Vietnam logs 90 new domestic COVID-19 infections Vietnam recorded 102 new COVID-19 cases, including 90 domestically-transmitted and 12 imported, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 19, the Ministry of Health announced. Among the domestic cases, 31 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, 18 in Bac Giang, 18 in Binh Duong, seven in Bac Ninh, five in Da Nang, three in Long An, two in Lang Son, two in Dong Nai, two in Ha Tinh, one in Nghe An and one in Nam Dinh. As of 18:00 on June 19, the country had logged 11,213 domestic infections and 1,687 imported cases. The number of local infections since the fourth wave of outbreaks hit the country on April 27 has reached 9,936, including 2,280 recoveries. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 395 have tested negative to coronavirus once, 127 twice and 131 thrice. A total of 5,054 patients were given the all-clear from the virus while the death toll related to the disease amounted to 64./. Best conditions created for trial of … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 19
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Promotion of Vietnam’s popular products is going through its own digital transformation The northern mountainous province of Son La’s plum and Yen Chau’s mango are now officially listed on Shopee’s e-commerce platform, with distribution currently limited to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The listing on Shopee’s popular platform is being supported by the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), which helps with product traceability, labelling, and transparency of information. Son La has been preparing to enter the harvest season of fruits such as plums, longans, and mangoes with an output of hundreds of thousands of tonnes. However, COVID-19 has lowered demand and caused issues in the distribution of fresh fruit. Son La is currently the second-largest fruit tree cultivation area in the country, with nearly 73,000 hectares of plantations. Many fruit products of the province are not only widely consumed in the domestic market but also … [Read more...] about Trading with a digital tint
Over 300,000 people escape illiteracy in eight years Literacy classes have been organized for more than 300,000 people aged 15 – 60, over the last eight years, the Ministry of Education and Training unveiled during a recent video teleconference (VTC). The national VTC was held on June 18 to review the implementation of a project on building a learning society from 2012 – 2020. The ministry said thanks to the project, the network of educational establishments was expanded nationwide. The country now has over 17,000 continuing education centres, providing non-formal education for out-of-school youth and adults. There are also more than 10,000 community learning centres across the country. The country has completed universalisation of pre-school education for five-year-old children and primary education for children of school age. In the next phase from 2021 – 2030, the project aims to help Vietnam develop an open, flexible and connected education system and make sure all … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 21
The 13th Party Congress Resolution says Vietnam aims to become a developed country with high income by 2045, when it will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country's establishment. This means that Vietnam has 24 more years to reach that goal. And it will be very difficult to turn this into reality if Vietnam still cannot become a ‘developing country with modern industry and higher average income’ by 2030. Core technology Dang Vu Chu, former Minister of Industry, said Vietnam cannot become a country with modern industry if it doesn’t speed up the development of core technology. Chu, 81, was Minister of Light Industry and then Minister of Industry for 12 years. He was a special politician who was a a member of three cabinets under three PMs (Do Muoi, Vo Van Kiet and Phan Van Khai) and has a lot of experience from different development periods. He has been keeping a close watch over the country’s industrial development though he retired 20 years ago. Chu affirmed … [Read more...] about Will 24 years be enough for Vietnam to become a developed country with high income?
The Va and Nuoc Nut caves have the same water source as the Son Doong Cave, which has been recognised as the largest cave in the world. Located deep in the core zone of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, a world natural heritage recognized by the UNESCO, in the central province of Quang Binh, Va and Nuoc Nut are praised the two most unique and beautiful caves in the region, which have about 1,000 beautiful stalactites. Va – Nuoc Nut caves were surveyed by the British royal cave exploration association in 2000. This cave was also discovered by Ho Khanh, the man who found Son Doong. This cave is also very close to Son Doong. With a length of 1.7 km, the cave is praised by many experts as beautiful and unique thanks to the wonderful stalactites. Right next to the Va cave is Nuoc Nut, with a length of over 2.2 km and is a river cave. The Va and Nuoc Nut tour is designed for two days and one night with increasing level of difficulty. The Va and Nuoc Nut caves have the same … [Read more...] about Beautiful caves with thousands of stalactites in Phong Nha – Ke Bang
Managing director of Nestlé Vietnam Binu Jacob presenting a donation to Hung Yen authorities Pham Truong Tam, director of Hung Yen Industrial Zones Management Authority, lauded Nestlé Vietnam’s donation, calling the company an exemplary investor in the northern province. He highlighted that the company has been constantly expanding manufacturing activities and generating employment while contributing to the budget and ensuring strict compliance with the law. Also, the company has been actively pursuing corporate social responsibility activities to support the local community during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Nestlé Vietnam’s contribution to the COVID-19 vaccine fund once again confirmed that they stand heart and soul on the side of Vietnam and Hung Yen,” he added. “We highly appreciate the company’s ongoing contributions and efforts to sustainable development and the prosperity of the larger community.” Binu Jacob, managing director of Nestlé Vietnam, … [Read more...] about Nestlé Vietnam nurturing local communities