The ban on motorized vehicles in five Old Quarter streets takes effect from September 19 to October 1, 2020. The Hanoi Department of Transportation has banned traffic on five streets of the Old Quarter for the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2020. Five Hanoi streets will be closed to traffic for Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo: Minh Hieu Vehicles will not be allowed to circulate in five routes (streets) namely Hang Ma (the section from Hang Cot-Hang Ga to Hang Duong-Dong Xuan intersection), Hang Luoc, Hang Roi, Hang Chai, Hang Khoai (from the Dong Xuan-Hang Giay intersection to the Hang Khoai-Hang Luoc junction). The ban is effective from September 19 to October 1, 2020 (from August 3 to 15 of the lunar calendar), during which vehicles will be diverted to the streets of Phan Dinh Phung, Hang Dau, Lo Ren, Hang Ca, Ngo Gach, Hang Vai, and Lan Ong to go from the East to the West of the city and vice versa. Meanwhile those going from the North to the … [Read more...] about Five Hanoi streets closed to traffic for Mid-Autumn Festival
After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam? On September 21, The Sherpa, a subsidiary of Masan Group Corporation, announced an investment of $13 million to acquire a 70-per-cent stake in mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Mobicast and officially expand to the telecommunications sector. This is Masan's first step into the digital services sector. Mobicast's services target tech-savvy customers with great demand for data usage and digital lifestyle. As a result, the startup can help Masan to complete its offline-to-online offerings of necessities and financial services. An MVNO offers a fast and cost-efficient system to build transmission and reception network infrastructure. Besides this, an MVNO is considered a catalyst for competition in the mobile telecommunications market. MVNO players will develop value-added services on mobile devices, helping to improve quality and diversify experiences. It is estimated that necessities … [Read more...] about After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam?
The cities and provinces that have controlled Covid outbreaks have reopened some services and received their first travelers. Ha Long City, September 20, 2021 On September 20, people in Ha Long City of Quang Ninh began returning to private beaches and sun bathing at Hon Gai, Bai Chay and Tuan Chau after two months. Ha Long City has also resumed sports activities. Football playing fields, gym centers and billiard clubs receive clients on September 19. As of September 20, all four cities of Quang Ninh province had released decisions to reopen some entertainment services. Since 12 pm of the day, Mong Cai City reopened cinemas, karaoke, massage, bar, pub, club, aesthetic services, spa, internet service and electronic games. Tourism sites, belief and religious establishments, restaurants, eateries, street shops, cafes, tea shops, and weddings have also been allowed to resume. Uong Bi City has reopened football playing fields, gym and yoga centers, and billiard clubs since 5 … [Read more...] about Some cities reopen beaches, restaurants under new rules
The digitalisation and technological transformation are speeded up during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The COVID-19 pandemic does not slow down technological transformation or digitisation, but in fact speeds them up, companies said. Speaking to Vietnam News , Angus Liew, General Director of Gamuda Land Ho Chi Minh City, said: “ Digitisation is the future of mankind, not only for real estate but also for all other business sectors, and people’s lifestyles as well. It’s an irreversible trend. Nowadays we can see everyone is talking about AI, industry 4.0, etc.” Technology was the backbone nowadays and governed every aspect of doing business, from operational systems to mechanisms to interact with customers. His company had put a lot of efforts and resources into developing technology and innovation. “ Technological transformation is one of our top priorities,” he said. Soon, possibly in the first quarter of 2022, Gamuda Land Vietnam … [Read more...] about Pandemic speeds up digitisation, technology transformation
A screenshot of a virtual press conference on the Indonesia- Latin America and Caribbean Business Forum (INA-LAC Business Forum) on September 20, 2021. (Photo: ANTARA) Jakarta (VNA) - Indonesia will continue to promote economic cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean through the Indonesia-Latin America and Caribbean Business Forum (INA-LAC Business Forum) slated for October 14-15, according to an official of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry. "As a country with the biggest economy in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has the potential to take advantage of the Latin American and Caribbean economies," director general of America and Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I Gede Ngurah Swajaya, said at a virtual press conference on September 20. He said the potential of the Latin America region, whose gross domestic product (GDP) has reached 4.8 trillion USD, and Indonesia, whose GDP has been recorded at more than 1 trillion USD, should be optimised through … [Read more...] about Indonesia to promote economic cooperation with Latin America
In Vientiane (Photo: Xinhua) Vientiane (VNA) – As the COVID-19 situation is getting worse in Laos, the country is accelerating contact tracing in order to stop COVID-19 infection from spreading. The Lao Ministry of Health said within the past 24 hours, the country recorded 331 new cases of COVID-19, of which 296 were community cases. The ministry said the capital area is still a COVID-19 hotspot as it continued to record the highest number of community infections in a day with 176 cases. To date, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Laos is 19,730, including 16 deaths. The Vientiane Department of Health is carrying out contact tracing of patients in recent community cases in an effort to control the risk of a large-scale outbreak. At the same time, the Vientiane Capital Government also asked supermarkets and convenience stores to close during the city's lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Food markets can open and only sell agricultural and fresh … [Read more...] about Laos accelerates contact tracing to curb spread of COVID-19