BUSINESS IN BRIEF 22/8 | Wifi Walker, J B Chaparal Properties


C. bank drafts sequence on bullion control service

The executive bank has announced a breeze turn regulating operations of bullion bar control use of blurb banks underneath that banks and business have to strech agreement on bullion bar return.

The breeze turn regulates that banks will possibly lapse to business bullion bars they have deposited before or lapse them products of a same brand, peculiarity and quantity. For a initial choice, banks will have to note sequence numbers of a bullion bars on a transaction certificates with business when receiving and returning bullion to depositors.

The breeze approach also prohibits banks from profitable interests for a bullion control service, and use fees contingency be published. Besides, lenders are not authorised to entrust other organizations and people to yield a use or yield a use by agents.

Banks competent to yield this use contingency list a business in their operation licenses and contingency have customary comforts for bullion bar storing. They have to news on sustenance of this use in a prior month to a executive bank before a fifth day of any month.

Some 12 banks in a republic have won licenses to yield bullion bar control use though usually half of them have charity this use to customers.

Water diagnosis has good chances for investors

Potential in Vietnam’s H2O diagnosis section is still outrageous as a stream rate of tap-water supply in civic and tillage areas is usually 60%, according to Saigon Water Infrastructure Corporation (Saigon Water).

Truong Khac Hoanh, ubiquitous executive of Saigon Water, told a Daily on Monday that a section of treating and distributing purify H2O in Vietnam was in need of vast investment. Investors have to be financially capable, and request complicated record and solutions to H2O detriment rebate in distributing if wanting to acquire high profits, he pronounced on a sidelines of a rite for signing an agreement with Manila Water in HCMC on Monday.

Saigon Water on Monday cut a bargain to emanate 18.37 million shares value VND400 billion to Manila Water. The internal organisation expects to have stronger financial capability and some-more practice in H2O diagnosis after a deal.

HCMC Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company (CII) and Manila Water are dual vital shareholders of Saigon Water.

In a entrance time, Saigon Water will build Pleiku H2O plant in Gia Lai Province and Du Long plant in Ninh Thuan Province that are value a sum VND400 billion and have sold diagnosis capacities of 30,000 and 15,000 cubic meters per day.

Besides, Saigon Water is scheming to arise Tan Hiep 2 H2O plant that is coming to yield 300,000 cubic meters of H2O per day in HCMC’s superficial district of Hoc Mon. The organisation has perceived capitulation from a city supervision to exercise a devise that will be kicked off subsequent year.

According to Gerardo C. Ablaza, CEO of Manila Water underneath a Philippines’ Ayala Corporation, Manila Water has invested around US$100 million in Vietnam’s H2O diagnosis sector, including a 49% interest in BOO Thu Duc and a 47% interest in Kenh Dong H2O plants in HCMC.

Ablaza pronounced that around Saigon Water, Manila Water would continue to deposit in purify H2O diagnosis projects in HCMC, and will eye wastewater diagnosis projects in adjacent provinces and purify H2O supply projects in executive provinces.

Fernado Zobel De Ayala, government of Ayala Corporation, remarkable a far-reaching investment probability in a purify H2O diagnosis section in Vietnam. The house will continue to make investments in a section around team-work with Saigon Water, he said.

According to Saigon Water Corporation (Sawaco), H2O in HCMC is postulated by Thu Duc, Binh An, Tan Hiep, Trung An, Kenh Dong and Tan Phu H2O plants carrying a sum diagnosis ability of scarcely 1.7 million cubic meters per day.

Sawaco targets to boost a diagnosis ability to 3.4 million cubic meters, ascent over 1,500 kilometers of H2O pipelines, build a H2O supply supervision complement and revoke a H2O detriment to 25% in 2025. However, such projects will need adult to US$2.5 billion, to be generally sourced from executive expansion assistance (ODA) loans.

Price arise agreement propels breeze energy growth

The domestically-owned Cong Ly Company has perceived support from a Ministry of Industry and Trade to sell electricity from a Bac Lieu breeze energy devise during a cost aloft than regulated by a government.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), in a request sent to a primary apportion late Jul that has been seen by VIR, due that a energy tariff during a Bac Lieu devise should be set during 11.5 US cents for 1 kilowatt per hour during a initial 10 years and 9.8 US cents during a 4 following years. From a fifteenth year of a project, a energy tariff should be during 6.8 US cents.

The due tariff is many aloft than a 7.8 US cents bound by a supervision underneath Decision 37/2011/QD-TTg.

According a MoIT, a aloft tariff would make a Bac Lieu devise effective given a costly initial investment costs. However, a tariff that a MoIT due is still revoke than Cong Ly’s strange demand. The energy financier formerly due a tariff of 12 US cents for a initial 10 years and 10 US cent for 4 following years.

