Author: Kevin Le

  The Veil-White Palace Event and Exhibition Centre in HCM City will be featured at World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2021. — Photo Thông Tin Chính Phủ Facebook HCM CITY — The Veil-White Palace Event and Exhibition Centre in HCM City is among the shortlisted projects of the upcoming World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2021, dubbed the “Oscars of architecture”. The building will also be the only representative of Vietnamese architecture to attend the prestigious architecture event that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on December 1-3. It will be presented in the Display – Completed Buildings category. …

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Booster shots are now available to a broad swath of people in the US who are fully vaccinated. But the truth is that most Pfizer and Moderna recipients probably don’t need a third shot right now.  Data suggests people over 65 and J&J recipients would benefit from a boost immediately. Booster shots have arrived in the US. Many adults who’ve been fully vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines may now boost their initial regimens with an additional jab of whichever vaccine brand they want, though that extra shot is voluntary, for now. But not everyone needs…

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Heineken sales lower than expected after Vietnam lockdown. The average estimate in a company-compiled poll of analysts was for a 2.3% overall decline. Vietnam, consistently one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies, suffered a record contraction in the third quarter as an outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories. Dutch brewing giant Heineken (HEIN.AS) reported a steeper than expected decline in third-quarter beer sales on Wednesday after COVID-19 restrictions cut volumes in Vietnam, one of its top three markets, by more than half. The world’s second-largest brewer said it sold 5.1% less beer on…

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  Việt Nam had a tough opening match against Chinese Taipei but still grabbed a win in the AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo courtesy of VFF BISHKEK — Defender Lê Văn Xuân’s late goal in the 82nd minute sealed Việt Nam’s win against Chinese Taipei in the opening match of Group I of the AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifications on Wednesday. Việt Nam came to the Dolen Omurzakov stadium hoping for three points against the opponent. However, the match wasn’t as easy as expected for Park Hang-seo’s men as Chinese Taipei’s players defended solidly despite huge pressure from…

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Due to the record increase in the world gasoline prices in the recent seven years, the ministries decided to adjust the price of domestic gasoline with a “shocking” increase. More stories at Vietnam Insider’s homepage. Accordingly, the selling price of E5RON92 gasoline is now VND23,110 a liter, an increase of VND1,427 a liter while RON95-III gasoline price hits VND24,338 a liter, increasing VND1,459 a liter. The price per liter of diesel 0.05S hikes to VND18,716, up VND1,171 a liter. Additionally, kerosene is sold at VND17,637 a liter, increasing VND1,015 per liter and fuel oil fetches VND17,210 per kg, up VND113…

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The provisions of a recent Vietnamese government decree on tax incentives are intended to remove some of the obstacles to eligibility for businesses engaged in the manufacture of prioritized supporting industry products. Valerie Teo and Nguyen Tan Tai of Grant Thornton Vietnam explain the new measures. The Vietnamese government has recently issued Decree No. 57/2021/ND-CP (Decree 57), which amends and supplements Decree 218/2013/ND-CP. Decree 57 removes some obstacles in applying corporate income tax (CIT) incentives regulations for enterprises investing in projects which manufacture prioritized supporting industry (SI) products, and which were in operation before January 1, 2015. Decree 57 takes…

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  Mohamed Abdullah Hassan, the referee in the match against China, will officiate Việt Nam once again in both the matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifier in November. AFP/VNA Photo HÀ NỘI — Three out of four Việt Nam’s World Cup qualifier matches were controlled by referees from the Middle East, which has raised concerns about the fairness of those games among the public. In the first match against Saudi Arabia on September 3, referee Ilgiz Tantashev from Uzbekistan gave a penalty for Saudi Arabia and sent off Việt Nam defender Đỗ Duy Mạnh, leading to…

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Authorities cleared all COVID-19 checkpoints at 12 entrances to Ho Chi Minh City, the last to stand in the southern metropolis. As Vietnam’s largest virus epicenter, Ho Chi Minh City has recorded over 426,000 COVID-19 community cases, including 16,411 deaths, since a flare-up hit the nation on April 27. The last COVID-19 checkpoints removed from Ho Chi Minh City entrances on Tuesday evening per a new decision issued by the municipal People’s Committee. The decision also stipulated the removal of 39 roadblocks along the border between Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces. Works on removing those 51 checkpoints in…

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The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has proposed the use of the Pfizer vaccine to inoculate children aged 12-17 against Covid-19. More stories at Vietnam Insider’s homepage. In an urgent document sent to the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute, the department asked for their guidance and training on use of the Pfizer vaccine on children in that age group. The city will pilot vaccinations for students aged between 16-17 in Cu Chi District and District 1 first. At present, HCM City has over 712,000 children aged 12 to 17. A recent survey conducted by the municipal Department…

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  Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính attends the virtual ASEAN-RoK Summit on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo  HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính said Việt Nam applauded and supported the Republic of Korea (RoK) in implementing its enhanced New Southern Policy, promoting cooperation with the region for targets towards people, peace and prosperity. The Government leader made the statement while addressing the virtual ASEAN-RoK Summit on Tuesday. He said that over the past three decades, ASEAN-RoK relations had developed strongly and gained many important and practical results, contributing to peace, security and prosperity in the region. PM Chính spoke…

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