Hanoi (VNA) - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has launched a programme offering free travelling for health workers engaged in epidemic prevention and control work and the transport of medical equipment on its domestic routes, said a representative of the carrier on April 7. Starting from April 9 until April 30, the airline will present free air tickets to doctors, nurses and health experts who are sent on missions related to the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. This is another effort in the national flag carrier's programme Flights of Nation to assist with the country's epidemic control work since the COVID-19 broke out in Vietnam. Aside from passenger flights which had brought Vietnamese citizens and foreigners home, Vietnam Airlines has operated flights carrying necessities such as face masks, protective clothing and medical equipment. It has carried 100,000 face masks, protective clothing, testing systems and COVID-19 test kits as gifts … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines offers free transport for health workers, medical equipment
Credit cards offering free flights
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Despite being slow, credit growth of the banking system in March recovered compared with the first two months of this year. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) reported credit growth in the first quarter of this year reached 1.1 percent, slowing significantly against the 2.28 percent rate in the same period last year, due to adverse impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic. However, the credit growth last month rebounded compared with the first two months of this year, when it was only 0.06 percent, the lowest level in the past six years. Nguyen Quoc Hung, director of the SBV’s Credit Department, said compared with the first two months of the year, the economy now has better access to credit. The credit has begun to recover, Hung said, expecting that a higher growth rate would be seen this week. Besides State-owned banks, many private banks have recently offered credit packages with preferential interest rates to support firms and individuals that have been affected by … [Read more...] about Bank credit growth recovers partly in March
Experts warn that businesses suffering the most may not be able to access the VND285 trillion aid package because they cannot prove solvency. BIDV, one of the four state-owned banks, or the ‘big four’, reported that it has disbursed VND28 trillion out of VND120 trillion it committed to lend. The amount to be disbursed depends on the enterprises’ absorption capability. … [Read more...] about Who can access low-interest credit packages?
In order to enjoy the preferential policy, passengers need to have a decision of working trip of the governing bodies. At the same time, the carier will also transport goods for free to serve the pandemic treatment and prevention on its domestic air routes. As for goods, they need to have appropriate confirmation of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the Cities and Provinces. The agencies and units have to send required information two days before the flight date to Vietnam Airlines’ permanent prevention team. The airline assures the highest priority to on schedule bookings and check-ins for both passengers and goods. By Bich Quyen- Translated by Huyen Huong … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines provides free tickets for doctors, nurses
Lazada shoppers can choose to pick up goods at 300 collection points in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which are located in convenience stores, or experience fully automated technology with iLogic SmartBox. At these stations, all a buyer needs to do is scan the QR code (received by email) or input their phone number with the OTP (received by text message) to receive their parcel. As of now, there are 20 activated smart lockers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, most of which are located at main shopping malls, big apartments, and universities. … [Read more...] about Lazada rolls out touch-free delivery solution to enhance safe shopping for customers