Government considers 2.6 billion USD support package for Vietnamese hit by COVID-19

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung submitted a relief package worth 61.58 trillion VND (2.6 billion USD) to help those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at the meeting of permanent Government members on April 1.…

Top leader sends letter to people nationwide on blood donation drive

Party Central Committee General Secretary and State President Nguyen PhuTrong on April 2 sent a letter to people nationwide on the occasion of the 20th anniversary ofthe “All-people blood donation day” (April 7), calling on them to push up the drive.…

Ceremonies held in localities to commemorate Hung Kings

Authorities of the northern province of PhuTho held an incense offering ceremony on April 2 to commemorate the country’s legendary founders at the Hung Kings relic site in the province.

The Hung Kings are commemorated each year on the 10th day of the third lunar month, which falls on April 2 this year, as an occasion for the nation to express gratitude to the ancestors.…

Workers to be required to pay deposit in order to work in RoK

Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc has signed a decision on a piloting scheme which requires domestic workers to make deposits before departing to work in the Republic of Korea.

Accordingly, Vietnamese guest workers to be working in the RoK under the Employment Permit System (EPS) programme will be required to make a pre-departure deposit worth 100 million VND (4,239 USD) to guarantee their return to Vietnam after their job contracts expire.…

Temporary residence extended for foreigners unable to exit due to COVID-19

Vietnam has decided to extend temporary residence permit for foreigners who are currently in the country and unable to leave because of travel restrictions or quarantine order related to COVID-19, according to the Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security.…

PM Nguyen XuanPhuc discusses COVID-19 fight with Chinese counterpart

Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc talked over the phone with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on April 2, discussing cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two sides informed each other on the prevention and control of the epidemic in their respective countries.…

Five provinces receive funds to fight saltwater intrusion

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has allocated 800 million VND (nearly 34,000 USD) to five provinces which have declared an emergency due to saltwater intrusion.

The money comes from the ministry’s Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund.…