which is also under a social distancing order.

Two more Japanese metro trains due to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

A container ship carrying an additional two trains for Ho Chi Minh City’s metro line No. 1 has departed Japan and is scheduled to dock at Khanh Hoi Port in the city’s District 4 on June 20.

A train prepares to leave Japan and is set to arrive in HCM City on June 20.
According to the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR), both trains are set to be transported to the Long Binh Depot in Thu Duc City as soon as they arrive.

Previously three out of the metro line’s 17 trains, consisting of a total of 51 carriages, were delivered to Vietnam from Japan.

Each train will be made up of three carriages and will be able to carry a total of 930 passengers.

The train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 110 km/h along elevated sections and 80 km/h on underground sections.

The US$1.9 billion route which connects Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 is 19.7 km long and will have 14 stations, including three underground. 

Approximately 86% of work has been completed, and the line is anticipated to be put into commercial operation at some point next year.

Vietnam makes biggest surprise at 2022 World Cup Asian qualifiers: FIFA

Vietnam proved the biggest surprise packages by sealing maiden progression to the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers, FIFA affirmed in its article summarising the second round’s results.

The second round saw the emergence of Vietnam, the article wrote. “Having reached the last eight in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, the team continued to make progress on the continental stage under coach Park Hangseo”.

Entering the back-end of the campaign as group leaders, the Vietnamese registered back-to-back victories against Indonesia and Malaysia and advanced as one of the best second placed finishers, despite narrowly losing to hosts UAE 3-2 in the concluder, it added.

FIFA also commended striker Nguyen Tien Linh. “A host of players announced stepped into the spotlight to help their respective teams through. Notable among them was 23-year-old striker Nguyen Tien Linh, who struck four times, including scoring the match-winning goal in the first-leg meeting against UAE, to help his side achieve breakthrough progress,” it wrote.

Prestigious statistics firm We Global Football assessed the chance for Vietnam to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is 4.44 percent.

Among the 12 teams, Vietnam’s chances are just higher than China’s at 3.68 percent and Lebanon’s at 1.88 percent.

The third round is scheduled to take place from September 2, 2021 to March 29, 2022.

The draw for this round will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 1 instead of June 24 as initially scheduled./.

HCM City’s COVID-19 cases top 1,000 on Wednesday, Deputy Health Minister dismisses new variant rumour

A further 423 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Việt Nam on Wednesday, comprising 414 domestic and nine imported ones, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the locally transmitted infections, Bắc Giang logged 279 cases, HCM City 99, Bắc Ninh 27, Hà Tĩnh four, Nghệ An three, Hà Nam one and Bắc Kạn one.

With 414 domestic cases, Wednesday saw the second highest daily increase. May 25 with 444 cases remains the day with the highest number of new locally-transmitted cases since April 27, marking the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Việt Nam.

The number of confirmed cases in HCM City in the fourth wave on Wednesday topped 1,000, after the city recorded 99 cases today, the highest number since the pandemic began earlier last year

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Trường Sơn, who is leading the ministry’s special task force to support HCM City in COVID-19 prevention and control on Wednesday dismissed information that the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the city is due to a new variant of coronavirus.

Sơn said that the ministry verified with HCM City’s Pasteur Institute and could confirm that cases in the city were infected with the Indian B.1617.2 variant, also known as the Delta variant, according to the results of genetic sequencing for samples taken from COVID-19 patients in the city.

The health ministry today also worked with Việt Nam Vaccine Company to take the 288,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine the manufacturer delivered on May 25, 2021, to be distributed to outbreak hotspots in the country.

Of the 45 locally-transmitted cases reported in HCM City on Wednesday evening, 12 cases have not had sources of infection identified while the other five cases related to the church cluster and two related to HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases and 26 cases are F1 of earlier confirmed cases.

Of the locally transmitted cases on Wednesday, 398 cases were detected in quarantine sites or sealed-off areas.

The national tally reached 11,635, including 9,980 local cases and 1,655 imported cases. The number of COVID-19 cases since April 27, when the latest outbreak began, amounted to 8,410.

There were 4,590 recoveries as 47 COVID-19 patients were given the all-clear on Wednesday while the death toll remained at 61.

Twenty-four provinces have gone through 14 consecutive days without new cases. 

Vietnam to send 19-strong delegation to Tokyo Paralympics

Vietnam will send a 19-member delegation to the Tokyo Paralympics in the near future, said deputy head of the Vietnam Sports Administration under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Hong Minh.

