CẦN THƠ — Trần Quốc Việt, a 50-year-old man living in Cần Thơ City, has used his second-hand motorbike to work a part-time job as a free-of-charge deliveryman for local charities and pagodas over the last 15 years. … [Read more...] about Motorbike taxi driver gives back to charity
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The 259th case, 41 years old, is the wife of Patient 254. From April 3-6, she traveled to a number of other localities to sell flowers and buy necessities. After her husband’s sample on April 9 tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 that causes the disease, she was quarantined a day later. Her sample also tested positive for the virus on April 11. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia on April 13
Tropical Storm Linfa is the sixth tropical storm to hit Vietnam in 2020 and made landfall on October 11. Subsequently, Tropical Storm Nangka (Tropical Storm #7) made landfall over northeastern Vietnam on October 14. As of October 15, the flooding had adversely affected over 136,000 households - resulting in at least 40 deaths, injuring 15 people, and leaving 29 people missing, according to the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority and American Red Cross. In addition, 150,000 people have been evacuated and significant impacts on transportation networks and agricultural livelihoods have been reported. USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance partner VNRC is on the frontlines of the response and has mobilized rapid disaster response teams established and trained through ongoing USAID disaster risk reduction programs to support evacuation, search and rescue, and emergency response operations. … [Read more...] about The United States Announces Assistance to Vietnam to Respond to Tropical Storm Linfa
The average monthly income of the poor, near-poor and middle-income groups in 2018 were VND931,000, VND1.8 million and VND2.77 million respectively. This means nearly 15 million households, or about 60 million people, have no access to a lot of basic goods and services due to the gap between income and price. It is worth noting that the sum these households spend on food, drink, and smoking makes up a sizable part of their income – 48% in the 2016 survey, the most recent figure. Their other needs such as housing, electricity, water, sanitation, household appliances, healthcare, travel, education, culture, sports, and entertainment, of course, face more limitations. … [Read more...] about Demand stimulus: where to begin?
He said the region also included three UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites, including the Huế Monuments Complex, Hội An town, Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary and Chàm Island-Hội An world biosphere reserve in Quảng Nam as well as world intangible heritages. … [Read more...] about Domestic market to help tourism sector in post-COVID-19-period