HCM City to implement third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND Ho Chi Minh City will carry out the third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND (around 320.7 million USD) sourced from the local budget to help more households and informal workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee. Speaking at a press conference held by the city’s Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on September 20, Hoan said given complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city and prolonged social distancing, people face more difficulties due to job loss and having no income. Therefore, in addition to the social security relief packages of the city's Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and other organisations and individuals, the municipal People's Committee continues to implement the third relief package to help ease difficulties for local residents. According to reports from the People's Committees of … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 21
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Ongoing heavy rains and flooding has killed 20 people in central provinces, and 14 more have been reported missing in central provinces, as the country braces for the seventh typhoon to hit this year. The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said on Monday afternoon that the low pressure out in the north of the South China Sea (known in Vietnam as the East Sea) had strengthened into a typhoon internationally known as Nangka. Nangka is forecast to make landfall in the north-central part of Vietnam on Wednesday, while the accompanying rains could cover the central region already battered by torrential downpours over the last few days. A person in Thua Thien-Hue Province receives food supplies from the military. — VNA/VNS Photo The centre forecast that central provinces would face heavy rains ranging from 150 to 300mm on Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control issued an urgent letter on Monday … [Read more...] about Heavy rain, floods wreak havoc in central provinces as new typhoon approaches
Up to 25 localities out of 63 provinces and cities reopened schools for physical studying as the COVID-19 outbreaks have been put under control. By late September 19, 25 provinces and cities reopened schools, 24 localities applied online teaching, and 14 others combined physical teaching, online teaching, and educational broadcasts through television, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET). The MoET reported that up to 25 localities out of 63 provinces and cities reopened schools for physical studying as the COVID-19 outbreaks have been put under control. Meanwhile, disease hotspots like HCMC, Da Nang, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc and Binh Duong applied online teaching. Up to 14 other localities combined different types of teaching including online teaching, physical teaching, and educational broadcasts through television. Earlier, on September 13, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh launched a program to provide computers and telecommunications services for students … [Read more...] about Update on teaching modals by localities
Thanh Nam wastewater treatment plant in Khanh Phu IP, Ninh Binh Province is part of an ecological IP project implemented by the MPI Slow pace According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), 284 IPs are in operation and 86 others are under construction. But in the two decades since the launch of the Cleaner Production Program, the development of IPs has been hampered by environmental challenges caused by waste discharge, requiring drastic changes in the quality of their construction. In the first half of 2021, the Prime Minister issued several decisions on investment of trillions of dong in clean IP projects, including the Soc Son Clean IP (Soc Son District, Hanoi); a clean IP in Hong Tien Commune, Khoai Chau District and another in Xuan Truc Commune (An Thi District, Hung Yen Province). The aim is to establish new IPs with synchronous infrastructure, ensuring rationality in production, use of technical infrastructure systems and participation in environmental … [Read more...] about What makes an industrial park clean?
The set of indicators will fully reflect every aspect of the digital economy, including digital infrastructure, the popularity of digital means, online services, and human resources. This will be important data for policymakers to release decisions. In June 2020, the Prime Minister approved the national digital transformation program to 2025 and with the vision until 2030, under which Vietnam strives to join the top 50 countries in e-Government. To reach the goal, the Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to join forces with certain ministries and branches to compile a system of statistical criteria on digital economy; and build new methods in collecting data to measure the impact of digital transformation on socio-economic spheres and on people. The indicators will be made public periodically. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the digital economy comprises all economic activities based on digital platforms, using digital … [Read more...] about Indicators to measure Vietnam’s digital economy needed
From September 21, Hanoi has relaxed its anti-epidemic measures, with many activities and services resuming. Many streets were busy on the first day of the capital city easing social distancing measures. The city has allowed the reopening of some non-essential services across the city. It has also removed the requirement of travel permits for inner city commuters. There are no longer three-colored zones (red, yellow and green). Stores providing essential goods and services are allowed to open, along with traditional markets, shopping centres, stores for stationery, textbooks, and other learning equipment, mechanics, electronics, and home appliances and in-door hairdressing salons. Restaurants and food and drink establishments are permitted to reopen for delivery only and must close before 9pm every day. Motorbike delivery services, including those using ride-hailing apps will continue to operate from 9am to 10pm but shippers must be vaccinated with at least one dose, make … [Read more...] about Hanoians line up for haircuts on first day of relaxed social distancing