At a meeting of the committee on April 24, Tran Dac Phu, a senior adviser to Vietnam’s public health emergency operations centre, said that in the initial phase the country succeeded in preventing the disease entering the country from elsewhere. The second phase began when community transmission was found, and the Prime Minister decided to introduce social distancing in a timely and strict manner, which prevented COVID-19 from breaking out on a large scale. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 25
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Mr. Le Van Quang, Chairman of Minh Phu Joint Stock Corporation, said that the transport cost for a container of shrimps from Vietnam to the US is merely VND41 million, from Vietnam to Japan is VND16 million, but from Ho Chi Minh City to Ca Mau Province is VND10 million, from HCMC to Hanoi is VND80 million, and from HCMC to the border between Vietnam and China is up to VND100 million. Meanwhile, the transport cost of shrimps exported from Ecuador to China with a distance of thousands of kilometers is merely less than half of that of Vietnam. According to Mr. Nguyen Duy Minh, General Secretary of VLA, the factors that cause the logistics costs to increase include high transport cost; high surcharge and local fees imposed by foreign carriers on shippers; limits on ports and infrastructure, and new infrastructure fees charged by cities and provinces; specialized inspection cost. In the process of transporting, consuming, and exporting agricultural products, such as vegetables and fruits, … [Read more...] about Transport costs of agricultural products at extremely high levels
A quarter of a century ago, on the night of July 11, 1995 (US time), the morning of July 12, 1995 (Việt Nam time), US President Bill Clinton officially announced the normalisation of US-Việt Nam relations. No one could have imagined that the two countries that were once mortal enemies were closing their traumatic past and moving on to a new chapter in their history. In order to take historic steps in Việt Nam-US relations, from a former enemy to a friend and a comprehensive partner since 2013, many changes have occurred in the way of thinking and ideology of the heads of parliament and governments on both sides. This event has a special meaning, surpassing the expectations of bystanders and insiders. … [Read more...] about Looking back on 25 years of Vietnam-US relations: The role of US Senators
The pronunciation is the most difficult thing for me when learning Vietnamese. Sometimes the staff at the embassy often suggest that I speak Vietnamese, but when I say it aloud, they say ‘no, wrong’. Sometimes when I am out, I try to speak Vietnamese, but people don’t understand. I hope my Vietnamese skills will be better as I stay longer in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about What would the US Ambassador to VN wish for if he had a magic lamp?
The shift and rotation of the world's investment flows will benefit Việt Nam but it will not be as many people expect. A large US company coming to Việt Nam will require infrastructure, labour and management mechanisms in accordance with the standards of a large country. What matters then is whether Vietnamese businesses can meet these needs or not. … [Read more...] about New momentum for US-Viêt Nam trade relations