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Businesses use innovation,technology to overcome economic depression in pandemic

Businesses use innovation,technology to overcome economic depression in pandemic

Over 100,000 enterprises faced bankruptcy during the fourth Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam from May to October 2021. Nevertheless, there are a few that witnessed a growth rate of more than 10 percent. Sai Gon Giai Phong (SGGP) Newspaper has conducted an interview with Director of the Institute for Brand and Competitiveness Strategy Vo Tri Thanh regarding this matter.
HCMC’s unique floating flower market to open on January 27

HCMC’s unique floating flower market to open on January 27

HCMC’s unique floating flower market is scheduled to open on January 27 (on the 25th day of the last lunar month). The flower market will take place on the Tau Hu-Ben Nghe canal along the streets of Ben Binh Dong and Nguyen Van Cua in District 8.
Land fund for investment attraction in industrial parks increasingly less

Land fund for investment attraction in industrial parks increasingly less

The Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (Hepza) said that the land fund dedicated to attracting investment in export processing zones and industrial parks was gradually narrowed down as the current industrial zones are fully operated.
PM directs not to make it difficult for returnees for Tet celebration

PM directs not to make it difficult for returnees for Tet celebration

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested not to tighten regulations that are contrary to the instructions and regulations of the Ministry of Health and the Government, causing unnecessary difficulties for returnees who come back to their hometown to reunite with relatives on the Lunar New Year.
Local authorities stuck in ending spontaneous trading around wholesale markets

Local authorities stuck in ending spontaneous trading around wholesale markets

Up to now, although the volume of goods arrived at the three wholesale markets of Hoc Mon, Thu Duc, and Binh Dien has been increasing sharply, the purchasing power remains modest, decreasing by 30 percent, 50 percent, and 60 percent, respectively, because spontaneous markets on the roads around these wholesale markets have taken market share.
Ministry asks for rice support for people for Tet holiday

Ministry asks for rice support for people for Tet holiday

The Office of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA), on January 20, informed that its leader had just signed official dispatch No.160 reporting to the Prime Minister on the proposed level of rice support for underprivileged people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year and the between-crop months in early 2022 of localities.

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Business

Bonds circulating within banks

When several banks announced the issuance of thousands of billion dong to mobilize medium and long-term capital at high interest rates, a rush for buying bonds followed, which turned into a frenzy towards the end of 2021.

Education

Education ministry asked to re-open schools at earliest

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to partner with the Health Ministry to hold a nationwide teleconference collecting experts, scientists and localities’ feedback on a detailed roadmap to re-opening schools and educational establishments nationwide.

Science/technology

VinFuture Prize honors mRNA vaccine researchers

VinFuture Prize, an international award founded in Vietnam to honor scientific achievements, gave out US$4.5 million worth of prizes to several global scientists on January 20.

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US$219 million offshore wind power plant put into operation in Tra Vinh

Trung Nam Tra Vinh 1 Wind Power Company (Trungnam Group) inaugurated and put into operation the Dong Hai 1 wind power plant, Duyen Hai District in the Mekong Delta Province of Tra Vinh. The project has a total investment of nearly VND5,000 billion (US$ 219,751,524).

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Law

HCMC’s police expel 12 illegal immigrants

The Immigration Division under the HCMC Department of Public Security on January 20 announced that 12 foreigners, who had illegally entered the country and were arrested in the city, have been expelled.

Lifestyle

Yellow apricot tree sold at US$176,000

Mr. Bui Van Bang from Cai Lay District, Tien Giang Province yesterday said that he had just sold an over 50-year-old yellow apricot tree at a price of over VND4 billion (US$176,000).