Daily Archives: July 10, 2020

346 Vietnamese citizens brought from US amid COVID-19 pandemic

A total of 346 Vietnamese citizens were brought home safe and sound from the US on July 9.   The flight was arranged by domestic agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in the US, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, and US agencies.   Passengers were mostly children, pregnant women, students who face difficulties in accommodation and

New photo contest launched to promote Vietnamese tourism

A photo contest focusing on landscapes and culture has kicked off with the aim to promote Vietnamese tourism.   Titled Journey, the contest, hosted by the Jillian Perfume brand, asks participants to send photos and stories of their trips throughout the country to the website https://journeys.jillianperfume.com. All entrants will receive a set of Jillian Perfume.

Practice-based training needed to create high-quality tourism staff

Practice-based training is needed to create high-quality human resources, key to improve productivity and the competitive capacity of Vietnam’s tourism sector, tourism experts have said.   Nguyen HuuTho, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Tourism, said Vietnam’s labour productivity remains low compared with other countries.   Singapore productivity is 15 times higher than Vietnam, Japan

Ambassador advises Vietnamese students in US to remain calm amid new visa policy

  Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc advised Vietnamese students studying in the US to stay calm and consult with their schools or universities regarding the US’s new foreign student visa policy.   Earlier this week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) announced that the

Exhibition spotlights Da Nang’s coastal urban development

An exhibition of archived materials that demonstrate Da Nang’s 700-plus years of coastal urban development is underway in the central city of Da Nang.   Opened on July 9, the exhibition is showcasing more than 200 documents, maps, and images from the National Archives Centres, the Da Nang Museum, the Da Nang Party Committee’s Information

30.8 million workers affected by COVID-19 in Vietnam

Some 30.8 million people aged over 15 in Vietnam have been left reeling by the coronavirus pandemic, with 897,500 losing their jobs, a meeting in Hanoi on July 10 heard.   The General Statistics Office (GSO) reported that the service sector was the hardest hit, with 72 percent of the employees affected, followed by industry

Ministry to support Vietnamese students in US

After the US adjusted its temporary visa regulations, the Ministry of Education and Training has said that US universities will take specific measures to protect the rights of Vietnamese students pursuing studies in the country.   The ministry called on Vietnamese students in the US to stay calm and keep close watch on developments to