Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank) has announced a 30 trillion VND (over 1.28 billion USD) credit package to support its customers to overcome difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes exemptions and reductions of lending rates as well as extending and rescheduling debts for both businesses and individuals. Accordingly, 20 trillion VND (858 million USD) would be given to support firms to restructure their debts. In addition, Techcombank will also reduce interest rates for customers by up to 2 percent. It also committed to ensuring credit sources to support companies to resume business after the end of the pandemic. The bank’s household and individual customers can access a 10 trillion VND (429 million USD) support package including reduction of the lending rate of 2 percent and mortgages for buying and repairing houses in six to 12 months. Techcombank’s Managing Director cum Standing … [Read more...] about Techcombank offers 1.28-billion-USD package to supports firms
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, any donor arriving at a blood donation location would have their body temperature measured. Antibacterial cleaning products are offered at many spots. The donors are frequently asked to wear facemasks and clean their hands. They are also asked about their health condition so we can assess risks of the disease spreading. The donors are arranged to sit at a safe distance from each other. The places where the blood donation drives are organised would be disinfected and every surface would be cleaned after the drives. — VNS … [Read more...] about Blood donation in Vietnam still unstable
A sizeable part of the package will be used for assisting driver-partners. Specifically, drivers who work hard and test positive for Covid-19 by the health authorities will not have to pay their treatment fees. They will also be offered a subsidy of VND10 million (USD435) in cash. … [Read more...] about Grab intensifies protection for driver-partners amid Covid-19
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