Cong Ly’s ubiquitous executive To Hoai Dan told VIR that nonetheless a MoIT’s due tariff was revoke than he had hoped he suspicion it was an “acceptable” level. “We know that we also have to share a weight with a government,” he said.

The breeze energy project, situated in southern operation of Bac Lieu, is a second breeze energy connected to a inhabitant grid and follows in a footsteps of a Binh Thuan 1 breeze energy devise in a executive operation of Binh Thuan.

The Bac Lieu devise has sum investment collateral of around $45.8 million and a pattern ability of 99.2 megawatts. Cong Ly has commissioned 10 turbines in a initial proviso and is formulation to implement an additional 52 turbines during a second phase.

“As this devise is located on a seashore we had to spend lots of income on constructing a foundations for a turbines. We also used a many modernized turbines, that pushed adult a investment costs,” pronounced Dan.

He suggested a second proviso of a devise would start in May, 2014 and be finished in April, 2015.

“This is a initial breeze energy devise to be implemented on a seashore and is a initial devise of a kind in a Mekong Delta. Its success will pave a approach for a expansion of some-more wind-power projects in a region,” Dan said.

HCM City’s CPI increases 0.31% in August

Ho Chi Minh City’s Aug consumer cost index (CPI) nudged adult 0.31% from July’s figure and 3.17% on a homogeneous timeframe in 2012.

According to a metropolitan Statistics Office, ride services saw a top cost rises of 1.24%.

Slight cost increases were seen in housing, electricity, and fuel (up 0.58%), beverages and cigarettes (up 0.28%), culture, entertainment, and tourism (up 0.28%), garments, textiles, headwear, and shoes (up 0.19%), food and restaurants (up 0.19%), domicile appliances (up 0.03%), and medicine and medical (up 0.02%).  

Postage and telecommunications saw no cost rises while a cost of preparation edged behind 0.01%.

The bullion cost secluded 0.48% during a month while a US dollar fell 0.41% from July.

Seminar promotes inter-locality ICT links

The executive city of Hue will reason Vietnam’s 17th information and communications record (ICT) expansion convention on Aug 30–31.

Themed “Promoting IT Infrastructure for Socio-economic Development”, a eventuality is dictated to inspire fasten cities, provinces, and mercantile zones, boosting ICT concentration and development.

Delegates can benefaction their ideas and share their practice of regulating ICT in executive reforms responding to a final of a nation’s businesses and citizens.

Le Sy Minh, Director of Thua Thien-Hue province’s Department of Information and Communications, pronounced a convention will concentration on informed topics like destiny directions for ICT infrastructure, requesting IT advances during a inhabitant level, substantiating e-government services, and regulating ICT in education, healthcare, and banking.

The convention also encompasses a scholarship and record product exhibition, an apparatus display to disadvantaged Thua Thien-Hue tertiary students, and tours of indication provincial supervision and prolongation agencies capitalising on IT’s potential.

Samsung bureau to take figure in Thai Nguyen

Samsung Electro-Mechanics is coming to build a bureau to furnish intergrated circuits and electronic components in a northern operation of Thai Nguyen.

The US$1.2 billion devise is scheduled to start this Oct and enter operations in Aug 2014, by that time a sum investment of a Samsung Group in Vietnam is likely to strech US$5.7 billion.

Phan Manh Cuong, Deputy Head of a provincial Industrial Zones Management Board, pronounced that Samsung submitted a papers requesting an investment capitulation certificate for a Samsung Hi-tech Complex in a Yen Binh Industrial Zone and a organisation expects to accept a certificate in September.

The new bureau is Samsung Group’s third investment devise in Vietnam.

Vietnam – appealing republic for new business expansion

US companies find Vietnam a second many appealing country, after Indonesia, for new business enlargement in a Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The anticipating was partial of new consult formula expelled on Aug 20 by a American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore) and a US Chamber of Commerce.

In a check of 475 comparison executives from US companies handling in a 10 ASEAN countries, 43 percent of all respondents pronounced they have skeleton for business enlargement in Vietnam as compared with 49 percent for Indonesia.

Of a 69 respondents in Vietnam, 61 percent pattern their workforce to boost in a republic in a remaining months of 2013 and in 2014 as 62 percent pattern boost to boost in 2013 and 85 percent, in 2014, 59 percent pronounce rarely of accessibility of low cost labour, 55 percent of personal certainty and 55 percent of sentiments towards a US.

They prove restlessness in Vietnam’s infrastructure (65 percent), laws and regulations (59 percent) and taxation structure (57 percent).

As many as 42 percent of respondents in Vietnam are handling in a use section and 51 percent in a prolongation sector, mostly in electronics, pharmaceuticals and medical manufacturing.

Vietnamese products week to be launched in Dong Nai

A Vietnamese products week is set to take place in a southern operation of Dong Nai between Aug 27 and Sep 4.

