"I think it is safer to go out than it used to be. We cannot halt hanging out for too long," said Nguyen Quang Thinh, a student at a District 10 university. He explained his friends were too bored while the university remains closed, forcing them go out for a drink on a Monday night. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese drop their guard as coronavirus maintains onslaught
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Products include items for daily household use, such as bowls, cups, plates, teapots, flower pots, lime pots, jars of wine and bottles, and worship and decorative products, among many others. Made by family companies, Bat Trang products are considered reasonably priced. … [Read more...] about Pottery village enriches Vietnamese culture
In terms of retail, smaller, clean and nearby shopping places like street shops, minimarkets and convenience stores are being temporarily favoured against wet markets or larger super- or hypermarkets. In addition, the number of transactions for online shopping and home delivery has significantly increased. … [Read more...] about What effect will COVID-19 have on Vietnam’s FMCG market?
Recent figures by the Vietnam E-commerce Association show that global OTAs such as Agoda.com, Booking.com, Traveloka.com, and Expedia.com are holding 80 per cent of the nation’s market share. A large proportion of international visitors use services provided by foreign OTAs. Many local visitors have also used services provided by foreign OTAs. … [Read more...] about An internet economy: a golden treasure trove?
Take the case of Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Dung as an example. Giving up the job of a white-collar officer, she came back to her home in the suburban district of Cu Chi and started up a hi-tech orchid farm of her own. She spent months after months visiting successful orchid farms in the nation to gain more expertise and tips. Then she boldly applied for a preferential loan from her district to buy seeds as well as proper equipment. Thanks to implementing advanced technologies, she is able to save much overhead cost on her 15,000-square-meter farm while earning around VND200-300 million (approx. US$8,618 – 12,920) per month now. Presently, she is researching new automatic systems to spray pesticide for her trees. … [Read more...] about Hi-tech agriculture in HCMC enjoys promising results