18:34 (GMT +7) - Wednesday 20/09/2017

PRESS WATCH

September 14

Released at: 17:00, 14/09/2017 PRESS WATCH

September 14

VET's round-up of news from Vietnamese media for September 14.

Samsung Pay Mobile Payments solution introduced

Samsung Vina Electronics and the Vietnam National Payment Joint Stock Company (NAPAS) have announced the Samsung Pay Mobile Payments solution for customers who are cardholders of banks in Vietnam. This is a Samsung mobile payment application that operates on NAPAS’s finance switch infrastructure and digital payment infrastructure, which connects to the banking system to provide mobile payment services. Domestic ATM cardholders belonging to six banks - VietinBank, Vietcombank, BIDV, Sacombank, Shinhan Vietnam Bank and ABBank - can make payment transactions with Samsung Pay at any card-accepting institution in Vietnam.


Auchen opens new Ha Dong supermarket

France’s Auchan Group has officially opened the Auchan Goldsilk supermarket in Ha Dong district, Hanoi. This is the third Auchan supermarket in the capital and brings the total in Vietnam to 15. The new supermarket has a total floor area of up to 3,500 sq m, displaying some 8,000 products.


RON 92 gasoline on way out

Petrolimex’s CEO Tran Van Thinh has announced that, from January 1, 2018, the group will deploy E5 RON 92 gasoline to completely replace RON 92 gasoline nationwide.


Jeju Air to fly Nha Trang - Seoul

The Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa Tourism Association has signed a cooperation agreement with Jeju Air to open flights connecting Cam Ranh International Airport with the South Korean capital of Seoul. Flights will begin later this year, with a frequency of one flight per day and a flying time about five hours. Jeju Air will be in charge of opening the air route, while the Tourism Association will prepare services and human resources to serve tourists from South Korea and establish links to send Vietnamese tourists to South Korea.


HCMC to become software and IT hub

Ho Chi Minh City is oriented to develop into a major center for software production and IT services in the ASEAN region, according to the Southern Industrial Key Economic Development Plan to 2025 and Vision to 2035, approved recently by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.


HCMC announces minimum apartment sizes

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have announced a decision barring the construction of apartments smaller than 25 sq m, explaining that such small-sized apartments would put pressure on the city’s infrastructure and give rise to “slums in the sky”. The city’s People’s Committee has issued Document No. 5657/UBND-DT stipulating a minimum area of 45 sq m for commercial apartments and 25 sq m for social housing apartments.


MoC against National Historical Museum project

The Ministry of Construction has expressed its view about not accelerating the implementation of the National Historical Museum project, which has total estimated capital of VND11.3 trillion ($496.6 million) and construction estimated to begin in 2021 at the earliest.

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