HCMC has enough Covid vaccine for inoculation of immigrant laborers He said at a regular press conference to inform about the epidemic situation in the city on September 26 organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. Mr. Tam added that about 7 million residents in the southern metropolis have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 2.6 million people have got their second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. At the press conference, Deputy Head of Ho Chi Minh City's Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control Pham Duc Hai said that the Ministry of Health presented the draft in an online meeting of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control with 63 provinces and cities on September 25, in which, the Ministry of Health provided three mandatory indicators and four high-risk levels. However, many points in the ministry's draft guidelines were not close to the city’s health care situation such as … [Read more...] about HCMC has enough Covid vaccine for inoculation of immigrant laborers
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HCM City to receive 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve The General Department of State Reserves under the Ministry of Finance has issued a document on the provision of over 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve to Ho Chi Minh City to support pandemic-hit residents. The department has signed contracts with the Phat Tai Company Limited in Dong Thap province, Thuan Minh Import-Export JSC in HCM City and Trung An High-Tech Agriculture JSC in Can Tho city to buy enough rice to supply to HCM City. The HCM City State Reserve Department is tasked to work with local authorities to distribute fee rice to people in need. Earlier, the General Department has given 14,500 tonnes of rice to the city. The distribution was completed on September 9./. Local students win ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2021 Vietnamese students Nguyen Nhat Vi and Pham Quang Vinh, both of whom are studying at RMIT University, have won third prize at the ASEAN Youth Social … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 25
Dong Thap is one of the localities that has suffered devastating impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. What were the consequences of the outbreak? Chairman of Dong Thap People’s Committee Pham Thien Nghia The resurgence of the pandemic and its swift spread across the province and local industrial zones (IZs) and clusters (ICs) disrupted production and business heavily. Scores of businesses had to either suspend production or curtail production scale while others had to suspend operations or even go bust. In the first eight months of 2021, total industrial production value in Dong Thap dropped 9 per cent on-year to VND43.5 trillion ($1.89 billion) and the industrial production index shed 10.9 per cent on-year. Nearly 140 businesses have been dissolved, 30 per cent less than a year ago, while 184 suspended operations, which is 20 per cent more. Around 112 companies resumed operations, 77 per cent more than last year, pushing up the number of operating businesses in the … [Read more...] about Dong Thap swiftly gears up for economic rebound
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính chaired the national meeting on COVID-19 response on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has agreed to change the strategy policy from "Zero COVID" to "Safe and flexible adaptation and effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic", striving to bring the country back to a new normal by the end of September. He made the statement at the committee’s meeting on Saturday, held to review the leadership, direction, implementation of measures to prevent and control the pandemic in the past; analysing results, limitations, causes in pandemic prevention and control. Speaking at the online meeting between the Steering Committee and officials from 10,400 communes, wards and townships, 705 districts, and 63 cities and provinces nationwide, the PM noted that so far, COVID-19 has been gradually controlled in the majority of localities, but complicated … [Read more...] about Việt Nam strives to return to ‘new normal’ by September 30, shifts away from Zero COVID strategy: PM
The wonder of a waterfall in Kon Hà Nừng World Biosphere Reserve. VNA/VNS Photo Việt Nam’s Núi Chúa National Park and Kon Hà Nừng Plateau were recently recognised by UNESCO as Global Biosphere Reserves. This is a great honour for Việt Nam in nature conservation but also poses many challenges in terms of preserving and promoting the values of the two sites, experts and authority officials have said. Núi Chúa National Park is located in the districts of Ninh Hải and Thuận Bắc in the southern central province of Ninh Thuận. The reserve with a high density of natural population, land and sea, and the area inside the buffer zone (forest, sea and semi-desert) covers more than 31,000 hectares. Meanwhile, Kon Hà Nừng Plateau, a forest ecology system, is spread over more than 413,500 hectares in six districts of Gia Lai Province in Central Highlands. "This is a very special and meaningful event as after six years, our country has two more new World Biosphere reserves (the last one … [Read more...] about Recognition more than a title for biosphere reserves
The imposition of the floor price is aimed at balancing the interests of local consumers, airlines, and the State. As August’s proposal to apply minimum fares for air tickets under the draft circular on pricing scheme aroused controversy, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has submitted a report explaining the imposition of floor prices to the Ministry of Transport. The imposition of the floor price may exert negative impacts on some airlines’ operations. Photo: Vietjet Air The CAAV’s Director Dinh Viet Thang affirmed that the calculation of the floor price is complicated as costs and services of local airlines are not on the same level, making it difficult to determine the minimum price applicable to all airlines. Therefore, the minimum price is defined by comparing with that of other countries, Thang said. The proposed floor price is equivalent to 20% of the regulated ceiling price on domestic routes. The rate of Indonesia, India, and … [Read more...] about How will Vietnam apply domestic airfare floor price?