133 local COVID-19 cases reported on June 17 evening Vietnam reported 136 new COVID-19 cases, including 133 domestic ones, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 17, according to the Ministry of Health. Bac Giang province and Ho Chi Minh City each logged 62 cases, while Bac Ninh had six, Ha Tinh two and Lang Son one. Of them, 131 infections were found in quarantine facilities and sealed off areas. As of June 17 evening, Vietnam documented a total 12,150 COVID-19 cases, including 10,483 locally transmitted ones. The number of cases since April 27, when the latest resurgence began, amounted to 8,913. On the day, 63 patients were given the all-clear, bringing the number of recoveries to 4,653. The death toll stood at 61. Among active patients undergoing treatment at medical establishments, 407 have tested negative for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 114 twice and 65 thrice. Twenty-four provinces have gone through 14 consecutive days without new cases. As of 5pm on June 17, the … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 17
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Norway provides US$1.3 million for waste management project in Vietnam The Saigon Times A sanitation employee works at a garbage dump. Norway and UNDP have launched a new project to scale up integrated and inclusive waste management models in Vietnam - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - The Government of Norway will provide US$1.3 million for a project to scale up integrated and inclusive waste management models by empowering the informal sector and fostering the circular economy in Vietnam. The Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement for the project on June 17. This three-year project is aimed at deploying and testing interventions, including direct support for informal waste workers and a management model in the fishery sector. It will also foster an ecosystem-level approach of value chains through the establishment of the Material Recovery Facility, which will be piloted in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province. The … [Read more...] about Norway provides US$1.3 million for waste management project in Vietnam
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The vietnam-briefing.com published by Dezan Shira & Associates - a consultancy firm on foreign investment in Asia - on May 6 run an article, emphasising that since the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) took effect in August 2020, Belgium has played a significant role in promoting trade and foreign investments into Vietnam. According to the article, major sectors that Belgian investors have particularly shown interest in is industrial zones, food and beverage, processing and manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and renewable energy. It noted that with increasing trade and investment between Belgium and Vietnam, Belgian investors have opportunities to invest in Vietnamese industries, favoring the economic and political landscape between the two countries. Over the past decade, trade and investment relations between Vietnam and Belgium have improved considerably. This has been attributed to Vietnam’s growing economy and the … [Read more...] about Increase in Vietnam – Belgium trade brings more opportunities for investors: Experts
Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc had a phone conversation with United Nations (UN) General Assembly Antonio Guterres on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc congratulated Antonio Guterres on his reappointment by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly as UN Secretary-General in the 2022-26 tenure, and proposed a number of measures to further foster the Việt Nam-UN partnership during their phone talks on Saturday. Both leaders affirmed they treasured and were delighted at the fruitful development of the relationship between Việt Nam and the UN over the past years. President Phúc highly appreciated contributions that Guterres made in the last term, and showed his support for priorities and directions of the UN Secretary-General in the next five years. As a responsible member of the UN, Việt Nam had made positive contributions to the common affairs of the UN by performing the role of a non-permanent member of the UN … [Read more...] about President congratulates UN chief Guterres on re-election
Airlines are exerting efforts to resume international flights after a halt triggered by COVID-19 (Photo: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is advised to promptly negotiate with countries that have efficiently curbed the spread of COVID-19 in a bid to create travel bubbles and gradually resume international tourism in a practical manner. Relating to the re-opening of international air routes to Vietnam, Dr. Luong Hoai Nam, an aviation expert, voiced his concern about the collaboration in resumption of international flights with other countries, reception of air passengers, COVID-19 prevention, and effectiveness of the resumption in an interview granted to VietnamPlus. Reporter: Vietnam is due to resume international flights, what is your opinion? Luong Hoai Nam: Countries like Thailand and Singapore have built “travel bubbles”. They are bilateral or multilateral agreements stating regulations and tasks that countries of departure and arrival must follow … [Read more...] about Int’l flight resumption: Efficiency built on trust
Edge computing is an important key to enterprises’ IT infrastructure strategies and the digital economy. A recent survey by TRA found that 51 percent of IT experts in Asia Pacific have begun applying hybrid IT solutions, combining edge computing, public cloud computing and on-premises infrastructure. Edge computing was chosen by more than 1,100 CTOs as the priority task for the next 12 months. The deployment of edge computing has been going strongly in neighboring markets, according to the report. 79 percent of surveyed institutions in Indonesia have applied edge computing, or have understanding about edge computing. Many of them have been applying edge solutions for advanced projects as well. Meanwhile, Thai businesses plan to step up the use of edge computing in the next 24 months for customers’ experience-oriented projects. TRA’s report confirmed the superiority of the positive effects of these solutions. As much as 72 percent surveyed subjects recognized the benfits of … [Read more...] about How can businesses use edge computing effectively?