Within the framework of Vietnam’s Belarusian Cultural Days in 2017 and to mark the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Belarus, Vietnamese audiences will have the chance to enjoy interesting arts performances by 23 artists from Belarus. Specifically, free performances will be held at 8pm at Hanoi Opera House on May 25, and at Lao Cai City Convention Centre on May 27.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has passed a decision to allocate investment capital sourced from the central budget in 2017 (phase 2) worth VND2.98 trillion to central ministries and agencies and VND11 trillion to localities for investment in projects in 2017, according to the Government Decision No.580/QĐ-TTg on the allocation of investment capital from the central budget.
Viet Uc Group has kick started construction for a high-tech shrimp breeding, farming and seafood processing complex in Dam Ha District, Quang Ninh province with a total investment of over VND500 billion. The 187.8 ha project consists of a shrimp breeding ground, a feeding mill, greenhouse areas for super-intensive shrimp farming and a processing factory. It is expected to produce 8 billion shrimp seeds per year and generate commercial shrimp productivity at about 100-300 tonnes/ha/year, equivalent to 5,800-17,400 tonnes per year.
Construction of the first international standard garment factory in the southern most province of Ca Mau has commenced in Ly Van Lam Commune of Ca Mau City. The VND153 billion facility covers an area of over 16,000m2 and is expected to create jobs for around 5,000 local workers.
Nha Be Garment JSC has commenced construction of a new factory in Soc Trang Province with total investment of VND300 billion. The facility is expected to commence operation by February 2018, creating jobs for nearly 4,000 workers and generating export value at US$90-100 million a year. Last year, the company recorded export turnover at US$729 million and the figure in 2017 is expected to hit US$820 million.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will work with the Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO) to operate two daily return flights connecting Hanoi and the central province of Quang Binh from May 29. The flights, serviced by Airbus A321s, will take off at 6:30 from Hanoi and 8:30 from Dong Hoi city. Meanwhile, passengers on ATR72 aircrafts will depart Hanoi at 14:30 and Dong Hoi at 16:30. Promotional air fares on the route, priced from VND299,000 (US$13.18), are available for flights departing between May 29, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
A new MILO production factory of the Nestlé Vietnam Group has opened in Thang Long II Industrial Park in the northern province of Hung Yen. The factory will create more than 200 new jobs in addition to many indirect jobs for locals while enabling the firm to develop new innovations and nutritional beverages for Vietnamese consumers. Nestlé operates six factories with more than 2,000 employees nationwide with a total investment of US$520 million.
The 2017 Banking Vietnam Conference and Expo will take place from May 18-19 in Ho Chi Minh City focusing on digital technology, according to the State Bank of Vietnam. As the biggest annual information and communication technology banking conference and expo in the country, Banking Vietnam will introduce new initiatives and implementations of digital technology to broaden and enhance accessibility, availability and services of the banking sector in Vietnam.
An internet-based TV product called Viet Media Box has been introduced in Berlin, Germany, giving overseas Vietnamese in Germany access to around 50 domestic TV channels. The service is launched by MC Media Corporation and Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT).
The military-run telecom group Viettel reported 15,900 new subscribers to 4G services per day since it was rolled out on April 18. The number of daily new subscribers represents an increase of 50% compared to the pilot run of the service. In April alone, the group recorded about 400,000 new 4G subscribers, bringing the total number of 4G service users to 3 million.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on May 12 launched a contest to design the logo for Vietnam’s national rice brand, with a cash prize of VND100 million to be awarded to the first-prize winner. The deadline for submissions is June 26.
Five telecom operators, including Viettel, VNPT, MobiFone, G Tel Mobile and Vietnamobile, on May 11 signed a commitment to working together to prevent spam messages, under the witness of the Ministry of Information and Communications.