Gojek – an on-demand, multiservice mobile platform – and Dat Bike – one of the fastest growing electric vehicle startups in Southeast Asia – announced on May 18 that they will partner to pilot the use of electric motorbikes in Gojek's transportation, logistics, and food delivery network in Vietnam.
Vietnam is now developing its halal industry, which boasts great potential. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu spoke to VIR’s Thanh Dat about how the industry will be fostered, and how opportunities for businesses will be realised.
With ASEAN expected to see a brighter investment outlook ahead, further facilitation of a more competitive facilitation environment leveraged by trade deals is helping Vietnam attract more funding from nations such as Thailand, Singapore, and Japan.
The colossal socioeconomic recovery and development initiative continues to suffer from numerous hurdles in implementation, irking the government which has ordered quicker deployment to achieve the desired economic growth.
Vietnam’s plan for borrowing and paying public debt has been revealed, and the budget landscape finalised for this year, with public debt set to stay within the permissible limit.
BAC A BANK last week successfully held its AGM for 2023 in the central province of Nghe An, with a series of issues discussed and resolved.
Though the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement will remove import tariffs for many export items into the EU, costs for access to this market are set to increase in addition to strict rules of origin, making it difficult for exporters to benefit from the deal’s advantages.
On April 14, Nessar and Viettel IDC jointly announced the signing of a strategic cooperation contract with FireMon, a provider of security policy management solutions, aiming to provide effective options for customers in Vietnam.
A training course on youth and gender equality took place in early April in the Van Ho district of Son La province. Organised by the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) and Van Ho Department of Education and Training, it was the first time these young people were introduced to basic concepts of equality, as well as identifying existing gender stereotypes and norms in themselves, their family, and community.
A continued surge in fuel prices globally, an increase in electricity, and a rebound in consumption are expected to put pressure on Vietnam’s efforts to control inflation this year.
On March 21 in Hanoi, Bac A Commercial Joint Stock Bank (BAC A BANK) launched an international credit card branded with MasterCard, with two card lines including BAC A BANK MasterCard Rewards Gold and BAC A BANK MasterCard Cashback Platinum.
After nearly two years of entry into force, the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, in addition to Vietnam’s improved investment and business climate, have facilitated both nations to increase trade and investment.
The No voice - No equal future project that was implemented in Son La province in 2023 is encouraging ethnic minority youths and young journalists to become agents of change and help to reduce inequality. The project is run by the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) and sponsored by the US Embassy to Vietnam and the Moon of Hope fundraising programme.
In a bid to boost economic cooperation, including expansion of exports and attraction of more investment, the government will continue amplifying diplomatic activities, with a hallmark first-ever 5-year action programme serving as one of the pivotal pillars in socioeconomic development.
With the country’s improved competitiveness thanks in part to a rise in labour productivity, Vietnam is boosting its support for innovative activities to achieve further sustainable development under a new growth model.