Children from across Ho Chi Minh City have spent their first few weeks of summer visiting the children’s section of the General Sciences Library, located in downtown District 1, to read in a comfortable environment and participate in a variety of clubs and activities. Nguyen Ngoc Lan, a fifth grader from District 3, has spent nearly the entire week at the library eagerly reading books and participating in the dozens of activities hosted by staff and guests there, including storytelling sessions and advice on choosing new books to read. New books, new activities Lan did not have much love for reading when her mother first brought her to the library, but the time the young girl has spent making new friends and enjoying the library’s activities has turned her into a true bookworm with a particular interest in outer space and comics. Fourth grader Viet Quan and his sister, first grader Huong Thanh, have also been spending their mornings at the library. The siblings are … [Read more...] about A summer of fun and learning for Ho Chi Minh City children
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The new template passports aim to prevent the creation of fake passports. The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) started issuing new template passports for Vietnamese citizens today [July 1], according to the Immigration Department of Vietnam. The move is aimed at implementing Circular 73/2021/TT-BCA of the MPS on passport specimens. Each page of the new passport will be printed with renowned Vietnamese scenery and cultural heritage, namely Ha Long Bay, Hung King Temple, Hue Imperial Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary, Nha Rong Habour, Lung Cu Flag Tower, and among others. This helps promote the image of Vietnam and uphold the country’s tradition, history, geography, and culture. The new passport is expected to ensure technical safety and prevent counterfeiting. Photo: VGP Moreover, the passport with the new template is expected to ensure technical safety and prevent passport forging. Vietnamese citizens can access public administration … [Read more...] about Vietnam issues new template passports for citizens from July 1
At a meeting in London on June 30 with Kenneth Atkinson, head of the British Business Group in Vietnam (Britcham), and representatives of British groups and investment funds operating in Vietnam, Hue affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the U.K. is at an all-time high. He believed the U.K. will continue to elevate its role and position in terms of economy, trade and investment in Asia-Pacific, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam. The N.A. Chairman said two-way trade has reached 6-7 billion USD per year, but there remains huge room for the countries to boost trade. Hue expressed his hope that Britcham will further affirm its role in attracting and guiding British businesses in Vietnam, while intensifying its consultation and policy support for these firms. The Vietnamese legislature, government, ministries, agencies and localities are willing to work to improve the investment and business environment for both domestic and … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger trade, education ties with U.K.
Dominik Meichle, the youngest Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam since its establishment Dominik Meichle, 36, becomes the youngest managing director of Bosch Vietnam since its establishment. He has been with the Bosch Group for over 11 years and has undertaken various leadership roles. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, he spent seven years in Japan, at last serving as part of the executive management for Bosch’s Two-Wheeler & Powersports division with global responsibility for marketing, business strategy, and product management. “Vietnam is not a new country to me as I have worked closely with its Two-Wheeler & Powersports team during the last years. It is great to be here in Vietnam, along with extended responsibility where I can continue to build on the strong network and foundation that Bosch has established in this country. Together with the team, I am targeting to expand the business with products and solutions which are invented for life,” said … [Read more...] about Dominik Meichle appointed as Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam
Through Bach Mai Hospital's recent gene sequencing results, three people in Hanoi are detected to be infected with the sub-variant BA.5 of Omicron At a today press conference about the economic and social situation of Vietnam's capital city informed by the Hanoi People's Committee, a representative of the Hanoi Department of Health said that although the number of new cases of Covid-19 daily is decreasing sharply Hanoi has recorded three cases caused by the BA.5 sub-strain of Omicron coronavirus variant. Talking to the press, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Health Vu Cao Cuong said that currently, Hanoi recorded 180 Covid-19 cases a day, much lower than a few months ago. Now, the city has more than 1.6 million cases of Covid-19 including 292 foreigners. In particular, the recent gene sequencing results of Bach Mai Hospital have detected three people in Hanoi infected with the sub-variant BA.5 of Omicron, which can spread faster than other circulating variants such as … [Read more...] about Three SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant BA.5 cases detected in Hanoi
Illustrative photo At the seminar, experts said that although the global Covid-19 pandemic has been basically controlled so far, the epidemic situation is still very complicated and unpredictable. SARS-CoV-2 is still constantly changing with new sub-variants that are more contagious and difficult to identify; therefore, experts predicted an increase in severe cases as well as mortality. Omicron is a popular variant in the world today, but it is not the final variant yet. According to the experts’ assessment, it is still possible for a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 to appear, causing an increase in cases of severe symptoms or deaths, especially in vulnerable groups. In order to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccines are still considered as one of the most effective and important strategic weapons to protect the health and lives of people and communities. In reality, over the past time, vaccines have proven to be effective in disease prevention in the country in particular and in … [Read more...] about Experts advise people to get booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine