Vietnam earned US$154.3 billion from exportsThe country’s total import-export turnover in the first nine months of the year reached more than US$308.3 billion, posting a 21.3 per cent year-on-year increase, according to the General Department of Customs. Phones and spare parts take the lead with an export turnover of $31.54 billion in the first nine months of the year. — Photo tuoitre.vnThe export turnover in the period between January and September posted a 19.8 per cent rise to $154.3 billion, compared with the same period last year . Phones and spare parts took the lead with an export turnover of $31.54 billion, followed by garment and textiles with $19.21 billion, and computer and electronics spare parts with $18.54 billion. The shoe sector earned $10.64 billion from exports in the nine months, while machines earned $9.31 billion, and seafood brought in $5.99 billion.
October 20, 2017 06:45 UTC
Therefore, it will be very difficult for Vietnam automobile industry to compete and exist,” a representative of VAMA said. The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has recently submitted to the government a plan to cut the import tax on car parts to zero percent to help auto manufacturers reduce production costs. But we still have not heard any.”“I personally feel happy that automobile manufacturers are determined to build an automobile industry. She said she doesn’t support a tax cut with no requirement on localization ratio on auto manufacturers, as this would not maintain the auto industry. RELATED NEWSImport taxes on auto parts may be cutMinistry drafts auto part tax cutMai Chi
October 20, 2017 05:37 UTC
Ha Thu and her team members decide to bring to the National Costume Competition at Miss Earth 2017 a new image of Vietnam instead of the familiar image of the traditional Vietnamese girl in embroidered Ao Dai costume. Pictured is Ha Thu as an energetic and strong female soldier, who is still imbued with unique characteristics of Vietnamese women. The costume is made of Lanh My A natural silk fabric and glittering lame fabric designed, featuring the beauty of modern Vietnamese women. Behind the costume are lotus motifs that have reflected sturdiness and softness in Vietnamese women. Ha Thu says she is very excited trying the design, adding that the costume will bring a new image of Vietnam to international friends, who get used to the familiar image of Vietnamese girls in Ao DaiHa Thu will participate in the National Costume Competition on October 30.
October 20, 2017 05:37 UTC
Women - dive into the world of engineeringThere is more room for Vietnamese women in engineering and technology, which used to be a traditionally male industry. In fact, female engineers and technicians carry a distinct advantage to pursue a viable career. However, it is even more difficult for us to fulfill the different roles of engineer, mother, and wife.”Indeed, the engineering industry is challenging for both genders. Female engineers have competitive traits like meticulousness and attention to detail compared to male engineers. The engineering industry is teeming with bright prospects for employment, learning, and development.
October 20, 2017 04:41 UTC
Hoa Binh suffers nearly $72 million losses from floodsRecent heavy rains and devastating floods in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh caused a total loss of about 1.63 trillion VND (71.75 million USD). Landslides in Hoa Binh's Lac Son districtAs of October 19, the disasters, lasting from October 9-12, left 46 deaths, injured and missing. Meanwhile, nearly 2,700 hectares of rice, 3,242 hectares of maize and crop, and over 1,000 hectares of fruit trees were inundated. Continuous downpours from October 10 triggered floods and landslides in Vietnam’s northern and north central regions, causing huge human and property losses. As of October 16, floods in some northern mountainous and central localities killed 75 people, injured 38, left 28 others missing and forced 2,604 households to evacuate.
October 20, 2017 04:30 UTC
VN to develop alerts for climate change-related diseasesVietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam is developing an integrated database and early warning system for diseases related to climate change, Do Manh Cuong of the Ministry of Health said on Thursday (October 19). A representative of the United Nations Development Programme said that climate change affect clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year globally due to malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress, she said. Viet Nam’s grassroots health system has not responded adequately to climate change; and many health staff as well as the general public are unaware of the impact on health. “Hospitals should be provided with resources to implement an annual climate change response plan,” he added.
October 20, 2017 04:07 UTC
Australian Senate speaker delights at progress of ties with VietnamAustralian President of the Senate Stephen Parry has expressed his delight at the strong development in the Vietnam-Australia relations in recent years, laying a solid ground for the two sides to upgrade their ties in the future. Australian President of the Senate Stephen Parry (left) meets Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Ngo Huong Nam in Canberra on October 19. He also looked forward to visiting Vietnam next year as the two nations celebrate their 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties. Ambassador Nam spoke highly of the 2013 agreement between the two countries’ legislative bodies, contributing to deepening the two parliaments’ ties. The Australia-Vietnam Friendship Society is joined by more than 20 parliamentarians from different political parties in Australia.
October 20, 2017 04:07 UTC
Life in fishing village on stage in Phan ThietA theatre called Lang Chai (Fishing Village) was opened recently in Phan Thiet, creating a space where tourists can witness see unique art performances. A show at the newly opened Lang Chai Theatre in Phan Thiet. Located close to the Nguyen Thong-Mui Ne Roundabout, the VNĐ44 billion (US$1.9 million) theatre can accommodate 1,200 people. The first performance at the theatre depicts the daily routines of fishermen and their families, giving audiences a glimpse into the daily life of local fishermen that is filled hardship and danger. Tickets to the show range from VNĐ200,000 to VNĐ500,000.
