Daily Archives: August 7, 2020

Bamboo Airways leads in seven-month on-time performance

Bamboo Airways led local airlines in punctuality in the last seven months, according to a recent report released by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV).   The report on the flight on time performance (OTP) as well as delayed and cancelled flights across Vietnam in the reviewed period showed that Bamboo Airways has a

HCM City: Returnees from Da Nang may be sent to quarantine

Some 700 tourists arriving at HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport from the central city of Da Nang over the days to come may be quarantined for 14 days at concentrated facilities, a recent meeting of HCM City authorities heard.   The decision was made to curb the spread of the coronavirus, after cases

Planning on Red River banks needs work

Hanoi has created urban development plans for the banks of the Hong (Red) River, yet problems remain due to lack of flood and dyke planning.   Planners have been seeking solutions to balance sustainable development with land and water resources.   In 2006, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development submitted a plan to the

External information work to be renewed

  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently signed Decision No 1191/QD-TTg approving goals, tasks, and measures to renew and improve the popularisation of news for external services, contributing to building a border of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development.   The work is also expected to popularise the image of Vietnam to bordering countries.   During

More Vietnamese citizens from Taiwan, Singapore flown home

Authorities of Vietnam and Taiwan (China), the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei and budget carrier Vietjet worked together to carry 230 Vietnamese citizens home on August 7.   Passengers included the elderly, students aged under 18, workers whose labour contracts expired, pregnant women and stranded travellers.   Vietjet seriously followed regulations on security,

Singaporean drug trafficker gets death sentence

The People’s Court of the southwestern border province of Tay Ninh on August 7 handed a death penalty to a 40-year-old Singaporean man for drug trafficking.   According to the indictment, Cher Wei Hon was caught in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, Tay Ninh province, on June 29, 2019, along with nearly 10kg of

Former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu passes away

Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Le Kha Phieu passed away in Hanoi on August 7 morning.   According to the national board in charge of senior cadres’ health, the former leader, born in December 1931, died of sickness and old age   Details of his funeral will be announced later.