Vietnam exports 158 million mobile phones abroad

Saturday, 08/10/2022 19:00
Vietnam exported a total of 158 million mobile phones to several major export markets across the world, including the EU and the US during the past nine months, VOV News quoted figures of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
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Photo for illustration. (Source: VOV) 

September alone witnessed the country produce 19 million mobile phones, or 100,000 devices more than the previous month.

Despite phone output declining by 5.8% year on year, the output of mobile phone components witnessed an impressive increase of 17.3%.

Processing industrial products in the reviewed period continued to make an important contribution to the overall export growth with turnover reaching an estimated US$243 billion, representing a rise of 17.4% year on year and accounting for 86% of the total export turnover.

Of the figure, phone exports of all kinds and components inched up 10.7%, while exports of computers, electronic products and components rose by 13.3%. Most notably, exports of cameras, camcorders and accessories edged up by 38.9%.

Last year saw the domestic phone production output reach 233.7 million units, up 7.6% from the previous year.

Furthermore, the production value of phone components reached VND580,800 billion, up 29.5% compared to 2020’s corresponding period.

Data compiled by the Counterpoint Research revealed that the total number of global smartphone sold globally last year amounted to 1.39 billion, of which nearly 17% were produced in Vietnam.

At a recent seminar to discuss shifts in investment, think tanks highlighted the bright prospects ahead for FDI attraction in the local electronics industry as Vietnam becomes a prime destination for the world’s leading electronics manufacturers.

Binh Dinh's Quy Nhon port welcomes first cruise ship this year

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France’s five-star cruise ship Le Lapérouse (Photo: VNA) 

France’s five-star cruise ship Le Lapérouse, with 106 tourists of different nationalities, arrived in Quy Nhon port in the central province of Binh Dinh on October 8, reported Vietnam News Agency.

This is the first cruise ship anchored at the port this year, showing a positive sign in Binh Dinh’s efforts to recover tourism post COVID-19.

During their stay, the tourists visited several famous destinations in the province such as Canh Tien and Doi towers, Mang Lang Church and Ghenh Da Dia (Da Dia Reef).

After departing from Quy Nhon port in the afternoon of the same day, the cruise ship continues its journey to the coastal city of Da Nang.

Earlier, it anchored at Ben Dam Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, Sai Gon Port of Ho Chi Minh City, and Nha Trang port of the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Planting area codes vital to Vietnam’s agricultural exports

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An orange farm cultivated in line with VietGAP standards. (Photo: VNA) 

The granting of growing area codes is key to opening the door for Vietnam’s agricultural products to reach global market, reported Vietnam News Agency.

A growing area codes facilitate the control of product quality while ensuring the origin traceability of agricultural products, they said.

Hoang Trung, Director of the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), said grants of codes and management of coded planting areas and packing facilities are the department's top priorities in developing agricultural production and farm produce exports.

The country’s export value from agriculture, forestry and fisheries reached 36.3 billion USD in the first eight months of 2022, up 13.1% over the same period last year, according to MARD.

Together with the growth in the export value of agricultural products, the agricultural sector must increase the number of new planting regions being granted codes and maintain the management quality of the coded planting areas as well.

The ministry has assigned about 90% of the coded planting regions to the localities managing their quality of them since 2021.

Localities are responsible for granting the code to the new planting areas and reviewing the areas with codes. Then, they will report this issue to the Plant Protection Department who will review all dossiers requiring granting codes for planting areas before sending the procedures to countries importing local agricultural products to confirm the codes.

The localities have been assigned to manage and maintain the coded planting areas and packing facilities.

According to the Department of Crop Production, 50 out of 63 Vietnam's provinces and cities across the country have been granted a total of 4,000 planting area codes for fruit, rice, coffee, pepper, cashew and wood.

The Mekong Delta province of An Giang is a typical example. As a locality that supplies a large volume of raw materials for export, such as rice, fruit and aquatic products, developing coded planting areas and facilities is essential to improving the value of agricultural products as well as exploiting the advantages of local produce.

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Securing plant growing codes is a must for dragon fruits before exporting to other countries. (Photo: VNA) 

Truong Kien Tho, Deputy Director of the An Giang province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the province had granted codes for 252 planting areas and 21 packaging facilities, including 146 planting areas of fruit trees, one area of vegetables (chilli) and 105 areas of glutinous rice.

In particular, An Giang is promoting coordination with enterprises exporting farm produce in developing coded areas planting rice and glutinous rice, and fruits exported to high-end markets such as Australia, the US, the EU, Japan, China, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea.

It plans to develop and grant codes for 1,800 planting areas for agricultural products and 30 packaging facilities in the province by 2025, Tho said.

He underscored the importance of managing the quality of the coded planting areas as well as granting the codes for new planting areas to meet the increasing demand of the world market.

Vietjet offers 1.1 million promotion tickets to welcome year-end festive season

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Vietjet aircraft (Photo courtesy of Vietjet)

Vietjet is offering 1.1 million promotion tickets on routes covering Vietnam and some international destinations in three golden days to welcome the exciting year-end festive season, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Accordingly, from 00:00 October 10 to 24:00 on October 12 this year, 1.1 million Vietjet Eco tickets at the same price from only 1,010 VND, ecxcluding taxes and fees, are available for sale to all passengers flying on routes covering Vietnam and international destinations in India, Kazakhstan, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc., on website www.vietjetair.com, Vietjet Air mobile app with the flexible flight time from October 24, 2022 to March 31, 2023, excluding Tet and national holiday.

In addition, passengers can also enjoy free payment when booking tickets and pay through Vietjet SkyClub easily.

Vietjet is ready to welcome all passengers come with the best travel, visit, and business experiences with its flight network covering the region, many flights per day, convenient schedules and hundreds of thousands of discounted tickets to fly with the modern fleet, friendly and professional cabin crews, fresh and hot meals, health care products and services, travel insurances, new accommodation facilities, new utilities and many unique cultural and artistic performances at the altitude of 10,000 meters./.

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