News in brief: May 24, 2018

Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC) held a ceremony on May 24 to hand over and put into operation a rooftop solar power system at Le Quy Don Secondary School, Dai Minh commune, Dai Loc district, Quang Nam province.

The 14th Saigon Autotech & Accessories 2018 was officially opened on May 24 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition, running until May 27, will introduce the latest automotive, motorcycle, and electric vehicle technology, and will connect and enhance the relationship between manufacturers and customers.

Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy under the Ministry of Health held the Expanded International Research Conference on Medicine and Pharmacy 2018 on May 24, with the participation of nearly 200 domestic and international representatives of professors, doctors, and leading experts in medicine and pharmacy.

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh aims to have 4,000 enterprises by 2020, with more than 30 percent and 15 percent of them owned by women and ethnic minority people, respectively, heard a conference in the locality on May 23.

The prices of petrol and oil increased as of 15:00 on May 23 following a joint decision of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Industry and Trade. Specifically, the price of E5 RON92 petrol rose by VND 500 per litre, while that of RON95-III petrol increased by VND 600 per litre, diesel rose by VND 587 per litre and kerosene is up by VND 523 per litre.

Analysis and the comparison of the Laos – Vietnam political system were the major themes of a scientific seminar held in Vientiane, Laos, on May 23. Delegates heard 16 reports on the advantages and disadvantages in arranging activities of agencies, as well as strong points and shortcomings in the activities of the Vietnamese political system, among others.

News in brief: May 23, 2018

A medical tourism guide in Ho Chi Minh City was launched on May 23 by the city’s Departments of Tourism and Health in the aim of improving the quality of tourist products for visitors to the city.

Alpha Books Joint-Stock Company will host the first ever ‘Half-price books fair’ in Hanoi, Vinh city, and Ho Chi Minh City from May 25 to 27, offering visitors more than 100,000 book titles reduced to half-price.

Thua Thien – Hue province will invest an additional VND144.3 billion to support the development of traditional craft villages in the locality by 2020. The money will be used to improve the training of craft villagers, advertising products, and expanding the consumer market.

Seventy-six sets of medals were awarded at the National Junior Athletics Championship 2018, which wrapped up in Vinh City, Nghe An province on May 23 after three days of competition.

Medical and educational equipment worth VND1.3 billion was presented to Duy Hai and Duy Nghia coastal communes in Duy Xuyen district of Quang Nam province on May 23 by the district People’s Committee and the Hoi An South Development Ltd. Co.

News in brief: May 22, 2018

Some 30 Vietnamese enterprises will introduce Vietnam’s natural and organic products at the upcoming Thaifex - World of Food Asia, an international trade fair and conference for food, beverage, catering, food technology, hospitality service and retail and franchise in Bangkok from May 29 to June 2.

Hanoi’s Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre opened the first online ticket service of its kind on May 22, featuring two automatic ticket machines next to the traditional ticket counter that allow audiences to pay for their tickets with ATM or credit cards.

Plan International Vietnam in coordination with local authorities in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district opened a public venue at Kim Chung Secondary School in Kim Chung commune on May 21, in the aim of providing a safe, friendly, and equitable playground for local girls.

At the beginning of the third quarter, four new bus routes will be opened in Ho Chi Minh City to serve the travel needs of local people in Districts 9, 12, Tan Phu, and Thu Duc.

An exhibition entitled "Sea and Mother" is being held in Ho Chi Minh City, featuring 39 paintings of various types by 14 painters from Vietnam and France, reflecting the diverse perspectives on the mother and the sea. The proceeds from the sale of paintings will be donated to the Orange Village - a local centre for nursing, treatment, and vocational training for victims of Agent Orange.

Survey results from action plans by Quang Nam province to support local enterprises showed that 80% are satisfied with the services provided by their local administrative apparatus.

Tuyen Quang province has established more than 800 cooperatives, attracting about 60,000 members with a total capital of more than VND230 billion.

A wide range of telecommunications and IT products and services will be on display at the 2018 Vietnam ICT COMM being held in Ho Chi Minh City next month. It will feature more than 350 booths set up by 250 exhibitors from 20 countries and territories, 50% higher than the number of the last two years.

News in brief: May 21, 2018

The southern province of Dong Nai has absorbed nearly US$690 million in 76 newly-licensed and existing foreign-invested projects so far this year, up 143% against the same period last year and fulfilling nearly 70% of the annual target, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.