During his working session with the Vietnam Paralympic Association in Hanoi on June 16, Minh said the delegation will comprise a leader, three officials, a doctor, three coaches and 11 athletes, including three in track-and-field, four in swimming and four in weightlifting.

Before their departure for Tokyo on August 18, they are required to take PCR tests for COVID-19 with negative results within 72 hours./.

COVID-19: 159 new cases recorded in 12 hours

Vietnam’s COVID-19 count rose to 11,794 after 159 new cases were found over the past 12 hours to 6am on June 17, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the latest cases, one was imported and 158 were locally transmitted, with 87 in Bac Giang province, 45 in Ho Chi Minh City, 11 in Tien Giang province, seven in Binh Duong province, six in Bac Ninh province, and one each in Lang Son and Ha Tinh provinces.

Among the domestic infections, 156 were detected in quarantined or locked-down areas.

As of 6am on June 17, Vietnam’s domestic count stood at 10,138, and there were 1,656 imported cases.

As many as 8,568 cases have been recorded since the new outbreak began in the country late April, of whom 1,861 have been given the all-clear.

Twenty four cities and provinces that were hit by the pandemic have gone through 14 days without new infections.

The number of recoveries reached 4,590, while fatalities were 61, said the ministry’s Department of Medical Examination and Treatment.

Among the patients still under treatment, 340 have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 91 twice and 44 thrice.

A total of 182,462 people are under medical monitoring nationwide.

On June 16, 125,225 people received COVID-19 vaccine shots , raising the number of vaccinated people to nearly 1.8 million, of whom 72,325 have got two jabs./. 

Vietnam attaches importance to cooperation with Singapore

Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, has affirmed the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s foreign policy of attaching importance to relations with neighbours, regional countries and strategic partners, including Singapore.

During a reception for newly-appointed Singaporean Ambassador Jaya Ratnam on June 16, Thuong lauded the positive development of Vietnam-Singapore relations across spheres over the past time.

Vietnamese and Singaporean leaders have maintained the exchange of visits, demonstrating the trusted political ties between the two countries, the official said.

Thuong also highlighted Singapore’s successful investment in Vietnam, helping the latter spur its socio-economic development, and suggested the two sides work to improve the quality and efficiency of Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks (VSIP).

He alos rejoiced at the strong development of the bilateral collaboration in education-training, and culture-tourism.

The two countries should join ASEAN member nations’ efforts in settling regional issues in line with international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), he said.

For his part, the ambassador spoke highly of the fine development of the Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership and noted his hope that the two countries will take measures to enhance the bilateral ties in the time ahead.

He suggested solutions to strengthen bilateral economic links, including improving the operational efficiency of VSIPs and encouraging Singaporean firms to increase investments in innovation, creation and digital economy in Vietnam.

The ambassador conveyed the invitation of Gan Kim Yong, Chairman of the Singaporean People’s Action Party, to the Vietnamese official to hold online talks at an appropriate time.

Thuong expressed his delight at the fruitful cooperation between the two Parties over the past time, thanked the invitation and assigned competent agencies to arrange the online talks./.

Online exhibitions satisfy art lovers amid pandemic

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Admirers of art need not go out to visit crowded exhibitions amid the possibility of catching COVID-19. They can just stay home and view online exhibitions in an experience nearly the equal of actually being in a gallery. 

Photo Hanoi’21 is a project initiated by the French Institute in Hanoi. The project allows the audience to appreciate hundreds of photos from international photographers with just a click of their mouse.

Three exhibitions are now open under the project.

The first is “The Mekong – Stories of Man” by Vietnamese-French photographer Lam Duc Hien, who was born and raised on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos.

Hien captured his 4,200-km journey along the Mekong in hundreds of photos on display at the French Institute until September 12 and available for viewing online.

The two other exhibitions are “The time has come to rekindle the stars” by Punk Dragon and “Secret moments of maikos” by Philippe Marinig.

Both are physically on display at the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district as well as online.

Photo Hanoi’21 was introduced in late April to satiate the needs of art lovers as the pandemic continues to make its presence felt./. 

COVID-19 vaccine fund raises over 241 million USD

As of 5pm on June 16, Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine fund received over 5.54 trillion VND (241.48 million USD) from 312,301 organisations and individuals.

The fund’s official website, www.quyvacxincovid19.gov.vn, has also been launched, aiming to facilitate online donations.

The fund is set up to receive, manage, and use voluntary financial and vaccine donations and assistance from domestic and foreign organisations and individuals, along with other legal sources, for the COVID-19 vaccine procurement and import, research and production in the country, and the provision of vaccines for people.

