Social News 22/6The 11th National Press Awards ceremony was held in Hanoi on June 21, with seven press agencies taking home first prizes. The exhibition features 255 portraits of heroines of the Vietnam People’s Armed Forces in the South, whose contributions were officially recognised in March. The city’s social insurance fund paid over 4.6 trillion VND (202.4 million USD) for these medical services during the period. As per the people’s Committee on June 6, 2017, farmers planted rice on 58,785ha yet the disease destroyed 20,782,8ha. In addition, the workers should be given brief and more comprehensible overview of issues of their interest, for example, wage, allowance and social welfare.
June 22, 2017 10:07 UTC
Apparel industry faces tough times despite high export growthVietnam’s textile and garment industry is facing tough times to connect itself with global supply chains, although the industry’s export revenue growth is expected to stay high, according to the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex). The industry is forecast to earn US$31.3 billion in export revenue in 2017, up roughly 11% over the previous year. Vinatex alone aims for nearly US$3 billion in export revenue. Vietnam, one of the five largest textile and garment exporters in the world, got US$28.3 billion in outbound sales last year. The added value was still not high as local content in its apparel products was just over 50%.
June 22, 2017 09:56 UTC
Vietnam leads ASEAN in cloud computing spending growthVietnam recorded the fastest growth among ASEAN countries in cloud computing spending in the 2010-2016 period, Dr. There is a major gap between cloud computing in Vietnam and ASEAN countries, so Vietnam has great potential.”He also released the latest survey on the application of cloud computing in Vietnam, conducted by the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy in the first four months of 2017, which revealed that 56 per cent of Vietnamese enterprises use cloud computing. Fifty-five per cent of State agencies used cloud computing, including 62 per cent at the central level and 45 per cent at the local level. There are primarily two types of cloud computing customers: small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and State agencies. SMEs want cloud computing that is cheap but efficient and with fast transmission, so should use public cloud services, while private cloud services are more suitable for State agencies.”VN Economic Times
June 22, 2017 09:56 UTC
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer. Around 25 per cent of hepatitis B patients will eventually suffer from liver cancer if they go without treatment. Currently, there is no specific treatment for hepatitis B, so a vaccine is considered to be the most effective preventive measure. The national average rate for hepatitis B vaccinations was particularly low before June 2016, at below 50 per cent, after there was an incident of a baby dying after getting the hepatitis B vaccination. The WHO has recommended that a combined treatment-and-prevention strategy could eliminate hepatitis B and C from the country by 2030.
June 22, 2017 09:45 UTC
Vietnamese supermodel, Indonesian DJ collaborate in music singleSupermodel and Miss Universe Vietnam 2009 Vo Hoang Yen has collaborated with renowned Indonesian DJ artist Dona Amelia to launch a new single, So Young. Supermodel and Miss Universe Vietnam 2009 Vo Hoang Yen (right) and renowned Indonesian DJ artist Dona Amelia (left) in their recent collaborative MV, So Young. It has been released by Echo & Wave Ltd.Yến, who recently appeared in Amelia’s performance in Jakarta, will help attract more listeners, the DJ said. Before the release of So Young, the two artists have interacted with each other during various musical events and DJ tours. So Young has received over 13,000 YouTube views so far.
June 22, 2017 09:45 UTC
A café for book enthusiasts in SaigonNestled in a small alley on the bustling Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, HCMC, FYI café is a popular place for book lovers given its huge collection of foreign-language books and its cozy atmosphere. Guests are seen at FYI café on Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, HCMCIt is highly recommended for those wanting to read books and improve English skills while enjoying a cup of coffee. The coffee house boasts a modern interior décor with the theme color of white, comfortable sofas and cushioned chairs. Customers can also have lunch there with popular dishes including com suon (rice with grilled pork ribs) and bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef noodles). FYI coffee shop is located at 205/2-3 Nguyen Trai Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, HCMC.
June 22, 2017 09:33 UTC
PARIS - Vietjet and Safran signed the SFCO2 agreement for a fuel efficiency solution on Wednesday during the Paris Airshow 2017 in France. The SFCO2 service contract spans five years, starting in 2017, and covers the entire fleet of the HCM City-based airline. It will help Vietjet improve its operational efficiency by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The SFCO2 solution combines the expertise of Safran Aircraft Engines, one of the world’s leading aero-engine manufacturers, with the long-standing experience of Safran Electronics and Defense in flight data analysis. “As an important element of the Vietjet fuel efficiency programme, Safran’s SFCO2 service will enable us to meet our fuel consumption efficiency objectives, so that we can combine economics with an environmentally friendly performance,” Vietjet vice president Đinh Việt Phương said.
