Vietnam should not become drug transit route: PM

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam must avoid becoming one of the world’s major transit points for illegal drugs, according to a directive issued recently by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on behalf of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Law enforcement forces, ministries, State agencies and provincial authorities have been urged to pull out all the […]

German-funded project to support Vietnam in Paris Agreement implementation

Hanoi (VNA) – The German government has provided 10.3 million EUR in non-refundable ODA to support Vietnam in the implementation of the Paris Agreement from 2019 to 2023. The joint project “Support to Vietnam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and […]

Vietnam’s commodity market expected to attract increased investment

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – The development of a commodity exchange in Vietnam is expected to provide an alternative for investors when they find difficulties investing in risky assets such as stock and real estate. The number of active investors on the Vietnamese commodity exchange is still small compared to stock and real estate markets. The legal […]

Vietnam now has 6 units to test SARS-CoV-2

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health on February 26 decided to allow the Hue Central Policlinic and the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases to perform tests for SARS-CoV-2 that causes the ravaging acute respiratory disease (COVID-19). This brings the total establishments allowed to do the job to six in the country, […]

Vietnam, India bolster bilateral investment, trade

New Delhi (VNA) – Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has affirmed that India is a major trade partner and investor of Vietnam, urging the two sides to spare no efforts to soon realise the target of bringing bilateral trade to 15 billion USD. The official made the call during talks with his […]

Vietnam’s growth under pressure from global COVID-19 outbreak

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Fitch Solutions has revised down its 2020 real GDP growth forecast for Vietnam to 6.3 percent, from 6.8 percent previously, in light of the worsening global COVID-19 outbreak. “We believe that the COVID-19 outbreak will heavily impact growth in the first half of the year, mainly due to disrupted supply chains in […]

US food agency inspection an opportunity for Vietnamese tra fish

In recent years, Vietnamese firms have made significant investments in improving the environment and technologies to ensure tra fish surpass the technical barriers of the EU, the US and Japan. Their efforts seem to have paid off as Vietnamese tra fish has steadily built a reputation for quality in international markets.

Early forest fire warnings vital

Provincial Forest Protection Departments should advise local people and visitors not to use naked flames in or around forests, particularly in the dry season. Meanwhile, functional agencies should develop training courses for the general public and foresters on how to stop or respond to an emergency._VNS

Vietnam reports 31 new coronavirus suspects

As of February 24, only one new suspected case was reported. However, this number increased by 30 the following day. Most of the suspected cases are from outbreak areas and have a fever or coughing symptoms. They are being monitored at quarantine locations or medical facilities. In total, 5,675 people are being monitored for having […]

Programme launched to promote Vietnam as safe destination

A tourism stimulation programme kicked off by the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) and Vietnam Airlines on February 26 to promote Vietnam as a safe destination amid fear of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Entitled ‘Salute the Sun’, the programme offers visitors with fresh and safe experiences whenever they go across the country, from the […]