The headquarters of the State Bank of Viet Nam. The Office of the US Trade Representative will not take any tariff action against Viet Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Tran Viet The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on Friday issued a formal determination in the Viet Nam Currency Section 301 investigation, under which the agency will not take any tariff action against Viet Nam. A statement by the USTR said the move reflects the agreement reached earlier this week between the US Department of the Treasury and the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV). The determination finds that the agreement between the US Department of the Treasury and SBV provides a satisfactory resolution of the matter subject to investigation and that no trade action is warranted at this time. The USTR, in co-ordination with the US Department of the Treasury, will monitor Viet Nam’s implementation going forward, it said. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai commended Viet Nam for its commitment to addressing the … [Read more...] about US removes tariff threats against Viet Nam
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MB Group - a generous benefactor during pandemic By Van Ly MB Group vice chairman and general director Luu Trung Thai presents VND10 billion to a representative of the Hanoi government - PHOTOS: MB GROUP As the Covid-19 pandemic has been hitting many parts of the country, many enterprises have stepped up their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to give a helping hand to the community. MB Group is not an outsider to the trend, making significant contributions to the country’s fight against the pandemic. Donating VND40 billion to buy Covid-19 vaccines Contributing to the Hanoi government’s Covid-19 vaccination program, Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB), an arm of MB Group, on June 19 donated VND10 billion to help the city combat the pandemic. At the program “Hanoi joins hands to combat the Covid-19 pandemic,” jointly held by the municipal government and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi, MB Group vice chairman and general … [Read more...] about MB Group – a generous benefactor during pandemic
New Covid-19 infections ease a little, with 3552 more cases The Saigon Times Residents in Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem District wait for their turns to make health declarations and take Covid-19 rapid tests. The Ministry of Health announced 3,552 more Covid-19 cases this evening, July 25, with all of them being domestic infections – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – The Ministry of Health announced 3,552 more Covid-19 cases this evening, July 25, sending the day's spike to 7,525 cases, a fall of 1,700 compared to the previous day. The new cases were all domestic infections reported in 31 provinces and cities nationwide, including 594 cases whose source of transmission remained unknown. HCMC as usual took the lead in the case number, at 2,227 cases. The neighboring province of Binh Duong came second with 368 cases, followed by Tay Ninh with 186 cases, Ba Ria-Vung Tau with 126 cases, Dong Nai with 119 cases. Meanwhile, 26 other provinces and cities accounted for the rest. Overall, the … [Read more...] about New Covid-19 infections ease a little, with 3552 more cases
It is a matter of fact that Hanoi is a renowned destination for the typical cuisine of Vietnam. The charming capital of Vietnam ranked first among the ‘100 the world’s greatest places 2021’ chosen by Time- the news magazine and news website based in New York City. “Vietnam’s 1,000-year-old capital is embracing changes while maintaining a strong sense of identity,” the newspaper wrote. Street food scene in Hanoi. Photo: TIME Pronounced the capital of Vietnam in 1010, Hanoi is one of the most ancient cities in Asia, offering great examples of both contemporary and classical architecture right in the city center. The city is famous for its vivid yellow colonial villas and an enchanting busy life in the Old Quarter Area. Lakes, parks, green boulevards, and more than 600 temples and pagodas also add to the appeal of Hanoi, according to TIME. The iconic Hoan Kiem Lake is a beautiful enchanting body of water right in the heart of the capital. Next to the lake … [Read more...] about TIME: Hanoi is one of ‘the world’s greatest places 2021’
Three million US-donated Moderna vaccine doses arrive to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Half of the three million doses arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and half will arrive in Hanoi later today (July 25). This delivery follows the July 10 donation of two million Moderna mRNA vaccine doses that the US donated to Vietnam through the COVAX Facility. Remarking on the arrival of the vaccines to Vietnam, US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Klein said, “We are here to help Vietnam at this difficult time, and our total donation of five million doses of Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is proof of this support. We will get through this pandemic and emerge stronger together.” US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour added, “We are proud to be able to assist Vietnam with more US vaccines, especially with the delivery of nearly 1.5 million of the total doses directly to Ho Chi Minh City, the current epicenter of Vietnam’s fast-growing outbreak.” The US and Vietnam continue to build … [Read more...] about Three million more US-donated Moderna vaccines arrive in Vietnam
HCMC has officially allowed F1 cases to quarantine at home since July 17. The new policy is implemented with modern technologies. Face recognition The F1 (close contacts of infected person) home quarantine is being implemented on a trial basis in HCMC with the VietNam Health Declaration (VHD) app. This is also the solution chosen by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for migrant medical quarantine. Luu The Anh, Deputy Director of Viettel Solutions, the app developer, said that home quarantined people are required to check in with face recognition at certain moments of the day for medical declaration. There are schedules for medical workers or local policemen to supervise home quarantine. Singapore is applying a similar solution. The developer is joining forces with the HCMC Healthcare Department to apply the solution in localities before the solution is applied nationwide when MOH officially allows F1 and F0 (infected person) cases to quarantine at home. Quarantined people … [Read more...] about Which technologies are being used to supervise home-quarantined people?