According to Director of a provincial Department of Industry and Trade Le Van Danh, a week aims to foster Vietnamese products and yield internal high-quality products to consumers with reasonable prices.

More than 300 supermarkets, shops, trade centres and manufacturers will showcase their products during a week, that will also underline a 350-stall high-quality Vietnamese products fair.

In response to a programme to pierce Vietnamese products to tillage areas, Dong Nai operation has organized a far-reaching operation of activities, including marketplace days for farmers and workers.

Between now and a year-end, a operation skeleton 27 shipments of Vietnamese products to tillage areas and factories.

Foreign gaming association seeks investment chance

Austria-based gaming association Casinos Austria AG on Monday had a assembly with HCMC Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Hong to plead a casino and computerized lottery devise in HCMC.

According to Karl Stoss, CEO of Casinos Austria, a association has worked with HCMC Lottery Company on ancillary record and building new products such as bingo and blemish card. In addition, Casinos Austria has sealed a team-work agreement with HD Bank and a chit of bargain with Savico.

Casinos Austria will have a operative event with a Ministry of Finance on a probability of a computerized lottery devise in Vietnam.

In response to Stoss, Hong pronounced that a city did not have government over such projects and lottery was managed by a Ministry of Finance.

Casinos Austria AG determined in 1967 is one of a heading ubiquitous gaming companies. Together with some partners, Casinos Austria AG is handling 40 land-based casinos in 16 countries, 8 shipboard casinos, 750 gaming tables and over 7,600 container machines.

Many Singapore projects to get rolling this year

Many projects invested by Singaporean enterprises will be implemented and put into operation this year, according to a Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).

Sembcorp will start work on a urban-industrial-service formidable in Quang Ngai Province (VSIP Quang Ngai) subsequent month around a corner try with Becamex IDC Corporation.

The formidable consists of 600 hectares of industrial land in Dung Quat Economic Zone and 520 hectares of urban-service land nearby Quang Ngai City’s executive area. In a initial phase, a devise will concentration on building 160 hectares of industrial land and 100 hectares of urban-service facilities.

Besides, Sembcorp has perceived capitulation from a Government to investigate a thermal energy devise value around US$2 billion and carrying a ability of 1,200 MW in Quang Ngai Province.

Meanwhile, Hoa Lam-Shangri-La Healthcare, a corner try between Singapore’s Shangri-La Healthcare Investment Pte. Ltd and Vietnam’s Hoa Lam Co., will shortly put into operation Thanh Do International Hospital carrying 320 beds. This is a initial sanatorium in a 40-hectare Hoa Lam-Shangri-La International Hi-tech Healthcare Park to be finished.

In a preparation sector, KinderWorld Education Group will build Pegasus International UniCollege in Danang and other schools of a kind will be afterwards built in Vung Tau, Nha Trang and HCMC.

Such moves are certain signals display that Vietnam is still a favorite finish for Singaporean investors.

According to FIA, Singapore’s investment collateral in Vietnam amounted to over US$3.72 billion in a January-July period, accounting for 31.3% of a country’s sum FDI collateral and usually smaller than that of Japan (nearly US$4.1 billion).

Regarding creatively protected projects in a seven-month period, Singapore took a initial position with 61 uninformed projects carrying sum purebred collateral of US$2.48 billion (60%).

Singapore has so distant had over 1,180 investment projects in Vietnam with sum purebred collateral of US$28.6 billion and is a second biggest unfamiliar financier in Vietnam after Japan, that has 2,014 projects value US$32.78 billion.

The sectors Singapore invests in are also Vietnam’s prioritized sectors such as estimate and prolongation industries, industrial park infrastructure, urban-tourism skill and logistics.

In a medical sector, Chandler Corporation has particularly entered Vietnam after shopping 80% interest of Hoan My Medical Corporation.

Meanwhile, Singapore’s largest tradesman NTUC FairPrice has recently sealed an agreement with Saigon Co.op to open a hypermarket called Co.opXtra Plus in HCMC.

Bien Hoa bypass stretched right in initial phase

The territory of National Highway 1A bypassing Dong Nai Province’s Bien Hoa City will be stretched from 4 to 6 lanes right in a initial proviso instead of watchful compartment a second proviso as designed initially.

The Ministry of Transport has authorized a project’s financier Dong Thuan Investment Joint Stock Company to enhance this highway territory to 6 lanes to palliate a trade bucket on a fortitude highway.

Nguyen Van Khang, executive of a firm, pronounced a enlargement will cost an additional VND75 billion and one some-more month of construction compared to a prior design. However, in lapse a ability of a bypass will boost dramatically.

The bypass’ substructure and empty complement have been completed, though around 200 households vital nearby dual ends of a highway have not nonetheless been relocated.

