Ms. Gabrielle Kirstein, Chief Executive Officer, Feeding Hong Kong, said, "Companies and charities can achieve incredible things by working together and this partnership is testament to that. Our emergency food boxes are a vital source of support to frontline food banks, welfare centres and other community programs who, in the most challenging of circumstances, are doing everything they can to feed those most vulnerable. Citi Foundation's support will enable Feeding Hong Kong to source, pack and deliver a further 5,600 emergency food boxes, which, in turn, will be safely delivered by our partners to the doorsteps of families in need." … [Read more...] about Citi Foundation Donates US$150,000 to Feeding Hong Kong for the Provision of Staple Food Supplies to 5,600 Vulnerable Households
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Temperature-controlled pharmaceutical logistics are faced with an increasingly set of challenges amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. For instance, handling by air freight often takes longer and is difficult to calculate due to reduced airfreight capacities which are the result of limited or even shut-down operations of airlines. Also, availability of personnel for customs or logistics processing is limited. Nevertheless, the functionality of the diagnostic kits must be secured by the safe temperature stability in any region of the world. … [Read more...] about va-Q-tec supports pharmaceutical industry in Asia with worldwide logistics of COVID-19 diagnostic kits
According to the Environment Technology Institute, an arm of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam discharges 120,000-150,000 household-use electrical and electronic devices, including TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners, and 250,000-300,000 computers. There are many smartphones thrown away by users. … [Read more...] about Finding gold in computer, smartphone waste
According to the NA-assigned targets, Vietnam’s GDP growth rate in 2020 will be 6.8% while inflation will be kept below 4%. However, the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 in more than 200 countries around the world has made this goal a major challenge which, as assessed by the Government, is difficult to be achieved. Given that fact, the proposal to adjust the growth targets is necessary and consistent with objective reality, looking directly at the socio-economic situation and forecasting the international and domestic situation in the near future. Under the Government’s updated scenario, the country’s GDP will grow by about 4.5% in 2020. The Government has also set a higher growth target of 5.4% in the event of a favourable global situation, with the disease being put under control and the global market recovering. Meanwhile, the consumer price index (CPI) for the whole year will rise by 4% on average; total state budget revenue will see a reduction of VND163 trillion … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30
The wild discounting of accommodations is a trend we’re seeing particularly with Hoi An homestays and budget accommodations. This is helping local businesses bring in basic income. When it comes to 4- and 5-star resorts and hotels, the trend of discounting is also a good way to attract domestic travelers, though this could lead to a reduction in service quality as businesses work to keep costs under control. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?