Vietnam’s economic growth forecasted to rebound to 7% growth in 2021

Another forecast puts Vietnam in the number one position in terms of potential growth for 2020 and 2021 among ASEAN+3 region, despite complicated developments of Covid-19 In the middle of the country. Read more »

Remarks by ASEAN Sec-Gen Dato Lim Jock Hoi on the occasion of ASEAN 53rd founding anniversary

ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi. Photo ASEAN Secretariat Remarks by Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN on the Occasion of the 53rd ASEAN Day Online Celebration, August 8, 2020 Good morning. This year, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration of ASEAN Day, for the first time, is done via online, over our […] Read more »

Remarks by Deputy PM Phạm Bình Minh as ASEAN celebrates its 53th founding anniversary

Việt Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh. — VNA/VNS Photo Remarks by the ASEAN Chair 2020 Phạm Bình Minh, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Socialist Republic of Việt Nam on the occasion of the 53rd ASEAN Day Online Celebration on August 8, 2020 Dear friends, When ASEAN was established 53 years […] Read more »

Lockdowned hospital in Đà Nẵng reopens after two weeks

Doctors and nurses walk through entrance of the C Hospital in Đà Nẵng after lockdown was lifted. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Lâm ĐÀ NẴNG — A hospital linked to the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Việt Nam’s central region has reopened to the public, two weeks after it was placed under strict lockdown. Barriers were lifted […] Read more »

Travel history of Hà Nội’s latest COVID-19 patient released

The apartment building in Hoài Đức District where Patient 785 lives was disinfected Friday night. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The latest person to test positive for COVID-19 in Hà Nội is the director of a food company who had been to Đà Nẵng for a family vacation. The 42-year-old man lives in Đức […] Read more »

Vietnamese missions celebrate ASEAN’s anniversary abroad

The Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa on Friday hoisted the ASEAN flag to mark the bloc’s 53rd founding anniversary. — VNA/VNS Photo Phi Hùng NEW YORK — Việt Nam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in its capacity as ASEAN Chair in New York hosted a virtual ceremony on Friday to celebrate the 53rd founding […] Read more »

Kiên Giang expands breeding of bivalve mollusks

A pearl oyster breeding area in Kiên Giang Province’s Phú Quốc District. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Huy Hải KIÊN GIANG — The cultivation of bivalve mollusks in Kiên Giang Province’s coastal areas has developed rapidly in the last decade, improving farmers’ incomes. The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province has 22,700ha of bivalve mollusks compared to […] Read more »

Database sharing important to developing e-government

Customers read instructions for administrative procedures. All operations of State management will be digitalised to lead the national digitalisation process. — baophapluat.vn HÀ NỘI — Database sharing between management agencies at both central and local levels is key to the process of developing e-government, experts have said. The Ministry of Information and Communications is compiling […] Read more »

S Korean violist releases music video featuring Việt Nam’s scenery

S HCM-based South Korean violist Jmi Ko has recently released an MV to encourage optimism during the virus outbreak. The MV was shot in Lăng Cô Bay in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế. — Photo JMI Ko Facebook HCM CITY — HCM City-based South Korean violist Jmi Ko has recently released a music video […] Read more »

Happiness Road leads to spectacular pass

Hà Giang, the northernmost province in the country, hosts various historical areas like Lũng Cú Flag Pole and Đồng Văn Karst Plateau, a UNESCO Global Geopark. To reach the sites, people have to travel on National Road No 4C, or Happiness Road, which has been dubbed a legendary road with famed proper names including Quản […] Read more »

Bạc Liêu expands sustainable shrimp farming

Shrimp breeding ponds in Bạc Liêu Province. – VNA/VNS Photo Huỳnh Sử BẠC LIÊU – Aquaculture production in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bạc Liêu, particularly high-tech shrimp cultivation, has developed well in recent years because of investments in several kinds of farming models, according to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural […] Read more »

Octogenarian runs charity clinic for pets

Students work at the animal health clinic in Ngô Xuân Quảng Street in Hà Nội’s Gia Lâm District. — Photo laodong.vn HÀ NỘI — Phạm Xuân Vân, 88, a retired lecturer of the Animal Health Department under Việt Nam National University of Agriculture, has run a charity clinic to examine and treat thousands of pets […] Read more »

