The cooperation between India and five Mekong countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam is aimed to shore up cooperation in the areas of tourism, culture, education, and transport. India has committed to financing the Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) for other Mekong countries namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam at the 11th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Mekong-Ganga Cooperation includes six countries. File photo The projects help bring about tangible results that contribute to improving people’s livelihoods across the sub-region, reported at the video conference on July 21 co-chaired by Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs of India and Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia. Foreign Ministers of the Lower Mekong countries welcomed India’s assistance to the region under the QIPs since its inception in 2015. … [Read more...] about Mekong-Ganga Cooperation shows India’s extended assistance to regional countries
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Vietnam sees decline in textile orders By Trong Nghia Tents are set up for workers to sleep at a firm after work during the social distancing period. As many local textile and garment makers failed to confirm when they would resume operations, many of their foreign business partners are switching orders from Vietnam to other countries – PHOTO: DNCC HCMC – With many local textile-garment makers unable to confirm when they can resume operations, many of their foreign business partners are switching orders from Vietnam to other countries. In April this year, Italian fast-fashion group Teddy began signing contracts to place orders with the HCMC-based MyOne Fashion Company, with their cooperation extending until the end of September 2021. However, while MyOne is ramping up efforts to complete orders that have already been signed, it has not made headway with several orders due to Covid-19 related complications in Vietnam. Le Van Tam, director of MyOne Company, said, “It … [Read more...] about Vietnam sees decline in textile orders
* On July 23, a mission of the Vietnam Border Guard Command visited and presented gifts to Thai Binh province's Convalescent Center for National Contributors. During the visit, delegates expressed their deep gratitude to the great contributions of wounded and sick soldiers and other contributors to the struggle for national independence and freedom. They pledged that border troops will always stay united and in close relations with ethnic minorities and firmly manage and protect national sovereignty and security in border areas, contributing to building a borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development. * Recently, Naval Region 3 spent around 120 million VND on gratitude activities. Particularly, the naval region visited and presented gifts to Da Nang City’s Convalescent Center for National Contributors, the municipal Association for Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims, families of fallen naval troops, wounded soldiers, and fallen soldiers’ relatives who are working for units … [Read more...] about Gratitude activities held for national contributors
This is the second US Hamilton-class ship donated by the US government. CBS 8021, a US-decommissioned Hamilton-class cutter has arrived at a port in Vietnam where it will continue the mission. CBS 8021, departs Apra Harbor, Guam, on its last leg home to Vietnam. Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi The arrival of the ship, which is Vietnam Coast Guard’s second high-endurance cutter given by the US government, happened “earlier this month”, the US Embassy in Hanoi said, giving no specific time. “The US government donated this ship to exemplify the strong maritime security cooperation between the two countries and to help ensure a rules-based order in the East Sea,” it said in a statement. Senator Maria Cantwell said “For nearly five decades, Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters, officers, and crews have served the Coast Guard’s missions including search and rescue, fisheries enforcement, drug interdictions, and disaster relief,”. “Just last month, the former cutter … [Read more...] about CBS 8021, Hamilton-class vessel docks at homeport in Vietnam
Speaking at the event, General Chien congratulated Canada on its effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and thanked the country for its support to Vietnam’s COVID-19 prevention and control efforts over the past time. General Chien emphasized that Vietnam always appreciates Canada’s role and position in the region and international arena and hopes to strengthen its relationship with the country for peace and development in the region and the world. He affirmed that Vietnam will continue supporting Canada to strengthen its cooperation with regional countries based on ASEAN's principle of consensus. Exchanging views on regional and international situations, the two sides affirmed the importance of freedom of navigation and overflight, and respect for international law in the East Sea (South China Sea). They stressed that disputes should be settled by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS … [Read more...] about First Vietnam-Canada Defense Policy Dialogue held virtually
The largest ever vaccination campaign in history has posed both opportunities and challenges to the cold storage industry as tens of millions of vaccine doses need to be preserved at the same time. CDC Hanoi's cold warehouse At a working session with Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong recently, CDC Hanoi Deputy Director Nguyen Thi Kieu Anh said CDC Hanoi has one cold warehouse with the capacity of 40 cubic meters, which can contain an additional 150,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses, and one cold warehouse with the capacity of 16 cubic meters which can contain an additional 100,000 AstraZeneca doses. Hanoi also has six 3000 and 3000 AC refrigerators (the capacity of 126 liters can contain 10,000 doses each), and six cold boxes with the capacity of 44 liters each. According to CDC Hanoi, the total number of AstraZeneca vaccine doses that can be preserved is 310,000. As for medical centers and medical stations, there are 34 TCW 3000 and 3000AC refrigerators with a … [Read more...] about How can vaccines be preserved in Vietnam?