HCM CITY — Businesses in Việt Nam are making all efforts to survive the fourth wave of COVID-19 which is battering the country.
Giant food producer KIDO Group said in a recent press release it has adopted a number of solutions to adapt to the new situation and keep production going while also ensuring safety.
A spokesperson told Việt Nam News that to ensure uninterrupted production, the company has adopted the “3 on-site” model, which involves on-site production, dining and rest, for over a month.
It unfailingly complies with the provisions of the Government’s circular No 16 and 5K message, he said.
It is also preparing for life after the pandemic, he said.
“We are ready to bring new products and segments into the market immediately after COVID-19 is controlled.”
It plans to introduce the Vibev brand of products made in collaboration with Vinamilk.
Another plan is to introduce Chuk Chuk, a new food and beverage brand, opening 1,000 stores by 2025.
The company’s general director, Trần Lệ Nguyên, said the first market for Chuk Chuk would be HCM City, and stores would open in Hà Nội and some northern provinces by September if the pandemic is controlled by then, adding it would be present across the country by 2025.
Ride-hailing and delivery company Grab has rolled out a number of programmes to help customers buy foodstuffs.
To ensure the safety of its drivers and customers, it has tied up with the General Department of Vocational Education and Training to fully equip its drivers with the necessary skills and competencies.
They have also jointly built and standardised the training materials, and drawn up communication plans for raising awareness about vocational skills development for drivers.
Trương Anh Dũng, director general of the department, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on the Vietnamese economy, and drivers cannot be immune to it. This partnership helps resolve long-term problems for technological drivers, equipping them with the necessary skills to sustain and improve not only their livelihoods but also the quality of life of themselves and their families.”
Grab also has a programme to support disadvantaged people in HCM City in co-operation with Golden Lotus Foundation. It provides free meals to people economically affected by the pandemic or living in locked-down areas.
To start with, around 11,500 meals would be provided, it said.
Tourism is one of the many sectors badly hit by the pandemic, and many businesses in it have been striving to overcome the challenges they face.
For instance, before the semi-lockdown began weeks ago some hotels had begun to offer co-working space to provide customers with a safe working environment.
Now, with stricter social distancing regulations, they have changed their strategy and offer quarantine facilities, and this has received strong support from customers.
Recently a Southeast Asian travel and lifestyle superapp, Traveloka, announced that it is working with the HCM City Department of Tourism to help the city’s residents find and book hotels and transportation to enable quarantine.
Demand for quarantine facilities has increased along with the developments of COVID-19 in HCM City, and its quarantine hotel and transportation online booking and payment solutions are expected to help curb the spread of the pandemic by limiting direct contact between people, Traveloka said.
They have been available since the start of August.
Lê Trương Hiền Hoà, director of the HCM City Tourism Promotion Centre, hailed the partnership, saying: “With support from Traveloka, HCM City is the first city in Việt Nam to digitise the quarantine hotel booking process … and will extend it to international arrivals in the near future.
“It also helps hoteliers switch their business model to survive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.”
With the aid of the app’s advanced technologies, customers can easily access complete information about room types, prices and transportation options in real-time, and pay for it via Traveloka.
Traveloka said it is partnering with more than 80 hotels and selected transportation partners across HCM City, including private cars and shuttle buses.
MVV Academy, a pioneer organisation for comprehensive, on-site and advanced resource development solutions in Việt Nam, decided to organise training programmes to make its staff sales consultants and brand ambassadors to introduce its products to the public.
It also recently launched MVV Uni, an advanced training platform that offers working professionals an interactive and flexible experience to support their various learning needs, and acts as a one-stop-shop with courses in all essential business skill sets such as leadership, sales, marketing, management, soft skills, and digital transformation.
“The COVID epidemic has disrupted many human resource training activities at Vietnamese enterprises,” Bùi Đức Quân, CEO of MVV Academy told Việt Nam News.
“Taking advantage of the strength of technology, combined with experience in content building and understanding of learner experience through operating platforms such as TopClass and Everlearn, we quickly built a solution, MVV Uni, to offer enterprises training programmes for their employees during Covid.
“Our ambition is to build a university community on the cloud.” —
Ministry investigates evasion of trade remedies for cane sugar
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on Tuesday issued a decision to investigate the evasion of trade remedies for cane sugar products originating from Thailand after considering requests from domestic sugar producers.
The ministry said it has received the petition of the Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA) and domestic cane sugar refineries, which submitted evidence that Thai cane sugar products subject to anti-dumping and anti-subsidy taxes have entered the Vietnamese market through five ASEAN countries of Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar.
The MoIT officially imposed anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on a number of sugar cane products originating from Thailand on June 15, 2021.
Data of local customs agencies shows that the volume of sugar imported from the five above-mentioned ASEAN countries had increased sharply to 527,200 tonnes from 107,600 tonnes after Viet Nam initiated an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into sugar from Thailand from October 2020 to June 2021.
Meanwhile, the import volume from Thailand has decreased by nearly 38 per cent, from 955,500 tonnes to 595,000 tonnes in the period.