HÀ NỘI — Supermodel and Miss Universe Vietnam 2009 Võ Hoàng Yến has collaborated with renowned Indonesian DJ artist Dona Amelia to launch a new single, So Young. This is the first time the two artists have partnered in a song. It has been released by Echo & Wave Ltd.Yến, who recently appeared in Amelia’s performance in Jakarta, will help attract more listeners, the DJ said. Before the release of So Young, the two artists have interacted with each other during various musical events and DJ tours. So Young has received over 13,000 YouTube views so far.
HÀ NỘI — Creative Lab, jointly developed by UP Co-working Space and Hanoi Creative City, will debut on June 25 at the Hanoi Creative City Complex on No 1 Lương Yên Street, Hà Nội. This was stated at a press conference on Wednesday. Đỗ Hoài Nam, co-founder of Creative Lab by UP, said entrepreneurs and youngsters using the space will enjoy modern infrastructure, assisting in the realisation of their ideas and the building of relations with partners. Along with the modern equipment system for various sectors, Creative Lab also has some 5,000 books on design art, technique and business. In the first months of operation, Creative Lab will be free for all users, Nam said, adding that in the future, service packages will be offered to match users’ demand at the lowest cost of VNĐ1 million (US$44) per month.
HÀ NỘI — Sungroup plans to open its luxury resort complex Sun Premier Village Hạ Long Bay at Wyndham Legend Halong Hotel in the Northern Province of Quảng Ninh on July 1. Carrying the luxury resort brand name, Sun Premier Village Ha Long Bay with resort villas and shophouses is among the first beach-view resort of international standards in the northern region and is guaranteed to make profits. These include InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Premier Village Danang Resort, Novotel Danang Premier Han River and JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. Sun Premier Village Ha Long Bay offers beach villas, ocean villas, garden villas and lake villas in a simple but delicate architectural style. Sun Premier Village Resort Hạ Long Bay is located right next to the Sun World Halong Complex, which according to Dương Thùy Dung, Director of Research and Consulting, CBRE Việt Nam, "will help real estate investors increase their value.” — VNS
June 22, 2017 09:10 UTC
Hanoi to crackdown on fruit street vendorsThe Hanoi's Department of Industry and Trade is targeting fruits and flower vendors as part of a pavement clean-up and food hygiene drive. The authorities aim to persuade all street vendors in the city to register for business within this year. The street vendors will be forced to move indoors and be required to have a sign board, shelves and equipment to preserve the fruits. Thang said they would start to pilot a ‘management programme’ for the street vendors. Phu also advocated tightened management over street vendors, which he described as ‘necessary’.
June 22, 2017 09:00 UTC
VN President urges thorough preparation for APEC 2017President Tran Dai Quang has urged the National Committee for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to forge ahead with thorough preparations in all aspects to meet the expectation of other member economies for Vietnam as the host of the APEC Year 2017. At the eighth plenary session of the National Committee for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forumHe made the request at the committee’s eighth plenary session held in Hanoi on June 22. The President ordered to boost the participation of people and businesses in preparation work for and organisation of APEC activities, including the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, who is also Chairman of the APEC National Committee, said the committee will do its utmost to ensure the pace and quality of the preparation for the APEC Year 2017. The ninth plenary session of the APEC National Committee is scheduled to take place in September 2017.
June 22, 2017 07:52 UTC
Five prosecuted for massive losses at state-run firmVietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Public Security’s Investigative Agency has decided to prosecute five former executives of the textile factory of the State-run giant, PetroVietnam, and a subsidiary, for causing considerable economic losses. PetroVietnam Petrochemical and Textile Fibre Company (PVTex). They will be charged with intentionally acting against State economic management regulations and causing serious consequences, based on Article 165 of the Penal Code. The Investigative Police Agency is carrying out further investigations into the case while taking measures to retrieve State assets, in line with related laws. They also proposed handing over the case documents to the Ministry of Public Security for further investigation.
June 22, 2017 07:52 UTC
Tightened environmental protection at thermal power plantsVietnam will face grave consequences if it does not take strict action against pollution while striving to achieve the goal of 7% annual economic growth and power sector's 11% annual growth. Minister Nguyen Van Tai said thermal power plants were contributing about 35% of the total power output and the amount was rising. In the planning, thermal power plants will provide 53.2% of the total power by 2030. "20 active coal-fired thermal power plants are consuming 40 million tonnes of coal and producing 14,675MW. He went on to say that the thermal power plants had worked hard to improve their equipment to limit pollution.
June 22, 2017 07:41 UTC
Four Chinese men arrested in HCM City for using fake credit cardsHCM City Police have arrested four foreign men for using fake credit cards. The four Lu Lei, 30; Shang Ai Yu, 23; Wang Lin Nin, 33 and Yao Wen Lin, 29 are from China. However, when Lu Lei instructed them to swipe the cards, the system said the payment had been successful. On the morning of June 19, Lu Lei went back to the shop with Yao Wen Lin. The police then found several credit cards which were suspected to be fake.
June 22, 2017 07:41 UTC