In a plan submitted Tuesday, the ministry proposed that the resumption will be carried out with two trial phases. The first phase starting Dec. 15 will see flights resumed between Vietnam and San Francisco or Los Angeles (the U.S.), Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Beijing (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), and Taipei (Taiwan). Those are markets with the most important political and economic cooperation relations with Vietnam, with a high number of investors, experts, and laborers wishing to work and explore business investment opportunities in Vietnam, said the ministry. In addition, the number of Vietnamese citizens living, studying and working in those destinations are having a high demand for repatriation, it said. During the first phase, which is proposed to last two weeks, four flights will be operated on each route per week from either direction. Only Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC and Noi Bai in Hanoi will be serving … [Read more...] about Vietnam plans int’l flight resumption from Dec 15
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Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. Wave, spike or cluster - it's unavoidable Terms such as second wave, spikes or clusters of cases are bandied around, but what do they mean? Medically, a second wave refers to the resurgence of infection in a different part of a population after an initial decrease. The WHO says past pandemics have been characterised by "waves of activity spread over months". In Asia, we have been seeing isolated clusters and regional spikes in infection numbers. and it is hard to predict how they will develop. But for Jennifer Rohn, a cell biologist at University College, London, a second … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘second wave’: What lessons can we learn from Asia?
Vietnam Economic Forum scheduled for December 5 The event will take place at the International Convention Centre in Hanoi on December 5 to review Vietnam’s economic development in 2020-2021, and policies adopted to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it will give insight into the trend of economic restructuring and changes in production and business models due to pandemic impacts, along with policies that have been rolled out in the world to tackle COVID-19, thus withdrawing lessons for Vietnam in this regard. The organisers launched the official website of the forum, at diendankinhte.quochoi.vn, in Vietnamese and English languages. Reference exchange rate stays stable on Dec. 3 The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,117 VND/USD on December 3, unchanged from the previous day. With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applicable to commercial banks during the day is 23,812 VND/USD and the floor … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 3
At the workshop (Photo: baoquocte.vn ) Hanoi (VNA) – An international workshop on the role of national action plans in promoting the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda was jointly held in Hanoi on December 7 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations (UN) Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women ). The workshop offered a venue for sharing lessons and experience of experts from UN Women and UN agencies, and representatives of countries that have implemented national action plans on women, peace, and security, thus providing an overview and proposing initiatives for agencies and stakeholders in Vietnam about the possibility of developing its own national action plan. In his opening remarks, Assistant to the Foreign Minister and Director of the Department of International Organisations Do Hung Viet affirmed that Vietnam attaches special importance to ensuring gender equality and advancement of women in all social aspects, and … [Read more...] about Workshop promotes agenda on women, peace and security
Illustrative image (Photo: dangcongsan.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Party and State pay attention to issues relating to the elderly and their rights, said Chairwoman of the Vietnam Association of the Elderly (VAE) Pham Thi Hai Chuyen. Law on the Elderly was adopted by the National Assembly on November 23, 2009 and took effect on July 1, 2010. With six chapters and 31 articles, the Law institutionalised Vietnam’s policies on the elderly in a systemic and comprehensive manner, ensuring their involvement in social activities and encouraging social organisations and individuals’ attention to the care and upholding the role of senior citizens. It is also part of efforts by the Vietnamese Government to deliver on its commitment to the implementation of the Political Declaration and the Madrid International Plan of Action on Aging. social welfare , health care, lifelong learning, employment and livelihoods. VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnam pays attention to the elderly issues
The foreign enterprises shift their focus from surviving the pandemic to developing in the new normal. Six European enterprises have won awards for their resilience and contribution to Vietnam’s fight against the pandemic at the European Night-Business Resilience Awards 2021. Delegates at the event. Photo: EuroCham Vietnam For the best initiative to support Vietnam during the fourth wave of Covid-19, Becamex , Binh Duong-based industrial infrastructure developer, and Annam Group were recognized for their contributions to the country’s fight against the pandemic. The winners for best management initiative to support workers and their families were De Heus, a Dutch animal nutrition supplier, and Bosch, a German supplier, for their efforts in aiding staff not only through livelihoods support but also through policies ensuring their health and well-being during the recent outbreak. Two of the leading agri-food companies, Orlar and Les Vergers du … [Read more...] about EuroCham members win business resilience awards