Vietnam Weekly Update: August 6

Vietnam is continuing to battle major Covid-19 outbreaks as the Delta variant takes its course over a country that up until April had been mostly spared from the pandemic. The good news is that data over the last few days indicates cases may have plateaued (granted it may be too early to draw any conclusions). Certainly, aggressive containment measures and  a major vaccination mobilization campaign are working, yet the battle will be a drawn out one as strict containment measures cannot be in place indefinitely without major economic and social repercussions. The following is Access Asia Group’s latest update on the […]

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Vietnam Update: July 30

Vietnam is continuing to see a major surge in Covid-19 cases after tremendous success in containing the virus for three waves from January 2020 to April 2021. Now, the the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading aggressively throughout the country, with the epicentre being the country’s economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City. The following is Access Asia Group’s latest update on the Covid-19 situation in collaboration with Vietnam Weekly, a subscription-based publication covering current affairs in Vietnam. Data update Through the course of this week, this outbreak has grown in size from 94,666 community infections to 124,584, bringing the national pandemic total […]

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Vietnam Covid-19 Update: July 28

Vietnam is continuing to see a major surge in Covid-19 cases after remarkable success in containing the virus up until the last few months. As the highly contagious Delta variant spreads throughout the country, a major short-coming has been the country’s slow vaccine roll-out program. Ironically this is mostly a result of Vietnam’s initial success in containing the virus in that the country was slow to place and prioritize vaccine orders as the situation was well under control until only recently. The following is Access Asia Group’s latest update on the situation in collaboration with Vietnam Weekly, one of the few […]

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Vietnam Weekly Update: July 26

After remarkable success in containing the Covid-19 pandemic from January 2020 to April 2021, the situation has turned in Vietnam as the Delta variant surges throughout many parts of the country. The worst hit is the country’s economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City, which will make the overall economic impact of this fourth wave significant. Strict lock-downs are significantly disrupting businesses and supply chains, while the socio-economic security of millions are at a risk level not seen for decades in Vietnam. Yet, the government’s containment policy is clear, strong and decisive (unlike many other countries, particularly in the West): Protecting public health […]

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Vietnam’s LNG-to-Power Transition

On December 14, the United States and Japan issued a joint statement in support of Vietnam’s energy transition through LNG utilization. The statement made it clear that liquified natural gas (LNG) was key to ensuring Vietnam’s energy security, while reducing air pollution and assisting in transitioning to a low-carbon future.

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