Deforestation continues to rage in Vietnam

Le Van Long, head of Krong Bong District People’s Committee, said to encourage people in Yang Mao, Cư Đrăm and Cư Pui communes outside of the forest not to trespass and exploit wood, local authorities have implemented assistance programmes to help them start businesses and earn sustainable livelihoods.

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, […]

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.

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, […]

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29

The online music marathon will take place from 4 pm to 10 pm on May 30.  The programme will draw the participation of many famous singers, including My Linh, Quang Dung, Phan Manh Quynh and Uyen Linh as well as directors Le Hoang and Viet Tu and journalist Diem Quynh.

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 […]

Police break up major online gambling ring in Hanoi

The police noted that Tu and the other suspects, including Nguyen Ngoc Trung, Nguyen Trong Tuan, Nguyen Van Toan, Khuat Vinh Quang from Hanoi and Tran Huu Hung from the north-central province of Ha Tinh, had colluded and contributed capital to buy accounts to run the ring.

Hanoi police break up largest online gambling ring to date

Aside from Tu, other members including Nguyen Ngoc Trung, Nguyen Trong Tuan, Tran Huu Hung, Nguyen Van Toan, and Khuat Vinh Quang, also played important roles in the illicit organization, police found.

Đà Nẵng kickstarts economy after COVID-19 pandemic

In the first four months this year, the total number of tourists visiting Đà Nẵng reached approximately 1 million, down 58 per cent over the same period in 2019. Of the figure, international visitors were estimated at 575,000, down 50 per cent. Total tourism revenue in the first four months decreased by 51 per cent compared to […]