Daily Archives: February 15, 2020

Public security minister pays courtesy call to Sultan of Brunei

Hanoi Minister of Public Security Gen. To Lam paid a courtesy call to Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in Bandar Seri Begawan capital city on February 15.

Welcoming the delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, the Sultan of Brunei said their visit will help enhance the two countries’ cooperation, especially between his country’s law enforcement agencies and the Vietnamese ministry.…

ASEAN Chairman issues statement on responding to COVID-19

Hanoi, (VNA) � Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, as Chairman of ASEAN in 2020, issued a statement on ASEAN’s joint response to the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), in the face of complicated development of the epidemic.…

Reference exchange rate up 9 VND on February 14

The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,215 VND per USD on February 14, up 9 VND from the previous day.

With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is 23,911 VND/USD and the floor rate 22,518 VND/USD.…

Tien Giang: over 7.6 billion VND for anti-saline intrusion facilities

Cai Lay district of the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has decided to spend 7.68 billion VND (over 326,000 USD) from the local budget on urgently building facilities to prevent saltwater from harming local fruit cultivation areas.…

Minister: academic year to end later due to COVID-19 outbreak

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha on February 14 affirmed that the 2019-2020 academic year will end later amid the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19).…

Standard for university admission should be raised: Minister

The standard for university admission should be raised to ensure higher quality of training, said Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha.

It was necessary for universities to make sure new academic programmes are in line with market demand before introducing new classes, he said.…

Ninh Binh launches blood donation drive to support COVID-19 combat

A special blood donation programme was launched in the northern province of Ninh Binh on February 14 to encourage the local community to join hands in fighting the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).…