Nielsen: Vietnamese consumers upbeat about economic outlook

17:56 | 16/11/2014

VGP – Viet Nam’s Consumer Confidence Index jumped three points in Q3 to 102, the highest level since late 2010, according Nielsen. 

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The leading global information and measurement company recently published its Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions. 

Country Manager of Nielsen Viet Nam, Vaughan Ryan said that the climb of consumer index in Q3 has shown that consumers have shared a positive outlook for the future in spite of difficulties over the past 18 months.

Consumers are willing to spend their spare cash on vacations, new clothes, latest technological products and household utensils. This is a positive sign for the economy in the remaining months of the year.

However, in general Vietnamese consumers still have a cautious approach when it comes to spending. According to the survey, as many as 7 out of 10 consumers in Viet Nam spend their spare cash on savings after meeting all essential living costs.

Conducted since 2015, the Consumer Confidence index is made on a 100-point scale. 

South East Asia is in the top five most optimistic region globally in which Indonesia ranked the second with 125 points, followed by the Philippines with 115 points./.

By Khanh Phuong

 

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Marine port authority office to be set up in Truong Sa district

10:11 | 16/11/2014

VGP – A decision to establish a representative office of the Nha Trang Maritime Port Authority in Truong Sa island district, central Khanh Hoa province, was announced on November 15.

Mr. Pham Van Chuong, Director of the Nha Trang Maritime Port Authority – Photo: VNA

The creation of the representative office is stipulated in Decision No.568/QD-CHHVN issued by the Director of the Ministry of Transport’s Viet Nam Maritime Administration (VMA).

Addressing the ceremony in Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city, VMA Director Nguyen Nhat said the establishment of the office would help ensure the management of shipping operations and ensure the freedom of navigation in line with Viet Nam’s law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

It also demonstrates Viet Nam’s presence in and management of the sea areas and islands under its sovereign control, helping safeguard the country’s sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction.

Pham Van Chuong, Director of the Nha Trang Maritime Port Authority, said the authorities would also coordinate with relevant agencies on search and rescue missions at sea as well as environmental pollution prevention.

The VMA also announced the demarcation of the waters of Truong Sa seaport, based in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago. The waters are defined in the ministerial Circular No.21/2014/TT-BGTVT.-VNA

 

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Vietnamese coffee penetrates ME markets

10:08 | 16/11/2014

VGP – A series of Vietnamese café pubs and coffee products of Trung Nguyen Coffe Group will be available in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a result of an agreement between the Group and Global Hotels Management LLC (GHM).    

The agreement was reached at a coffee festival, held in Dubai from November 12-14.

Under the agreement, GHM will open a chain of Trung Nguyen café pubs in Dubai and the UAE and distribute high-grade coffee products like Weasel, Legendee and G7 in the market.

The UAE, especially Dubai is a strategic market and an important target of Trung Nguyen as it is one of the most demanding markets in the world, said George Economou, Head of International Division at Trung Nguyen Group.

This is a good chance to tout the brand name and high quality of Vietnamese coffee, particularly Trung Nguyen coffee to the globe./.

By Kim Loan

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First sea and island database

09:02 | 16/11/2014

VGP – Viet Nam has the first spatial database containing all sea and island territory, including both Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The database is the outcome of a three-year project on monitoring the environmental resources of the sea and islands by remote sensing technology, which was accepted later this week.

The project set up the database of multi-temporal spatial images detailing the sea and islands of Viet Nam and established a topographic map with spatial images of Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.

The database features the physical, chemical and biological environment of the sea in the four seasons of the year and the surface of coastal areas.

The established multi-temporal monitoring system will help track changes in the natural resources and environment of the sea and islands, contributing to ensuring national defense and sovereignty./.

By Khanh Phuong   

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Japan to help VN reduce hotel carbon emissions

16:58 | 14/11/2014

VGP – A Japanese-funded project will be piloted in major hotels in Viet Nam, aimed at reducing carbon emissions produced by large hotels in Viet Nam.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the funding was signed in Ho Chi Minh City by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the New Energy and the Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO).
 
The pilot Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) project on low-carbon hotel, a new energy management system for buildings in Viet Nam has a total investment of $2.8 million.
 
Initiated by Japan, the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) is to boost bilateral cooperation with developing countries in green-house gas emission reduction via Japanese advanced low-carbon technologies adoption.
 
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Can Tho’s aquatic exports witness twofold increase

16:25 | 13/11/2014

VGP – Mekong delta Can Tho City has exported more than 11,000 tons of aquatic products, mainly shrimp to such large markets as the EU, Japan, Australia, Singapore and the US, according to the city’s Department of Industry and Trade.

