Viet Nam suspends inbound flights for fear of new COVID-19 variants

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to temporarily suspend inbound flights from countries and territories, firstly the UK and South Africa, that have reported new COVID-19 variants. This is part of the Directive No. 01/CT-TTg signed by PM Phuc on strengthening prevention and control of ...

Thuy Dung

Vietnam set to complete first Covid-19 vaccine trials by 2022

Human trials of Nanocovax, the first Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam developed by Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC, began Thursday morning with two men and a woman in their 20s getting shots at Vietnam Military Medical University in Hanoi.Nanogen said it would complete the first phase in ...

Chi Le

Workshop discusses future of Vietnamese labour market

Experts discussed the future of the Vietnamese labour market at an online workshop hosted by Nhan Dan (The People) newspaper last week.Dr Bui Sy Loi, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee of Social Affairs, said one of the biggest changes of the labour market ...

Workshop seeks ways to protect, promote human rights amid COVID-19

Protecting and promoting human rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic was the theme of a workshop jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Hanoi on December 15.The country proposed the International Day of ...

It is time to call for social responsibility from public servants

In this article, the author summarizes comments to the authorities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which emphasize the social responsibility of civil servants and public employees.As the Covid-19 pandemic is still rampant, and natural disasters have become complicated, workers in the state sector ...

Do Thanh Huyen

ADB provides training for women-owned SMEs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has selected MVV Education’s two technologies, Consultant Anywhere and Everlearn, to implement a COVID-19 business counseling and training programme for 500 women-owned small- and medium-sized enterprises (WSMEs) in Vietnam.The programme will focus on providing tools to improve their capacity management capacity and skillsets to ...

Technology empowers people with disabilities

Twenty-two people with visual impairments are attending a digital business training and coaching course for four months in Hà Nội to help them adapt to the fourth industrial revolution and co-exist with COVID-19. The trainees are mostly selling products online or working to become sale ...

Covid-19 crisis leads to lower incomes, living conditions for tens of thousands of families

Surveys all show that the living conditions of many Vietnamese have become worse because of Covid-19. However, economists are not recommending a second support package.During the second survey, WB carried out interviews via phones with nearly 4,000 households throughout the country from July 27 to ...

Ha Duy

8th Vietnam Summer School of Science held in Binh Dinh

The Rencontres du Vietnam, a non-profit organisation and an official partner of UNESCO, is organising the 8th Vietnam Summer School of Science (VSSS) at the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the central province of Binh Dinh.The event, held from November 28 – ...

Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia

New analysis of observed data and climate projections in the second edition of Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia, a joint report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Association of South-East Asian ...

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