Managed by the Ministry of Finance, the not-for-profit fund will use the mobilised capital resources for right purposes and in line with legal regulations, ensuring publicity, transparency and efficiency. It is subject to the examination, inspection, and auditing by relevant State agencies and to the supervision by the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the community.

Vietnam needs 150 million doses of vaccines to administer about 75 percent of its population this year, with total cost amounting to 25.2 trillion VND (1.09 billion USD)./.

Draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup’s third qualifiers slated for July 1

The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s third qualifiers will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 1 instead of June 24 as initially scheduled, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced.

A special release of the FIFA Rankings for Asian teams will be revealed on June 18. Based on the rankings, the seeded squads for the draw will be decided.

The top 12 teams, including the hosts Qatar, which qualified for the third round will be drawn into two groups of six teams each based on the seeds. 

The final round of the Asian qualifiers will begin in September and end in March 2022.

Vietnam have made history as they advanced to the third round of the World Cup qualifiers for the first time ever, after a five-goal thriller against the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 15 (local time).

Though they fell to a 3-2 defeat away to the UAE and lost top spot in Group G, Vietnam advanced as one of the five best group runners-up.

Vietnam are the sole representatives of Southeast Asia among the squads qualifying for the final round./.

Hơn 1 tháng, TP.HCM có hơn 1.000 ca Covid-19 của 14 chuỗi lây nhiễm

One more hospital transformed to treat COVID-19 patients in HCM City

Trung Vuong Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City was transformed to treat COVID-19 patients from June 16 as an effort to have 3,500 beds dedicated to serve the treatment.

Accordingly, the 1,000-bed Trung Vuong hospital is ready to receive and treat positive patients.

Previously, the municipal Department of Health converted the function of Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Cu Chi District Hospital into hospitals specialising in treating COVID-19 patients. The HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases is providing treatment for 126 patients, while Cu Chi COVID-19 Treatment Hospital has received 192 others after only four days of operation.

On June 13, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital was officially divided into two separate zones, with one treating patients with tuberculosis and the other treating non-tuberculosis lung diseases and receiving COVID-19 patients with severe clinical conditions.

Since then, the hospital has received 10 cases of COVID-19 with respiratory failures, transferred from Can Gio COVID-19 Treatment Hospital, thus helping reduce overloading for the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases in the context that this hospital is temporarily locked-down as many of its medical staffs tested positive for SARS-CoV-2./.

Tra Vinh disburses 6.32 million USD for pandemic-hit people

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has to date disbursed more than 145 billion VND (6.32 million USD) for pandemic-hit residents, announced the provincial People’s Committee.

There were over 150,300 beneficiaries, including people who contributed to the country’s revolutionary cause, the poor and laid-off workers without labour contracts.

The move aimed to help local people and businesses resume production and overcome the negative impact of COVID-19, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Van Han has said.

More measures to offset consequences of the pandemic will be rolled out in the coming time, he added.

The province also provided assistance to laid-off workers who are not eligible for unemployment allowance, and small-scale firms.

The provincial tax office extended deadlines for tax payments worth over 5.3 billion VND for about 30 local businesses. Meanwhile, financial institutions rescheduled debt settlement and exempted interests for 233 customers with total outstanding loans of 38.48 billion VND./.

Course on explosive ordnance disposal level 3 wraps up in Quang Tri

The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) wrapped up a three-week training course on International Mine Action Standards Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 in the central province of Quang Tri on June 16.

Held for the first time in Vietnam from the late May, the course was the highest level in the country.

Among eight trainees, five come from Quang Tri, one from Quang Binh and two from Thua Thien-Hue. Prior to course admission, they held certifications for level-2 training.

Course instructor Paul Eldred, NPA Vietnam Technical Field Manager at Project RENEW in Quang Tri province, said the course is an affirmation of NPA Vietnam’s commitment with the provincial authorities to improve the qualification of selected programme staff.

“One of the key objectives of NPA is to ensure that Vietnam has qualified personnel capable of dealing with residual explosive ordnance in the long term”, he said.

Trainees will be observed, mentored and assessed for an additional six months following the completion of the course before receiving their certification.

Operational in Vietnam since 2007, NPA is a non-governmental organisation major in bomb and mine clearance and arms disarmament, as well as humanitarian development and support./. 