October 20, 2017 03:56 UTC
Locals compensated for fish killVietNamNet Bridge – Residents in four central provinces have received Government compensation of more than VND6.1 trillion (US$275.2 million) for the April 2016 mass fish kill in which 70 tonnes of fish died, affecting the livelihoods of 260,000 people, due to pollution by the Taiwanese steel company Formosa. Fish on sale at Thuan An Fishing Port in central coastal Thua Thien Hue Province. The mass fish deaths were first reported on April 6 last year when a large number of fish washed ashore in Ha Tinh Province. The incident also occurred in Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien – Hue provinces. Thua Thien – Hue alone reported that 35 tonnes of farm-raised fish had died.
October 20, 2017 03:56 UTC
VN footballers lose 0-5 to SKorea at AFC U19Viet Nam suffered their second loss at the AFC U19 Women’s Football Championship yesterday in Nanjing, China. — Photo the-afc.comThe team lost 0-5 to South Korean rivals in a match at Jiangsu Training Base Stadium. Kim Soeun scored a hattrick while Mun Eun-ju and Kim Eun-soul netted one goal each for the Korean side to maintain their ability to compete in the sem-finals. A final Group B match against Japan on Sunday will decide the Koreans’ ultimate fate. They will next face Australia who played Japan yesterday.
October 20, 2017 03:33 UTC
Hanoi enhances cooperation with ArgentinaVice Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dao Duc Toan on October 19 hosted a reception for Argentine Ambassador to Vietnam Juan Carlos Valle Raleigh ahead of his upcoming visit to several Latin American countries, including Argentina. He called on the Argentine Embassy in Vietnam to coordinate with Hanoi in organising activities celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Argentina in 2018, especially cultural activities to intensify mutual understanding between their people. Applauding the upcoming visit by Toan and other Hanoi officials, Ambassador J. Raleigh said exchange activities between Argentina and Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular are significant to tightening their solidarity and bilateral cooperation. The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina and the Argentine Embassy in Vietnam always closely coordinate with each other, contributing to making the visit a success, the diplomat said. He lauded support of the Hanoi Party Committee over the past time and expressed his belief that there would be more attractive cultural activities in Hanoi to mark the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Phu Quoc Island drowning in rubbishVietNamNet Bridge – Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang – among the most popular tourist destinations in Viet Nam – is being threatened by environmental pollution caused by rubbish dumps, Lao dong (Labour) newspaper reported. Garbage heap in Phu Quoc Island’s Duong Dong Town in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. Waste water is collected in sedimentation tanks and then discharged directly into the municipal waste water system. Rapid urbanisation and industrialisation place heavy pressure on treatment of household solid waste, particularly in big urban areas like Ha Noi, HCM City and tourism sites like Phu Quoc Island. Regarding Phu Quoc Island, Nhan said the ministry would instruct authorities to map out strict measures to deal with the issue, particularly overloaded waste dumping stations.
Thu loses at junior badminton tourneyVietNamNet Bridge – Vu Thi Anh Thu was defeated 13-21, 9-21 by Aurum Oktavia of Indonesia in the women’s singles category at the Badminton World Federation Junior Championships yesterday. After her loss there are no Vietnamese players left at the tournament. Defeat: Vu Thi Anh Thu of Viet Nam is out of the World Junior Badminton Championships after losing in the fifth round yesterday. — Photo baomoi.comIn other matches, No 1 seed Pattarasuda Chaiwan of Thailand advanced to the quarter-finals after beating Qi Xuan Eoon of Malaysia 21-6, 21-8. Other quarters will see an all-Indonesia match Gregoria Mariska Tunjung vs Oktavia; No 10 Chananchida Jucharoen of Thailand vs No 4 Goh Jin Wwi of Malaysia; and No 5 Han Yue from China vs her fellow countrywoman Zhou Meng.
VN-Index gains slow on uncertaintyShares struggled to rise on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange on October 19 as investor sentiment turned negative on the current market trading condition. HCM City’s stock index was down 0.07 percent on October 18. More than 169.3 million shares were traded on the southern market, worth 4.1 trillion VND (182.4 million USD). The worst decliners in the sectors were MBBank (MBB), Saigon Securities Inc (SSI) and HCM City Securities (HCM). Nearly 49 million shares were exchanged on the northern bourse, worth 585.6 billion VND.
October 20, 2017 03:11 UTC
The stake to be sold is equivalent to more than 48.3 million shares. At the first auction last December, the SCIC offloaded more than 130 million shares in the dairy firm but sold only 60 percent of them. Accordingly, KLF will offer 53 million shares for strategic investors at the price of VND10,000 ($0.44) apiece. The remaining 45 million shares will be offered to existing shareholders with the initial price not less than VND10,000 ($0.44) per share. Notably, Tien Phong’s general director bought 410,000 shares, deputy general director 203,000 shares, and Southern Tien Phong Plastic JSC registered to buy 1.8 million shares.
October 20, 2017 01:30 UTC