Transport Ministry asks local authorities to stop issuing sub-licenses hindering goods circulation

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The has asked cities and provinces to create favorable conditions for the transport of goods amid social distancing regulations in many localities.

Transport Ministry asks local authorities to stop issuing sub-licenses hindering goods circulation

On August 25 at an online meeting, the Ministry of Transport (MOT), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and people’s committees of cities and provinces discussed solutions to facilitate goods circulation and farm produce transport while observing regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control.

Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Minister of MARD, said some localities set specific regulations of their own, causing problems for goods transport, especially farm produce.

Tien said the farm produce output is plentiful now, but a shortage will occur if goods become stuck.

Some farm produce production chains have been disrupted, while the ‘three on-the-site’ production model is also facing a lot of difficulties.

Many slaughterhouses have had workers wilt Covid, which forced them to suspend production. In southern provinces now applying the Prime Minister Directive 16, traditional markets have closed their doors.

Meanwhile, input material prices, such as animal feed, fertilizer and veterinary medicine, are increasing. Logistics fees have also increased, while empty containers are seriously lacking. All these factors have led to difficulties in agriculture production.

Farm produce is seasonal. If it cannot be consumed within a proper time, it the quality will decrease, which will affect the added value chain.

At present, circulation on national highway and provincial roads, in general, is smooth. However, it is difficult to circulate goods on district roads, and inter-district and inter-commune roads.

 

In the last three days, in the provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Can Tho, though drivers showed QR Code identification and negative testing certificates, they were still not allowed to enter the localities.

An enterprise which provides packaging for eggs could not enter Can Tho City for the last two days, leading to an egg shortage to the HCM City market. Vehicles carrying agricultural materials have complained about deadlock, which has led to the lack of input materials for production. Meanwhile, demand for products remains very high.

Some localities require vehicle drivers to show negative PCR tests within 48 hours, which is not in line with Ministry of Health guidance.

Tran Duy Dong from the Ministry of Investment and Trade agrees that it is illogical to require drivers to have negative PCR testing results within 48 hours, or require them to have rapid tests even though they have valid testing result certificates when going through An Giang, Tra Vinh and Bac Lieu.

MOT stressed that all products need to be considered ‘essentials’ now, except for prohibited goods. 

Vu Diep

Foreign ocean carriers call shots on freight costs

Foreign ocean carriers call shots on freight costs

The domination of foreign ocean carriers and intermediate parties has been causing chaos in seaborne-freight costs, driving exporters and manufacturers into deadlock.

Ministry of Transport scraps business licence of Globaltrans Air

Ministry of Transport scraps business licence of Globaltrans Air

The Ministry of Transport has issued a decision on scrapping the general aviation business licence No. 01/2018/BGTVT-VT granted to Globaltrans Air Service JSC.

 
 

Other News

.
Decrease in in seafood exports expected as a result of new Chinese policy
Decrease in in seafood exports expected as a result of new Chinese policy
BUSINESSicon  20/11/2021 

Vietnam’s seafood exports to China are likely to decrease sharply as Chinese customs are tightening control over imports.

Consumers more prudent with post-pandemic personal finances
Consumers more prudent with post-pandemic personal finances
BUSINESSicon  20/11/2021 

After giving birth to their second daughter, Thanh Van, a 39-year-old office worker in Hanoi, had to quit her job because she could not afford the cost of hiring a babysitter after a 30 per cent pay-cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Digital transformation to create new growth engine for Vietnam's agriculture
Digital transformation to create new growth engine for Vietnam's agriculture
BUSINESSicon  19/11/2021 

As digital transformation will help overcome most of the weaknesses faced by the local agriculture sector, it should be considered a breakthrough solution for sustainable growth and development in Vietnam.

Flower farmers do not dare grow large quantities for Tet amid Covid uncertainty
Flower farmers do not dare grow large quantities for Tet amid Covid uncertainty
BUSINESSicon  19/11/2021 

Many flower and bonsai farmers in HCM City and the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have reduced production for Tet (Lunar New Year) which falls early next year since they are worried the COVID-19 pandemic will affect demand.

