Business cooperation council in response to COVID-19 debut

Sunday, 19/09/2021 16:43
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has signed a decision to officially establish a council for business cooperation in response to COVID-19, a special mechanism to connect companies and business associations with agencies and organisations both in and outside the country in the fight against the pandemic, reported Vietnam News Agency.

VCCI Chairman Pham Tan Cong holds the post of chairman of the council for business cooperation in response to COVID-19. (Photo:

VCCI Chairman Pham Tan Cong holds the post of chairman of the council.

The council aims to promptly update and reflect arising issues and difficulties facing the business community and to collect the community’s recommendations and suggest related policies and solutions to coping with COVID-19 to the Government and relevant agencies. It will create links among firms for information and experience exchanges to combat COVID-19 and sustain production and business operations.

The council’s missions are also to help enterprises learn about new regulations and supporting policies; conduct surveys on real-life implementation of such policies in localities; and mobilise domestic and international resources to aid COVID-19 prevention and control in Vietnam and within the business community.

Cong said Vietnam is switching to the period of living with COVID-19 so that the maintenance and development of business and production activities in new normal conditions, in addition to pandemic prevention and control, is a big challenge that firms need to be supported.

Next week, the council will debut a virtual workplace platform that works around the clock to collect enterprises’ feedback on their issues and proposals to the government and to provide them with consultancy. The platform will also help connect participating enterprises for experience sharing, mutual support, and trade promotion.

Ambassador expects North Morava’s greater investment in Vietnam

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung has expressed his hope that businesses of North Morava province would continue to invest in Vietnam across multiple fields such as health care, education, clean energy, mining industry, reported VOV News.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung holds a working session with North Morava provincial authorities. (Photo: VOV)

Vietnamese Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung has recently held a working session with leaders of the Czech Republic's North Morava province on cooperation in economy - trade, education, and technology, mining technology and COVID-19 prevention and control.

In his speech at the meeting, Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung showed his elation at the positive development of the traditional friendship and all-around cooperation between Vietnam and the Czech Republic over the past seven decades. This relationship has been further strengthened when both nations have pushed up closer cooperation and offered mutual support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the local diplomat said.

The Ambassador also congratulated North Morava on its great achievements in socio-economic development, especially the effective vaccination and good control of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent times.

He expressed his sincere thanks to local authorities for facilitating, and helping the Vietnamese community in vaccination to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

In the context that the EU has adopted the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Czech Republic is also the first EU member state to ratify both EVFTA and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung said he hopes that this will serve as an important foundation that helps Czech and EU businesses gain entry into the Vietnamese market as a means of promoting trade and investment activities between the two countries.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung expresses his hope that businesses of North Morava province would continue to invest in Vietnam across multiple fields.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung expresses his hope that businesses of North Morava province would continue to invest in Vietnam across multiple fields.

For his part, Governor of North Morava Ivo Vondrak acknowledged the contributions of the Vietnamese community and thanked the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic for their attention given to cooperation activities between North Morava and Vietnam.

According to him, with a long tradition of cooperation between Vietnam and North Morava province, the local administration will continue to support and further promote scientific research cooperation activities regarding education, training, mining technology and student exchange between the two sides in the coming time.

Ambassador Dung affirmed Vietnam's readiness to create favorable conditions for North Morava businesses to invest in Vietnam. He also suggested the two sides continue carrying out signed cooperation agreements on economy-trade, investment, culture, tourism, education-training and labor cooperation after the pandemic is brought under control.

Quang Ninh grants investment registration certificate to silicon wafer project

At the event (Photo: VNA)

Authorities in the northern province of Quang Ninh on September 19 to present an investment registration certificate to a 365.6 million USD project of Jinko Solar Vietnam Co. Ltd., an affiliate of the Jinko Solar Holding Co. Ltd.

Construction of the project will start in late September and it will produce its first silicon wafers in December.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Tuong Van said it is the second project by Jinko Solar in Song Khoai industrial park in Quang Yen Township over the past six months.

Covering an area of 20.1 ha, the project is the highest worth in the province with an aim to manufacture, install and sell single-crystal silicon ingots and wafers, as well as study science and develop technologies.

It has a designed capacity of nearly 1.43 million silicon wafers each year. Once operational, the project is expected to attract 2,188 workers, including 1,946 domestic workers and 242 foreign experts and technicians.

Van asked the management board of Quang Ninh IPs, authorities of Quang Yen township, departments and agencies concerned to offer all possible support to the investor in line with the law.

Quang Ninh is expected to licence new projects and adjust capital in existing projects at a total value of some 1.2 billion USD by the year-end, more than doubling the figure in 2020. In the first nine months of this year, the province drew 1.067 billion USD in new and existing projects, compared to 398 million USD in the same period last year./.