Cuba willing to cooperate with Vietnam in COVID-19 vaccine supply

Cuba stands ready to cooperate with Vietnam in the supply of Abdala COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Caribbean nation, and the transfer of vaccine production technology.

Cuban Minister of Public Health José Angel Portal Miranda made the statement during online talks with Vietnamese Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long on June 16.

Long thanked Cuba for its goodwill, saying the Vietnamese health ministry totally supports the cooperation.

The Cuban side also noted with pleasure the cooperative ties between the two countries, and pledged to closely coordinate with Vietnam to ensure successful collaboration./.

Vietnamese expats in Australia join anti-pandemic efforts at home

The Vietnamese community in Australia has raised funds in support of the fight against COVID-19 in their homeland.

The Vietnamese entrepreneurs’ club in Australia collected 430 million VND (18,570 USD) within one week to assist the combat.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese students’ association said it has raised funds worth 17.5 million VND and will continue to call for donations from overseas Vietnamese in the time ahead.

Many Vietnamese citizens and associations have also directly sent their donations to Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine fund.

As of 6pm on June 16, Vietnam logged a total of 9,980 local infections and 1,655 imported. There were 8,410 new cases from April 27 when the fourth wave of the pandemic began, 1,816 of them were given the all-clear.

There were additional 155 COVID-12 cases in the past six hours to 6pm on June 16, 149 of them were found in quarantine and locked-down areas and the remaining were imported, reported the Health Ministry./.

Vietnam urges countries to unite, enhance int’l cooperation to fight terrorism

Ambassador Pham Hai Anh, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, has told a UN Security Council meeting that the most important factor in fighting terrorism today is to unite, intensify international cooperation, support countries and regions to strengthen their capacity of detecting, preventing and combating international terrorism, as well as help countries to sustainably recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensure equitable access to vaccines.

Addressing the virtual Arria-formula meeting on “the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism” on June 16, Anh emphasised the need to solve the root causes of terrorism through economic development, national reconciliation, and building a society that is just, tolerant and self-resistant to terrorism and extremism.

It is also necessary to ensure that counter-terrorism measures are consistent with the fundamental principles of the UN Charter and international law, he noted.

The Arria-formula meeting was organised by Tunisia in cooperation with Estonia, France, Ireland, Kenya, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the UK, and Vietnam.

Assistant Secretary-General Michèle Coninsx, who is Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), stated that the long-term socio-economic impacts of the pandemic will create favourable conditions for terrorism, especially in countries with fragile political and economic situations.

She said that the post-pandemic anti-terrorism policies should ensure the gender factor and focus on equal distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, while calling for increased coordination of global efforts to combat terrorism and ensure an inclusive, equal and respectful approach to human rights and dignity.

Delegates affirmed their commitments to maintaining solidarity against terrorism and extremism, and stressed the need to guarantee basic human rights in combating terrorism, facilitate access to humanitarian aid, and strengthen national capacity and the role of regional organisations, and support the role of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and CTED./.

Korean firm contributes 10 billion VND to COVID-19 vaccine fund

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien on June 16 received 10 billion VND (some 431,700 USD) from the Republic of Korea’s Hyosung Vietnam Co. Ltd. to Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine fund.

Expressing gratitude for the donations of foreign companies in Vietnam, Chien described the support as a great encouragement for the country to push back the pandemic and resume production soon.

Chien said that in order to complete the goal of delivering COVID-19 vaccine to over 70 percent of its population, Vietnam needs 150 million doses of vaccine at an estimate cost of about 25.2 trillion VND (1.09 billion USD), with about 16 trillion VND coming from the central State budget and the remainder mobilised from local budgets, businesses, organisations and individuals.

So far, the fund has received over 5 trillion VND (about 219 million USD) from agencies, organisations, businesses and donors, he noted.

The VFF will allocate the resources in a most effective manner, he said, stressing the significance of the consensus and support of the community to the Party and State’s pandemic prevention and control policies.

Pham Minh Cao, chief representative of Hyosung Vietnam in the northern region, said that the firm hopes to join hands in fighting COVID-19 so that production and business activities will run normally.

Cao hoped that the company’s contribution will help Vietnam realise the target of conducting massive COVID-19 vaccinations in 2021 and assist pandemic-hit localities in buying medical equipment.

The same day, the VFF Central Committee also received 1 billion VND from officials and employees of the Ministry of Construction to the COVID-19 vaccine fund.

Deputy Minister of Construction said that the contribution is part of the ministry’s response to the call from the Party, State and VFF in COVID-19 prevention and control.

