Vietnam is flattening the curve with only two new infected cases over the past two weeks. As of May 5, 2020, 271 people have been infected with the virus of which 221 cases have recovered. No deaths have been recorded.
Ho Chi Minh City’s economic growth in the first quarter was only 0.4 percentage points higher than in the same period last year, Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, told a recent online meeting.
Vietnam exported 7.5 million tonnes of cement and clinker in the first quarter of this year, earning 291 million USD, reported from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Ho Chi Minh City’s economy remained on the growth in the first quarter of this year, said Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong at a review meeting in early April.
Vietnam gained positive economic achievements in the first quarter of this year despite a range of difficulties both in and outside the country, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.
Vietnam’s total steel export value in the first quarter this year rose 5.8 percent year-on-year to 744 million USD, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said on March 27.
Foreign-invested enterprises disbursed 3.88 billion USD in the first quarter this year, up 7.2 percent annually, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) surpassed all targets set for the first quarter this year by 4$-15% in early March.
Consumer price index (CPI) in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 4.96% year on year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).