Photo for illustration (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)
Da Nang International Airport served a total of 99,000 domestic and international flight arrivals, carrying 15.5 million passengers and about 40,000 tonnes of goods and parcels in total in 2019, according to Danang Today.
Also in 2019, five international airlines and a national flag air carrier launched 20 new routes connecting Da Nang with other destinations at both home and abroad.
To date, five domestic airlines have offered new nonstop services connecting Da Nang with 10 destinations nationwide. Meanwhile, 33 foreign and national flag air carriers operated international routes between Da Nang and 48 destinations worldwide.
RCEP expected to be signed in Vietnam this year
Countries involved in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have begun a legal review aimed at signing the trade pact this year in Vietnam, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at a press conference held in Nha Trang city on January 17th to unveil the outcomes of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting.
At the press conference (Source: vov.vn)
In response to questions by reporters regarding the possibility of signing the RCEP in 2020 – Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship Year, Foreign Minister Binh Minh noted that during a meeting held on the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN summit in Bangkok last year, RCEP countries issued a joint statement, reported by VOV.
Under the joint statement, 15 out of the 16 RCEP signatories have text-based negotiations of all 20 chapters and agreed on the essential issues such as market access while they have also begun a legal review to finalize the the megal deal in 2020 in Vietnam.
At present, all participating countries are conducting discussions on the issue. If the RCEP is signed with all 16 countries, the trade deal will serve to bring economic and trade benefits to all RCEP member states./.