Also on June 16, Vice President of the VFF Central Committee Truong Thi Ngoc Anh received 596 million VND from the Trade Union of the Vietnam Television and 200 million VND from the Echo Vietnam Co. Ltd. donated the COVID-19 vaccine fund, along with goods worth of 19.1 million VND from Blossom21 project to support Tan Yen district of Bac Giang province, and 58.5 million VND from the Vietnamese Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery to assist COVID-19 prevention and control activities./.

Hanoi calls for donations to COVID-19 vaccination programme

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh and Chairwoman of the city’s Fatherland Front Committee Nguyen Lan Huong have called on local organisations, businesses and people to donate to the city’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.

In a letter jointly issued on June 16, Anh and Huong said they want organisations, businesses and residents of Hanoi to share the responsibility with the city by contributing money and resources to the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.

This aims to help the city soon achieve herd immunity against the virus and bring life back to normal, the letter said.

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has resurged with more complex and unpredictable developments, forcing the city to drastically undertake comprehensive measures in order to fulfill the twin goals of combating the virus and sustaining economic growth, it said.

More than ever, the COVID-19 fight needs support from the entire political system, business community and people in Hanoi to begin the local free vaccination campaign, poised as the long-term strategic solution for the current situation, it added.

Hanoi will host a show called “Hanoi chung tay hanh dong day lui dich COVID-19” (Hanoi joins hands to fight COVID-19) at the Friendship Culture Palace at 8:00pm on June 19. It will be broadcast live./.

Social distancing imposed in Nghe An localities following Covid-19 outbreak

Social distancing measures have been implemented in Vinh City and Dien Chau District in the central province of Nghe An since Wednesday midnight for Covid-19 prevention.

The decision was made by chairman of the provincial people’s committee Nguyen Duc Trung at a meeting on Wednesday on Covid-19 prevention and control activities.

At the meeting, Duong Dinh Chinh, director of the local Department of Health, the province recorded four Covid-19 patients on April 13-16, with three in Vinh City and one in Dien Chau District.

Local authorities are tracing people who had close contact with Covid-19 cases and have blocked many areas. Some Covid-19 patients had met many people and visited different areas so the province is facing a high risk of the pandemic outbreak.

Social distancing in Vinh City and Dien Chau District is in line with the government’s Directive 15.

New airport to be built in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau plans to build a new airport on Go Gang Island.

Go Gang Airport, which covers an area of 248.5 hectares in Long Son Commune, has a total investment of VND9 trillion (USD391 million), including VND1.25 trillion for the site clearance.

The current Vung Tau Airport, covering 172 hectares in the city, is mostly used for helicopters serving logistics and oil and gas services.

Located right in the centre of Vung Tau City, Vung Tau Airport has directly affected local people’s life and the environment.  

Experiencing rapid urbanisation, Vung Tau needs more land for infrastructure construction, while the airport occupies a large area. So it is necessary to relocate the airport out of the city centre.

Go Gang Island was approved for airport construction by the government in 2019.

Go Gang Airport will serve both military and civil purposes.

Chairman of Ba Ria-Vung Tau People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tho has asked the provincial Department of Transport to cooperate with concerned agencies to complete a report on the airport construction which will be submitted to the Ministry of National Defense for consideration.

Earlier, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province asked the prime minister for approval to upgrade Co Ong Airport on Con Dao Island and add Ho Tram airport to a list of projects to be developed by 2030.

The upgrade project is aimed at meeting the rising air travel demand to and from Con Dao Island and boost its socioeconomic development.

Meanwhile, Ho Tram Airport to be invested in by Ho Tram Ltd. Co will help improve access to the Ho Tram Strip resort in the province for domestic flights.

Source: VNA/VNS/VOV/VIR/SGT/Nhan Dan/Hanoitimes

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FPT Software Partners with WEM APAC, Tapping into Growing Software Development Market


HANOI, Vietnam–()–Vietnam’s leading ICT firm, FPT Software, has announced a new partnership with WEM – a global no-code development platform provider headquartered in Amsterdam & Melbourne. The two companies aim to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journey by leveraging their RPA and no-code platforms.

FPT Software and WEM APAC signed a partnership agreement that enables WEM APAC to be a global distributor and the first reseller of akaBot in the Australian market. Developed by FPT Software, akaBot is a comprehensive platform that automates a wide range of business processes, allowing companies to streamline their operations and build business resilience partnering in the long run.

