Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia on April 22

The head of the left-wing Dominica Liberation Movement Alliance’s foreign department affirmed that the collective power in terms of humans and organisation together with the socio-political vision of the CPV and the Vietnamese Government, as well as scientific, medical and technical preparations have enabled Vietnam to control the impacts of the epidemic.

Explore Vietnam’s beautiful sites by kayak

Exploring Ba Be Lake at the Ba Be National Park in Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province by kayak will allow visitors to get up close to different species of wildlife, pass through lush forests, skirt karst mountains and slip inside small caves, all in an eco-friendly manner.  VNS

Parkour: a global sport deeply rooted in Vietnam

Dao Duy Hieu, the first Vietnamese person to be named Asian champion in 2016. — Photo courtesy of Highnoy The man many regard as the creator of parkour, David Belle, himself drew inspiration from his own father, Raymond, who was born in Vietnam.


In fact, Vietnam is among the most developed snack markets in the ASEAN, joining Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia in the $3.5-billion club, according to a recent report from Japanese consultant Corporate Directions. This has attracted many foreign brands to capitalise on the market growth. Among them, snacking heavyweight Mondelez Kinh Do is taking the lead […]

Gear makers want government to address cost disadvantages to push local production

NEW DELHI | KOLKATA: Global network vendors such as Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia have urged the telecom department to unveil a production-linked incentive (PLI) policy that fully offsets the 8-10% local manufacturing cost disadvantage that vendors currently face, vis-a-vis Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and China. This, they said, is critical for boosting local production and transforming […]

Diphtheria patient’s condition worsens in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

A young girl is tested for diphtheria in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Photo: Van Tien / Tuoi Tre By Monday evening, 53 diphtheria cases had been recorded in the Central Highlands, including 21 patients in Dak Nong Province, 22 in Kon Tum Province, and 10 in Gia Lai Province. 

Vinsmart launches first Vietnamese-made 5G-enabled smartphone

Hanoi asked to focus on 5G development, telecoms firms link up The Ministry of Information and Communications has asked the capital city of Ha Noi to invest in 5G ecosystem development and make the city a regional network security centre to help bring digital economic growth rate of the city to 30%.  

VN corporate bond market to boom in second half

COVID-19-induced uncertainty affects bond markets The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia, including Vietnam, as investment sentiment globally and in the region wane and containment measures limit economic activity.

Implementation plan for ILO Convention 98 discussed

To effectively carry out Convention No 98, Quân noted, it is necessary to take concerted action, including disseminating the convention, building feasible and effective models on labour relations based on substantively promoted collective bargaining, improving the capacity of relevant parties and building a database to help with collective bargaining.

How much money will the state pour into schools for the gifted?

The State spends big money to build and operate schools for the gifted, but many people think it is a waste of resources. In Vinh Phuc province, students at the schools can receive VND2.2 million to buy school supplies and personal belongings and live in dormitories for free.