Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)The Lao Journalists Association’s website laophattananews.com has recently published an article praising Vietnam’s experiences for good economic growth in the context of global downturn The article emphasised that Vietnam recorded good economic growth in the context of the world facing economic recession, inflation, and unemployment in the past three years.It cited the World Bank’s study as saying one of the important factors for the nation’s economic development is the fact that investors in the manufacturing sector, especially factories producing electronic devices from the US, Europe and Asia, have been expanding their operations in Vietnam.In addition, its education reform has contributed to improving the quality of human resources. The Vietnamese Government's focus on investing in developing infrastructure is expected to boost growth in years to come.According to the article, experts believe that in 2023, the world economy will continue to decline and face many difficulties. Large countries such as the US, China, and those in the EU are forecast to grow slowly. However, Vietnam is likely to sustain stable growth because it has attracted investors and issued suitable policies for local currency management./.
January 08, 2023 17:00 UTC
Politics Cambodian Army’s Guard High Command pays pre-Tet visit to Bac Lieu A delegation of the Royal Cambodian Army’s Guard High Command visited the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu on January 6 on the occasion of Vietnam's traditional Lunar New Year (Tet). Politics ☀️ Morning digest January 6 The following is a list of selected news summaries last night by the Vietnam News Agency. Politics People-to-people diplomacy serving socio-economic development People-to-people diplomacy will focus on activities in service of national socio-economic development in 2023, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga has said. Politics Cambodian Army’s Guard High Command pays pre-Tet visit to Soc Trang A delegation of the Royal Cambodian Army’s Guard High Command visited the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on January 5 to offer greetings to officials and people of the province on the occasion of Vietnam's traditional Lunar New Year (Tet).
January 06, 2023 23:30 UTC
Investigators at the HCMC Police Department yesterday, January 5, pressed charges against three officials at Vietnam Register’s Motor Vehicle Inspection Department over allegations that they had received bribes. In northern Vietnam, four deputy directors and one employee at the 98-06D auto inspection and registration center in Bac Giang Province were detained on January 4 for allegedly receiving bribes. Travel Off Path: Ho Chi Minh City named as trendiest Asian destination of 2023Ho Chi Minh City has been named as the trendiest Asian destination this year, as compiled by famous United States-based travel website Travel Off Path. Ho Chi Minh City topped the list to be named as the trendiest Asian destination for 2023, becoming the most sought-after destination overall. After 201 open sessions, 45 high-level private talks, 24 secret meetings, 500 press conferences, 1,000 interviews and hundreds of get-togethers in support of Vietnam, the Paris Agreement was signed on January 27, 1973 by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam, and the US.
January 06, 2023 22:13 UTC
An overview of the conference (Photo: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – Vietnamese and Cambodian – Vietnamese and Cambodian anti-drug forces gathered for their third meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on January 5. Addressing the event, Major General Nguyen Van Vien, Director of the Counter-Narcotics Police Department ( C04 ) ) under the Public Security Ministry, said the cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia has been fruitful. Last year, the C04 coordinated with the Anti-Drug Crime Department under Cambodia's Ministry of Interior to raid four major drug trafficking rings. Lieutenant General Khing Sarat, Director of the Anti-Drug Crime Department of Cambodia, highlighted the efficiency of information exchange between the two sides at national and local levels in recent years. They will also endeavour to strengthen measures to control the import and trading of precursor chemicals to elicit drugs.
January 05, 2023 21:45 UTC
– Police have launched criminal proceedings against and temporarily detained former Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Tran Viet Thai for the charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties”.Nguyen Hoang Linh, a former official of the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia , was also prosecuted for the same charge and banned from leaving his residence place, Lt. Gen. To An Xo, Chief of the Office and Spokesman of the Ministry of Public Security , said on January 5.These are the latest moves in a probe into the case of “giving bribes, taking bribes; abusing position, power while performing duties; and swindling, appropriating assets” at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hanoi, and some other localities.Earlier, many incumbent and former officials had been arrested to serve the investigation.They included Nguyen Quang Linh, Assistant the Permanent Deputy Prime Minister; To Anh Dung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Nguyen Thi Huong Lan, Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department./.
