Daily Archives: August 1, 2020

Traffic accidents down in seven months

There were 1,206 traffic accidents nationwide in July, killing 549 and injuring 911 others, according to the National Traffic Safety Committee.   Compared to the same period of last year, the number of accidents decreased by 15.96 percent, fatalities down 16.44 percent and the injured down 17.41 percent.   Meanwhile, 491 traffic crash cases slightly

Businesses support Da Nang combat COVID-19

  The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the central city of Da Nang on July 31 received donations from domestic enterprises in support of the fight against COVID-19.   Speaking at the event, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Huynh DucTho said the local people and authorities are grateful to businesses, philanthropists and people nationwide

230 Vietnamese citizens brought home from RoK

  A total of 230 Vietnamese citizens were flown home from the Republic of Korea by a flight of budget carrier Vietjet Air on August 1.   Passengers include children aged under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, those with illness, workers with expired visas and labour contracts, students without accommodations, and those in extremely disadvantaged

ASEAN 2020: ASEAN countries’ Ambassadors to Russia appreciate Vietnam’s role

– Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo DucManh, who is also Chairman of the ASEAN Moscow Committee (AMC), chaired an AMC meeting on July 31 with the presence of ambassadors of all ASEAN member countries in Russia.   At the meeting, the second of its kind since the beginning of this year, Ambassador Manh updated participants

Top legislator makes suggestions to Hanoi’s draft political report

Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Nganand Secretary of Hanoi’s Party Committee VuongDinh Hue co-chaired a conference in Hanoi on August 1 to collect opinions of the Party Delegation to the NA to a draft political report of the municipal Party Committee’s 17th congress in the 2020-2025 tenure.   Speaking at the

Storm Sinlaku enters East Sea, downpours occur in northern, central regions

A tropical depression developed into a storm, named Sinlaku, at noon of August 1, becoming the second to enter the East Sea since the beginning of this year.   According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, at 1pm on August 1, the storm’s centre was at 18.5 degrees north and 109.5 degrees east, around

Disbursement of public investment increases in July

The disbursement of public investment sourced from the State budget in July increased to its highest rate in the past four years.   The money came as Vietnam hurried up public investment disbursement as one of major drivers to get the economy back on its feet after the COVID-19 pandemic.   Latest updates from the