Read full story – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on August 17 asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) to review the operation of household businesses in the tourism sector affected by the COVID-19. Read full story – A delegation of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) led by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the VPA Sen. Lieut. Read full story – Vietnam’s visa policy should be more open to lure international tourists, insiders have said. Read full story – Plastic People is the only Vietnamese innovator in the Top 5 of the Plastic Waste to Value Southeast Asia Challenge to tackle plastic waste mismanagement in the region. Read full story /.
August 17, 2022 22:14 UTC
Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said that Vietnam wants to cooperate with Israel in fields of its strength such as innovation, sci-tech and renewable energy. Vietnam wishes to learn from Israel’s experience in choosing and training talents to build a strong country, he said. He suggested the two countries regularly maintain high-level visits and offer mutual support at international forums and organisations. He said Israel pays special attention to education and has incubators to nurture talents for the country. It also built policies to attract Israeli talents from abroad and foreign direct investment./.
August 17, 2022 20:14 UTC
He suggested countries build political trust to deal with regional security challenges which, however, requires time, patience and regular efforts. Notably, all activities aiming to build political trust should match the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law and regional commitments, the minister continued. Giang affirmed that Vietnam has made efforts, together with other countries in and outside the region, to devise and implement cooperation mechanisms and fully participate in regional multilateral forums. Defence Minister General Phan Van Giang called the MCIS an important multilateral forum for countries to exchange views on strategic issues directly relating to regional and international security. Vietnam will further contribute to multilateral cooperation mechanisms and work to promote peace and reconciliation and prevent conflicts, he pledged.
August 17, 2022 15:33 UTC
The Secretariat also issued a warning for the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the People’s Committee of Gia Lai in the 2016-2021 tenure and reprimanded the Party Civil Affairs Committee in the 2021-2026 tenure. In the new school year of 2022-2023, Thu Duc City needs 22 Music teachers, but only 3 have been selected so far. Similarly, compared to the demand of 24 Arts teachers, Thu Duc City can only hire 3. Phu Nhuan District has to employ 2 Arts teachers for the new school year, but it sees none in its list of successful teacher candidates. The information was revealed by Le Anh Vinh, Director of the Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES) under the Ministry of Education and Training at the conference announcing the analysis report on Vietnam's education sector in the 2011 - 2020 period, which was organized by the Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences and UNESCO on August 8.
August 17, 2022 15:10 UTC
Illustrative image (Photo: Xinhua)Phnom Penh (VNA) – The National Minimum Wage Council of Cambodia on August 15 started talks to consider raising minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment, footwear and travel products and bags industries for 2023, reported the Khmer Times. “Employers’ representatives and the workers’ representatives were, however, unable to confirm some figures, and will do so at another meeting,” the statement following the meeting said. The next meetings will be held later this month and next month, it added. The minimum wage of workers in the textile, footwear and travel product sector is 194 USD per month, up 2 USD from 2021. The sector has about 1,100 factories and uses nearly 750,000 workers, becoming the biggest currency earner in Cambodia.
August 17, 2022 02:34 UTC
Hanoi (VNA) – The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency on August 16. Read full story- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on August 16 asked the Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) to make greater efforts to contribute further to promoting socio-economic development and building an independent, self-reliant economy with active and effective international integration. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the working session with leaders of Viettel. At a reception in Hanoi on August 16 for visiting Permanent Secretary at the UK’s Home Office Matthew Rycroft, Chien stressed that cooperative relations between the two countries have been actively fostered by their leaders over the past time, particularly via visits. Read full story- Vietnamese enterprises currently have limited participation in the global supply chain, and are not deeply involved in the value chain of multinational corporations in Vietnam.
August 16, 2022 22:15 UTC
Qatari Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani pays a courtesy call to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on August 15. (Photo: VNA)The new Vietnamese passport s with a navy blue cover (Source: Government Portal)President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) and other delegates cut the ribbon to open the Tan Thuan CMC Data Centre on August 15. at Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. It was designed by B-Barcelona of Singapore and meets strict international standards for a modern data centre./. Read full story
August 16, 2022 13:42 UTC
India’s Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (left) and Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue in their meeting in Hanoi in April 2022. The late PM’s statement has stood the test of time, given that now the two countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, according to moderndiplomacy.eu. From “Bilateral Relations” to “Strategic Partnership” to now a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”, the two countries have always shared close diplomatic ties which is a result of their shared experience of national struggles for independence. India’s Indo-Pacific Vision is positive and inclusive of nations and beyond who have a stake in it. Vietnam yet again plays a key role in the region and in India’s vision, especially with respect to the area of East Sea.
August 16, 2022 02:02 UTC
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)– Despite various difficulties, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has rolled out measures to keep operations buoyant in the current situation and to engage in energy transition based on the future of the industry.According to the firm, the electrification sector has been greatly impacted by the growth of renewable energy sources. Meanwhile, liquefied natural gas (LNG) power projects under construction must develop a plan for conversion to hydrogen fuel.Gasoline demand in Vietnam is forecast to continue to increase and peak in 2030-2035, while the diesel oil (DO) market is likely to be affected more slowly, and the DO supply shortage is forecast to continue until 2035.According to Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Joint Stock Company (BSR), in the short term, energy transition has not had a clear impact on the demand for petroleum products in Vietnam. However, in the long term, it is happening globally, leading to a decrease in the demand for petroleum products.This is a challenge for refineries to enhance the quality of their products and reduce the ratio of traditional fuels in their products and promote the development of environmentally-friendly products.Regarding oil and gas exploration and production, oil production peaked in 2005 and is on the verge of a sharp decline. Meanwhile, even with the scenario of net zero emissions by 2050, oil is still used for non-energy purposes and in sectors that are difficult to replace fuel such as the aviation industry and sea transport. In particular, gas production is forecast to increase rapidly, but low-cost gas sources are harder to find, while new gas sources are expensive and have to compete with LNG.As of the end of June, about 40 countries had released strategies and roadmaps on hydrogen, including leading countries in greenhouse gas emissions such as China, the US, India, Russia, and Japan.