Dong Nai Province has recently delivered an final perfectionist internal authorities finish site clearway and send a site to a financier in October.

Khang pronounced that if site clearway was finished in October, a bypass could be put into use in subsequent year’s initial quarter.

After completion, a bypass will assistance revoke trade overload in Bien Hoa City, urge a city’s infrastructure and minister to a socioeconomic expansion of Dong Nai Province in sold and of a southern pivotal mercantile section in general.

The devise invested underneath a build-operate-transfer (BOT) indication has a length of 12.2 kilometers, starting from Tra Co Church in Trang Bom District and connected to National Highway 51 in Bien Hoa City.

The devise will need VND751 billion for construction costs and dual resettlement areas, not to discuss a extra VND75 billion when it is stretched to 6 lanes.

Kicked off in July, 2010, a devise scheduled for execution during a finish of final year has depressed behind report due to delayed site clearance.

According to a investor, a project’s payback duration around fee collection will be 23 years and 11 months.

Old projects introduced during Vietbuild 2013

Just a few genuine estate enterprises assimilated Vietbuild 2013, a ubiquitous muster on genuine estate, interior and extraneous design, and construction materials, while many projects introduced during a satisfactory were those already launched earlier.

In prior years, there were utterly many enterprises fasten a annual exhibition. But this year, due to meagre participation, exhibitors had chances to captivate visitors to their booths during a fair, that took place in HCMC from Aug 14 to 18.

Hung Thinh Land Company introduced 3 condo projects, including a devise on Pham Van Hai Street with apartments labelled from VND1.7 billion each, Phuc Yen 2 devise in Tan Binh District during VND1.2 billion any and Chuong Duong Garden in Tan Phu District during VND13.5 million per block meter.

Meanwhile, Phuc Khang Construction Investment Joint Stock Company continued to deliver to investors a Sunflower City devise in Dong Nai Province, charity land lots during VND337 million each. The land lots are totalled scarcely 100 block meters any and remuneration will be done in dual years.

The craving also charity Eco Town residential devise in HCMC’s Hoc Mon District with land lots from VND600-800 million each.

Minh Vinh Khang Trade Joint Stock Company charity special sale for Bao Loc residential area in Lam Dong Province. The craving charity land lots during VND599 million any and houses during VND988 million each.

A staff of a craving pronounced a houses formerly were charity during VND1.6-1.7 billion each. So, a craving coming to speed adult sales with a special discount.

Vietbuild 2013 took place during a Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in HCMC’s District 7. Around 800 internal and ubiquitous enterprises featured 2,200 booths during a fair.

HAGL restructures portfolios to cut debts

Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group (HAGL) is refraining from hydropower projects to concentration resources on tillage and genuine estate in a pierce to cut debts that have exceeded a licence capital, pronounced a group’s government Doan Nguyen Duc.

Duc told a company’s investors assembly here on Monday that a restructuring devise would also embody a investiture of one some-more craving to solve a bad debts, that strike VND16 trillion as of Dec 31, 2012 compared to a equities of VND10 trillion.

“The idea is to revoke debts to reduction than VND10 trillion while spurring a group’s equities to VND13 trillion after this year,” he said.

The restructuring devise focuses on cultivation and genuine estate sectors as a group’s dual core business activities. The aim rural area of HGAL comprises of sugarcane-sugar and rubber-palm oil while a organisation considers investments in Myanmar as a essential devise in a skill area.

Meanwhile, a hydropower industry, that used to be HAGL’s vital business in a past due to a high investment efficiency, will now be forsaken.

Duc pronounced that after 4 years of operation, 4 hydropower projects of HAGL have posted low boost while a organisation now sees many improved choices. It therefore decides to send hydropower schemes in Vietnam to compensate behind loans and to make investments in possibly operational projects or new ones in Myanmar.

HAGL has roughly finished required procedures to send a hydropower projects in Vietnam, Duc said, adding a send value and a reduced bank loans of his organisation totaled scarcely VND4 trillion.

At a same time, HAGL will apart subsidiaries owning unit projects from a primogenitor company, generally those with housing schemes with low mercantile efficiency.

Similarly, a mining projects will also be downscaled and afterwards be eliminated by HAGL. As a stream 3 iron mines in operation in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are confronting many authorised and amicable risks, HGAL decides to mislay a mining courtesy out of a core business.

Regarding a woodworking and mill industries, Duc pronounced his association would send stakes of a enterprises in a sectors to employees who have been operative for a organisation from a really beginning. The organisation will keep a 20% interest only.

Specially, HAGL will rigourously settle An Phu Company to tackle a benefaction bad debts as a approach to purify adult a primogenitor company’s financial sheet.

In fact, An Phu was determined some dual years ago though has not been rigourously inaugurated, pronounced Vo Truong Son, emissary ubiquitous executive of HAGL.