Vietnam may have new USD billionaires
Vietnam may have new USD billionaires
BUSINESSicon  19/11/2021 

If assets are calculated according to the value of the stock market, Vietnam will have more USD billionaires.

Vietnam among top 10 countries with largest installed solar power capacity
Vietnam among top 10 countries with largest installed solar power capacity
BUSINESSicon  19/11/2021 

Visual Capitalist has listed Vietnam among the world’s top 10 for largest installed solar power capacity.

Global energy crisis: another concern for Vietnam's economy
Global energy crisis: another concern for Vietnam's economy
FEATUREicon  19/11/2021 

Disrupted coal mining in Ordis in Inner Mongolia, the most important coal mining hub in the world, is posing huge risks that could stifle global growth.

Too many traceability apps confuse farm-produce buyers
Too many traceability apps confuse farm-produce buyers
FEATUREicon  19/11/2021 

The farm produce traceability system in Vietnam still doesn’t match GS1 standards (the most widely used system of standards in the world), and, as such, the existing traceability apps are just for internal use.

More businesses seek black credit as cash flow plummets
More businesses seek black credit as cash flow plummets
FEATUREicon  19/11/2021 

Seventy-one percent of businesses anticipate revenue decreases in 2021, higher than the 65 percent figure in 2020, according to a survey.

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS NOVEMBER 19
VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS NOVEMBER 19
BUSINESSicon  19/11/2021 

Seafood stocks surge on business recovery

Overspend in the works for reboot of national economy
Overspend in the works for reboot of national economy
BUSINESSicon  19/11/2021 

Vietnam may not be able to increase its budget deficit next year in order to ensure state budget spending, with the economy still sabotaged and business revenues still dented.

Captivating incentives target FDI from Europe
Captivating incentives target FDI from Europe
BUSINESSicon  18/11/2021 

Vietnam will continue considering foreign investment one of its important drivers for socioeconomic development over the next four years, with its ambitious plan to attract more high-quality funding. 

VN to strengthen financial foundation in the next ten years
VN to strengthen financial foundation in the next ten years
BUSINESSicon  19/11/2021 

Vietnam's top priority for 2021-30 is to build a financial foundation for the country's sustainable development, said policymakers and experts during a conference to discuss finance strategy for the 2021-30 period.

Pandemic makes 85 percent of Vietnamese consumers more likely to use digital banking in future
Pandemic makes 85 percent of Vietnamese consumers more likely to use digital banking in future
BUSINESSicon  18/11/2021 

Around 85 percent of Vietnamese banking consumers are more likely to use online and digital banking services compared to 18 months ago, according to a new report from SaaS cloud banking platform Mambu.

Food shopping trends change due to social distancing
Food shopping trends change due to social distancing
BUSINESSicon  18/11/2021 

The way people buy food in HCM City has changed after a period of social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with more food products bought online, according to online sellers.

The cost of reopening the economy
The cost of reopening the economy
FEATUREicon  18/11/2021 

Nearly two months have passed since Ho Chi Minh City and 18 southern provinces have lifted lockdown measures and set up the "new normal", with the operations of people and enterprises gradually resuming.

More gyms close as membership dwindles
More gyms close as membership dwindles
FEATUREicon  18/11/2021 

More and more gyms have shut down or have been transferred to others, sometimes for free.

Coffee, vegetable industries agree on codes of conduct to encourage sustainability
Coffee, vegetable industries agree on codes of conduct to encourage sustainability
BUSINESSicon  17/11/2021 

As many as 42 enterprises from the coffee and fruit-vegetable industries have signed a pledge to show their commitment to support and implement the codes of conduct (CoCs) 

Pandemic will have long-lasting impact on business operations in Vietnam
Pandemic will have long-lasting impact on business operations in Vietnam
BUSINESSicon  17/11/2021 

Many factories, including about 200 contracted factories that make sportwear for Nike Corporation, resumed production in Vietnam earlier this month. 

Hoa Binh: attractive destination for investors
Hoa Binh: attractive destination for investors
BUSINESSicon  04/11/2021 

In an effort to attract investment, especially from the start-up community and young entrepreneurs, the authorities of Hoa Binh province have issued special incentive policies.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN