National retail sales surge 8.6 percent in first quarter

National retail sales surge 8.6 percent in first quarter

Vietnam’s total revenue from retail trade and services rose 10 percent year-on-year to exceed 1 quadrillion VND (44.05 billion USD) in the first quarter of 2018, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Contract signed for Vietnam’s second satellite

Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group and the US aeronautical manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp. signed a contract to build and launch Vietnam’s second telecom satellite in Hanoi on May 11.

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Mountain irrigation tunnel completed

The longest trans-mountain tunnel in Vietnam with a total length of nearly 10km at Nam Chien 1 Hydropower Plant in Son La province has been completed.

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Auto sales up 23 percent in April

The Vietnam Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) reports that its members saw their sales in April increase by 23 percent over the same period last year to 9,551 units.

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Exhibition on ethnic minority groups kicks off

An exhibition on ethnic minority of groups opened on May 9 in Hanoi, highlighting their contributions to national defence and construction.

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Hoa Binh urged to push back drug trafficking

The northern province of Hoa Binh must create fundamental changes to drive back the illegal drug trafficking and transport and stamp out drug smuggling rings in Hang Kia and Pa Co communes in Mai Chau district.

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Premier Skills to kick off 2nd phase in HCM City

Close to 30 learners from Vietnam , Malaysia and the Republic of Korea will participate in a second-phase training course of the Premier Skills project to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from May 10-15.

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.