Daily Archives: August 12, 2020

Over 240 Vietnamese citizens flown back home from Singapore

More than 240 Vietnamese citizens were brought home on a flight of budget carrier Vietjet Air on August 12.   The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Embassy of Vietnam in Singapore and the carrier, together with competent agencies of Singapore.   The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, the ill and those

Hanoi has 13 communes meeting advanced criteria for new-style rural areas

Hanoi now has 13 communes meeting advanced criteria for new-style rural areas, up two communes compared to the end of 2019, according to the city’s coordinating office for the new-style rural area programme.   Two more communes have also been recognized as new-style rural areas this year, bringing the total number of rural communes won

Hanoi youngsters learn about ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union – Hanoi Chapter launched a knowledge contest themed “Hanoi – ASEAN 2020: United We Stand” on August 12.   This is part of the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2), as well as ASEAN’s 53rd founding anniversary (August

Prime Minister orders effective COVID-19 prevention strategies

Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc requested ministries and localities to build effective strategies to cope with COVID-19 in terms of economy and health, while chairing a virtual meeting with permanent members of the Government in Hanoi on August 12.   The PM hailed the health sector in such hot spots as central Da Nang city and

HCM City’s tourism firms need Gov’t relief to survive

The government’s relief and credit packages are now vital to help Ho Chi Minh City’s travel companies survive the coronavirus crisis, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Nguyen ThiAnhHoa has said.   The domestic tourism sector, which had only recently started to recover, has suffered another setback with the return of coronavirus, Hoa

Quang Tri locks down hamlet due to high risk of COVID-19 infection

Authorities in the central province of Quang Tri have locked down Bau hamlet in GioChau commune of GioLinh district from 9pm on August 11 night.   Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vo Van Hung signed a decision to temporarily lock down the hamlet as it is at high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection.   The

International Youth Day 2020 marked in Hanoi

International Youth Day 2020, themed “Vietnam we want in 2030: The youth act for a clean environment”, was marked during a ceremony in Hanoi on August 12.   Co-organised by the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) and the United Nations in Vietnam, the event was expected to affirm the