Daily Archives: March 19, 2020

EVFTA expected to create great pressure on domestic logistics firms

The expected execution of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement in 2020 will create great pressure on Vietnamese logistics businesses, insiders said.When the deal comes into effect, it would open the door wide to EU logistics service providers to enter

Hanoi keeps growth target for 2020 unchanged

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing considerable impact on Hanoi’s economy, but the capital city still maintains its growth target of 7.51 percent for this year.Director of the municipal Statistics Office Dau Ngoc Hung said in the first two months

EU’s border closure yet to affect goods circulation: official

The European Union (EU)’s border closure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has not yet had a significant impact on goods circulation, said an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.The EU had formally

Reference exchange rate continues going up

The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,242 VND per USD on March 19, up 10 VND from the previous day.With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial

National Assembly Chairwoman receives out-going Japanese Ambassador

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan praised the ideas and efforts of Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio to promote the relations between Vietnam and Japan as well as between the two countries’ parliaments, during a reception for

Vietnamese teacher among top 50 Global Teacher Prize finalists

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha congratulated teacher Ha Anh Phuong of Phu Tho province for being shorlisted in the 50 Global Teacher Prize finalists announced in London on Thursday Ha Anh Phuong was honoured as one of

Agricultural sector restructured for climate change response

Severe drought has affected various provinces in the southern central coastal region. Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh and Phu Yen have confronted drought and shortage of water for two consecutive years.Head of the Regional Research and Development Institute of t...

Top leader urges for good preparation of personnel work from all-level Party congresses

The personnel work must be well prepared from all-level Party Congresses in order to prepare for the 13th National Party Congress, said Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on Thursday. At a meeting to prepare for the

Utah suffers biggest quake in 30 years

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck northern Utah in the US on Wednesday.This was the strongest earthquake the region has suffered since 1992.The quake shook Salt Lake City and its suburbs, sending spooked residents fleeing their homes, knocking out powe...

Vietnam Airlines suspends flights to Russia, Taiwan (China)

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will suspend flights to and from Russia and Taiwan (China) beginning Thursday until further notice because of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions being imposed by...