The Vietnamese community in Laos are working with Lao authorities and people to overcome the current COVID-19 outbreak by raising funds and donating cash, necessities and medical supplies to the host country. A Vietnamese student in Laos has his sample taken in Vientiane. Lao medical staff in co-operation with the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane conducted COVID-19 testing on Vietnamese living and working in some areas. After learning about a number of Vietnamese in Laos getting infected with COVID-19, the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane has taken a range of measures to support the Vietnamese community in the country. The association has called on the Vietnamese community to stay calm amid the outbreak in Laos, while providing COVID-19 patients or those in quarantine with food and necessities. It has also co-ordinated with the Lao health ministry to open COVID-19 testing sites in the areas in Vientiane, where many Vietnamese are living. Vice Chairman of the … [Read more...] about Vietnam provides COVID-19 assistance to Laos
The 13th Party Congress Resolution says Vietnam aims to become a developed country with high income by 2045, when it will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country's establishment. This means that Vietnam has 24 more years to reach that goal. And it will be very difficult to turn this into reality if Vietnam still cannot become a ‘developing country with modern industry and higher average income’ by 2030. Core technology Dang Vu Chu, former Minister of Industry, said Vietnam cannot become a country with modern industry if it doesn’t speed up the development of core technology. Chu, 81, was Minister of Light Industry and then Minister of Industry for 12 years. He was a special politician who was a a member of three cabinets under three PMs (Do Muoi, Vo Van Kiet and Phan Van Khai) and has a lot of experience from different development periods. He has been keeping a close watch over the country’s industrial development though he retired 20 years ago. Chu affirmed … [Read more...] about Will 24 years be enough for Vietnam to become a developed country with high income?
Firms with big shipments have said that the fee collection will increase operating costs, and lower their products’ competitiveness in export markets. "Every month, we export some 150 containers of products and import the same number of containers of materials. If seaport infrastructure fees are collected, it will cost us billions of dong," Duong Khue, general director of textile producer Phong Phu Corporation, told VnExpress . The municipal Department of Transport has collected seaport infrastructure fees on a trial basis since June 15, and will officially collect them from July 1. Accordingly, enterprises will have to pay VND15,000-4,400,000 ($0.65-190.67) per ton of cargo depending on the type of cargo and container. The HCMC administration has affirmed that the seaport infrastructure fees will be used to build bridges and upgrade major roads near seaports to reduce traffic congestion and facilitate cargo transport. Most Vietnamese textile and garment enterprises take … [Read more...] about Seaport infrastructure fees will drain us, say HCMC firms
Over 300,000 people escape illiteracy in eight years Literacy classes have been organized for more than 300,000 people aged 15 – 60, over the last eight years, the Ministry of Education and Training unveiled during a recent video teleconference (VTC). The national VTC was held on June 18 to review the implementation of a project on building a learning society from 2012 – 2020. The ministry said thanks to the project, the network of educational establishments was expanded nationwide. The country now has over 17,000 continuing education centres, providing non-formal education for out-of-school youth and adults. There are also more than 10,000 community learning centres across the country. The country has completed universalisation of pre-school education for five-year-old children and primary education for children of school age. In the next phase from 2021 – 2030, the project aims to help Vietnam develop an open, flexible and connected education system and make sure all … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 21
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính (right) chairs a meeting with press agencies on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the Việt Nam Revolutionary Press Day at the Government’s Office on Sunday afternoon.— Photo baochinhphu.vn HÀ NỘI — The press will be a bridge to inspire and build trust for the people to understand the Government’s ideas, vision, strategies and actions, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has said. The PM was speaking on Sunday afternoon at the Government’s Office when he chaired a meeting with leaders of media outlets to mark the 96th anniversary of the Việt Nam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21). “The mission of journalists is meaningful, proud and glorious, but also extremely arduous and hard," Chính said. The Government always appreciated, listened to, understood and shared with the press, he said. “The Government wants to receive the support of journalists to build a Government of integrity, acting decisively, effectively, understanding the people and being … [Read more...] about Leaders praise journalists on Việt Nam Revolutionary Press Day