Daily Archives: March 29, 2020

Mekong Delta rice farmers earn high income from rice straw

 Rice farmers in the Mekong Delta are earning higher incomes from selling rice straw left over from the harvested 2019 – 20 winter-spring rice crop. The rice straw, which can be used to grow mushrooms, is in high demand. The

Mekong Delta rice farmers earn high income from rice straw

  Rice farmers in the Mekong Delta are earning higher incomes from selling rice straw left over from the harvested 2019 – 20 winter-spring rice crop. The rice straw, which can be used to grow mushrooms, is in high demand. The

Ministry proposes 843 million USD bailout package for businesses during COVID-19

 The Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs has proposed the Government issue a 20 trillion VND (843 million USD) bailout package to soften the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the proposal, an employee will be allowed to

HCM City property developers offer more products

 The HCM City real estate market provides more housing projects and subsidises rentals to boost the market amid the COVID-19 pandemic. An announcement by the city Department of Construction in the first quarter said there were 3,137 housing products comprising

Mekong Delta shrimp prices fall as COVID-19 hits demand

  Shrimp prices have plummeted in the Mekong Delta since global demand has been hit severely by the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, white leg shrimp of 100 shrimp per kilogramme size now cost 5,000 – 70,000 VND (2.74 – 2.95 USD),

Association calls for consistent tax incentives for social housing developers

 Tax incentives for developers of social housing projects for lease should be made clear and consistent to encourage private investment in the segment, according to the HCM City Real Estate Association. The association said that there were inconsistencies among existing

Prime Minister praises public security, miliary forces in COVID-19 fight

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has praised the military and public security forces for their great efforts in the fight against COVID-19. In his letters sent to the forces on March 28, the Prime Minister wrote that the pandemic is

COVID-19: Bamboo Airways restricts domestic, charter flights

 Vietnam’s newest airline, has announced it will reduce the frequency of domestic flights amid the critical time of COVID-19 fight as directed by the Government and Ministry of Transport. In its announcement, the carrier has decided to make some temporary

Vietnam saves over 800 million VND worth of electricity during Earth Hour

 Vietnam saved 436,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to 812.9 million VND (34,928 USD), for one hour from 20:30 to 21:30 on March 28, in response to Earth Hour 2020, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre. The campaign took place amid

Hanoi hastens efforts to handle COVID-19 hotbed at Bach Mai Hospital

 Authorities in Hanoi are ramping up efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus from Bach Mai Hospital, considered the biggest and most complex hotbed of COVID-19 in Vietnam at present, after more than 10 cases linked with this