Vietnam’s port listed 11th among 370 world’s most efficient container ports

Saturday, 11/06/2022 16:22
Cai Mep port of Vietnam has been ranked 11th among the 370 most efficient container terminals/port clusters globally, according to the Container Port Performance Index 2021 report (CPPI 2021) developed and published recently by World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence.


Cai Mep port (Photo: baohaiquanvietnam.vn)

According to the Vietnam News Agency, the CPPI report is developed annually to evaluate the worldwide seaport efficiency, based on criteria related to the total time needed for completing the loading and unloading container of each voyage at a port for the entire year.

Vietnam has several ports ranked in this list, in which, Cai Mep port ranked 11th by the "statistical approach" index - increased by 38 places compared to 2020 and ranked 13th by the “administrative approach” index– increased 5 rankings against 2020.

In Cai Mep – Thi Vai area, Tan Cang - Cai Mep International Terminal under Saigon Newport Corporation currently holds 40% of the market share, with 10 international service routes weekly connecting with North America, Canada, Europe and Inter Asia.

The data was provided by the world's 11 largest shipping lines for a total of 370 global terminals/port clusters.

An Giang eyes over 20 trillion VND in investment

The Mekong Delta province of An Giang is aiming to attract more than 20 trillion VND (862.73 million USD) for at least 15 local projects in 2022 following a freshly signed investment promotion programme.

These projects are involved in transport, urban infrastructure, agriculture, industry, and trade-service-tourism, said the Vietnam News Agency.

An Giang province’s Long Xuyen city – Photo for illustration (Source: tcnn.vn)

Highlights among them include the 1,400m Nang Gu bridge costing about 688 billion VND; a 200ha centre for rice and freshwater aquatic products worth 9 trillion VND; the 100ha Xuan To industrial park worth some 2.5 trillion VND; and the 1,050ha Nui Cam tourism site that will cost approximately 7.5 trillion VND, among others.

Tran Anh Thu, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said this year, An Giang is looking for capital in projects that enable firms to participate in the global value chain and production network; save land and apply clean and environmentally friendly technologies; create high added value, and contribute significantly to exports and State budget revenue.

On the other hand, projects that violate regulations and cause public concerns will have their licences revoked, he said.

In 2021, An Giang attracted 947 billion VND in 18 projects, including one foreign-funded project.

Vietnam, Burundi sign agreement on visa exemption

Vietnam and Burundi have signed an agreement on visa exemption for the two countries’ citizens holding diplomatic and official passports.

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations and Ambassador Zéphyrin Maniratanga, Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations, sign the agreement (Photo: baoquocte.vn)

An agreement to this effect was inked on June 10 by Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations on behalf of the Government of Vietnam, and Ambassador Zéphyrin Maniratanga, Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations on behalf of the Government of Burundi, reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

Under the agreement, Vietnamese citizens and Burundian citizens holding valid diplomatic or official passports are exempted from visas with a temporary stay of no more than 90 days from the date of entry.

Citizens of the two countries who are members of diplomatic missions, consular offices or representative offices at international organisations located in the other’s territory, and members of their families holding diplomatic or official passports are exempt from visa during the working term.

The signing of the agreement is expected to facilitate the exchange of delegations between the two countries, contributing to promoting bilateral relations between Vietnam and Burundi.

Vietnam and Burundi established diplomatic relations on April 16, 1975.

Nearly 94,000 students enter 10th-grade entrance exam in Ho Chi Minh City

Nearly 94,000 students in Ho Chi Minh City entered the entrance exam for 10th-grade public schools on June 11, according to the city Department of Education and Training.

A test room at Bui Thi Xuan High School in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: NDO)

This year’s high school entrance exam will take place on June 11 and 12, including three subjects Literature, Mathematics and Foreign Language, said the Nhan Dan Newspaper.

The Mathematics and Literature exams are 120 minutes while the time for the Foreign Language exam is 90 minutes.

The entrance exam is held at 150 exam venues including 3,953 exam rooms. The city Department of Education and Training has arranged for more than 11,800 teachers and about 1,800 security guards to observe the exam.

A new regulation in this year’s 10th-grade entrance exam is that candidates have to keep their items 25m away from the exam room.

Ho Chi Minh City has 114 public senior high schools which will enrol about 72,800 students in the 2022-2023 school year. It means that more than 13,000 students will not be admitted to public schools this year.

PVEP’s contribution to State budget exceeds 92 percent of target

The PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) contributed over 7.99 trillion VND (over 344,66 million USD) to the State budget in the first five months of 2022, surpassing the target by 92 percent.

A drilling rig of PVEP at Rang Dong field - Illustrative image (Photo: PVEP)

According to the Vietnam News Agency, to take advantage of high oil prices in the world market, PVEP has taken solutions to ensure stable and safe operations of its projects.

Accordingly, output in May reached 0.33 million tonnes of oil equivalent, surpassing 19 percent of the monthly plan.

Thanks to the completion of exploitation targets, PVEP's revenue in the January - May period reached 19.99 trillion VND, 84 percent higher than the goal.

In June, PVEP has continued to prepare for the construction of drilled wells and maintained stable mining activities.

The firm has also implemented measures to improve oil recovery coefficient; optimise the exploitation of wells, and increase the exploitation flow of potential wells in order to ensure the oil and gas production output at home and abroad will reach 0.81 million tonnes of oil equivalent in the second quarter./.

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