Deforestation continues to rage in Vietnam

A total 58 localities closed their natural forests from July 2016, following Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s order which aimed to halt wood exploitation by State agencies, including those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and offer assistance mechanisms to switch to alternative materials.

Deforestation continues to rage in Vietnam

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam will mark four years of natural forest closure this July, a measure to reverse severe deforestation. A total 58 localities closed their natural forests from July 2016, following Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s order which aimed to halt wood exploitation by State agencies, including those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, […]

Despite good harvest, salt farmers battered by low prices

Low selling price Bac Lieu Province has two districts engaged in the salt farming industry, namely Dong Hai and Hoa Binh. Ben Tre has Ba Tri District with more than 1,020 hereditary salt-farming households in four communes, consisting of Bao Thuan, Bao Thanh, Tan Thuy, and An Thuy, with a total area of 850 hectares. […]

International tourists down nearly 50 percent

Hanoi (VNA) – The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 48.8 percent decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in the first five months of the year, with the total standing at 3.73 million. The General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on May 29 that 72.9 percent of foreign tourists in the period were from Asia, […]

One-year-old boy from Russia becomes Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient

The country’s most seriously ill Covid-19 patient, a British man known as “patient 91” that works as a pilot for national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, had been transferred from the HCMC Hospital of Tropical Diseases to Cho Ray Hospital last week after he was announced Covid-19 free.

NA deputies debate auditing of PPP projects

Meanwhile, Do Van Sinh, an NA deputy from Quang Tri Province, said PPP projects are not public investment, financed by capital from the State and private investors. They become public assets only once the PPP projects are handed over to the State. As a result, auditing the entire PPP project is unreasonable as, in the […]

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29

The Hanoi Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has requested district People’s Committees to screen 1.477 million employees eligible to receive the aids, of them 840,000 are people without labor contracts and have lost their jobs. Currently, the districts keep identifying the beneficiaries in accordance with the process and procedures.

Seven must-visit destinations of the Central Highlands region

Mang Den tourist site in Kon Tum province, Kontum. Mang Den is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,200 metres above sea level and is part of Kon Plong district. The weather is generally cool all year round with the temperature ranging between 16 and 22 degrees Celsius. These days, Mang Den serves as a national […]

Đà Nẵng kickstarts economy after COVID-19 pandemic

The city’s top leader called for drastic measures to create new opportunities and motivation for the city’s growth. Five key areas were identified to attract domestic and foreign investment: to resume and speed up production, trade and exports; to stimulate tourism and domestic consumption; to promote public investment, and to address difficulties for major projects that had been delayed for years.

Việt Nam approves a list of countries applicable for e-visa

Thirteen sea border gates in the list are Hòn Gai, Cẩm Phả in Quảng Ninh Province, Hải Phòng in Hải Phòng City, Nghi Sơn in Thanh Hóa Province, Vũng Áng in Hà Tĩnh Province, Chân Mây in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, Dung Quất in Quảng Ngãi Province, HCM City sea border gate, among others.