Vietnam, as an active member of the UN, has been pushing for global integration and promote its status on the global stage. Vietnam’s State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has arrived in New York to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, set to take place from September 21-24. State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived at J. F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on September 20 evening (local time). Photos: VNA Phuc's attendance at this event also marked the 44th anniversary of Vietnam joining the UN on September 20, 1977. For the past 40 years, Vietnam-UN relations have contributed to protecting national interests, while ensuring a peaceful and favorable environment for development. Vietnam, as an active member of the UN, has been pushing for global integration and promote its status on the global stage. To date, the country has sent 243 officers to UN peacekeeping missions in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Department of … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s State President arrives in New York for 76th UN General Assembly
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In response to the World Tourism Day 2021, Vietnam has set up step-by-step plan to welcome international visitors again. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced World Tourism Day 2021 on September 27 as a day to “focus on tourism for inclusive growth”. This is an opportunity for all nations, including Vietnam, to look beyond tourism statistics and acknowledge that, behind every number, there is a person. The Bat Xat terraced rice fields, Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province. Photo: James Huynh On this occasion, the UNWTO reaffirmed a commitment to build a more prosperous and peaceful world through tourism. "As tourism grows, the benefits that come will be felt at every level of our broad and diverse sector, from the biggest airline to the smallest family," it said. “It is a pledge that is both timely and necessary in the pandemic because it has led to the pause in international travel, making a clear relevance of tourism to our … [Read more...] about Vietnam responds to World Tourism Day 2021 for inclusive growth
For over five decades, the tiny lathe-store-cum-house of artisan Le Dinh Thang in Hanoi's Old Quarter area still attracts passers-by by its own beauty - the uniquely beauty that only be seen in Hanoi. For more than 30 years, Mr. Le Dinh Thang has been attached with wood lathe in To Tich street, Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi. People might say that he is one among some last woodturning artisans in Hanoi. In To Tich Street, Mr. Thang's store is the last one practicing the wood lathe profession/ Photo: Hoang Quan. The best shopping places in Hanoi’s Old Quarter area can be found along narrow alleyways close to Hoan Kiem lake, where you can find retailers that have managed to retain their particular trades for generations. In memories of Hanoians, the Old Quarter is not only the representation of Hanoi’s cultural values, but also the concentration of many old trades that were once part of the routine in the capital city. Nowadays, in a modern world, many … [Read more...] about Story of wood
The gift presentation was in the framework of the programs “Mid-Autumn Festival Evening,” and “Zero Dong Milk” conducted by the Military Youth Advisory Board under the General Department of Political Affairs in collaboration with other military and civilian units on September 19 and 20. In these programs, nearly 10,000 of COVID-19 patients, mostly the elderly and children under 16 received Topcakes, moon-cakes, hot-dogs, dairy products, lanterns, and others to enjoy a happy Mid-autumn Festival. The gifts were worth over VND 2 billion. The activity has demonstrated the responsibility of military youths and served as an encouragement for the patients in the fight against COVID-19. Over the past time, in the spirit of “Fighting the pandemic is like fighting an enemy,” youths in the whole military have carried out a number of meaningful activities to curb the pandemic. Numerous Youth Union members and cadres, especially those in the military medical sector, have actively transported … [Read more...] about Military youths support thousands of COVID-19 patients
Ho Chi Minh City accounted for the most infections, 6,521 cases, followed by its neighboring provinces of Binh Duong (3,609), Dong Nai (590), and Long An (254). The Health Ministry announced another 240 Covid-19 deaths Tuesday, including 184 in HCMC and 41 in Binh Duong. Another 11,017 patients recovered on Tuesday, raising the number of recoveries to 475,343. Of those in hospitals, 5,133 are severe cases. Vietnam has reported 702,973 cases since the new wave broke out at the end of April and 17,510 have died. The total number of deaths so far is 17,545 cases, accounting for 2.5 percent of the total number of cases and 0.4 percentage points higher than the mortality rate in the world. The country has vaccinated more than 35 million people, among them over 6.78 million have received two doses. "Medicine package for Covid-19 patients" campaign aims to support patients self-isolating at home. Each donation worth VND380,000 ($16.65) can help buy medicine for one patient. For … [Read more...] about Vietnam confirms 11,687 new Covid-19 cases
After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam? On September 21, The Sherpa, a subsidiary of Masan Group Corporation, announced an investment of $13 million to acquire a 70-per-cent stake in mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Mobicast and officially expand to the telecommunications sector. This is Masan's first step into the digital services sector. Mobicast's services target tech-savvy customers with great demand for data usage and digital lifestyle. As a result, the startup can help Masan to complete its offline-to-online offerings of necessities and financial services. An MVNO offers a fast and cost-efficient system to build transmission and reception network infrastructure. Besides this, an MVNO is considered a catalyst for competition in the mobile telecommunications market. MVNO players will develop value-added services on mobile devices, helping to improve quality and diversify experiences. It is estimated that necessities … [Read more...] about After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam?