The Covid-19 epidemic has struck at a time Vietnam was enjoying a tourism boom, with visitor numbers last year growing 16.2 percent year-on-year to a record high of 18 million. The United Nations World Tourism Organization has placed Vietnam seventh among world’s 10 fastest-growing tourist destinations. … [Read more...] about Free visas among revival measures proposed by coronavirus-hit tourism industry
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In 2009, when the VN Index soared from 324 points to the year's peak of 630 points, the richest stock billionaire had total assets worth over VND9 trillion. But now, one needs to have much more to be listed among the top billionaires. KBC price hovers around VND14,950 per share. With 75 million KBC in hands, Tam now ranks 53rd on the list of top billionaires. … [Read more...] about How much is needed to be listed among the top stock billionaires in Vietnam?
From February 8-15, saline intrusion was reported to be getting more and more serious and intruding deeper in river mouths following tidal regime. Currently, the water levels on the Mekong mainstream are lower than the average for many years and the same period of 2016 at 0.1-0.8 meter. The water levels on Tien and Hau rivers have changed following the tide. Saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta is resuming at high level in February 19-20. According to Vice Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Vu Duc Long, the Southern region enters roasting season with less rainfall earlier than usual. The hot weather is expected to begin from the second haft of March and last until the middle of May. In order to cope with the current weather, salinity-hit- provinces need to proactively implement many solutions to conserve and utilize freshwater for domestic use and agricultural purposes; raise awareness for leaders and residents about natural … [Read more...] about Drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta tentatively prolong until next months
File photo of ferry services at the Vam Cong station, which was closed in May 2019 after a bridge across the Hau River had been built. A ferry service on the Can Gio-Vung Tau route will be launched on April 30 – PHOTO: VNA HCMC - HCMC and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province will jointly launch a ferry service connecting the former's outlying coastal district of Can Gio and the province's Vung Tau City on April 30. … [Read more...] about Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry service to begin in late April
The capital city leader stated that according to parent’s wish, the city has closed schools in February because incubation period for the coronavirus is 14 days, so this is the logical timeframe to ask students to refrain from attending school. Now, students can return their schools after long breaks. … [Read more...] about Hanoi Chairman decides to reopen schools on March 2