August 16, 2022 01:49 UTC
Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita. (Photo: ANTARA/VNAJakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s textile and garment industry will expand its markets to meet the export target of 13-14 billion USD this year, according to the country’s Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita. On the commodity side, the principle of sustainability is also being encouraged through the use of environmentally friendly raw materials and the application of the circular economy principle, the official added. "The existence of Making Indonesia 4.0 will encourage the transformation of the textile industry to make it more competitive and innovate in an effort to compete and answer global market demands," the minister was quoted by Antara news agency as saying. It is also carrying out a machine and equipment restructuring programme in the fabric refinement and fabric printing industries.
August 16, 2022 01:22 UTC
Rome (VNA) – The Association of Vietnamese in Malta has freshly been set up, representing the community of about 400 people. Chairman Nguyen Hoai Nam and Secretary Nguyen Thi Nhan said the association aims to promote mutual support within the growing community. Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy and Malta Duong Hai Hung stated the Party and State always pay attention to the affairs of overseas Vietnamese, with policies targeting the group increasingly improved. Hung said the association will connect the group with their home country and help develop further the sound friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Malta. The number of Vietnamese in Malta is increasing, as the European country boasts potential for investment, employment and learning./.
August 15, 2022 08:45 UTC
Most recently, dozens of business households signed a commitment to use environmentally-friendly products rather than plastic products. As part of efforts to minimise the impact of tourism on the island, local authorities have limited the number of daily arrivals to 3,000. They have also worked closely with travel companies to develop eco-tourism products and promote the “Cham Island says no to plastic waste by 2025” project. A “Zero waste” tour is to be piloted shortly, offering visitors a kaleidoscope of experiences in local culture and waste treatment processes. The two-day, one-night tour is expected to raise awareness about environmental protection on Cham Island.
August 15, 2022 01:36 UTC
Vietnam’s first tank crew compete at the Army Games 2022 in Russia on August 13. (Photo: VNA)– Crew No.1 of the Vietnamese tank team competed in the qualifying round in Group 1 of the “ Tank biathlon ” event in the framework of the Army Games 2022 in Russia on August 13.This year’s “Tank biathlon” event attracts the participation of 61 crews of 21 teams, divided into two groups. Meanwhile, those in Group 2 should only join a round-robin format for the next.The Vietnamese tank crew completed their task, destroying four targets out of five and finishing the race after 34 minutes 53 seconds. Meanwhile, crews from the Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan destroyed all five targets and finished the race after 25 minutes 57 seconds, and 25 minutes and 18 seconds, respectively. 2 and 3 of the Vietnamese tank team will compete on August 16 and 20./.
August 14, 2022 20:28 UTC
An underage smoker at a park in Jakarta, Indonesia (Photo: AFP/VNA)– The Indonesian Government is planning to tighten its relatively lax regulations on smoking in a bid to curb the increasing number of child smokers in the country.Under a planned new regulation, the Health Ministry of Indonesia is looking to control the promotion and packaging of e-cigarettes, which have remained unregulated since their legalisation in 2018.The ministry is also seeking to increase the size of graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging from 40% to 90%, ban the advertising, sponsorship and promotion of tobacco products, and prohibit the sale of single cigarettes.The number of underage smokers continues to increase each year, especially since the legalisation of e-cigarettes, Imran Agus Nurali, the ministry’s director of health promotion and community empowerment, told a webinar on August 11.He stressed the need for stronger measures to reduce tobacco consumption to protect future generations from the impact of smoking.Banning the advertising, sponsorship and promotion of tobacco products is also crucial as according to the 2019 Global Youth Tobacco Survey, around 65% of Indonesia’s children are exposed to tobacco ads through television, point-of-sale advertising, and billboards, he added. Indonesia is the only country in Southeast Asia that still allows cigarette advertising on television and printed media.Aside from revising the prevailing tobacco regulation, the government is also planning to further increase the cigarette excise tax next year.Earlier this year, the Finance Ministry raised tobacco excise by 12%, leading to an average 35% increase in cigarette prices.According to the Health Ministry, tobacco kills around 290,000 people in the country each year./.
August 14, 2022 10:48 UTC
Illustration. (Photo: doanhnghiephoinhap.vn)Foreign investors net purchased 14.8 million stocks, worth some 80 billion VND (3,42 million USD) during the week from August 8 – 12, showing that the Vietnamese securities market remained attractive to them.The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) has risen for the fifth week straight on the back of oil, steel and electricity securities , after hitting a bottom of around 1,140 points in early July.It ended the week at 1,262.33 points, 9.59 points higher than the previous week, gradually approaching the next resistance zone of 1260–1285 points.On the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX), the HNX-Index picked up 3.52 points to settle at 303.42 points on August 12. UPCoM-Index also inched up 1.52 points to 92.84 points./.
August 14, 2022 10:13 UTC