However, there are some important bright spots to watch. The sector’s critical importance for Vietnam’s overall economy is clear and key steps have been taken to keep operations running despite the lockdown. For example, engineers for at least two major international electronics manufacturers were still allowed to enter the country earlier this year to ensure their factories continued running at full capacity. This contributed to an increase in electronics exports during the crisis. This could help bolster the attractiveness of the country with other manufacturers in a strategically important sector. The Government also worked with pharmaceutical businesses that had begun producing personal protective equipment (PPE) and facilitated access to global markets, leading to a large increase in exports from that sector. … [Read more...] about Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery
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Shippers keep a safe physical distance while waiting at a food stall in HCMC – PHOTO: THANH HOA HCMC - The recovery of a 43-year-old British pilot, Vietnam’s last Covid-19 patient in intensive care, marks a turning point in the fight against the virus. The 91st Covid-19 patient in the country has spent over 100 days at HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Cho Ray Hospital. The length of his stay reflects the determination of doctors not to allow him to become Vietnam’s first Covid-19 death. He’ll be headed home on July 12. … [Read more...] about How did Vietnam dodge Covid-19?
In addition, several of Apple’s manufacturing suppliers, including Wistron Corp., Pegatron, and Inventec, also indicated their plans to diversify production and consider additional manufacturing plants in Vietnam. Most recently, Luxshare Precision Industry, assembler of Apple’s AirPods in Vietnam, began to look for thousands of new workers. Google and Microsoft also expressed intentions to produce Made-in-Vietnam devices within the year, as reported by Nikkei Asian Review. … [Read more...] about American groups make progress across Vietnam
Heat wave sends temperature up to 42 degrees C in northern, central regions A new heat wave is forecast to hit the northern and central regions from June 22 – 24 and could push the temperature up to 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degree Fahrenheit) in some areas. … [Read more...] about Farmers sow rice at night to avoid extreme heat in Hanoi