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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Vietnam exports 3.9 million tonnes of rice in seven months

Vietnam exported 3.9 million tonnes of rice, earning 1.9 billion USD, in the first seven months of this year, according to the Department of Agro Processing and Market Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Read more »

TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam rescheduled for 2021

The TECHCOMBANK IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam 2020 has been rescheduled for May 2021 in the central city of Da Nang after being postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

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 »

Vietnam confirms 34 more COVID-19 cases

Vietnam confirmed 34 more COVID-19 infection cases as of 6pm on August 7, reported the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control. 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 »

More Vietnamese citizens from Taiwan, Singapore flown home

Authorities of Vietnam and Taiwan (China), the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei and budget carrier Vietjet worked together to carry 230 Vietnamese citizens home on August 7. Read more »

External information work to be renewed

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently signed Decision No 1191/QD-TTg approving goals, tasks, and measures to renew and improve the popularisation of news for external services, contributing to building a border of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development. Read more »

Planning on Red River banks needs work

Hanoi has created urban development plans for the banks of the Hong (Red) River, yet problems remain due to lack of flood and dyke planning. 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 »

HCM City: Returnees from Da Nang may be sent to quarantine

Some 700 tourists arriving at HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport from the central city of Da Nang over the days to come may be quarantined for 14 days at concentrated facilities, a recent meeting of HCM City authorities heard. 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 »

PM: Testing key to containing spread of coronavirus

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a virtual meeting on August 7 between Cabinet members and leaders of 12 cities and provinces that have reported COVID-19 cases over the past three weeks, to discuss measures aimed at containing the spread of the outbreak. Read more »

Sporting events suspended over COVID-19 fears

A number of national sporting events will be suspended to ensure the safety of those involved amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Vietnam Sports Administration announced on August 7. Read more »

Hanoi to conduct real-time PCR testing on large scale to tackle COVID-19

Hanoi has announced a plan to carry out large-scale real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests starting from August 7 on local people who arrived home from COVID-19 hotspot Da Nang between July 15 and 29. Read more »

Vietnamese consumers become the most avid savers globally

Vietnam topped the world in terms of having the most avid savers with 72 percent, followed by Hong Kong (68 percent) and Singapore (65 percent), according to the Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey released this week. 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 »

Wood, wooden product exports rise 6.2 pct.

Wood and wooden product exports hit 1.05 billion USD in July, bringing the figure to 6.09 billion USD in the first seven months of this year, a year-on-year rise of 6.2 percent, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has revealed. 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 »