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Over the past 10 months of 2014, it earned US$500 million from exporting 55,000 tons of aquatic products, accounting for 51% of the total export turnover and representing a twofold increase compared to the same period last year. 

The city has provided a loan of VND8,000 billion for local businesses to purchase new materials and promote consumption in large markets.

It also cooperates with other provinces and facilitates enterprises’ further coordination in production and export with the aim of making an aquatic export value of US$600 million for the full year.

By Thuy Dung

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VN-India direct air routes launched

15:43 | 13/11/2014

VGP – Viet Nam Airlines and India’s Jet Airways on November 12 announced the launching of new direct air routes to connect Ho Chi Minh City and New Delhi and Mumbai cities and other 50 destinations in India.

On November 5, India’s Jet Airways officially inaugurated direct air routes between New Delhi and Mumbai and Ho Chi Minh City.

The direct flights are expected to boost the two sides’ trade, investment and tourism in the future.

In 2013, the number of travelers between the two nations totaled 46,000 and is estimated to increase 25% in 2014.

The two nations are to open a new air route between Ha Noi and New Delhi.

By Thuy Dung

 

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VietNambeelectedtoITU’sRadioRegulationsBoard

Số liên hệ: Vuong Thu. Hanh
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The Plenipotentiary Conference is the largest and most important event of the ITU, which is held every 4 years. The Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 was held in Busan, South Korea from October, 20th to November, 10th, 2014. At the Conference, all members voted to elect ITU’s executive positions, including the Radio Regulations Board (RRB).

The RRB is the highest authority in the field of radio communication of ITU, which gives decisions and guidelines in implementing the Radio Information Regulations – be considered the international code in the field of radio. In particular, the Committee is the agency to handle disputes in rights of using frequencies and satellite orbits among countries – a sensitive issue related to the national sovereignty.

Mr. Doan Quang Hoan – Director of Authority of Radio Frequency Management (Ministry of Information and Communications) was introduced as the candidate to RRB. After over a year of campaigning in major international forums, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant units, the candidate of Viet Nam has elected and with the representatives of Japan and the United Arab Emirates became members of RRB for the period of 2015 – 2018.

This important event improved Viet Nam’s position in the world and increased its participation in executive positions in international organizations, in accordance with the policy of the Party and Government in strengthening international integration. In addition, this position also contributes significantly to the protection of the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of the country, to ensure the rights and interests of Viet Nam in frequency and satellite orbits.

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ShortDescription: International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a specialized agency of the United Nations in the field of telecommunications and information technology. Viet Nam is one of 193 ITU’s members. Ministry of Information and Communications is authorized to represent the Government of Vietnam participating in this organization.
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WB helps improve electricity supply in VN

10:03 | 13/11/2014

VGP – The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) and the World Bank on November 12 signed a loan worth US$500 million to improve the reliability and quality of electricity supply in key economic zones in the country.

Photo: VGP/Huy Thang

Improving energy efficiency is critical for Viet Nam’s ability to meet energy demand to power growth and enhancement in life’s quality, said WB Country Director Victoria Kwakwa.

The loan will finance transmission lines and substations, contributing about 15% of the electricity transmission network by 2020.

The project will meet the demands for key economic zones in the North, Central and South of the nation as well as guaranteeing the national energy security.

The project will be invested with US$897 million, including US$500 million coming from  the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a member of the WB, said Governor of the SBV Nguyen Van Binh.

By Thuy Dung 

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VN to issue trans-national driving licenses

16:58 | 12/11/2014

VGP – Viet Nam will issue internationally recognized driving licenses from January 1, 2015, as a member of the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. 

The licenses will be translated into English, Russian and Chinese in addition to Vietnamese.

According to deputy director general of Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam (DRVN) Nguyen Van Quyen, Viet Nam will recognize and allow the use of internationally-recognized driving licenses granted by countries joining the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. 

On reverse, Vietnamese working, studying and residing abroad will be issued internationally-recognized driving licenses, which are recognized by Convention participating countries.

The Convention on Road Traffic, commonly known as the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, is an international treaty designed to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety by establishing standard traffic rules among the participating parties.

The convention was ratified by 73 countries at the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Conference on Road Traffic in Vienna in 1968, and came into effect in May 1977.

Viet Nam has completed the procedures and approved to join the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, including contents on granting and recognizing the international driving license since January 1, 2015.

By Thuy Dung

 

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