Vietjet aircraft bearing Ho Chi Minh City tourism symbol lands at Tan Son Nhat airport

Sunday, 23/04/2023 20:44
As part of activities to promote Vietnam tourism, a Vietjet aircraft bearing the vivid and impressive symbol of Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism has landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the southern metropolis, reported Vietnam News Agency.
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Aircraft bearing the tourism symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, which carries the message promoting a friendly, hospitable Ho Chi Minh City which welcomes tourists around the world, will be operated on all Vietjet’s domestic and international routes to Australia, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Kazakhstan.

Not only offering people and tourists opportunities to use the world’s leading modern transportation means, Vietjet has also pioneered in painting on it aircraft the tourism symbols, meaningful images and messages such as I love the Fatherland, Protecting the Green Planet, as well as symbols commemorating diplomatic relations between Vietnam and other countries.

The Vietjet fleet bearing impressive images, the Hello Vietnam song and its two symbolic red and yellow colours has become the messengers connecting Vietnam to the world and vice versa, introducing Vietnamese tourism, culture and people, and being welcomed across the world and destinations.

Along with aircraft bearing Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism symbol, Vietjet has plans to accompany many activities to promote tourism, attract investment in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City, and participate in spreading the image of a friendly, hospitable Vietnam which welcomes all visitors, contributing to economic development and tourism of the country.

Vietnam making thorough preparation for AFC U17 Asian Cup finals

Freshly wrapping off their first training session of 16 days, Vietnamese U17 players are about to embark on a carefully designed plan in preparation for the 2023 AFC U17 Asian Cup, which will take place from June 15 to July 2 in Thailand, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Vietnamese U17 players (Photo: 

According to the Vietnam Football Federation, the team and their coach, Hoang Anh Tuan, will gather in Hanoi on May 3 for a training session lasting about two weeks in the northern province of Phu Tho. Then they will go to Qatar for further training from May 19 - 22, during which the squad is set to have a friendly match with the host nation’s U17 team on May 21. 

The Vietnamese players will continue getting their skills sharpened in Japan from May 22 to June 6 through various friendly matches with local football clubs.

Following the trip to Japan, they will come back home for a final training session in Vung Tau city in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau before heading to Thailand for the tournament.

Topping Group F of the qualifiers, Vietnam are in Group D of the finals together with strong rivals – defending champions Japan, India and Uzbekistan. The finals will take place from June 15 to July 2.

Overseas remittances to HCM City rise sharply

Vietnamese overseas remittances to Ho Chi Minh City reached more than US$2.1 billion in the first quarter this year, up 19.41% year on year, amid economic difficulty, reported Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

Overseas remittances to Vietnam are expected to rise this year. (Illustrative image).

The remittances from Asia accounted for 43% of the total thanks to the continent’s steady economic growth, said Nguyen Duc Lenh, deputy director of the State Bank of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City branch.

Meanwhile, the remittances from other regions such as the Americas, Africa, and Oceania, decreased due to economic difficulty and rising inflation.

According to the World Bank, remittances to Vietnam last year amounted to nearly US$19 billion, a year-on-year rise of 5%, making Vietnam among the top 10 remittance recipients in the world.

Of last year’s figure, US$6.6 billion was channeled into Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City’s food processing sector seeks sustainable growth

Experts advised the Ho Chi Minh City’s food processing sector to diversify products, adopt automated technology, quality control system and improve workforce quality during a recent seminar on its development orientations till 2030 with a vision to 2050, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Processing cashew nuts for export (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Asso. Prof Lai Quoc Dat from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology said the city needs to identify key and potential industrial product groups in need of more investment. The food processing industry, in particular, needs to further tap favourable conditions such as the city's strategic geographical location as an economic hub.

At present, the entire food processing industry in Ho Chi Minh City has over 2,800 production and trade units, including 2,314 food and 536 beverage processing facilities. Most of them are still small in scale, have limited digital technology and face challenges in developing markets, accessing consumers, and competing with foreign rivals.

Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thi Kim Ngoc said food processing is a key industry in the city, accounting for 14-15% of its total industrial production value. It also contributes 14-15% of the total added value of the city's industrial sector.

In the first quarter, the industrial production index of the nationwide food processing industry still maintained a positive growth of 3.4% and the inventory index decreased by 10% year-on-year. Processed vegetables and fruits, milk and dairy products made positive contributions to the overall growth of the industry.

Rice for export in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)

In Ho Chi Minh City alone, the index slid by 1.75% annually due to difficulties caused by weak consumption.

Opinions at the event suggested that the sector should promptly set up a shared database system, which will help to build an effective raw material zone, ensure traceability of origin and meet market demand.

In order to promote deeper connectivity and improve product quality, the business community needs the involvement of Ho Chi Minh City, cities and provinces, and relevant ministries to consider mechanisms for the expansion of raw material zone for the sector./.

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