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Bamboo Airways gets ready to launch Vietnam-US direct flights
Bamboo Airways is finalising preparations to operate regular direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco and Los Angeles of the US, starting September 1, 2021.
Southern city targets 5% growth in industrial production
15:11 26/02/2021
In 2021, the Ho Chi Minh city Industry and Trade sector strives to achieve the specific and basic targets, including 5% growth in industrial production, with its four key industries (food processing, pharmaceutical chemicals-rubber-plastic, mechanical engineering, and electronics) growing by at least 6.7%.
Vietnam’s exports to Australia grow rapidly
19:47 25/02/2021
Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Australia in January 2021 increased 39.92% compared to the same period last year, reaching an estimated 873 million USD, including almost 391 million USD worth of Vietnam’s exports to Australia, according to statistics of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Seafood exports forecast to hit 9.4 billion USD in 2021
19:21 25/02/2021
In January 2021, seafood exports were valued at 600 million USD, a year-on-year increase of nearly 20%, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Logistics services to contribute 5-6% of GDP by 2025
16:47 25/02/2021
Deputy Prime Minister (PM) has signed a Decision amending and supplementing Decision 200/QD-TTg dated February 14, 2017, approving the Action Plan to improve competitive capacity and develop Vietnam’s logistics services by 2025.
Seaports see cargo handling growth in January
16:30 25/02/2021
Seaport areas seeing the most rapid growth are Hai Phong (26%), Ho Chi Minh City (27%) and Cai Mep – Thi Vai (29%), according to a representative of the Vietnam Maritime Administration.
Da Nang: Hundreds of millions of USD invested in hi-tech
16:26 25/02/2021
Six projects were granted investment licenses, including three foreign-invested projects from Japan and the US, the two major investment attraction markets of Da Nang.
Vietnam’s GDP growth forecast to reach 7% in 2021
16:12 25/02/2021
Vietnam’s GDP growth is expected to hit 7% in 2021 thanks to recovery of external demand, according to a preliminary assessment by the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).
HCM City: Metro line No. 5 draws interest from Korean investors
17:12 24/02/2021
The Export-Import Bank of the Republic of Korea (KEXIM) has proposed that Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee allow conducting an investment study for the phase 2 of Metro Line No. 5 (Bay Hien intersection – New Can Giuoc bus station) in the public-private partnership (PPP) form.
Farm produce exports to Netherlands soar
10:04 22/02/2021
The export of Vietnamese farm produce such as aquatic products, pepper, rubber, and rice to the Netherlands has soared since the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) took effect, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has reported.