January 05, 2023 19:57 UTC
Home »Editorial »Daily News »Vietnam – Majority of workers plan to job hop in H1 2023 (Vietnam News)Daily News View All NewsVietnam – Majority of workers plan to job hop in H1 2023 (Vietnam News)05 January 2023The majority, or 75%, of workers in Vietnam have planned job hopping in the first half (H1) of 2023, mostly for higher pay, reports Vietnam News, citing a report made by job board Vieclam24h. Jobseekers prioritise companies that have development potential (65%), healthy working environment (61%), young and dynamic working environment (47%), and locations near their homes (45%). Regarding challenges facing human resources divisions, the report showed that 14% of employers are upset by job hopping, 18% find it hard to seek talent, and 14% struggle to look for suitable and long-term employees. Employers are also expected to incur other obstacles this year, including economic recession (15%), salary and policies (12%), budget and finance (8%), and recruitment difficulties (7%). When it comes to job losses due to economic depression, 58% of surveyed workers said they would find a new job immediately while the remaining 42% intend to change their career orientations.
January 05, 2023 12:49 UTC
Deputy Chairman of Dong Thap Province Doan Tan Buu speaks to reporters on January 4, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang NamThe 10-year-old boy who got stuck inside a 35-meter- deep concrete pillar in the southern province of Dong Thap has died, authorities confirmed Wednesday evening. The 35-meter concrete pillar remains underground. Nam was walking when he fell into the hollow concrete pillar, which measures 25 centimeters across, and has been trapped. No one knows for sure where in the pillar the boy is.
January 05, 2023 08:01 UTC
At the 15th NA's first extraordinary meeting (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The second extraordinary meeting of the 15th National Assembly will open at 8am in Hanoi on January 5, which will be live broadcast nationwide by the Voice of Vietnam, Vietnam Television and Vietnam NA Television. The NA Standing Committee, Government, agencies, individuals and organisations concerned have promptly prepared for contents to submit to the NA for consideration and approval at the meeting. Earlier at 4pm on January 4, the NA convened a preparatory meeting. Lawmakers listened to a speech delivered by NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, and a report on collection and examination of feedback on scheduled agenda of the second extraordinary meeting which was presented by member of the NA Standing Committee, NA Secretary General and Chairman of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong. Later, they discussed and cast votes approving the agenda./.
January 05, 2023 01:11 UTC
Part of Trang An Landscape Complex, a tourist attraction in Ninh Binh province (Photo: VNA)– The tourism sector raked in about 9.6 trillion VND (408.3 million USD) in revenue during the three-day 2023 New Year holiday , the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reported on January 4.From December 31, 2022, to January 2, 2023, the sector recorded about 3 million domestic travellers.Positive signs were also seen in the number of international visitors, most of whom came from the Republic of Korea, Russia, Germany, and Spain. Vietnam has also started welcoming back tourists from India, the Middle East, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, among others.Notably, Quang Nam province attracted 89,000 foreign arrivals, Ho Chi Minh City 35,000, Hanoi 38,000, Khanh Hoa province 6,950, and Ba Ria - Vung Tau province 5,815 during the holiday, statistics show.The administration said tourism has sustained the recovery trend and completely surmounted difficulties after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of international visitors has also proved the country’s right and timely moves to restructure tourist markets and renew tourism products./.
January 04, 2023 21:56 UTC
Ordinary passports, issued before January 1, 2023 according to previously issued forms, are still valid until the expiry of the period stated in the passport. Another change is that the “surname”, “middle name” and “first name” will be printed on two separate lines, making it easier for Vietnamese citizens while handling immigration and residence procedures abroad, said the department./.
January 04, 2023 03:32 UTC
Tourist hotspots welcome huge number of foreign visitors during New YearAccording to statistics released by Vietnamese provinces on January 3, the number of foreign visitors to popular tourist destinations throughout the country during the New Year period sharply increased. This marked the first New Year holiday since the country reopened its borders to foreign visitors on March 15, 2022. In the second day of the holiday, Hoi An welcomed 34 foreign visitors from Mongolia and the Republic of Korea. Meanwhile, 12 projects are having their documents prepared for appraisal, including Tân Túc communal house, Phú Lạc communal house, Vĩnh Trường communal house, Chợ Quán Hospital prison, Continental Hotel, Giác Lâm Pagoda and Linh Tây communal house, among others. The city has investment plans for 11 projects, including the national archaeological relics of the Hưng Lợi pottery kilns, Nam Tiến communal house, Tân Quy Đông communal house, Vĩnh Hội communal house, Tân Hoà Tây communal houses, Hoà Thạnh communal house, Tân Hội communal house, Xa Tân temple and Xuân Hoà communal house.
