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Stock trading remains sluggish
Wednesday,  Aug 23,2017,00:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Trading on the local stock market was dismal on August 21 as most investors were cautious, with volume and value hovering around last Friday’s levels at 169 million shares worth more than VND3.3 trillion.
Vehicles still get free pass at Cai Lay tollgate
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:03 (GMT+7)
TIEN GIANG – Vehicles could still freely pass the controversial Cai Lay tollgate in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang though the Ministry of Transport last week announced that toll reductions would go into force on August 21.
State Audit proposes slashing toll collection time at 24 BOT road projects
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:03 (GMT+7)
HANOI - Ho Duc Phoc, head of the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV), said SAV will ask the Government and relevant ministries to cut toll collection time at 24 traffic infrastructure projects developed in build-operate-transfer (BOT) format by 62.8 years.
Australia, Vietnam cooperate in agricultural research
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) on August 21 signed a letter of intent on long-term cooperation in agricultural research.
Many sector-specific inspections seen redundant
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:03 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Companies in Vietnam spend a combined 28.6 million days and VND14.3 trillion a year on sector-specific checks on import-export goods during the customs clearance process but 0.1% of the inspections detect violations.
QTSC builds hi-tech application center for agriculture
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Software outsourcing and information technology enterprises will have the opportunity to apply advanced technology to agriculture thanks to a center for hi-tech application in agriculture being built at Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) in HCMC.
Foreign firms invest heavily in property projects
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Foreign involvement in property projects in Vietnam surged in the last quarter, mainly through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to a report by Savills Vietnam.
First water bus route in HCMC not in commercial service until October
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Daily Co Ltd on August 21 technically launched the Bach Dang Wharf - Thu Duc water bus service, the first in HCMC, but it will not be put into commercial operation until October, when wharfs and support facilities are in place.
Loans offered to shrimp farmers cooperating with enterprises
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:02 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Shrimp farmers in some Mekong Delta provinces including Bac Lieu will have easy access to loans if they partner with enterprises to promote sustainable shrimp production and value chain development.
Round-up
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:01 (GMT+7)
Hanoi chooses 12 IT projects for incubation
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:01 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Hanoi Department of Information and Communications has picked 12 startup projects for its information technology (IT) innovation incubation plan, heard a conference in Hanoi last week.
Tran Anh to sell more shares to Mobile World
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,23:00 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Tran Anh Digital World Company (TAG), the owner of Tran Anh electronics store chain, is preparing to sell more shares to Mobile World Investment Group (MWG), Vietnam’s biggest retailer of mobile devices.
APEC seminars discuss sustainable agricultural production
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,22:59 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – A series of conferences took place within the framework of the APEC Food Security Week in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from August 18-20, focusing on sustainable agricultural production solutions amid severe impacts of climate change.
Russian travel companies to visit Vietnam
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,22:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A delegation comprising 500 representatives of travel agencies of Russian firm Pegas Touristik will come to Vietnam in September to learn about local tourism products and services.
Ca Pass Tunnel opened to traffic
Tuesday,  Aug 22,2017,22:55 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Ca Pass Tunnel in central Vietnam was opened to traffic on August 21, drastically shortening travel time between Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces.
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