Check out the news you should not miss today: COVID-19 Updates -- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health reported 2,192 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the national tally to 11,373,276, with 10,040,338 recoveries and 43,103 deaths. Society -- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health issued an official correction on Wednesday to the announcement that the country had recorded the new fast-spreading Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75, saying it had only detected the BA.2.74 sub-lineage. -- Authorities in Phu Quoc Island City, off the coast of Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam, said on Wednesday night that a 56-year-old man had passed away on his way to hospital due to exhaustion after attempting to rescue five tourists from drowning at a local beach earlier the same day. -- Police in Da Nang City, central Vietnam said on Wednesday that they were investigating a case where dozens of households were unable to open their doors with their locks tightly glued, forcing them to break the locks … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 18
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The Government leader and others visited an exhibition of scientific and technological models and products by the VNUA’s businesses and partners. In his remarks, PM Chinh affirmed that agriculture is an advantage of Vietnam, and agricultural development is one of the essential tasks in the country’s socio-economic development strategy. Agriculture has always been a pillar of the economy helping stabilize people’s life, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on every social aspect for more than two years. Vietnam is one of the leading exporters of agro-forestry-fishery products in the world, with export value exceeding USD 48 billion in 2021, he noted. He highlighted the Party and State’s attention to developing high-quality human resources for agriculture, as well as startup and innovation. To a country that takes agriculture as its foundation, agricultural entrepreneurship must be based on three pillars: training to improve startup capabilities, creating a startup … [Read more...] about PM emphasizes training of high-quality human resources for agriculture
PM Pham Minh Chinh (front, second from right) and others visit an exhibition of scientific and technological models and products at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reaffirmed the importance of developing high-quality human resources for agriculture, while attending an innovation event and job fair of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) in Hanoi on August 17. The Government leader and others visited an exhibition of scientific and technological models and products by the VNUA’s businesses and partners. In his remarks, PM Chinh affirmed that agriculture is an advantage of Vietnam, and agricultural development is one of the essential tasks in the country’s socio-economic development strategy. Agriculture has always been a pillar of the economy helping stabilise people’s life, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on every social aspect for more than two years. Vietnam is one of the leading exporters of … [Read more...] about PM emphasises training of high-quality human resources for agriculture
In an aid package aimed at solving social security and employment issues, there is a package providing housing assistance worth VND 6.6 trillion (USD 282 million) for workers. However, the disbursement is lagging behind schedule due to numerous problems, while the deadline for receiving applications, August 15, has already passed, Khai noted at a meeting with ministries and sectors on August 17. Le Van Thanh, Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said 60 of the 63 provincial-level localities have submitted applications for assistance, excluding Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang provinces which reportedly had no support applications. As of August 15, district-level People’s Committees nationwide had received applications from 85,736 businesses with over 3.93 million workers who sought more than VND 2.74 trillion in financial aid, equivalent to 42.27% of the planned assistance. The aid businesses applied for is lower than the initial estimates since the lists of … [Read more...] about Deputy PM demands workers’ rights, interests be guaranteed during aid package disbursement
HD SAISON has unveiled a preferential loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) for workers at industrial parks across the country with the stated goal of protecting them from loan sharks. — Photo courtesy of the company HD SAISON, a subsidiary of HDBank, has earmarked a loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) at half the market interest rate for workers at industrial parks across the country. Through this, it hopes to help the government stabilise the economy and ensure social security, and protect workers from loan sharks. Workers expressed happiness on hearing about the package. HD SAISON will lend from this package until the end of 2023 at an interest rate of 20 per cent a year compared to the normal rate of 40-50 per cent. Borrowers can roll over their loans for several years. For the sake of workers An HD SAISON spokesperson said the company was honoured to be chosen by the Government and the State Bank of Vietnam as one of two consumer finance … [Read more...] about Why do workers opt for HD SAISON’s loan package?
The surprise came to mind again last week when I heard news about a drunk driver ramming his car into a gas station in Hanoi, injuring eight people. Vietnam has an issue with drinking and driving. This isn't a new conversation, but it remains relevant because the issue has never been resolved. There have been many takes on why this has happened. It was said that fines and other punishment for drunk driving were too low to be a deterrent. Then businesses saw their business fall drastically, at least for a while, when the fines were doubled some time ago. There have been calls for driving licenses to be permanently revoked for drunk driving and that it is made a criminal offense. Under current laws, drivers with any amount of alcohol in their system can be fined up to VND40 million ($1,708) and have their licenses revoked for up to 24 months depending on alcohol levels and types of vehicles, among other factors. If drunk driving leads to a major accident, drivers can be fined … [Read more...] about Restaurants should be held accountable for drunk drivers