Daily Archives: January 2, 2021

Kien Giang invests over 28 mln USD in fishing infrastructure

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang invested more than 645 billion VND (28.2 million USD) in fishing infrastructure in 2020, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.It included building storm shelters for boats and upgradi...

Vietnam Airlines launches new services on Hanoi-HCM City route

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has introduced new services on the Hanoi-HCM City route with a view to improving its domestic market share in the context of international flights being affected by COVID-19.Hanoi-HCM City - world’s second busies...

M&A scaled down in 2020 but some deals stand out

The year 2020 marked a rough year for the global finance and equity markets as the COVID-19 pandemic scaled down the global economy and discouraged investors to execute their M&A deals as planned.The Vietnamese equity and finance market was

EVN to digitalise all facilities on transmission lines by 2022

The Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) is planning to have all equipment on transmission lines and 80 percent of 110 kV circuit facilities digitalised from now to 2022.By 2025, EVN will have digitalised 100 percent of facilities on medium- and

13,000 Ford Rangers sold in 2020

Despite many challenges caused by COVID-19, the Ford Ranger model continues to be one among the best-selling pickups in the country with over 13,000 units sold in 2020.In the recent report, Ford Vietnam announced that it was preparing for

Six Vietnamese firms attends Algeria’s virtual int’l agricultural expo

Six Vietnamese firms are among exhibitors at a virtual international agricultural expo in Algeria held by Andalus Trade, Show, Exhibits and Events (Andalus Tsee) from January 1 – 31.They are Hanoi Trade Joint Stock Corporation (Hapro), Vietnam Nationa...

Banks to stop issuing magnetic strip cards in three months

Vietnamese banks will only be allowed to issue chip cards from March 31, 2021, according to a State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) draft circular.Currently, local banks issue both chip and magnetic strip cards.The draft regulation aims to help meet

Stimulus program expected to boost tourism in Khanh Hoa

A tourism stimulus program has been introduced by Khanh Hoa province in central Vietnam to enhance linkages among businesses and attract more domestic visitors.The provincial tourism sector has organized a number of cultural and culinary events in Nha ...

Thousands flock to Ha Long’s first-ever winter festival

Thousands of visitors flocked to Ha Long City in the northern province of Quang Ninh on the New Year’s Day (January 1) for the Winter Carnival, the first of its kind held in the province.One of the event’s highlights

Hoi An welcomes first visitors of 2021

The UNESCO-recognized city of Hoi An on Friday welcomed its first visitor of 2021 with a performance of sac bua singing and bai choi singing, both honored as national intangible cultural heritages.The 19 visitors were offered free tickets to all