Daily News 30 May 2023

Welcome to Vietnam Untold! Today, we are bringing you some of the most exciting news from around Vietnam.

List today news:

  1. Vietnamese American Billionaire Chinh Chu: The journey conquering the summit of Everest
  2. Vietnamese Manufacturer Vinfast: Ambitious Quest for Dominance in the Southeast Asian Electric Vehicle Market
  3. The Danger of Human Trafficking Along The Vietnam-China Border
  4. Dat Bike – Vietnam’s Electric Motorcycle Manufacture

First, let’s start with a new record for Mount Everest.

News #1 Vietnamese American Billionaire Chinh Chu: The journey conquering the summit of Everest

A billionaire Vietnamese American businessman has successfully ascended Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth, making him the wealthiest man to reach the summit.

Accompanied by a record-holding Sherpa climber, this 56-year-old climber’s remarkable achievement has captured the world’s attention. Meanwhile, Nepalese mountaineer Kami Rita has also made headlines by conquering the peak for an unprecedented 27th time.

The businessman, Chinh Chu, is the Founder and Managing Director of CC Capital and possesses a net worth of US$1.2 billion. He accumulated his wealth as a Senior Managing Director and Co-Chair at Blackstone Group. It is worth mentioning that Chu is married to the famous Vietnamese singer Ha Phuong and resides in New York at the Trump World Tower.

Next, we move on to the founder of VinGroup, Vietnamese billionaire Pham Nhat Vuong, and his ambitious plan for electric cars.

News #2 Vietnamese Manufacturer Vinfast: Ambitious Quest for Dominance in the Southeast Asian Electric Vehicle Market

At the Future Mobility Asia 2023 conference in Bangkok, Vietnam’s first electric car manufacturer, VinFast, has announced its plans to expand into Southeast Asian markets.

After facing challenges with entering the US and Canadian markets, VinFast aims to penetrate neighboring countries. During the event, VinFast unveiled four electric car models, VF 5, VF 6, VF 7, and VF e34, catering to left-drive markets in the region.

VinFast’s Chairman, Le Thi Thu Thuy, emphasized that this expansion aligns with the company’s global development strategy. She highlighted the favorable geographical locations and similar business environments in ASEAN countries, which will act as catalysts for VinFast’s future growth.

Furthermore, in Vietnam, VinFast electric vehicles are now being utilized as taxis through its newly-formed GSM taxi operator. Analysts believe that this move is aimed at raising awareness and promoting trials of VinFast’s electric vehicles.

Also, we have news about a car accident that may be connected to human trafficking.

News #3 The Danger of Human Trafficking Along The Vietnam-China Border

In Tinh Tay city, China a tragic traffic accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. on May 19 (local time), 7-seater vehicle carrying 14 passengers plunged off a cliff into a lake, resulting in the deaths of 11 individuals. Preliminary investigations reveal that 9 of the victims were Vietnamese, 1 was Chinese, and the identity of one victim remains unknown.

Local authorities believe the event is linked to human trafficking in the border area. One of the survivors, the vehicle’s driver, has been temporarily held for further inquiry.

Vietnam’s Consular Department and Consulate General in Nam Ninh are taking necessary measures to verify the information and ensure the legal rights of the victims if they are confirmed as Vietnamese citizens.

Lastly, we wrap up today’s news with an announcement of a collaboration between a local startup and a regional giant super app.

News #4 Dat Bike – Vietnam’s Electric Motorcycle Manufacture

The motorcycle ride-hailing service Gojek and Vietnamese electric motorcycle startup company, Dat Bike, have announced a pilot collaboration to introduce electric motorcycles in Gojek’s technology-driven ride-hailing services in Vietnam. Starting today, Gojek users will have the opportunity to experience transportation, food delivery, and courier services using noiseless and emission-free electric motorcycles.

As part of this partnership, Dat Bike will provide Gojek driver-partners with the Dat Bike Weaver++ model to perform ride-hailing, food delivery, and courier services in Vietnam.

The use of electric motorcycles from Dat Bike can help Gojek driver-partners reduce fuel costs by over four times compared to petrol motorcycles, resulting in significant operational savings and environmental benefits by reducing emissions.

The Dat Bike Weaver++ model boasts a maximum speed of 90 km/h and can travel up to 200 km on a full charge, which takes approximately three hours. This ensures operational efficiency and sustained income for driver-partners.

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