The partnership marks the first collaboration between FPT Software and WEM APAC. The two companies share the same vision of helping businesses optimize operations through the use of technologies. In the long-term plan, the two companies plan to provide integrated offers of akaBot and WEM’s no-code capability to their customers for synergistic effect in accelerating business growth.

“Through this exciting collaboration with WEM APAC, we expect to combine the power of RPA and low-code technology to accelerate companies’ digital transformation journey,” said Ha Trinh, Managing Director of FPT Australia. “Here we have a highly skilled team with experience across various industries. FPT Software will join forces with WEM APAC to create exceptional values to each other and to our customers as well.”

“This extreme value combination of akaBot and WEM gives enterprises the capability to capitalize on the rapid changes in the market with intent. We enable enterprises on their Digital Transformation journey with unmatched speed and ROI. This is a very exciting time for our clients. I am looking forward to adding great value to our customers with this one-of-a-kind combination of capabilities,” said Cheno Thong, Managing Director of WEM APAC.

The partnership was formed amid the rising need for digital transformation in Australia in the post-pandemic recovery phase. Companies here are realizing the significance of technology adoption in improving resilience and competitiveness. As one of Southeast Asia’s biggest ICT firms, FPT Software has helped hundreds of customers worldwide transform their business by providing a wide range of digital products and services.

About FPT Software

FPT Software is a global technology and IT services provider headquartered in Vietnam, with more than USD 500 million in revenue and 16,000 employees in 25 countries as of 2020. As a pioneer in digital transformation, the company delivers world-class services in Smart factory, Digital platforms, RPA, AI, IoT, Cloud, AR/VR, BPO, and more. It has served 700+ customers worldwide, a hundred of which are Fortune Global 500 companies in the industries of Automotive, Banking and Finance, Logistics & Transportation, Utilities, and more. For more information, please visit www.fpt-software.com/

About WEM

WEM is a leading no-code Enterprise Application Platform as a Service provider, headquartered in Amsterdam & Melbourne. Over the few years, WEM has evolved as a leader in the no-code application development world. WEM empowers organizations, teams, and subject-matter experts to build applications, without needing to write a single line of code or have extensive technical skills. The platform can build, stage and execute the development of application in real-time, enabling rapid application delivery in a truly agile way. For more information, please visit: https://wemapac.com/



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Vietnam’s digital economy presents chances for investors, start-ups | Business | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)


Vietnam’s digital economy presents chances for investors, start-ups hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: techwireasia.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – The newswire techwireasia.com on June
16 ran an article saying that Vietnam has been steadily growing its highly promising digital economy, presenting multiple opportunities for investors, startups, and businesses alike. 


The
author wrote that in recent years, the Southeast Asian region has been seeing
rapid and sustained efforts and investment into various digital economy
initiatives by both the public and private sectors. Tech giants have
been creating waves, most recently the Tokopedia-Gojek merger, and earlier, Grab pushing for a US listing with a valuation of over 40 billion USD. 


Estimates
by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Co predicted that the Vietnamese sector
could grow to 52 billion USD
by 2025, which comes up to about a sixth of the massive 300 billion USD
regional digital economy pie. 


According to the article, backed by a stable political climate, progressive economic policies, and sustained growth, a lucrative opportunity exists for both local
players and investors alike to tap into the country’s potential for economic
greatness.


Opportunities
include e-commerce services, digital finance, online gaming, and
tech-enabled services to power Industry 4.0 progress. Like its ASEAN peers, a majority of Vietnamese residents
remain underbanked, making digital financial services a highly attractive option for loans and payments. 


In 2015,
the Vietnamese Government announced a ten-year plan for a broad digital transformation of the country, with an ambitious
plan to produce 10 startup unicorns valued at over 1 billion USD apiece by
2030. 


Aiming
to incorporate at least 10 percent of digital adoption across all sectors and
Internet penetration of 80 percent for all households, the plan appears to be
on track. 

Southeast
Asia’s largest unicorn, Grab, has been investing heavily in accelerators for startups
around the region from as early as 2018. Collaborating with both private and public players, Grab has been
attracting startups intending to scale via mentorship opportunities, access to
Grab’s customer bases, and even potential direct investment.


In 2020,
the decacorn (startups valued over 10 billion USD) recognised the potential of
Vietnam’s digital economy and launched an accelerator for early-stage startups. Under their Grab Ventures Ignite accelerator program, five winners emerged, who won over 1 million USD in investment and in-kind prizes from Grab and its programme
partners. They span the breadth of fields such as retail,
insurance, logistics, and communications, the article said./.





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