Monthly Archives: August 2020

Vietnam to reopen air routes to RoK, Japan on September 15

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has built a plan to resume international air routes, firstly the ones linking with the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan on September 15.   CAAV Director Dinh Viet Thang told Vietnam News Agency on August 31 that the country has finished discussion about flight resumption with the

Ba Ria – Vung Tau among top localities in FDI attraction during 2016-2020

The southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau was one of the leading localities in attracting investment during 2016-2020, Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Cong Vinh has said.   The average registered capital of each State-owned enterprise in the province stood at 250 billion VND (10.8 million USD), while

US plant quarantine expert to arrive in Vietnam on September 2

An expert from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is scheduled to arrive in Vietnam on September 2 to continue monitoring the treatment of fruit destined for the country, which recently underwent a hiatus due to COVID-19.   The expert will first be quarantined, in line with regulations,

Finance ministry calls for drastic measures to boost public capital disbursement

The Finance Ministry has asked for synchronous and drastic measures from the entire political system, ministries, agencies, and localities to step up the disbursement of public investment capital.   At a conference with localities in Hanoi on August 31, Deputy Finance Minister Tran Xuan Ha said that although it has improved, the disbursement of public

HCM City’s eight-month exports up slightly

  Ho Chi Minh City’s foreign trade totalled more than 60.48 billion USD in the first eight months of this year, down 0.03 percent against the same period of 2019.   In the January-August period, the southern economic hub shipped 28.4 billion USD worth of goods abroad, up 4 percent year-on-year. Excluding crude oil, exports

Vietjet Air offers half priced fares to celebrate National Day

Vietjet Air has teamed up with the five-star hospitality group Vinpearl offering half-priced fares and hotel stays in order to celebrate the country’s 75th National Day.   From August 31 to September 4, passengers can book tickets at and Vietjet Air’s mobile app using the promotion code “QUOCKHANH” to get the fares (excluding taxes

HCM City’s August CPI up 0.06 percent

HCM City’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.06 percent in August against July, according to the municipal Statistics Office.   Eight of the 11 groups of main consumer goods and services recorded month-on-month price increases: food and restaurant services (up 0.1 percent); beverages and tobacco (0.3 percent); garments, headwear, and footwear (0.07 percent); household appliances