Vietnam to lift pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for entrants on May 15

Vietnam will remove the pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for all foreign arrivals starting Sunday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has directed. The direction, effective at 0:00 on May 15, comes as the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths drop both in Vietnam and around the ...

People worry more about healthcare during the pandemic: report

Indicative of a year when Việt Nam was hit hardest by the pandemic, the 2021 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report detected a spike in concern regarding health.PAPI 2021 held a record number of one-on-one interviews with 15,833 respondents from across 63 ...

New COVID-19 adaptation programme for social impact businesses

The Agency of Enterprise Development (AED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on April 29 jointly launched the “COVID-19 Adaptation Programme” for social impact businesses (SIBs) to increase their capacity and refine business ...

Vietnam should expect extreme flooding this year

The number of storms affecting Vietnam will drop against last year but it is likely that heavy rains will result in extreme flooding. According to the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA), 10-12 storms could form in Vietnam’s East Sea this year, with around half ...

Gia Chinh

Green economy is the trend post-COVID: experts

Vietnamese enterprises should focus on green growth and the green and circular economies that have become a mainstream trend globally, the Green Economy Forum heard in HCM City on Saturday.Experts said a green economy and a switch to green growth would help businesses improve their ...

Covid success reaped in job recovery, rising incomes: report

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported a gradual quarter-on-quarter job recovery and a VND1 million ($43.69) increase in average monthly income in the first quarter.However, there are still problems that need to be addressed, the report said. While more people were getting jobs, many ...

Phan Anh

Vietnam to officially launch COVID-19 vaccine passports this week

The Ministry of Health expects to officially grant digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates, also known as ‘vaccine passports,’ across Vietnam this week after a smooth pilot at three hospitals in Hanoi, an official has said. Vietnam’s vaccination record card will contain personal information and vaccination data encrypted into a QR ...

Vinh Tho - Lan Anh

Are Vietnam’s locally made Covid-19 vaccines viable?

Among the vaccines developed by Vietnamese companies, NanoCovax is considered the one that can ‘go far’, though the end point is unclear.December 2021 should have been the time for Covivac vaccine to enter Phase 3 of a clinical trial. However, a member of the research ...

Phu Sy

Erosion worsening along Mekong Delta rivers, coast

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is facing severe erosion along its rivers and coast, affecting people’s lives and agriculture.The country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer had 621 eroded sites with a total length of 610 kilometres along rivers and coasts by the end of ...

Mekong riparian nations plan measures against changing water flows

Six riparian countries are expected to identify adaptation measures relating to the Mekong River’s flow regime by the end of 2022, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC).Anoulak Kittikhoun, the new MRC Secretariat Chief Executive Officer (CEO), told VnExpress International in Hanoi last week that the ...

Viet Anh

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