An Phu would have a licence collateral of VND360 billion.

Under a scheme, Hoang Anh Housing Development Company as an appendage of a organisation will sell stakes in An Phu to a primogenitor organisation HAGL, that will reason a interest of adult to over 99% in a new firm.

Hoang Anh Housing Development Company will send a stakes in other subsidiaries to An Phu such as Dong Nam, Phu Hoang Anh, Phuc Bao Minh, Minh Tuan, Hoang Anh Incomex and Hoang Anh Mekong.

An Phu will steal supports from a primogenitor firms to acquire stakes mentioned above, and will also emanate shares to investors.

Hoang Anh Housing Development Company will use sums from a interest send to reinstate loans of over VND3 trillion for a primogenitor firm.

With all a restructuring and interest transfer, it is coming that a primogenitor organisation by a finish of a year will have a purify change sheet, pronounced Vo Truong Son.

Incentives for extra grant insurance

The Department of Social Insurance on Monday suggested a State to yield taxation incentives for extra grant word to inspire internal enterprises and laborers to join a program.

Specifically, extra grant word premiums paid by employees will be exempted from personal income taxation while those paid by employers will be deliberate as reasonable rubbish for corporate income taxation deduction.

Besides, late employees will not compensate taxes for retirement grant they accept any month. They will usually compensate taxes if they take their whole grant as a pile sum.

Speaking during a assembly fielding suggestions for a Government’s breeze preference on piloting a grant routine in HCMC on Monday, Pham Truong Giang, emissary conduct of a department, pronounced that enterprises will join a word module on a intentional basement and will negotiate with employees on remuneration ratios.

The module aims to assistance employees accept aloft retirement pensions and revoke vigour on a State bill and amicable word fund. At present, whenever a State revises adult smallest salary for polite servants, simple retirement grant contingency follow suit.

When employees have perceived extra pensions, it will capacitate a State to apart smallest salary boost from grant increase, shortening State bill spending on grant increase, that is station during around VND3 trillion any year.

The dialect expects to margin suggestions for a breeze preference from now to a finish of this month and contention it to a Government in November. The module will be piloted early 2014, commencement with State-owned groups and companies and other enterprises with demands.

The commander module is coming to final 3 years to assistance handling agencies finish authorised horizon for a word policy.

Employees are estimated to minister 5-22% of monthly salary to a extra grant fund. Enterprises and employees will negotiate on remuneration ratios though a reward will be no aloft than VND5.06 million a authority any month and VND60.7 million a year.

SSC supports arising shares underneath standard value

The State Securities Commission (SSC) from now until a finish of a year will continue to assistance listed firms in distribution of shares underneath a standard value formed on a decisions of such firms’ annual ubiquitous meetings.

Initially, listed enterprises that do not go to redeeming business sectors are authorised to emanate shares underneath a standard value if they have sufficient collateral over-abundance to equivalent a shortfall, pronounced sources from SSC.

According to a breeze turn regulating arising shares underneath standard value, one of a conditions is that companies contingency have adequate collateral over-abundance or defended distinction to make adult for licence collateral rubbish due to a issuance.

However, a turn has not been expelled as it is not aligned with stream laws. Therefore, SSC has sought to check distribution of a turn and will investigate to further a conditions to other authorised documents, pronounced SSC government Vu Bang.

“We are in a tough position. As SSC usually implements regulations and doesn’t recover authorised documents, a capability of elucidate authorised problems is limited,” Bang said.

However, SSC has postulated capitulation for several enterprises to emanate shares underneath a standard value in new times.

At present, over half of sum bonds listed on a dual internal exchanges have their marketplace prices underneath a standard value of VND10,000 each. Truong Thanh Furniture Corporation (TTF) has recently performed capitulation to emanate shares underneath a standard value, opening a doorway for enterprises parched for collateral or mired in financial difficulties.

According to SSC, a series of newly-listed firms has declined neatly given mercantile problems and stricter inventory rules, generally in information proclamation. Meanwhile, a series of delisted enterprises has also reached a record high.

Seven new enterprises debuted on both markets in a initial 6 months of this year while 21 firms and one investment comment were delisted. There are around 737 enterprises trade shares on both exchanges, incompatible 135 firms on a UPCoM, a marketplace for unlisted open companies.

The sum mobilization around share issues, share and supervision bond auctions in a year’s initial half reached scarcely VND115 trillion, adult 37% opposite a same duration of 2012. However, mobilization around share issues plunged 58% year-on-year to over VND2.3 trillion.

Zalo attracts 4 million users

VNG Joint Stock Company says a series of users of Zalo amicable media website has reached 4 million after usually one year of deployment.

With a 4 million users, Zalo has turn a second many renouned giveaway job and messaging use or over-the-top calm (OTT) after a U.S.-based Viber that has some-more than 5 million users in Vietnam.

