Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand on January 28 confirmed six more cases of a new coronavirus originated from Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV), bringing the total infections to 14. In a television broadcast on January 27, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government has taken full control of the situation. The government’s precautionary measures are in line with international standards and screening of international passengers is efficient, he said. Of the confirmed cases, five have recovered and been discharged from hospital while the rest are under close medical attention, the Thai leader noted. He went on to say that the country’s Public Health Ministry has heightened its public health emergency operation to level three, the highest level, to ensure all communities nationwide, as well as hospitals and airports, can respond to the severity of the outbreak. Other measures have also been undertaken at all five major international airports in Thailand, as well as … [Read more...] about Thailand confirms six more Wuhan coronavirus infections
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“Being open to the dawn, resigning themselves to the twilight or the solitude at the corner of an unknown room, the inelegant sculptures of Mukai are standing quietly, but vibrating an enormous energy, the energy of silent spirit, the energy which whisper to us about the fate of trees, the destiny of human beings and the cycle of life and death in this world,” he said.Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi.-VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese artists give silent talk through art
I can’t speak for other expats but I felt APEC was an underwhelming spectacle of sirens, motorcades and young policemen repeatedly waving their traffic truncheons in the pouring rain. It was a bizarre feeling as roads became deserted while other avenues were lined with crowds waiting to catch a glimpse of someone in a black tinted car whizzing pass. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
Hoa Binh (VNA) - Thousands of locals, visitors and Buddhism dignitaries and followers flocked to the opening ceremony of the Tien Pagoda Festival in Lac Thuy district in the northern province of Hoa Binh on February 8. This is the first festival held in the province on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. The complex of Tien pagoda and caves was recognised as national tourism site in 2011. It is place for spiritual, cultural and eco-tourism. Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Luu Huy Linh said in accordance with the tourism development plan for Hoa Binh province in the 2020-2030 period, the Tien pagoda will serve spiritual and eco-tourism activities. The province is calling for more investment to improve the quality of tourism sites and develop tourism products, he noted. The same day, the Phat Tich festival opened at Phat Tich pagoda in Tien Du district, Bac Ninh province, attracting crowds of local people and tourists. … [Read more...] about Thousands of people join Tien pagoda festival in Hoa Binh
What are the difficulties for the industry, and how can they be solved? This industry is one of the most important in the Vietnamese economy, contributing 15 per cent of the nation’s total export value and having a high growth rate. There are more than 6,000 facilities in the country providing about three million jobs. The textile and garment industry has achieved high growth rates in recent years, but it will not be able to maintain this high speed forever without upgrading and renewing itself. … [Read more...] about Textile sector set for success