Vientiane (VNA) – Vietnamese businesses in Lao sat down together to discuss their operation during the COVID-19 pandemic at a talk in the capital Vientiane on July 12. A focus of attention at the event was the Lao Government’s financial and banking policies to support pandemic-hit enterprises and workers. Speaking at the function, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung said the Lao Government has carried out drastic measures to prevent and control the pandemic and mitigate its influences on the local socio-economy. Vietnamese businesses here have faced various difficulties, he said, adding that their operations were stalled with unstable human resources and material sources. The number of Vietnamese projects in Laos remains at 413 with total value at 4.22 billion USD. Hung recommended Vietnamese firms proactively seek ways to adapt to the new conditions and prepare for post-pandemic production and investment, suggesting they change management styles, apply … [Read more...] about Talk discusses COVID-19 impact on Vietnamese firms in Laos
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They wanted good supply of labour with skills and experience, logistics convenience in places they set up new factories so that they could easily ship in raw materials and ship out finished products, minimal bureaucratic obstacles to setting up and operating factories, and political and economic stability. … [Read more...] about What VN needs to do to attract quality FDI after Covid-19
Experts believe that Vietnam should follow a gradual opening roadmap instead of an immediate opening to protect its great achievements in fighting against Covid-19. However, though economic relations were not shut down, the countries’ application of measures to fight against COVID-19 has hindered production, import/export and travel activities. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam reopen to other economies after COVID-19?
HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Supermarkets, shopping centres and traditional and wholesale markets in Ho Chi Minh City have assessed their COVID-19 infection risks through a set of evaluation indicators and have set safety measures to meet the city’s requirements. The city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control launched the assessment tool as part of a programme to help local businesses reopen. The city’s Department of Industry and Trade provided assessment guidance to people's committees in all 24 districts and to management boards at wholesale markets, traditional markets, supermarkets and trading centres. The department also worked with the Department of Information and Communications to inform residents about shopping places that meet the requirements for reopening. So far, three wholesale markets, 216 supermarkets and 40 trading centres have sent their … [Read more...] about HCM City’s trading centres assess COVID-19 risks
The contest, launched by VNMAC on April 4, attracted 630,000 contestants nationwide, including 142,432 contestants that answered all 15 questions correctly. The organizer presented one first, two second, three third, and ten consolation prizes to the top participants. … [Read more...] about VNMAC urged to boost information dissemination about post-war UXO