Some 40 million content messages are sent around Zalo daily, VNG said, adding that a chronicle of a use for mobile concentration regulating on Windows Phone has now been accessible while a other for Android and iOS operation systems has been updated.

Equipped with a locking concentration underline to strengthen users’ privacy, a new chronicle allows users to set adult a four-character cue to entrance Zalo. Besides, with a version, all incoming and effusive messages are encrypted in line with a Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), a certainty routine endorsed by a U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Commenting on a internal OTT market, Vuong Quang Khai, emissary ubiquitous executive of VNG, remarked that this was a rarely intensity marketplace with tough foe between internal and unfamiliar record firms.

The Vietnamese marketplace so distant has welcomed foreign-invested companies like Japan’s Line, South Korea’s KakaoTalk, Facebook Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp and Yahoo Messenger. Meanwhile, domestic record enterprises have also noted their appearance in a market, including VNG, FPT with FPT Chat, Microgame with Ola and Wala.

OTT players now are directly competing with telecom use providers such as Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone who have seen their revenues descending as a result. A series of OTT concentration providers like Zalo, Viber, Line or Kakao Talk have also uttered a enterprise to concur with a telecom companies.

Regarding this issue, Bui Quoc Viet, orator of VNPT Group, pronounced OTT applications like Viber, Zalo or Line have cut into a revenues of MobiFone and VinaPhone by adult to 30% during certain times.

Similarly, Tong Viet Trung, emissary ubiquitous executive of Viettel, endorsed OTT had resulted in a critical income decrease for his firm.

Telecom experts trust that with a stream clever expansion of OTT applications, telecom companies will have to join hands with OTT use providers to offer new use packages. They pattern telecom firms to shortly launch new 3G use packages with OTT services.

HCM City adjusts industrial clusters

The HCMC supervision will bar from formulation or change a functions of some industrial clusters in residential areas that have no infrastructure developers and miss comforts such as roads and energy supply.

In a industrial cluster expansion devise until 2020 with a prophesy compartment 2030 sent to a Ministry of Planning and Investment final week, internal authorities suggested expelling 9 industrial clusters out of planning. These are Binh Dang, Hiep Binh Phuoc, East of National Highway 1A, Hiep Thanh, Tan Thoi Nhat, Tan Hiep A, Tan Hiep B , Dong Thanh and Phu My with a sum area of 342 hectares.

The city also suggested expelling Long Son, Tan Thoi Nhi and Binh Khanh clusters, with a sum area of 209 hectares. The city will also correct down areas of some industrial clusters, of that Tan Tuc will have a area cringe from 40 hectares to 29.8 hectares, Xuan Thoi Son A from 38 hectares to 21 hectares, and Nhi Xuan from 230 hectares to 54 hectares.

Besides, certain industrial clusters like that of Saigon Agriculture Corporation, Da Phuoc, Pham Van Coi and Bau Tran have been suggested to be upgraded to industrial zones.

Meanwhile, internal authorities also suggested adding some industrial cluster projects into a planning. The projects are coming to cover a sum area of 450 to 500 hectares to promote industrial expansion in a 2025-2030 period.

According to a devise authorized by a Government in 2004, HCMC would arise 30 industrial clusters on a sum area of 1,900 hectares. The city adult to now has set adult formulation for 27 industrial clusters on over 1,600 hectares. Of which, there are 16 active industrial clusters that have captivated around 600 projects and combined 32,000 jobs.

According to internal authorities, some 13 out of a 16 industrial clusters have no infrastructure developers. Most industrial clusters have nonetheless to finish infrastructures and usually a few enterprises have invested in private wastewater diagnosis systems.

Fertilizer builder helps farmers’ children continue schooling

PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation specializing in urea manure prolongation has donated some-more than 17,500 presents to students who are children of needy farmers in 19 provinces with a sum value of adult to VND5.5 billion.

With a module “Supporting farmers’ children in schooling,” a association wants to support tillage households confronting financial troubles by formulating auspicious conditions for their children to continue schooling. The organisation cooperates with a subsidiaries, internal investigate graduation associations and schools to palm over gifts including notebooks and money to a aim students.

Presents for primary students embody notebooks value VND100,000 and VND200,000 in cash, while high propagandize students accept notebooks valued during VND200,000 and a money sum of VND300,000 each. Besides a presents, a manure builder also reserve training apparatus for 44 schools, with any propagandize given VND10-20 million.

The donations to needy students are directed to assistance farmers who have suffered from descending prices of plantation furnish this year.

The association has actively carried out many approach ancillary programs targeting uneasy farmers, including a concession of manure to farmers in 8 provinces in a Mekong Delta in July. It is looking to financial a sum of around VND100 billion for amicable gratification programs this year, with some VND60 billion set aside for a preparation sector.

