Bustling Hanoi street gears up for upcoming Tet holiday

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:52:15

With just under one month to go until the start of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, shops on Hang Ma street in Hanoi downtown have been making meticulous preparations for the upcoming festival by putting a range of colourful ornaments on display, thereby allowing visitors to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

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Supermarket coalition expected to help cut use of plastic bags

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:52:03

An initiative to form a supermarket coalition is being developed with the support of the EU and the German Government, aiming to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags and protect the environment.

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Hanoi to restrict downtown traffic for Party Congress

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:51:54

Hanoi will impose traffic restrictions on 20 downtown streets from January 24 to February 2 as a security measure for the National Party Congress.

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Vietnam witnesses 10-15 flash floods each year

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:51:44

The nation records from 10-15 flash floods each year, mostly in the northern mountainous, central, Central Highlands and southeastern regions, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Vu Duc Long said on January 15.

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Live video streaming startup GoStream secures 7-digit funding

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:51:33

GoStream, a fast-growing Vietnamese startup that provides multi-platform livestream broadcaster for social sellers, marketers, and content creators, has announced that it has secured a US$7-digit funding from VinaCapital Ventures to help expand its business.

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Netherlands promises to help Thu Duc City handle urban flooding

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:51:23

The Dutch government will support HCMC and its newly created Thu Duc City with urban development, including flood mitigation.

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COVID-19: No fresh case recorded, infection tally stays at 1,537

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:51:03

Vietnam confirmed no new positive COVID-19 cases on January 17, while the total number of patients recovered from the virus register 1,380, according to the Ministry of Health.

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Vietnam steps up measures to protect guest workers abroad

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:49:34

Vietnamese authorities have improved the legal framework, stepped up communication measures and promoted international co-operation to ensure labourers enjoy better rights when working abroad under contracts, a conference has heard.

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Comprehensively reform quality inspection and food safety inspection for imported goods

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:49:20

Facilitation for businesses,protection of the legitimate rights and interests of business organisations and individuals and consumers, efficiency improvement of quality management and food safety inspection for imported goods where the goals set in Decision 38/QD-TTg dated January 12, 2021 of the Prime Minister approving the Scheme on reforming the model of quality inspection and food safety inspection for imported goods.

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Mountainous regions likely to face spells of frost and snow on January 17

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:48:59

The North and North-Central provinces are forecast to face a period of cold weather on January 17, with lows of four degrees Celsius in mountainous areas while high-altitude locations will be covered in both frost and snow.

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NA leader: Mutual support should be further promoted in community

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:43:47

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has called on the community to continue upholding and expanding the fine tradition of mutual support of the Vietnamese community so as to ease the difficulties facing the poor and victims of calamities.

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Another fault seen in HCMC metro line

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:43:16

Three months after a supporting pad for beams fell off, another one on HCMC’s metro line No.1 has deviated from its position.

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HCM City sees high HIV infection risk from undetected virus carriers

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:18:17

An estimated 5,500 people living with HIV in the community have yet to be identified in Ho Chi Minh City, with about 30% having high viral load rates that are potentially transmitting the virus to others, according to Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Nguyen Huu Hung.

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Environment monitoring project in mangroves launched in Ca Mau

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:18:01

An environment monitoring project for mangrove aquaculture (AQUAM) in Ca Mau was kicked off on January 15 by the Mekong Delta province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Australia’s University of Queensland and the Greenfield Consulting and Development Ltd (GFD).

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HCMC mulls mechanical trash picker for canal system

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:17:47

HCMC's Transport Department has requested approval to spend VND13 billion ($565,000) renting a machine to clear trash from three canals.

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Specifically and effectively deploy scheme on reforming model of quality inspection and food safety inspection for import goods: GDVC’s Deputy Directo

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:15:21

On January 12, the Prime Minister issued Decision 38/QD-TTg approving the scheme on reforming model of quality inspection and food safety inspection for imported goods with seven breakthrough reforms. To understand the development and key contents of the scheme and the implementation plan of the GDVC, Customs News interviewed Deputy Director General of GDVC Mai Xuan Thanh.

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US backs a strong, independent, prosperous Vietnam

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:15:03

The US has outlined its support for a strong, independent, and prosperous Vietnam that is capable of playing an increasingly important role throughout the region, thereby contributing to peace, stability, co-operation, and development, both in Asia and globally.

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Phu Quoc Island gets into its anchovy act

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:07:44

Fishermen and seasonal workers are working hard making a seafood product that Phu Quoc is particularly famous for: dried anchovy.

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