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FOREIGN SHIP ARRIVALS IN VIETNAM’S SEAPORTS RISE 30 PERCENT
The number of foreign ship arrivals in Vietnam’s seaports topped 59,100 in the first 10 months of 2021, up 30 percent year on year, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration.
Most of the foreign vessels are small ones, with capacity of less than 200 DWT, operating in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
Meanwhile, the number of Vietnam-flagged vessels rose slightly, by 3 percent, with more than 52,500 arrivals.
In contrast, arrivals by inland waterway vehicles declined by 6 percent to 292,300 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts.
The number of river - sea compatible ship (VR-SB) arrivals at seaports in Vietnam stands at 40,558, equivalent to last year’s level.
The Vietnam Maritime Administration said total cargo throughput at Vietnamese seaports exceeded 588 million tonnes during the reviewed period, up 3 percent from a year earlier. In particular, the volume of container goods grew 10 percent to over 20 million TEUs.
Data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), according to Rồng Việt Securities Company (VDSC), showed global FDI in 2023 increased by 3 per cent compared to the year before, reaching over US$1.365 trillion, mainly attributed to a significant increase in European Union countries.
The Ministry of Public Security has proposed a procedure for foreigners’ e-identification registration, which is expected to take effect alongside the identification law on July 1 this year.
The resort real estate market is recording positive signs as demand, in both domestic and international tourist markets, is gradually recovering at a stable pace, thereby helping strengthen trust in the industry, according to Mauro Gasparotti, Director of Savills Hotels.
As of February 15, Viet Nam's total trade with the rest of the world hit US$84.74 billion, of which export value stood at US$ 44.42 billion. As such, the Southeast Asian country ran a trade surplus of US$4.1 billion in the reviewed period, according to the General Department of Viet Nam Customs.
Associate Professor, Dr. Phan Le Thu Hang, Deputy Director of the Department of Financial Planning, held that the Fourth Industrial Revolution and smart medical solutions will help Vietnam concertedly improve its health coverage, service quality, and medical costs, dubbed the three vertices of a triangle, which remains a hard nut to crack for every health system.
An estimated US$866.8 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) was channeled into Ha Noi in January, the municipal Statistics Office reported. An estimated US$866.8 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) was channeled into Ha Noi in January.