Author: Kevin Le

Vietnam Airlines London bound on Monday The flag carrier of Vietnam also takes off for Moscow on Friday European flights overshadowed by the start of Vietnam Airlines US flights Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories. Hanoi-based is resuming its regularly scheduled passenger flights to continental Europe and the United Kingdom this week. The first flight, to London Heathrow, is pushing back on Monday. Flights to Frankfurt and Moscow will follow later in the week. By February, Vietnam Airlines is eyeing flying scheduled flights to four European airports. Vietnam Airlines London bound on Monday A plane of Vietnam Airlines taking-off…

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Football Vietnamese players train in India. They will play Japan in the second Group C match on Monday. — Photo courtesy of VFF HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will be strengthened for their next match against defending champion Japan at the AFC Women’s Cup after two more players returned to training following negative COVID-19 tests. The players, who have not been named, flew from Spain to join the squad in Pune City, India.  To date, only one player and one official remain in Spain because of COVID-19 and three players in India are still positive with the coronavirus. …

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At the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, members of the Vietnamese government headed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh promised carbon neutrality by the year 2050. For Vietnam, a still-developing country, to realize this goal, it would have to phase out coal plants and modernize its national grid. Currently, Vietnam is expecting a recovery of 6.5% in GDP growth in 2022, according to the Asian Development Bank. Consequently, power consumption has increased more than 11% per year, significantly faster than the national GDP. This is feeding an almost insatiable demand for more power generation and investment. ###: Seeking to…

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  Dr Nguyễn Thu Anh, country director of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important grassroots health units are to the whole system. However, the grassroots health systems in many provinces and cities in Việt Nam are underdeveloped due to a lack of investment. Dr Nguyễn Thu Anh, country director of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, talks to Thu Vân about her expectations of an ideal grassroots healthcare system. What are your observations of the current situation of Việt Nam’s grassroots healthcare system, especially with regards to the pandemic? …

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Due to COVID-19, many enterprises have shifted their activities online. Photo diendandoanhnghiep.vn After the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite lockdown orders, social distancing, and direct contact restriction, there was not a complete collapse of socio-economic life. This was largely thanks to contactless and online services, fuelling digital transformation. While traditional businesses and services see the wave of digital transformation approaching, online businesses and services continue to enjoy great success. The pandemic has made businesses face the challenge of labour shortage as well as sales decline. After the pandemic, small and medium-sized businesses need to increase their use of digital…

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  A patient chooses products at the zero-đồng mini supermarket held by Sơn La General Hospital on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo  HÀ NỘI — Many zero-đồng mini supermarkets have been opened for the needy and many programmes have been organised to present gifts to special groups across the country to bring them a warm Tết (Lunar New Year). Vice State President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân on Thursday delivered gifts to border guards, medical staff and needy families in the Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh. She also handed over 650 gifts to poor households, those affected…

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Strengthening the healthcare system and ensuring effective and timely implementation of the Economic Recovery Plan for 2022-2023 is key for Vietnam to boost growth recovery this year. Vietnam expected to be ASEAN’s fastest-growing economy in 2022 with estimated GDP growth of 6.5% year-on-year, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Such growth would see a strong rebound from the 2.58% rate recorded in 2021, despite the fact that the pandemic continued to exert its severe impacts on the Vietnamese economy, the Hanoi Times reported. The figure, however, remains 0.5 percentage points lower than ADB’s forecast from last April, said ADB…

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  The Việt Nam national team talk tactics at a training session in Hà Nội before they departed for Australia. — Photo vff.org.vn HÀ NỘI — Despite their poor start to the third round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Coach Park Hang-seo is determined to make history by securing the first Southeast Asian victory at this stage of the competition.  Thailand are the only regional team to have gotten this far before, back in 2018. However, the “War Elephants”, under the management of Kiatisuk Senamuang – Hoàng Anh Gia Lai’s current coach – finished bottom of…

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Vietnam’s fully COVID-19 vaccination certificates have been recognized by ten countries in the world, according to the Southeast Asian country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Such Vietnamese certifications, also called vaccine passports, have been recognized by the U.S., the UK, Australia, Japan, India, Belarus, Cambodia, the Philippines, Palestine and the Maldives, the ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at the regular press conference held on Thursday. ###: It’s official: Foreign visitors will be allowed to enter Vietnam even without visa After Vietnam’s Ministry of Health issued Vietnam’s vaccine passport form on December 23, 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced…

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Foreign visitors who do not have a visa will be allowed to enter Vietnam to work, attend conferences, seminars, study, and more, as Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has recently agreed to relax the entry procedures for international arrivals. According to Minh’s in-principle approval announced by the Government Office, foreigners entering Vietnam include those invited or guaranteed by agencies, organizations, or individuals in line with the law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, and residence in Vietnam, the Tuoi Tre Newspaper reported. However, foreigners wishing to come to Vietnam for tourism purposes in the short term…

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