Long An farmers using high-tech production see higher incomes

A dragon fruit orchard that meets GlobalGAP standards in Long An Province’s Châu Thành District. – VNA/VNS Photo Phan Minh Hưng LONG AN – The use of advanced technologies in Long An Province has improved profits for farmers, according to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. For the last five years, the Cửu […] Read more »

Singaporean drug trafficker sentenced to death

Singaporean drug trafficker Cher Wei Hon in court on Friday in Tây Ninh District. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — A man from Singapore has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking by the People’s Court of the southwestern border province of Tây Ninh. Cher Wei Hon was caught in possession of almost 10kg of […] Read more »

State Audit Office of Việt Nam fulfills ASOSAI’s chairmanship actively and responsibly

General auditor of The State Audit Office of Việt Nam chairs the 55th ASOSAI Governing board meeting on July 27. —VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn HÀ NỘI — The State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV) has been making great efforts in managing tasks and fulfilling its responsibilities as chairman of the Asian Organisation of Supreme […] Read more »

Five new COVID-19 cases confirmed Saturday morning

Preventive measures have been tightened in the central province of Quảng Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Saturday morning including three community cases relating to Đà Nẵng City and two imported. Of the three community cases, patent 785 is a 42-year-old man living in Hà Nội’s Đức […] Read more »

Five new COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday morning, three connected to Đà Nẵng

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Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Singapore and Taiwan

HÀ NỘI — More than 300 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated on Friday from Singapore and have been quarantined upon arrival. Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines worked together to arrange the flight. The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, the ill and others in disadvantaged conditions. […] Read more »

Facebook and MPI launch “Vitality of Vietnam” programme

HÀ NỘI – The Ministry of Planning and Investment and Facebook on Friday launched the “Vitality of Vietnam” programme, aiming to promote national image, encourage investment, and develop human resources for businesses and support community development. Delegates launch the “Vitality of Vietnam” programme at a ceremony on August 8. – Photo Facebook The programme aimed […] Read more »

Thirty-four new cases on Friday evening

Health workers check body temperatures in Quảng Nam Province. VNA/VNS Photo Trần Lĩnh HÀ NỘI — Thirty-four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Friday evening, increasing the total number of patients to 784. Of those, 32 were community transmitted cases relating to Đà Nẵng City and two were imported, the National Steering Committee for […] Read more »

34 new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday evening, three more recoveries

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COVID-19 tracing app hits nearly 8 million users

Bluezone is now available for Android devices on the Google Play Store and iOS devices on the App Store. — Photo vietnambiz.vn HÀ NỘI — Nearly eight million people out of Việt Nam’s 76.8 million smartphone users have downloaded a domestically developed contact-tracing mobile app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 […] Read more »

COVID-19 tracing app hits 8.5 million users

Bluezone is now available for Android devices on the Google Play Store and iOS devices on the App Store. — Photo vietnambiz.vn HÀ NỘI — More than 8 million people out of Việt Nam’s 76.8 million smartphone users have downloaded a domestically developed contact-tracing mobile app to identify and alert people who have interacted with […] Read more »

PM calls for sufficient supply of medical equipment for COVID-19 prevention and treatment

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Friday chairs a teleconference with authorities of provinces and cities which have recorded infection cases since late July. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked localities and sectors to ensure sufficient supply of medical equipment and human resources for COVID-19 prevention, […] Read more »

Tourists returning from Đà Nẵng to HCM City airport to be quarantined for 14 days

A health official tests for SARS-CoV-2 from people returning from Đà Nẵng, where a COVID-19 outbreak has occurred. VNA/VNS Photo Đinh Hằng HCM CITY — Tourists returning from Đà Nẵng to HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport will be immediately brought to quarantine areas in their locality for 14 days, according to the centres […] Read more »

Heavy rains wreak havoc up and down nation

A submerged road in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Giang LÀO CAI – Heavy rains in the north and the south have caused a great deal of damage, according to the National Steering Committee of Natural Disaster Prevention. A downpour on Thursday caused a landslide that killed two people in Bát Xát District of the […] Read more »

Central Retail donates 10 tonnes of fruits, vegetables to support COVID-19 fight in Đà Nẵng

Representatives of Central Retail Group in Việt Nam hand over one tonne of fruits and vegetables to the Đà Nẵng Centre for Disease Control. — Photo courtesy of the group ĐÀ NẴNG — The Central Retail Group in Việt Nam on August 6 handed over 10 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to units in the […] Read more »

