The volume of goods transported through southern ports has been rising by an average of 20 per cent a year in recent years, according to a report by Vietcombank Securities Company (VCBS).
Thousands of workers in industrial parks and export processing zones in HCM City have received free COVID-19 rapid tests.
HCM City companies are resuming production after months of closure, but remain cautious about the pandemic, only gradually reopening and getting workers back.
The Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang has approved a list of 55 projects calling for investment in the 2021-25 period, with total needed capital amounting to over VNĐ20.6 trillion (US$910 million).
The market rose for fourth straight sessions on Thursday as investors sought out for real estate stocks, boosting many large-cap stocks in the group to move higher.