January 03, 2023 21:38 UTC
Home »Editorial »Daily News »Vietnam – Recruitment demand slumps 25% from pre-pandemic levels (Vietnam News)Daily News View All NewsVietnam – Recruitment demand slumps 25% from pre-pandemic levels (Vietnam News)03 January 2023Recruitment demand in Vietnam during the last quarter of 2022 dropped 25% on average from the pre-pandemic level, reports Vietnam News, citing research from Vietnamese recruitment firm Navigos Group. For the month of December 2022, hiring demand fell by 42% compared to the pre-pandemic level, with Navigos citing the impacts of the global economic crisis and difficulties facing domestic businesses. The manufacturing, textiles, and maritime sectors witnessed a significant decrease in staffing demand owing to weak global consumer spending from major markets, high exchange rates, rising material costs, political instability, and high interest rates locally, Navigos noted. Some industries that recorded a progressive decrease in labor demand during Q4 were office administration, marketing, and sales (down 50% from pre-pandemic); construction (down 50%); purchasing, material supply, and transport (down 53%); textiles and footwear (down 58%), and seasonal employment (down 50%). Several segments also saw a sharp decline in hiring needs in December regardless of their growth in the two previous months, including banking, consumer goods, insurance, and stock market with the fall rates varying between 13% and 45%.
January 03, 2023 12:55 UTC
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)– The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,606 VND/USD on January 3, down 6 VND from the rate on the last day before the New Year holiday (December 30).With the current trading band of +/-5 percent, the ceiling rate applicable to commercial banks during the day is 24,787 VND/USD and the floor rate 22,424 VND/USD.The opening-hour rates at commercial banks saw decreases.Vietcombank kept both rates unchanged from December 30 the end of the last week, listing the buying rate at 22,410 VND/USD and the selling rate at 22,760 VND/USD.Meanwhile, BIDV listed the buying rate at 23,405 VND/USD and the selling rate at 23,685VND/USD, both down 50 VND from December 30./.
January 03, 2023 03:56 UTC
Therefore, all people entering Vietnam to participate in SEA Games 31 did not have to make COVID-19 health declarations. To be able to pull off such a feat, Vietnam has proven their top-notch level capability, he stressed, adding that it delighted him that Vietnam has hosted and organised such a successful SEA Games for the region. After Vietnam was elected to the UN Human Rights Council, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his belief that Vietnam will continue to actively promote and protect human rights. Meanwhile, Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama said that Vietnam deserves to have a seat at the UNHRC as the country has worked tirelessly to promote and protect human rights in any circumstance. Caitlin Wiesen, former Resident Representative of UNDP in Vietnam, affirmed that Vietnam has realised the Government’s commitments on placing the people at the centre of development following UN guidelines.
January 02, 2023 21:04 UTC
Visitors enjoy adventurous paragliding in Binh Thuan (Photo: VNA)Localities and travel firms have quickly embarked on plans to welcome back Chinese tourists to Vietnam and take Vietnamese visitors to China, after the Chinese side announced that it will officially cancel concentrated quarantine and COVID-19 testing for foreign visitors to this country from January 8.Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association Vu The Binh said that this is a signal helping stabilise the flow of international visitors because China has always been a big market for Vietnam.The number of Chinese visitors to Vietnam increased by 34.4% per year, hitting 5.8 million in 2019. They always make up 28-30% of the total number of international arrivals to Vietnam.Speaking at a recent seminar on airline - tourism cooperation, Director of the Department of Tourism of central Khanh Hoa province Nguyen Thi Le Thanh said Vietjet Air and China Southern (CZ) have planned to resume their operation from March 26, while Vietnam Airlines will re-operate its flights from the Chinese market on June 1.The People's Committee of Mong Cai city in the northern province of Quang Ninh has sent a document to tourism sites and businesses about the preparation for welcoming tourists during the upcoming Lunar New Year.Many travel and tourism businesses are also ready to welcome Chinese tourists in the near future.Vietnam is targeting 8 million international visitors and 102 million domestic tourists with a total revenue of about 650 trillion VND (27.5 billion USD) in 2023./.
January 02, 2023 20:17 UTC