Bochmann: COVID-19 has completely halted tourism activities, not only in Vietnam but pretty much the whole world. I don’t think that people outside the tourism industry completely understand how big the disruption is and how many people this affects. It’s not just hospitality workers in hotels and travel/tour operators (which number in the thousands), but also the families that rely on them to fill their rice bowls at home. For every hotel worker, travel/tour operator, there are also about four merchants, suppliers, farmers, shop owners, and drivers that rely on tourists to come to Vietnam and holiday or conduct business meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
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“Recently, pepper prices have increased. There are several reasons for this improvement. Firstly, COVID-19 in China is basically over, so demands from Chinese customers are higher,” said Nguyen Nam Hai, President of the Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA). … [Read more...] about Vietnam domestic pepper prices hit one-year high
Dr. Tran Dinh Thien, Associate Professor, Director of Vietnam Institute of Economics, made the statement at the opening ceremony of the Autumn Economic Forum held yesterday in the southern city of Vung Tau. Dr Thien also pointed out some paradoxes in the Vietnamese economy such as local banks having large amounts of money, while many enterprises complain about accessing capital. “Many outstanding problems relating to land disputes, lax management at state-owned enterprises or risks to the banking system, etc. are bringing more difficulties to the economy and people’s lives,” he said, while proposing solutions including setting out a long range development plan, removing quotas for provincial GDP growth, and providing more assistance to enterprises. National Assembly Deputy Tran Du Lich from HCM City also agreed with Dr Thien, saying that it was necessary to lower corporate income tax and help firms access credit. Dr Nguyen Dinh Cung, Deputy Director of the … [Read more...] about Forum discusses the problems facing Vietnam’s economy
"I congratulated Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Vietnam’s decisive handling of the Covid-19 pandemic when we spoke this afternoon. I thanked him too, for Vietnam’s generous donations of face masks and test kits to Singapore," Lee wrote in a Facebook post Friday. … [Read more...] about Singapore PM lauds Vietnam’s Covid-19 success
Sixteen road border gates listed in the new decision include Móng Cái in Quảng Ninh Province, Hữu Nghị in Lạng Sơn Province, Lào Cai, Nấm Cắn in Nghệ An Province, Cầu Treo in Hà Tĩnh Province, La Lay, Lao Bảo in Quảng Trị Province and Hà Tiên in Kiên Giang Province. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam approves a list of countries applicable for e-visa