Opportunities and hurdles combined by TPP

Vietnam is coming a signing of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, that creates both opportunities and hurdles for a country’s ubiquitous formation process.

Vietnam has usually finished a 18th TPP agreement traffic turn in Malaysia. The republic is set to join a 19th turn in Brunei from Aug 24-30.

Since Nov 2010, Vietnam has been concerned in executive TPP negotiations together with New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Singapore, Australia, Peru, a US, Malaysia, Canada, and Mexico.

The 18th turn of traffic in Malaysia has certified one nation, Japan, that became a 12th member removing concerned in TPP negotiations.

Once reaching accord in Nov and signing an agreement by a finish of 2013, TPP will be established, apropos one of a world’s largest trade regions with a sum race of 792 million that minister scarcely 40% to GDP and comment for one third of a tellurian trade value.

Vietnam is enjoying many enlightened conditions to take advantage of a TPP. The country’s appearance in a agreement competence assistance boost a GDP by 35.7% in 2025 and reap an trade income of US$67.9 billion.

The mantle and shoes section is coming to accept a boost in trade expansion from US$133 billion during benefaction to US$165 by 2025, adult 45.9% year on year.

Tran Viet, conduct of a External Relations Department of a Vietnam Textile and Garment Association (Vinatas), pronounced Vietnam’s appearance in a TPP agreement would assistance a internal mantle section grasp an trade turnover of US$55 billion in 2015, generating jobs for scarcely 6 million workers.

Previously, experts had likely that Vietnam competence face hurdles in fasten a TPP agreement. However, certain signs from a US – an initiator and full member of a agreement – showed that a traffic routine is accelerating. In particular, among negotiators a US is always deliberate a many perfectionist partner.

Vietnamese State President Truong Tan Sang paid a revisit to a US during a finish of July. He met US President Barack Obama and a dual sides also discussed issues associated to a TPP agreement.

President Obama said: “We are creation efforts to finish a TPP agreement in 2013 as it can beget jobs and boost investment in a region, as good as in both countries.”

The dual leaders afterwards expelled a corner matter affirming their clever integrity to finish negotiations on a TPP agreement in a extensive and fit demeanour in a beginning time this year. Vietnam is entering a final stage.

Vietnam needs to be careful, holding into comment opportunities and hurdles acted by a TPP agreement, that does not yield any special mechanisms for economies with opposite expansion status. The republic will face complicated vigour when it joins a agreement, generally when Vietnam still depends many on alien materials from non-TPP members like China and a South Korea. TPP will usually offer revoke taxation rates for products regulating materials alien from a member countries.

TPP is not an positively open marketplace as it provides a common list for a opening of a use section that Vietnam has not perfected. Requirements for practice are also particularly regulated in a TPP agreement. Those businesses that destroy to accommodate these mandate will accept no favoured taxation policies when they trade their products to TPP member countries.

Dr. Le Doang Doanh, former Head of a Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), pronounced Vietnam would attract unfamiliar investors interjection to advantages charity by a TPP agreement, such as an stretched trade market, low taxation rates and low-cost work force.

However, Professor Nguyen Mai, former Deputy Chairman of a State Committee for Cooperation and Investment (SCCI) (now a Ministry of Planning and Investment), uttered his regard over Vietnam’s some-more open marketplace and a ability to change trade revenue, that was now aloft than GDP. Moreover, he said, Vietnam’s stream investment value of US$10-11 billion/year was suitable.

Specialists disturbed about technical problems, a purpose of State-owned businesses, and organizations of workers. The TPP agreement requires a eccentric classification of workers that connects to other applicable agencies opposite a republic to strengthen legitimate rights of employers. At present, Vietnam usually has such an classification – a Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) with a trade unions members nationwide.

Above all challenges, a TPP agreement is deliberate a good stadium for intensity economies like Vietnam to boost a expansion of pivotal sectors such as garments, shoes and plantation produce. After fasten a agreement, there will be a clever upsurge of alien products and unfamiliar approach investment (FDI) into Vietnam, so providing a republic with a uninformed procedure for stronger growth.

Making Chu Lai Open Economic Zone a preeminent mercantile hub

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Quang Nam operation and a applicable ministries work towards creation a Chu Lai Open Economic Zone Vietnam’s largest mercantile hub.

Phuc released his propelling during an Aug 17 rite commemorating a 10th anniversary of a zone’s investiture and awarding it a Labour Order, Third Class.

Chu Lai has so distant postulated investment licenses to 89 projects capitalised during US$1.514 billion, a sum including 21 foreign-invested projects. Sixty-two out of 82 designed projects have already been implemented with sum investment collateral of US$783 million.

Some of a zone’s many critical successes are a Chu Lai Truong Hai vehicle automatic industrial park, a Chu Lai Float Glass Plant, and a Chu Lai Soda Production Factory.

