Accordingly, those enterprises proposed the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang not to comply with the “three-on-site” production model or “one route, two destinations”, for employees living in pandemic areas of level 1, 2, 3 who have got at least one shot of Covid-19 vaccine in 14 days and use their personal vehicles or buses to return to their company from the beginning of November. Besides, Tien Giang Province was proposed not to extend the lock-down time from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for workers on the way to their companies, to perform rapid antigen test and not to obligate the PCR testing on the first day to work and the enterprises will carry out the weekly test in accordance with the regulations. Speaking at the press conference, Head of the Management Board of Industrial Parks of Tien Giang Province Nguyen Nhat Truong informed that nearly 100 percent of employees got their first dose of the vaccine while nearly 40 percent of workers received their second shot. According to Mr. … [Read more...] about Tien Giang Province reports PM on proposal of 19 enterprises
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Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
As many as 19 foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises with nearly 70,000 workers in Tien Giang Province have written to the prime minister seeking help to cope with the province’s unbearable Covid-19 restrictions. Tien Giang still requires enterprises to comply with the stay-at-work and one-route-two-destination mandates. The stay-at-work mandate forces workers to stay at the factories after work while the one-route-two-destination mandate requires employers to make accommodation arrangements outside factory for their workers and arrange buses for their workers to shuttle between place of accommodation and factory on a designated route. According to these enterprises, more than 80% of their employees have already received one Covid-19 vaccine shot but they are still disallowed to return to work, the local media reported. The province will allow enterprises to resume operations only if all their workers and their family members get fully vaccinated. On October … [Read more...] about 19 FDI firms seek PM’s help over Tien Giang’s unbearable Covid restrictions
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at the event (Photo: VNA) Chairing an online meeting with a number of ministries and localities on October 21 to discuss plans for receiving foreign tourists in the new situation, the Deputy PM said the full re-opening of tourism activities should depend on pandemic situation and lessons learnt from the first and second stages of re-opening. He assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) to work with relevant ministries and agencies to issue guidelines on welcoming visitors in the first stage, and announce measures and supplementary conditions for tourists to have sufficient information before they decide to travel. About visa procedures, Dam requested following the existing regulations and suggested authorities waive and reduce visa fees for foreigners. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet said the ministry has proposed a roadmap to resume international tourism activities in three stages, with the … [Read more...] about Deputy PM requires resuming tourism in scientific, safe manner
The goods supply chain that connects HCM City and provinces in the southern key economic zone plays an important role in the economic development and social stability of the entire region. But it has been disrupted because of Covid-19. Import and export activities have declined because of the lack of orders, attributed to a drop in global demand. The other problems, including interrupted global supply chains, higher shipping costs, longer shipping and goods handling time, lack of customs and storage services, and the lack of both private and public services all have made the situation more serious. The inter- and intra-regional logistics networks have been disrupted. Businesspeople, direct and indirect workers in the logistics system cannot work because they have not been fully vaccinated. The required high testing frequency has led to increased production costs and the risk of shippers getting infected. Meanwhile, the inconsistency among cities and provinces in applying … [Read more...] about Eight solutions suggested for supply chain disruption in southern key economic zone
Trademark Vietnam Rice. — Photo business.vn HÀ NỘI — The trademark “Việt Nam Rice” has by now been protected in 22 foreign countries, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) reported, urging the issuance of a legal document managing the use of the trademark. Việt Nam has been among the world’s top three rice exporters, together with Thailand and India, for years, the MARD said in a report sent to Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Tuesday. According to the MARD, Việt Nam Rice has become a Generic Trademark in 19 countries, including Indonesia, Russia and 17 member states of the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI). It has also been registered as a Certification Trademark in three countries, namely China, Brunei and Norway. The MARD holds the ownership of the trademark in these countries. It is important to heighten awareness of Vietnamese rice products among exporters, importers, distributors and consumers both at home and overseas, the … [Read more...] about Trademark Việt Nam Rice protected in 22 foreign countries: MARD