At the meeting (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien hosted a reception for heads of Vietnam ese representative offices abroad in Hanoi on October 18. Chien congratulated the officials on being appointed to such positions for the 2021-2024 term, and stressed that defence external affairs forms an important part of the Party and the State’s external work as well as people-to-people diplomacy. The Central Military Commission and the Defence Ministry highly valued the attention and close coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in international integration and defence external affairs over the past time, contributing to implementing the defence external work comprehensively, he said. The Deputy Minister expressed his hope that the chief representatives will fulfil their assigned tasks outstandingly, helping to enhance diplomatic ties between Vietnam and countries and international organisations, and … [Read more...] about Deputy Defence Minister meets heads of Vietnamese rep. offices abroad
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In her opening remarks, Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Thi Le stressed the significance of the meeting that takes place at a time when the southern city enters the new normal. The council would review the city’s efforts in COVID-19 prevention and control and adopt major decisions and policies to support agriculture and businesses affected by the pandemic. It would also seek measures to attract more investment and set out the city’s socio-economic development plan for 2022, Le said. During the meeting, the delegates would look into the city’s socio-economic development in the first nine months of this year, and key tasks for the remaining months of 2021. They are expected to pass a plan on mid-term public investment sourced from the local budget for 2021-2025 and the HCM City - Moc Bai expressway project, among others. The council would also elect additional members of the municipal People’s Committee on this occasion. According to a report presented at … [Read more...] about HCM People’s Council looks into urgent matters
A nurse at Huế Central Hospital takes care of the baby of a COVID-19 patient. — VNA/VNS Photo Huyền Trang THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Leaving behind their families, female medical workers at Huế Central Hospital in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế did not hesitate to join the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Overcoming all obstacles, their high sense of responsibility and medical ethics have helped them continue to fight over the course of many sleepless nights. Doctor Mai Thị Hồng Vân volunteered in HCM City. Her parents are in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, which is more than 1,000km from the city, and they look forward to Vân’s phone calls every day. Vân’s calls are often very short, only to inform her parents about her health, but enough to keep her parents calm. They feel proud of their daughter. Leaving her family for nearly two months, Vân was one of the first medical workers at the COVID-19 intensive care units (ICU) in HCM City, when the city was in the most critical … [Read more...] about Female medical workers dedicated to fight against COVID-19
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has a meeting with representatives of COVID-19 frontline medical forces on Monday. —VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The Party and the State always acknowledge the contributions and sacrifice made by frontline medical forces in the fight against COVID-19, said Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính yesterday at a meeting with representatives of the forces nationwide. He said that frontline medical workers are an important force along with the military, police and others in combating the pandemic. Those who made outstanding contributions deserve to be honoured, he said. Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam said many of those meeting the PM took on double tasks - being a doctor and a manager. The frontline medical forces are not only military medics, police officers, nurses, students and volunteers who help doctors at hospitals but also nuns and even recovered patients. They have taken on duties similar to those of doctors. “All medical forces have made extremely … [Read more...] about PM praises frontline medical workers for sacrifice in the fight against COVID-19
A resident lives in a small alley in Hoàn Kiếm District's Hàng Gà Street. — Photo dantri.com.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s residential area per capita is expected to reach about 27sq.m by 2025 and to surge to 30sq.m by 2030, according to the draft national housing development strategy. The National Housing Development Strategy for the 2021-2030 period sets the goal of developing and repairing more than one billion sq.m of houses, equivalent to about 11.9 million apartments. The housing development strategy is to create conditions for everyone to have a place to live and focus on improving the quality of housing, as well as implementing the trend of green and smart housing development. In addition, the housing development must include urban development, urban embellishment and re-construction of old apartment buildings. The housing development in the post-COVID-19 period will be implemented according to targets on sustainable real estate market development. At the same time, the … [Read more...] about Residential area per capita to reach 27sq.m by 2025
The General Department of Taxation directly administers taxes on overseas suppliers and is responsible for granting tax identification numbers to overseas suppliers in accordance with Vietnamese regulations. The Vietnamese Minister of Finance has issued Circular 80/2021/TT-BTC guiding the Law on Tax Administration and Decree 126/2020/ND-CP. According to Circular 80, platforms such as Facebook, Google and YouTube, although not having a fixed business establishment in Vietnam, operating via e-commerce methods in Vietnam will have to register for tax declaration at tax administration agencies of Vietnam. This circular also clearly stipulates the responsibilities of tax authorities in tax administration for e-commerce business, business on digital platforms and other services performed by overseas suppliers in Vietnam. Accordingly, the General Department of Taxation directly administers taxes on overseas suppliers and is responsible for granting tax identification … [Read more...] about How will Facebook, Google and YouTube be taxed in Vietnam?