The committee said in a report that apart from VND18.1 trillion ($795 million) from the state budget, the Covid-19 vaccine fund has raised VND8.693 trillion, which means Vietnam now has around VND26.8 trillion, sufficient for purchasing vaccines needed to inoculate 75 million of its 96 million population. The vaccine fund was set up in May to raise contributions from various sources, including private companies and citizens, to ease the state budget’s burden. By the end of September, Vietnam had spent VND15.534 trillion buying vaccines – VND7.96 trillion from the vaccine fund and the rest from the state budget, the committee said. The nation now has VND11.27 trillion left – VND10.53 trillion from the state budget and VND733 billion from the vaccine fund – that can be used to purchase more vaccine doses. Vietnam aims to procure 150 million doses of vaccines at an estimated cost of VND25.2 trillion to cover 70 percent of its population this year, the Health Ministry had announced … [Read more...] about Vietnam can buy Covid-19 vaccines for all citizens
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World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021 honours 5 high-class hotels and resorts of Sun Group “Vaccine passport” – both citizens and businesses are waiting impatiently "Western City" in the heart of the capital – regarded as the coordinates of the international community Special factors at two high-end resorts of Sun Group named in the Top 25 Leading Asian Resorts Despite Covid hurdles, businesses strive to sustain production, supply of essential goods HCM CITY – CapitaLand Group has retained its top position as the ‘Global, Regional and Asia Sector Leader’ in the 2021 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark rankings for its exceptional Environment, Social and Governance management and performance. It retained the highest rating of five stars and is the only real estate company in Singapore to be named ‘Global Sector Leader’ in the ‘Diversified – Listed’ category four times. In January 2021, ART became the first hospitality trust in Singapore to secure a … [Read more...] about CapitaLand again recognised as global sustainability leader in property sector
Head of the Central Citizen Reception Committee (under the Government Inspectorate) Nguyễn Hồng Điệp. Meetings with citizens, as well as the settlement of complaints and denunciations, are to be discussed during the ongoing National Assembly session, and is also a topic to be overseen by the Standing Committee. Head of the Central Citizen Reception Committee (under the Government Inspectorate) Nguyễn Hồng Điệp talks to Vietnamnet online newspaper about this issue. A report by the Fatherland Front shows that many provincial leaders have not held meetings with citizens for 18 months. The matter was also mentioned many times during National Assembly sessions. What do you think about this situation? I think that as social distancing regulations were applied, in 2021 the number of local leaders meeting with their citizens decreased significantly. In some localities, according to the supervision delegations of the National Assembly, many provincial leaders did not meet citizens, but … [Read more...] about Meetings with citizens are vital for issues to be resolved: official
The flow of overseas remittances to Ho Chi Minh City reached 5.1 billion USD in the first nine months of 2021, up 22 percent year on year, the State Bank of Vietnam’s Branch in the city has reported. This is considered an impressive growth rate as the COVID-19 pandemic has badly affected the global economy over the past two years. It is estimated that this year's overseas remittances to the southern largest economic hub are 10-12 percent higher than last year’s figure of 6.1 billion USD. Vice Director of the SBV Branch in HCM City Nguyen Hoang Minh said the main sources of overseas remittances to the city in the first three quarters remained the US, Australia, Canada and Europe. Vietnamese abroad sent home 17.2 billion USD worth of remittances in 2020, making the country the third-largest remittance recipient in the East Asia and Pacific region, according to the Migration and Development Brief released in May 2021 by the World Bank and the Global Knowledge … [Read more...] about Overseas remittances to HCM City up 22 percent despite COVID-19
Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
CapitaLand again recognised as global sustainability leader in property sector “Vaccine passport” – both citizens and businesses are waiting impatiently "Western City" in the heart of the capital – regarded as the coordinates of the international community Special factors at two high-end resorts of Sun Group named in the Top 25 Leading Asian Resorts Despite Covid hurdles, businesses strive to sustain production, supply of essential goods Five hotels and resorts under the Sun Hospitality Group (SHG) - the tourism resort brand of Sun Group - have been honoured at the World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA) 2021, which is one of the most reputable awards in the world in the field of hotels and resorts. In particular, Hotel de la Coupole - MGallery, a 5-star hotel with splendid Indochinese architectural style, located in the center of Sa Pa (Lao Cai) was named “Hotel with the most luxurious architecture in the world” (Luxury Architecture Design Hotel - Global … [Read more...] about World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021 honours 5 high-class hotels and resorts of Sun Group