HCM City’s districts with low rates of Covid-19 vaccination would face the risk of resurgent viral infections due to the new Omicron BA.5 sub-variant, according to municipal Department of Health Director Tang Chi Thuong. The Ministry of Health have announced the appearance of the subvariant BA.5 in Vietnam and according to Thuong, the subvariant is more highly infectious and could cause more serious conditions for patients. To date, around 490,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine in HCM City have not yet been used as the rate of the fourth Covid-19 jab vaccination has remained low in many districts, Thuong commented. The local Department of Health is willing to reopen Covid-19 treatment facilities if sub-variant BA.5-infected cases increase, particularly in low-vaccinated districts such as Thu Duc, Nha Be, Go Vap, Tan Phu, Binh Tan and Binh Chanh. The BA.5 subvariant was first found in South Africa in January this year. Professor Phan Trong Lan, Head of … [Read more...] about HCM City concerns over Covid-19 resurgence
Real estate prices in Ho Chi Minh City skyrocketed during the second quarter of this year to hit record highs, with some villas in the city currently on sale for VND700 billion (US$30 million), according to statements given at a conference on Tuesday. At the 'Money Flow and Real Estate Trends in Late 2022' conference hosted by Cafeland , a real estate website, Vo Huynh Tuan Kiet, director of housing project marketing at CBRE Vietnam, shared that houses and villas in urban areas in the east of the city are currently on the market for prices ranging from VND200 million ($8,580) to $400 million ($17,200) per square meter. Regarding housing supply, Kiet said that the number of available apartments in Ho Chi Minh City soared to 12,000, up from about 1,000 in the first quarter of this year. The supply in the second quarter is nearly equal to that in the third quarter of 2019, a sign that the market is making a serious comeback. These apartments, however, are primarily high-end and … [Read more...] about Housing prices in Ho Chi Minh City hit record highs
Though the cuisine at Hoang Hoa Tham Market in Ho Chi Minh City may not be esthetically attractive, it is delicious, affordable, and a true taste of local culture. And the best part? Diners can walk away with a full meal for US$5 or less at this market. Hoang Hoa Tham Market on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City is packed with vendors hawking clothes, fabrics, household wares, thrifted goods, and some of the cheapest, most delicious meals in town. Sup cua (crab soup) is a popular dish in Ho Chi Minh City, particularly among white-collar employees and the elderly. Crab soup is hot, easy to eat, packed with flavor, and deliciously greasy, making it an ideal breakfast or afternoon snack. A cup of ‘sup cua’ (crab soup) from a stall at Hoang Hoa Tham Market, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Minh Duc / Tuoi Tre At a junction between the busy stalls at Hoang Hoa Tham Market sits a nameless sup cua cart with no signs, merely a … [Read more...] about What you can eat for US$5 or less at this Ho Chi Minh City market?
The Renewable Energy in Sustainable Industrial Parks conference was organised by the Haiphong Economic Zone Management Board in collaboration with the Embassy of the UK, the nation's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Star Do Group. Head of the Haiphong Economic Zone Management Board Le Trung Kien asserted the green development demand of Haiphong city and its industrial parks and economic zones. Photo: Thanh Son Attendees at the conference were Harry Rawicz-Szczerbo, head of the Trade and Investment Department at the UK Embassy; Le Trung Kien, member of the city Party Committee's Standing Board and head of the Haiphong Economic Zone Authority; Mark Shorrock, chairman of Shire Oak International; Nguyen Thanh Phuong, CEO of Sao Do Group; and representatives of Haiphong's departments and agencies, investors, and businesses. Mark Shorrock, chairman of Shire Oak International, talked about the renewable energy demand of businesses in the RE100 group. Photo: Thu … [Read more...] about Haiphong promotes renewable energy investment in industrial parks
An overview of the forum (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue attended the Vietnam-UK high-level forum on economy and trade in London on June 29 (local time), as part of the leader’s ongoing visit to the UK. Aiming to seek stronger economic, trade and investment partnership between the two countries, the event drew Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh, Britain Secretary of State for International Trade Anne Marie Trevelyan, and MP Graham Stuart, UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Vietnam, and a large number of Vietnamese and Britain businesses. Addressing the event, Deputy PM Thanh highlighted important progress in the Vietnam-UK Strategic Partnership , as well as great chances for both sides to bolster their ties from the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement ( UKVFTA ). He underlined that both sides should optimise advantages from the deal by encouraging the promotion of the two-way trade and investment, and creating favourable … [Read more...] about NA Chairman attends Vietnam-UK high-level forum on economy, trade
Vietnam expects to create the utmost favorable environment for foreign companies to be successful in the country. Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue on June 29 held several meetings with executives of UK multinationals, including Prudential, Standard Chartered, Pacific Land, Pearson, and Enterprize Energy. All executives have expressed their good impression and pledged to commit long-term presence in Vietnam. NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and President of Prudential Shriti Vadera. Source: VNA President of Prudential Shriti Vadera said the company's business performance was positive during the Covid-19 pandemic, expressing her delight to be part of Vietnam’s development. Vadera suggested Prudential could further contribute to the country’s economic growth by taking part in the long bond issuance. Chairman Hue welcomed Prudential’s successes in Vietnam, saying insurance corporations remain key partners of the State in Government bond issuance. … [Read more...] about UK multinationals pledge long-term presence in Vietnam