Try a meal in a frying pan in HCM City

HCM CITY — Bánh Mì Chảo (bread with combo pan) and Bít Tết (Vietnamese style beef steak) served in frying pans are popular and easy to find in HCM City. The basic version with bread combo usually contains egg, pate, and sausage and bread. The best time to eat the dish is right after it […] Read more »

Việt Nam ready to fight terrorism: diplomat

Participants of the ministerial-level open online debate of the UN Security Council on the linkages between terrorism and transnational organised crime held on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is ready to join other UN member states in fighting terrorism and organised crime for peace and stability regionally and globally, stated Deputy […] Read more »

Hà Nội to test 50,000 people using PCR diagnostics, fine non-mask wearers

Hà Nội health workers administered rapid tests for people returning from Đà Nẵng within July. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Starting Friday, Hà Nội health authorities plan to test nearly 50,000 people who returned from Đà Nẵng between July 15 – 29, Việt Nam’s COVID-19 epicentre, using the more accurate but time-consuming PCR tests. […] Read more »

Việt Nam exports nearly 4m tonnes of rice in seven months

Export rice bags at a port in Việt Nam. The country exported 1.4 million tonnes of rice to the Philippines in the first half of this year. — Photo vietnambiz.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam exported 3.9 million tonnes of rice, earning US$1.9 billion, in the first seven months of this year, according to the […] Read more »

Việt Nam hotels listed among world’s top 25

Three hotels in Việt Nam are among the world’s top 25 based on traveller recommendations from TripAdvisor. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Three hotels in Việt Nam are among the world’s top 25 based on traveller recommendations from TripAdvisor. They include Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa and JM Marvel Hotel & Spa in […] Read more »

Art club members promote ceramic art through new exhibit

The sculpture Xích Đu Tiên (Magic Love) by Đinh Văn Sơn at an exhibition featuring 120 sculptures by 26 artists of the Sài Gòn Club of Ceramic Art at the HCM City Fine Arts Association. Photo courtesy of the association HCM CITY — A sculpture exhibition featuring ceramic works by 26 artists of the Sài […] Read more »

COVID-19 tracing app hits 5 million users

Bluezone is now available for Android devices on the Google Play Store and iOS devices on the App Store. — Photo vietnambiz.vn HÀ NỘI — Nearly five million people out of Việt Nam’s 76.8 million smartphone users have downloaded a domestically developed contact-tracing mobile app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 […] Read more »

3-kg bread in An Giang among world’s weirdest foods

The Giant Bread in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang has caught global attention as one of the world’s most bizarre foods. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The Giant Bread in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang has caught global attention as one of the world’s most bizarre foods. […] Read more »

Eight hotels in HCM City serve as paid quarantine zones

Eight hotels have been approved to serve as paid quarantine zones for people entering the country. — Photo courtesy of nld.com.vn HCM CITY — Eight hotels have been approved to serve as paid quarantine zones for people entering the country, chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, Nguyễn Thành Phong, has said. A recent conference […] Read more »

Việt Nam holds flag-raising ceremony to mark ASEAN 53rd anniversary

Vietnamese honourary guards carry out the flag hoisting ceremony. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh HÀ NỘI — An ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony was held in Hà Nội on Friday morning to mark the 53rd founding anniversary of the association (August 3, 1967) and 25 years of Việt Nam’s ASEAN membership (July 28, 1995). Deputy Prime […] Read more »

TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Việt Nam rescheduled for 2021

Radka Vodickova celebrates after finishing the women’s division of the TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Việt Nam 2019. The 2020 race has been rescheduled for May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Việt Nam ĐÀ NẴNG — The TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Việt Nam 2020 has been rescheduled for May 2021 in the […] Read more »

Frasers Property raises awareness about community blood donation

Tenants at the Mê Linh Point Tower donate blood at a blood donation drive organised by Frasers Property Vietnam in collaboration with the Việt Nam Red Cross Society on August 6. Photo courtesy of Việt Nam Red Cross Society HCM CITY — Nearly 150 volunteers on Thursday donated over 100 units of blood in an […] Read more »

Hà Nội spends over $2.4 billion on rural growth in five years

A farmer harvest vegetable at Thanh Xuân Safe Vegetable Co-operative in Hà Nội’s Sóc Sơn District. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội spent more than VNĐ56.5 trillion (US$2.4 billion) developing agriculture, new-style rural areas, and farmers’ living standards between January 2016 and June 2020. The information was reported at a working session on […] Read more »