Harris heads to the Southeast Asian nations "to strengthen relationships and expand economic cooperation with two critical Indo-Pacific partners of the United States," senior advisor Symone Sanders said in a statement. Harris, an Asian-American whose mother was of Indian origin, will be the first U.S. vice president to visit Vietnam. A schedule for the August trip has yet to be released. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is visiting Southeast Asia this week. Sanders said Washington has a "top priority to rebuild our global partnerships and keep our nation secure, and this upcoming visit continues that work -- deepening our engagement in Southeast Asia." Harris will engage with the two countries' leaders on regional security, the global response to the pandemic, actions to address climate change, "and our joint efforts to promote a rules-based international order." … [Read more...] about US VP Harris to visit Vietnam, Singapore: White House
Reportedly, from February 2012 to June 2021, youths in the whole military built 785 houses, worth from VND 50 million to VND 80 million each, for needy young troops, policy beneficiaries, and poor households. Apart from providing financial assistance, troops also contributed hundreds of thousands of working days to build houses. The “VND-100 House” model was launched in February 2012 to realize the Action Program of the 8th Congress of the Military Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union for the 2012-2017 tenure. According to the program, each member of youth union chapters of military units saved VND-100 a day to build houses for needy young troops, policy beneficiaries, and poor households. They saved money by collecting recyclable waste, working overtime, quitting smoking, and turning off non-essential electric lights, among others. Translated by Song Anh … [Read more...] about Hundreds of houses built for the needy
Frozen meat - Illustrative image (Source: aec.utcc.ac.th) Hanoi (VNA) – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered a temporary ban on imported meat to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said that the PM has agreed with the request submitted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The request was made after COVID-19 was found on frozen meat imported from India. Sakhon did not mention specific countries which will be listed on the ban or when it takes effect. The Cambodia n Health Ministry announced 765 new COVID-19 infections on July 29, including 328 imported ones, raising the national tally to 75,917. On the day, spokesperson of the Indonesian Ministry of Health Siti Nadia Tarmizi stated that the country has so far detected 923 cases with the local variant of the SARS-CoV-2, B14662. Nadia said the variant has been identified since November 2020 in a number of … [Read more...] about New developments in COVID-19 fight in Southeast Asian nations
Inside a steel production line of Hoà Phát Group. Photo hoaphat.com.vn By Ly Ly Cao HÀ NỘI — Steel producers continued to post great results in the second quarter of this year, supported by high steel prices. In a statement to the State Securities Commission of Việt Nam (SSC), Hoà Phát Group (HPG) said that its revenue reached VNĐ35.4 trillion (US$1.54 billion) in the second quarter, resulting in profit after tax of over VNĐ9.7 trillion. In the first half of this year, Hoà Phát reported revenue of nearly VNĐ66.9 trillion, up 67 per cent year-on-year. Its profit after tax was more than VNĐ16.7 trillion, three times higher than the same period last year. The significant growth was driven by higher steel prices. Due to disruptions amid COVID-19 outbreaks around the world, prices of materials for steel productions like coke and iron ore jumped, causing steel prices to surge. On the Shanghai Futures Exchange, the price for October delivery of rebar was 5,737 yuan … [Read more...] about Steel producers record big profits on high prices
Children watch the country's landscape on TV (Photo: SGGP) This new tourism type is expected to go hand in hand with traditional tourism products shortly even when the epidemic is repelled. Digital tourism refers to how we use digital tools to organize, manage and even enjoy the travel experience. Digital tourism, therefore, uses all of the tools of digital transformation to change how we travel and how the sector itself operates Before going on long trips, tourists have the habit of researching information in advance, surveying the destination to see what is impressive. This helps visitors add knowledge as well as fun to each route. Resident Le Hong Ngat, living in Tan Thoi Hiep Ward, District 12A said that a few months ago, she promised to take her 6-year-old daughter to see water puppet shows and experience skiing, but the epidemic broke out, so she broke the promise. After that, she also found a funny water puppet show recorded by a tourist cultural park; her baby watched … [Read more...] about How interesting virtual tourism in covid-19 crisis!
A corner of the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) in Bac Ninh. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi - Vietnam’s real estate market recommenced its record run, with the industrial sector viewed as the star of the industry thanks to the country's success in combating COVID-19, said a story by Philip Heller published on Forbes earlier this week. “Office rents rising in 2020? Positive GDP growth during a global health crisis? Seems unimaginable, unless you live in Vietnam,” the story started. The country’s list of feats this past year has been remarkable given the current health and economic hardships across the world, it said, adding Vietnam had gained incredible success containing COVID-19, with the country of 96 million people registering only 2,631 cases and 35 deaths at the time of publishing. During the same period, Vietnam eclipsed all of its Asian rivals economically by posting GDP growth of 2.9 percent, a noteworthy feat considering the GDPs of neighboring Thailand and Malaysia … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s real estate sector continues record run: Forbes