Vietnam Airlines completes longest flight for transporting vaccines A flight of Vietnam Airlines transporting COVID-19 Abdala vaccine from Cuba to Vietnam safely landed at the Noi Bai International Airport on September 26. With a total length of more than 17,000 km, and 20.5 hours of flying, this is the longest flight so far that Vietnam Airlines has operated to transport vaccines. The vaccines on the flight, which used wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9, were kept in specialized equipment, and handed over to the authorized agency immediately after landing. Cuba's Abdala vaccine is considered one of the world's most effective COVID-19 vaccines. Previously, the Ministry of Health had conditionally approved this vaccine for emergency use in preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. As a national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines plays a key role in transporting COVID-19 vaccines. Since early 2021, with its fleet and extensive network of routes, … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 27
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Vietnam’s tuna exports to EU see strong surge thanks to EVFTA Vietnam exported 15,870 tonnes of tuna worth 73.33 million USD to the European Union in the first half of 2021, up 39.3 percent and 31.6 percent, respectively, against the same period last year, according to a journal published by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). The tuna shipments accounted for about 15.1 percent of Vietnam’s total seafood export value to the EU. In the second quarter of 2021, the country shipped 9,360 tonnes of tuna to this market, raking in 45.05 million USD, up 43.9 percent in volume and 59.3 percent in value from the previous quarter. The surges were attributed to tariff reductions granted to Vietnam’s tuna products under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which took effect on August 1, 2020. According to the MoIT, Vietnamese tuna was sold at 4.62 USD per kg on average to the EU in the first six months of the year, down 0.27 percent year on year. The global tuna prices … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 25
Việt Nam won the AFF Cup for the second time in 2018. — Photo baochinhphu.vn Peter Cowan I don’t think there’s a more popular man in Việt Nam than Park Hang-seo. The South Korean’s trademark bald head is used to advertise everything from sausages to Shopee and back when fans could attend games, hundreds would show up carrying pictures of him as if he was some sort of deity. Park has plenty of credit in the bank from fans and his bosses at the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) alike due to his success with the national team, and I think it’s time for him to cash some of that credit in. Last week, the draw for the rescheduled 2020 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup was held, pitting Việt Nam in Group B alongside Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. Never mind that the December-January tournament will be held in the middle of the country’s first foray into the third round of World Cup qualification, the VFF have already made it clear they want Park et al to defend the … [Read more...] about The Local Game: Who cares about the popularity contest?