ADB forecasts Vietnam’s economic growth at 1.8 percent in 2020 Business

ADB forecasts Vietnam’s economic growth at 1.8 percent in 2020

Vietnam’s economy is forecast to expand 1.8 percent in 2020 amid the coronavirus and bounce back in next year, while economies across developing Asia will contract this year for the first time in nearly six decades but recovery will resume next year, according to a recent report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Dung Quat Shipyard rides out COVID storm Business

Dung Quat Shipyard rides out COVID storm

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a downturn in global supply chains and demand for goods transport, which hit maritime shipping and shipbuilding hard worldwide. The Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd (DQS), however, may be the exception, having received a host of orders locally and overseas this year.
Weathering COVID-19 “storm”, DQS seeks new customers Business

Weathering COVID-19 “storm”, DQS seeks new customers

The PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) has selected the Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd (DQS) as the contractor to repair and maintain the FPU Dai Hung-01 oil rig, proving that DQS has gained confidence of its customers.
Indonesia: No relaxation of large-scale social restriction policy World

Indonesia: No relaxation of large-scale social restriction policy

The Indonesian government has no plans to ease the enactment of the Large Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) policy in the immediate future, as the government is still focusing on the national mudik (homecoming) ban for the next two weeks to curb the spread of COVID-19, said President Joko Widodo.
Congratulations to new Marshall leaders Politics

Congratulations to new Marshall leaders

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on January 22 cabled a message of congratulations to David Kabua on his election as the ninth President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
 Indonesia to campaign for UNHRC membership World

Indonesia to campaign for UNHRC membership

Indonesia will actively campaign for membership at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during its 40th session, scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from February 25-28.
NA Chairwoman arrives in Siem Reap for APPF-27 Politics

NA Chairwoman arrives in Siem Reap for APPF-27

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and the high-ranking delegation arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia on January 14 to attend the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) from January 14-16.
NA Chairwoman leaves for APPF-27 in Cambodia Politics

NA Chairwoman leaves for APPF-27 in Cambodia

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and a high-ranking delegation left Hanoi on January 14 afternoon for the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from January 14-16.
NA Chairwoman to attend APPF 27 in Cambodia Politics

NA Chairwoman to attend APPF 27 in Cambodia

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will lead a Vietnamese high-ranking delegation to attend the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-27) in Siem Reap, Cambodia from January 14-16.
Wounded Philippine sailors brought ashore for treatment Society

Wounded Philippine sailors brought ashore for treatment

The Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) of Region 4 on December 30 brought four Philippine sailors, who were injured while working onboard a foreign vessel to Nha Trang port in the central province of Khanh Hoa for treatment.
PM begins activities at APEC Economic Leaders’ Week Politics

PM begins activities at APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is leading a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea at the invitation of his Papua New Guinea counterpart Peter O’Neill.