Viet Nam News

Vietnam attracts investors in the face of economic uncertainty

Despite the slowdown in global deal-making due to ongoing worldwide economic uncertainty, Vietnam remains active in M&A in 2020, according to a new report by Baker McKenzie. The firm’s fifth annual Global Transactions Forecast, jointly released with Oxford Economics, projects that mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will ...

Urban areas in Mekong Delta face serious flooding

High tides, dykes and land subsidence are causing serious flooding in urban areas in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region, according to Nguyễn Hữu Thiện, an expert on the Delta’s ecosystem. Thiện told Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper that excessive exploitation of groundwater had contributed to severe subsidence in the Delta. More than one million wells have been dug since ...

PM calls for action to secure sustainable development

  Việt Nam will take strong action to promote sustainable development, investing more in the workforce and advanced technologies, moving towards digital Government and digital society, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said. The PM was speaking at a conference on sustainable development in Hà Nội that he chaired alongside ...

Việt Nam boosts fight against illegal timber products

Illegally harvested timber, as well as traders of this item, will not be able to enter the supply chain Việt Nam is putting in place under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLEGT), an official has said. Director General of Vietnam Forest ...

ASEAN members agree to promote circular economy

International representatives from the government and private sectors across Southeast Asia vowed to co-operate to address the resource constraints through the circular economy with a focus on “resource maximisation, waste separation and proper disposal” in the manufacturing and consumption cycle at a symposium in Bangkok ...

Mekong Delta needs logistics investment: officials

A trade representative has called for the construction of more deep-water ports in the Mekong River Delta to save money and time for seafood exporters. Nguyễn Hoài Nam, deputy general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), said the move would allow firms to directly ...

ASEAN youths place soft skills over STEM

Emerging technology and relentless changes in labour markets have forced young people in Southeast Asia to constantly upgrade their skills, research released yesterday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Singaporean-based internet company Sea has revealed. The survey of some 56,000 respondents aged from 15 to 36 from ...

Banks keen on green projects

Green credit is a trend in the global banking and finance industry and more Vietnamese banks are following suit. The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV)’s latest survey of credit institutions (CIs) in the field of green growth and green credit released recently showed that the ...

Society Phú Quốc needs answers after historic floods

Authorities in Phú Quốc said the island must find a permanent solution to its flooding problem after it experienced the worst flooding in its history this month.  The island, a tourist hotspot in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang, has suffered torrential downpours brought by Typhoon ...

Drought, water shortages pose a big threat

Professor Trần Thục, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season. Is Việt Nam included in the list of countries ...

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