Monthly Archives: June 2020

Hot weather to continue scorching northern and central Vietnam

Extreme heat has put northern-central provinces from ThanhHoa to Quang Tri at risk of forest fires.   According to the National Centre for Hydro-Metreologogical Forecasting, hot weather is set to scorch northern and northern-central provinces this week with temperatures from 35 to 38 degree Celsius.   The Red River Delta and central provinces are forecast

Hanoi devises two growth scenarios for H2

Hanoi’s authorities have devised two growth scenarios for the remaining six months of the year.   In the first and also the most optimistic one, the capital city could achieve a growth rate of 5.9 percent, 1.3 times higher than the nation’s optimistic growth scenario from 4.4 – 5.2 percent, if growth rates in the

Mid-term rural, agricultural survey to begin on July 1

  A mid-term survey on rural areas and agriculture will be carried out in Vietnam’s 63 cities and provinces from July 1, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced.   The survey will see direct interviews with households engaged in the agro-forestry-fishery sector, while staff at commune People’s Committees will file associated information for the

Japanese retailer presents aid to Vietnamese students, practitioners

The AEON 1% Club Foundation under Japan’s AEON Co. presented 5 million JPY (46,000 USD) to Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam on June 30 in support of Vietnamese students and practitioners hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.   At the handover ceremony, Chairman of the foundation Hiroshi Yokoo spoke highly of the support the

Southeast region boosts tourism linkages

  Travel linkages between regions in the country are vital to realise the tourism potential of localities and contribute to efforts to rejuvenate the tourism industry, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.   Tourism cooperation and linkages between regions will help the recovery of travel and tourism firms that have been hit hard

Son La: Two men caught with four bricks of heroin

Two men have been arrested in the northern mountainous province of Son La by local police for drug trafficking.   Giang A Va, 30, from Nam Ty, Son La’s Song Ma district, and Lau A Cu, 23, from Xa Dung, Dien Bien Dong district of Dien Bien province, were caught at Chieng Chung in Mai

Vietnam, Czech Republic step up tourism cooperation

The Czech – Vietnam Tourism Forum was held in Prague on June 30, as part of activities to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and step up tourism cooperation following the COVID-19 pandemic.   Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan said as bilateral tourism cooperation