India low cost airlines IndiGo. — Photo courtesy of IndiGo HÀ NỘI — India low cost airlines IndiGo will launch the first ever direct flights between India and Việt Nam next month, according to a Việt Nam News Agency correspondent in New Delhi. The route between Kolkata and Hà Nội City will start on October 3 while the route between Kolkata and HCM City will start on October 18, 2019. According to the airline’s website, prices will be around US$150 for a one-way ticket. IndiGo's Chief Commercial Officer William Boulter said the airline had received encouraging feedback about the routes, adding that HCM has a large Buddhist community that will be non-transit connected to the Buddhist circuit in India through Kolkata. Currently IndiGo has many flight routes connecting to important tourist destinations for Buddhists. “Vietnam is one of the most promising destinations,” Boulter told Vietnamese media in June. … [Read more...] about IndiGo to start two direct routes from India to Việt Nam
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Debt-ridden Air India said Thursday (Aug 29) it will stop using single-use plastic and replace packaging with eco-friendly paper and wooden cutlery, as the government ramps up its "clean India" mission. Air India to stop using single-use plastic on flights, photo AFP Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech in mid-August said eradicating single-use plastics was a key goal and called on people to take the "first big step" on Oct 2, the birthday of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi. The national flag carrier said water bottles with 200ml capacity would be immediately replaced by larger 1,500ml containers. Single-use plastics such as cutlery and pouches will then be removed from flights in two stages from Oct 2 and replaced by paper or wooden versions. "In the first phase it will implement it in all flights of Air India Express and Alliance Air flights," the airline's spokesman Dhananjay Kumar told AFP. The ban will be extended to include all Air India flights … [Read more...] about Air India to stop using single use plastic on flights
By Dat Nguyen  August 29, 2019 | 01:15 pm GMT+7 A person tries out Google's Pixel 2 phones during a launch event in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Stephen Lam. Google is shifting its Pixel smartphone production from China to Vietnam as the trade war between Beijing and Washington continues to rage. The U.S. tech giant plans to shift some of the production of the Pixel 3a to Vietnam before the end of this year, and eventually move the production of most of its hardware outside of China, including Pixel phones and its popular smart speaker, Google Home, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The Vietnam production lines would be a key part of Google's drive for growth in the smartphone market, Nikkei said, adding it aims to ship 8-10 million smartphones this year, double last year’s number. A number of tech giants are seeking to shift production from China to Vietnam to avoid U.S. tariffs. Chinese company GoerTek, one of … [Read more...] about Google to move smartphone production from China to Vietnam
Facing accusations of evading anti-dumping duties in the US, Minh Phu Seafood JSC officially stated that it has imported about 10 per cent of the group’s raw materials from India, which is not enough to say that it is going around US tariffs. Minh Phu is facing charges of tariff evasion in the US Republican representative from Illinois, Darin LaHood sent a letter to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner Kevin McAleenan requesting an investigation into allegations that Vietnam’s Minh Phu Seafood is possibly evading anti-dumping duties on shrimp from India. “An e-allegation was filed with the US CBP on May 12, 2019, under case reference No.e559A512201919. Based on the information contained in this case, I request that the CBP investigate whether a US importer and its related companies in Vietnam are evading anti-dumping duties on shrimp from India. The information also suggests that these companies may be in violation of the US Seafood Import … [Read more...] about Is Minh Phu evading anti dumping duties on shrimp from India?
Rice stocked at a food processing company in Tan Hong District, Dong Thap Province. Rice prices inched up in recent days thanks to rescue efforts by the Government. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Van Tri After the Government took steps to prevent rice prices from falling in February, prices have started to inch up in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta – the granary of Viet Nam – though not by much. Still, the Government’s purchase of rice to stock reserves was a temporary solution. The rice industry requires more radical and sustainable solutions like establishing value chains. Following a requirement of the State Bank of Viet Nam in early March, several commercial banks provided loans with three to six month terms at preferential rates of 6 per cent to enterprises so they could buy rice from farmers. This helped push up prices in region by around VND200-300 per kilo. Nguyen Ngoc Nam, president of the Viet Nam Food Association, the difficulty now was seeking markets for rice … [Read more...] about VN rice industry needs to establish value chains