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February 9

Released at: 14:24, 09/02/2018 PRESS WATCH

February 9

VET's round-up of news from Vietnamese media for February 9.

Solar power plant for Ninh Thuan

The Trung Nam Group will put a solar power plant with a total capacity of 204 MW into operation in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan next year. The plant will cover 267 ha inside the Trung Nam wind farm. The provincial government and the Ministry of Industry and Trade have thrown their support behind the project and proposed the government include it in the master plan for solar power development in Ninh Thuan to 2020 and vision to 2030.

Uber teams up with Canon to promote “hidden gems”

Uber has announced a partnership with Canon to discover and introduce beautiful sites considered “hidden gems” in Southeast Asia, including in Vietnam. By analyzing passenger drop-off and pickup information in Southeast Asian destinations like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, and Ho Chi Minh City, Uber has identified the hidden gems found in these populous cities.

E-commerce growth the fastest in Southeast Asia

Vietnam is the fastest-growing market in Southeast Asia in terms of mobile e-commerce, according to the latest report on Southeast Asia’s e-commerce sector in 2017 from iPrice. During the year, mobile phone use in Vietnam grew by an average of 19 per cent monthly, with phones representing 72 per cent of e-commerce traffic. Vietnam enjoyed the steepest annual growth in the region, of 26 per cent, and led in the website conversion rate, which measures the percentage of website visitors that become customers, with a rate of 65 per cent, closely followed by Singapore and Indonesia.

PVOil introduces payment app

The PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PVOil) has launched PV Oil Easy, an app that allows users to buy petrol and manage their purchases via a QR code. All transactions will be recorded via the QR code.

Sapa & Hoi An among leading regional destinations

Sapa and Hoi An are on a list of the ten most popular destinations in Southeast Asia in 2018 released by tourism website Roughguides. Others on the list are Luang Prabang (Laos), Bohol (the Philippines), Borneo (Malaysia), Bali (Indonesia), Bagan (Myanmar), Siem Reap (Cambodia), and Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand).

MobiFone auctions SeABank shares

More than 33.42 million SeABank shares held by MobiFone were successfully auctioned at an average price of VND9,978 per share on February 7. With a starting price of VND9,600 per share, the average selling price was only 3.9 per cent higher despite there being purchase registrations for up to 69.8 million shares; double the amount on offer. Six institutional investors registered for 33.45 million shares and 48 individuals for 36.35 million shares.

January rice exports up significantly

Rice exports in January reached 524,000 tons worth $249 million, up 56.5 per cent and 74.2 per cent, respectively, against January 2017, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The export price also increased significantly, with 5 per cent broken rice up $45 per ton to $395 and $420-430 per ton FOB at Saigon Port. Prices rose due to larger orders from Indonesia.

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