Its 2013 projects operation from a US$25 million German-funded Chu Lai Nui Thanh civic area rubbish H2O diagnosis devise to building Chu Lai Airport into an ubiquitous load ride centre.

The Prime Minister has comparison Chu Lai Open Economic Zone as one of 5 heading inhabitant mercantile zones honourable favoured courtesy over a 2013–2015 period. The section generates scarcely 50,000 jobs in a province.

In further to a zone’s Labour Order, a supervision house was also protected to deposit US$1.6 billion in an ubiquitous pier and Doctor Thanh industrial park.

Vietnam, Laos concur on Tuan Chau Island oppulance resort

Vietnam and Laos have sealed an Aug 16 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Vientiane confirming skeleton to work together on a Tuan Chau island oppulance review in Quang Ninh province’s  Ha Long City.

The MoU’s signatories were Vietnam Father Front (VFF) Central Committee member and Tuan Chau Group President Dao Hong Tuyen and Chitchareun Construction Co. Ltd General Director Somvang Vongvilay.

The MoU specifies a review will be assembled on 4 hectares of land following a collaborative pattern and architectural routine and authorised and agreement formalities. The devise is scheduled for investment chartering in Sep and construction to start in October.

At a accepting hold progressing for Tuyen, Laos Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavath highlighted exisiting Vietnamese business investment in Laos and extended his acquire to a visiting Tam Chau Group President.

The Deputy PM uttered certainty in Tuan Chau Group’s imagination and announced a devise will usually connect a special attribute between a dual countries.

Mr Tuyen affianced to gangling no bid in ensuring a devise is effectively realised and honours a princely story of Vietnam-Laos oneness and cooperation.

Garments, textiles say fast growth

Vietnam’s mantle and weave trade turnover in a initial 7 months of this year surpassed US$9.6 billion, adult 16.3 percent over a same duration final year.

During a reviewed period, with a grant of 13.2 percent to a country’s sum trade revenue, a section confirmed a high position in a US$1 billion club, usually mobile phones and gangling tools mount before it.

The courtesy is coming to hillside in over US$8 billion in a remaining months of a years, fulfilling a aim set by a Government.

Despite a fast growth, a section is confronting a operation of problems in element production, according to a Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Statistics uncover that a mantle and weave section spent some-more than US$7.6 billion purchasing materials from unfamiliar countries in a past 7 months, adult 18.2 percent year-on-year.

Given this situation, domestic and unfamiliar businesses are pouring outrageous sum into a twine supply chain, weaving and dyeing in sequence to lift a sector’s rival corner while minimising a coherence on imports.

Joining a move, a Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group kicked off a construction of Phu Hung twine plant during a Phu Bai Industrial Park in a executive operation of Thua Thien-Hue.

Hong Kong-based Texhong Group recently put into operation a initial proviso of a twine plant in a northern operation of Quang Ninh.

Le Tien Truong, Vice Chairman of a Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, pronounced a section is now assured it can contest in abroad markets.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, once signed, together with other shared and multilateral giveaway trade agreements, is coming to kindle a sector, he said.

Vinacomin targets tolerable spark and vegetable industry

The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin)’s visions of tolerable expansion for a nation’s spark and vegetable industries will need mechanizing prolongation as many as probable and focusing on cave exploitation.

Delegates reached this ubiquitous accord during an Aug 16 convention in Quang Ninh province’s Ha Long City.  

Discussions emphasised Quang Ninh province’s critical contributions to building Vietnam’s spark and vegetable industries.

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Camilla Mellander pronounced a spark and vegetable section presents glorious opportunities for Vietnamese and Swedish cooperation.

As a heading European mining nation, Swedish can assistance Vietnamese businesses negotiate a partnerships that can fuel a industry’s technological innovations.

Major Swedish companies such as ABB, Scania, and SEK are peaceful to dedicate to long-term partnerships with Vietnamese colleagues operative towards building an modernized mining industry.

Both sides used a convention to strategise team-work able of aiding Vietnamese mining’s development.

Exports to France surpasses US$1 billion

Vietnam’s exports to France strike some-more than US$1 billion in a initial half of this year, adult 6.3% on a same duration final year.

According to a Trade and Industry Information Centre (TIIC) underneath a Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), products exported to France are diverse, such as footwear, garment, utensils, agriculture, forestry and seafood products, electrical equipment, wiring and rubber.

Telephones and a components surfaced a list of trade line with some-more than US$383 million in income (up 25.1%), followed by computers, electrical products and components with US$112.7 million (up 156.9%) and shoes with US$109.8 million (down 15.3%).

Some other equipment also achieved high trade growth, such as garment, pepper, confectionary and cereals.

Vietnam is now negotiating Free Trade Agreement with a EU in an bid to revoke import taxes for some of a products.


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