The donation is of great significance in the face that the treatment of Covid-19 patients in Bac Giang remains a long way to go. Taiwan-based Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation with a network in 47 countries has offered Covid-19 relief in Vietnam’s northern province of Bac Giang, an epicenter in the fresh outbreak. Tzu Chi Foundation offers Covid-19 relief to Bac Giang Red Cross Society. Photos: Tzu Chi On June 22, a group of 22 volunteers of the Taiwanese international humanitarian and non-governmental organization handed over goods worth VND885 million (US$38,470) to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) – Bac Giang. The handing over of N95 masks, medical gowns, hand sanitizer, instant noodles, and seasoning was hosted by Bac Giang Group Media (BGG). A volunteer of the Tzu Chi Foundation said the situation in Bac Giang has prompted their support with an aim to share the burden of frontline workers and affected people. They wish their sharing would partly … [Read more...] about Tzu Chi Foundation shares burden in Vietnam’s epicenter
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Tax authorities said they would review the roadmap of taxation collection and pilot tax withholding at some e-commerce sites. A new circular released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has been criticized for affecting the operation of e-commerce platforms and their hundreds of thousands of sellers. Under Circular No. 40, which will take effect on August 1, e-commerce platforms are required to declare and pay tax on behalf of third-party sellers on the platforms. Sendo said the application of the Circular will require a team of tax professionals to classify taxable revenue and tax rates applied. Photo: Grab The circular on value-added tax, personal income tax, and tax administration for business households and individuals are expected to collect tax from some people who obtain income on electronic commerce platforms but for years have not paid taxes. The tax authorities have asked e-commerce and delivery companies to take responsibility for the tax … [Read more...] about Would withholding tax on e-commerce be possible?
Additional 88 domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases reported Vietnam logged 97 new COVID-19 cases, including 88 domestic and nine imported, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 22, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said. Most of the new cases were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, with 63 infections, and the remainders were discovered in Bac Giang (12), Bac Ninh (6), Hung Yen (2), Nghe An (1) and Hanoi (1). By 6pm on June 22, the country had recorded a total of 12,010 domestically-transmitted infections and 1,717 imported cases. The number of locally-transmitted cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit Vietnam on April 27 amounted to 10,875, including 2,772 recoveries. According to the MoH’s Medical Service Administration, 5,546 patients have given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to date, while the death toll related to the disease was 69. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 377 have tested negative to the virus once, 132 twice and 141 thrice./. 12-hour … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 22
Dantri/DTiNews readers have sent nearly VND180 million (USD7,826) to support a poor couple in Ha Tinh Province to treat the father and raise two small children. Canh's family receives donation On June 22, Dantri representatives and Thach Thang Commune People's Committee visited and transferred VND178,918,566 to the family of Nguyen Van Canh. Canh had an operation on a brain tumour 10 years ago. Since then, his health has deteriorated greatly and he often suffers from headaches. Canh and his wife have two children together, the oldest is five years old and the youngest is only three. The family has to depend on Canh's 81-year-old mother. They have a rice field but since the family members are either too old or too weak, there's no one to do farming. Canh occasionally finds odd jobs to do. Two years ago, Canh's health worsened. His family borrowed money from everywhere to raise VND20m to take him to the hospital. They don't even have money for daily meals. … [Read more...] about Readers help Ha Tinh family overcome poverty
Vietnam records 1.35 billion USD trade deficit in first half of June Vietnam reported a trade deficit of 1.35 billion USD in the first half of June as exports reached only 12.3 billion USD – down nearly 2 billion USD compared to the latter half of May, the General Department of Customs has announced. Among items posting the strongest turnover decline included computers, electronics and parts with 1.06 billion USD, down 800 million USD; machinery and equipment with 1.1 billion USD, down 260 million USD; and telephones and components with 1.96 billion USD, down 50 million USD. Since the beginning of this year to mid-June, the nation’s trade value surpassed 288.6 billion USD. Of the sum, over 143.3 billion USD came from exports, up 30 percent year-on-year while the remainder of 145.3 billion USD was from imports, up 36 percent. That resulted in a trade deficit of 1.96 billion USD, the department said. According to trade experts, the above-mentioned trade deficit was … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JUNE 23
The winners of the "Make in Vietnam digital technology product" awards 2021 will be considered for inclusion on the list of IT products and services prioritized for investment, hiring and procurement by state agencies. "Make in Vietnam digital technology products" is an award launched for the first time in 2020 by the Ministry of Information and Communications to honor excellent digital technology products designed, created and manufactured in Vietnam that have great practical value recognized in the development of the digital economy, digital government and digital society in the country. The Ministry of Information and Communications will hold an online press conference to announce and launch this award on June 18. This event will take place at the same time at six places: the headquarters of the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi and the headquarters of the Department of Information and Communications of Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...] about 2nd ‘Make in Vietnam digital technology products’ awards launched