HCM City to kick off COVID-19 vaccination campaign on June 19 Ho Chi Minh City is set to begin its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on June 19, with priority groups to get injected with about 800,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses donated by the Japanese Government. Checking the vaccine preservation at a cold storage warehouse in the Cat Lai Industrial Park on June 17, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son said among the 966,300 vaccine doses donated by the Japanese Government to Vietnam, 836,000 doses were allocated to HCM City. He noted according to regulations, a batch of vaccine delivered to Vietnam will undergo examination, which will take 48 hours, at the Hanoi-based National Institute for Control of Vaccines and Biologicals, and only when the vaccine gets the quality certificate can it be put into use. The largest-ever vaccination campaign in HCM City is scheduled to last for about five to seven days, targeting the priority groups identified in the … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 18
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Vietnam logs 90 new domestic COVID-19 infections Vietnam recorded 102 new COVID-19 cases, including 90 domestically-transmitted and 12 imported, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 19, the Ministry of Health announced. Among the domestic cases, 31 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, 18 in Bac Giang, 18 in Binh Duong, seven in Bac Ninh, five in Da Nang, three in Long An, two in Lang Son, two in Dong Nai, two in Ha Tinh, one in Nghe An and one in Nam Dinh. As of 18:00 on June 19, the country had logged 11,213 domestic infections and 1,687 imported cases. The number of local infections since the fourth wave of outbreaks hit the country on April 27 has reached 9,936, including 2,280 recoveries. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 395 have tested negative to coronavirus once, 127 twice and 131 thrice. A total of 5,054 patients were given the all-clear from the virus while the death toll related to the disease amounted to 64./. Best conditions created for trial of … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 19
The Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed reducing the number of ministries and ministerial-level agencies from 22 at present to 16-18 by 2030; and to promote digital transformation and the digital government. It is common in Vietnam that one product, one matter is managed by several ministries and government agencies. The manager of a food processing business has said: “One of our sausages is managed by seven ministries and agencies. They are the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Finance (together with the General Department of Taxation and the General Department of Customs), the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Public Security”. Problems in state management were exposed clearly after the incident last July in which dozens of people were poisoned after eating vegetarian pate products labelled Minh Chay, produced by … [Read more...] about Reform of Government apparatus
Photo Le Toan Having been living in Vietnam for more than 20 years, Hong Sun, vice chairman of the Korea Chamber of Business in Vietnam (KorCham), can speak and read both Vietnamese and English fluently. Sun habitually reads newspapers every day. “The media can provide me exact information about the Vietnamese market, and where my projects are going well,” Sun told VIR. He is CEO and president at HSDC Co. Ltd., the investor of many industrial zones, smart logistics parks, and innovation and research and development parks in Vietnam. KorCham has often asked the media to help convey the voice of its over 9,300 South Korean member enterprises to the government and ministries. “Many proposals have been solved thanks to the help of journalists. The media has played an extremely important role in the Vietnamese business and investment climate. Enterprises can receive information, directions, and policies, as well as laws from the Party, the National Assembly, and the government. … [Read more...] about Helping others make informed decisions
The German Communist Party (DKP) on May 10 issued a statement expressing its support for the lawsuit lodged by Vietnamese French Tran To Nga and Vietnamese Agent Orange/dioxin victims against 14 multinational chemical groups. Caring for children infected with AO/dioxin (Photo: VNA) In a statement sent to the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany and the Vietnam News Agency representative office in Berlin, the DKP stated that on May 10, a court in Evry city, Paris ruled that the case fell outside its jurisdiction. This ruling has once again ignored millions of Vietnamese who are suffering from serious consequences caused by the chemical war waged by the US troops during the war in Vietnam, it said, stressing that the party will continue bringing to light culprits behind the sufferings of Vietnamese victims. The DKP also affirmed its profound solidarity with Tran To Nga and AO victims in Vietnam. Earlier, the Bourdon & Associated law firm also vowed to accompany Nga … [Read more...] about German Communist Party backs Vietnamese AO victims
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?