School students visit the Hoàng Sa Museum in Đà Nẵng. The central city will resume almost all trade and services from October 16. — VNS Photo Công Thành ĐÀ NẴNG — Restaurants, coffee shops, gyms, yoga, billiards clubs, cinemas and museums will reopen in the central city on Saturday, October 16, as no new community COVID-19 cases have been found in 14 consecutive days. The city’s People’s Committee said only beauty salons, massage parlours, bars, casinos, public internet and game service would remain closed. Hòa Bắc Commune in Hòa Vang District will be the first school to reopen its doors from October 18. All schools in the city will begin the 2021-22 school year from November 1. Restaurants and coffee shops can offer sit-in services with 50 per cent capacity, provided all customers show their QR Code heath declarations at the entrance. The city plans to begin hosting foreigners, and overseas Vietnamese coming to Đà Nẵng for relatives or business purposes, from November. They … [Read more...] about Indoor dining and other activities to resume in Đà Nẵng
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Workers at NutiFood Nutrition Food Joint Stock Company in the southern province Binh Duong work during the province's lockdown. VNA/VNS Photo The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) needs to give more support to enterprises in establishing stable and reliable distribution channels for expanding trade promotion activities and consumption markets, especially for agricultural products. This is one of the recommendations from the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to complete a draft Government resolution on support for and development of business in the 2021-25 period, compiled by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. MoIT should also organise national brand promotion campaigns and national trade promotion programmes with support from Viet Nam’s trade offices and trade promotion centres aboard. Based on those, the ministry would establish channels on market information, connection and support for enterprises in doing business and taking advantage of … [Read more...] about MoIT should give more support to businesses in expanding markets: VCCI
At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
The Government has targeted the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 6%-6.5% in 2022 despite the lingering challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The target was included in a socioeconomic development plan for next year, delivered by Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at a meeting of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on October 12, the local media reported. The minister said the Government set out 16 main targets for the economy, the society and the environment, including keeping inflation and the budget deficit at 4% each. Minister Dung said due to the severe impacts of the global pandemic on health, the economy and society, the country failed to achieve four out of 12 targets. The economy grew 5.64% in the first half of the year over the year-ago period but fell 6.17% in the third quarter due to the fourth Covid-19 wave, resulting in a growth of only 1.42% in the January-September period. Dung warned that the … [Read more...] about Govt projects GDP growth at 6%-6.5% next year
A view of a classroom in Gia Nghĩa City in Đắk Nông Province. Many teachers are required to pay back part of the preferential allowance they received last year. VNA/VNS Photo Hưng Thịnh ĐẮK NÔNG – Nearly 700 teachers in Đắk Nông Province are very concerned, as they have been asked to pay back an allowance totalling VNĐ5.5 billion (US$241,788) by November 29. The money was wrongly given to teachers in Gia Nghĩa City last year. The conclusion of the budget management inspection of the provincial Department of Finance showed that Gia Nghĩa City’s People’s Committee had wrongly spent roughly VNĐ5.6 billion (US$246,220) last year. Of that, VNĐ5.5 billion was spent by the city’s Education and Training Office as an allowance for nearly 700 teachers at 31 public schools in 2020. The money, which was from the State budget, was allocated to pay allowances according to the Ministry of Education and Training’s regulation No.6 issued on June 5, 2019. Under the regulations, teachers who … [Read more...] about Hundreds of teachers asked to pay back allowance