“Vaccination is just half the challenge amid the current surge of the Delta variant.” An enhanced and comprehensive approach to reconfiguring critical care in hospitals and at home will be important to Viet Nam’s re-opening roadmap and plan for life with Covid-19, stated Gareth Ward, British ambassador to Vietnam in a webinar held yesterday. The workshop, jointly organized by the British Embassy in Vietnam and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Consortium for Global Health, was an opportunity for health experts to exchange knowledge on reconfiguring critical care in the hospitals and community in response to the Covid-19 surge. Health experts of the UK and Vietnam attended the webinar . From the UK perspective, ambassador Gareth said, a comprehensive strategy would help to reduce the pressure on hospitals, protect the health system and support economic resilience amid the pandemic. “Vaccination is just half the challenge,” affirmed the diplomat. … [Read more...] about Covid home treatment – a solution for Vietnam to safely live with Covid-19: UK experts
Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Hoang Long (second from right) and British guests at the ceremony. (Photo: VNA) London (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK held a ceremony on September 20 to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the National Day, gathering more than 500 guests from the host country's parliament, ministries, sectors, localities, international organisations in the UK and the Vietnamese community in the country. Speaker of the House of Commons of the UK Lindsay Hoyle ; Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Amanda Milling, Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace; and Communist Party of Britain (CPB) General Secretary Robert Griffiths were among guests. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Hoang Long underlined that the event also aims to celebrate the friendship between Vietnam and partners and all countries in the world. Highlighting the achievements that Vietnam has made after 35 years of “Doi … [Read more...] about National Day celebration held in London
Online platforms will help Vietnamese businesses expand their foothold in the foreign market. Vietnamese furniture exporters have been grasping opportunities to expand their foothold in the foreign market as the country is a member of multiple trade deals including the CPTPP and EVFTA, being emerged as an attractive alternative option. Making wooden products in a facility in Ung Hoa District, Hanoi. Photo: Cong Hung Insiders have said that the challenges are huge, but the opportunities since the pandemic have been pushing major buyers in Europe, the US, or Japan to look beyond China. Local firms, however, would not be able to grasp such opportunities if they are unable to approach customers during the pandemic. Taking furniture to online platforms While the Covid-19 pandemic has been causing tremendous hardship for businesses over the world, the combination of traditional and online selling channels is expected to open the door for Vietnam’s wood … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s wood industry strives to extend its reach globally
Hanoi's young people are flocking to Hang Ma street at weekends where mid-autumn decorations and toys are sold in the days prior to the festival. Young people are flocking to Hang Ma street in Hanoi's Old Quarter at weekends where mid-autumn decorations and toys are sold to take pictures in the days in the lead-up to the festival. Hang Ma street turns red with many toys and decorations as the mid-autumn festival or Tet Trung Thu approaches. Hundreds of young people come here to take photos and for Facebook check-in. In the past week, Hang Ma and nearby streets become bustling over the weekends. In Hang Ma street, shops sell star and paper lanterns, cardboard masks and drums, the traditional toys on this occasion. Many young people and families with young children come here to enjoy the atmosphere, buy colorful decorations and toys, ad take photos. Both modern and traditional toys are sold, … [Read more...] about Colorful Hanoi’s street with mid-autumn toys and decorations
An MRC press release said Tuesday that a major joint study undertaken by all the six Mekong riparian countries will examine changes in hydrological conditions found in the Mekong River Basin. The study was approved at a virtual meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and its Dialogue Partners. The annual 25th Dialogue Partners meeting on September 17 was attended by MRC members Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as well as representatives from China and Myanmar. The joint study's approval followed an earlier green light by the MRC Joint Committee and Joint Working Group of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Water Center on Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation. Phonepaseuth Phouliphanh, Acting Chairperson of the MRC Joint Committee for 2021, said the need for the joint study was underscored by the Mekong River Basin’s increasing propensity for floods and droughts, which have been attributed to adverse changes in climate and water infrastructure. He said the study … [Read more...] about China joins study of Mekong River hydrological changes
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?