The MoIT has actively coordinated with the VSSA to monitor the import of cane sugar products and actively consulted and assisted the VSSA, as well as the domestic cane sugar industry, in collecting information and data and making a petition to request an investigation into this behaviour. —
Santorini masterpiece on the most beautiful avenue of Vung Tau downtown
Project inspired by Santorini Paradise, a destination of Hollywood stars
Santorini is a mainstay on the list of Top 10 paradise islands by the famous American Travel + Leisure Magazine. The island has also been voted as one of the Top 20 most expensive vacation destinations in the world with five-star luxury resorts. It is apparent why many famous Hollywood stars choose Santorini for vacationing.
Rumor has it that “Mrs. Smith” Angelina Jolie once bought a villa right on Santorini island for annual vacations. If you ever get lost here, you will most likely come across Tom Hanks and his wife, Shakira and Pique, or basketball player Michael Jordan. Music star Justin Bieber has also been to Santorini to enjoy the delicious food and wine. The island’s famous specialty is made from grapes grown on the volcanic mountains.
Santorini has always been an irresistible magnet with its characteristic Cycladic architecture, an integral part of the Mediterranean culture. Cycladic architecture is famous for its uniqueness and charm, providing the islands with minimal aesthetics but with a daring style. The most prominent characteristic of this architectural style, are the white washed cube houses built next to and on top of one another.
|Léman Cap Residence – a diamond at the most expensive luxury boulevard in the coastal city of Vung Tau|
Visit Léman Cap Residence – a diamond at the most expensive luxury boulevard in the coastal city of Vung Tau
Visitors looking for a taste of Greece need not go that far anymore. Léman Cap Residence now captures the essence of the paradise island Santorini in its design and architecture. Travel lovers can now visit the made in Vietnam Santorini to admire the beauty of the island on Ha Long Street in Vung Tau.
Ha Long is the most bustling street in Vung Tau with well-developed transport infrastructure surrounded by thousands of five-star entertainment services. Along the avenue lie many famous tourist attractions such as Front Beach, Pineapple Beach, Nghinh Phong Cape, Bai Dau and Bai Sau tourist areas, which welcome millions of tourists every year.
Just a few minutes walk from Léman Cap Residence apartment to Ha Long Street, you can easily access a variety of branded shophouses, specialty restaurants, entertainment services, temples and churches, which are the cultural symbols of Vung Tau. Being located on the central route of the city, visitors can reach other areas quickly and easily via Long Thanh International Airport, Ring Road 4 connecting Vung Tau with the western region, as well as many other highways.
The masterpiece Léman Cap Residence fascinates with its unique Santorini architecture with characteristic white and blue colours. The project offers remarkable and unique ocean views while leaning against the green hills. A forest in the middle of the busy street, Léman Cap Residence is a separate resort complex with green nature, blooming flowers and chirping birds all year round.
|Léman Cap Residence is located in Ha Long street – the most beautiful central avenue in the coastal city of Vung Tau|
Léman Cap Residence will leave impression on people with its beauty. Léman Cap Residence is a unique Santorini masterpiece with the immense blue sea in front and the fresh green mountains behind. Meanwhile, the surrounding areas are bustling and colourful entertainment complex.
Léman Cap Residence: Masterpiece Santorini – A diamond on the most beautiful central avenue in the coastal city of Vung Tau
Vietnam aims to become world’s farm produce granary
The national digital transformation program says Vietnam will develop hi-technology agriculture with a focus on smart and precise agriculture, while increasing the proportion of digital agriculture in the economy.
Opening the forum on digital transformation in Vietnam’s agriculture, Truong Gia Binh, Chair of the Vietnam Digital Agriculture Association (VIDA), stressed that it’s necessary to conduct strong digital transformation in e-commerce, e-payment, logistics and agriculture operations. If Vietnam can successfully do these, it will become a country with great competitive potential.
“Our land is situated in the area which doesn’t need heating in winter. It allows us to harvest many crops all year round. We still develop agriculture with 2/3 of population in rural areas. Vietnam’s IT is developing rapidly. All these factors will turn Vietnam into a farm produce granary of the world,” Binh said.
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said the important role of agriculture in maintaining the survival of the society has been confirmed in the pandemic. Agricultural development is the foundation for socio-economic development.
Digital transformation in agriculture needs to be implemented on the basis of data. It’s necessary to have big data about land, crops, livestock and aquaculture; apply digital technology to automate production and business processes, and supervise origin and product supply chains, ensuring transparency, accuracy, safety and food hygiene; and deploy the initiative ‘every farmer is a businessperson and every cooperative is a business utilizing digital technology’.
Also, it’s necessary to conduct digital transformation in management to have reasonable and timely policies for agriculture development, such as market forecasting and planning management.
According to Dung, the goal is that farmers make products at the lowest possible cost and sell products at the highest possible price. Digital transformation is one of the keys to reach that goal.
Minister of Agriculture Le Minh Hoan said Vietnam is facing three challenges, including climate change, market fluctuations and changes in consumption trends in the world.
However, challenges could turn into opportunities. Vietnam is shifting from the period of agricultural production into the period of an agricultural economy based on technology and digital transformation.
Prof Tran Dang Xuan from Hiroshima University said that 70 percent of Vietnam’s farm produce is from small-scale farming households. These households should be put at the center. Of smart agriculture production areas, Mekong Delta should be put at the center. Farmers should learn how to make online transactions. The Government should create policies to encourage farmers to develop digital agriculture.
The scholar said that Vietnam should learn from Japan when developing digital agriculture by sending students to Japan every year for internships.
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