Archive for August 29th, 2020

Fabric of success: How ‘lotus silk’ is weaving its way into Vietnam

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Vietnamese weaver Phan Thi Thuan hitches up her trousers as she wades into a lotus paddy to gather the stems needed to make a rare and highly sought-after thread. Her [...] » More

‘I want to vote’: Burma’s Muslims, Hindus sidelined in election

‘I want to vote’: Burma’s Muslims, Hindus sidelined in election

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

One of Myanmar’s five million young adults, May Thandar Maung had been excited to cast her ballot for the very first time in November’s election. But the [...] » More

Apple suspending iPhone production plan in Vietnam unverified

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM

Many local media outlets and news sites recently reported that Apple had decided to suspend its iPhone production plan in Vietnam over the living conditions of workers, [...] » More

Conference promotes Japanese investment in Binh Duong

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

About 280 leaders of Japanese enterprises took part in an online investment promotion conference held on August 26 to introduce the southern province of Binh Duong’s [...] » More

PetroVietnam subsidiary to drill in Cambodia from October

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

The PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Service Corporation (PV Drilling)’s rig PV Drilling III will carry out its contract to drill five new wells for Kris Energy in [...] » More

Vietnam to announce ICT White Book 2020 in December

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VIR | 6:02 AM

The compiling committee of Vietnam’s ICT White Book held a meeting on August 26 to discuss the content of the 2020 edition. The event followed the minister of [...] » More

First face mask ATM introduced in Hanoi

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

The ATM machine features a facial recognition system, meaning that when residents arrive to pick up their face masks, it will recognise their face. Once the device has [...] » More

Over 10 illegally-imported tonnes of confectionary and milk tea seized

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | DTI News | 6:02 AM

Hanoi authorities have confiscated more than 10 tonnes of illegally-imported confectionery and milk tea products, including a large amount of moon cakes. The goods were found [...] » More

Food-hailing action nothing but a drop in ocean of plastic

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VIR | 6:02 AM

As the local environment begins to suffer from an increase in plastic use stemming from new over-reliance on food delivery applications during the pandemic, service operators [...] » More

Vietnamese hotels put up for sale amid tourism slump

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Vietnamnet | 6:02 AM

The hotel market has been in a state of hibernation since the beginning of the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The accommodation business has been stagnant as people [...] » More

IFC promotes employer-supported childcare in Vietnam to boost workforce efficiency

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Hanoi Times | 6:02 AM

With a projected contraction of the nation’s labour force by 5 percent by 2040 due to an aging population, the challenge for manufacturers will be to attract and retain [...] » More

International plastic waste centre to be built in Vietnam

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM

Proposed by the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has issued a decision concretising a national action plan on the [...] » More

Korean tax investigation draws spotlight to Netflix issues in Vietnam…

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VIR | 6:02 AM

Netflix coming under investigation for possible tax avoidance in South Korea gives more substance to similar allegations in Vietnam where it has yet to pay a dime in taxes [...] » More

Limited supply to drive housing prices up: report

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:02 AM

With developers struggling to get licenses for new projects, housing prices could rise by up to 10 percent this year, according to a report by brokerage SSI Securities [...] » More

Ford employees support fight against COVID-19

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM

The Ford Motor Company Fund has recently announced that its employees and others have contributed over $1.13 billion to COVID-19-related relief efforts around the world, [...] » More