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UNESCO mobilizes 122 countries to promote open science and reinforced cooperation in the face of COVID-19

On 30 March, UNESCO initiated an online Ministerial meeting “Covid-19 and Open Science” with the participation of 77 Ministers and representatives of Sciences and Technologies sector from 122 countries (including Viet Nam) to exchange on emergency response to Covid-19.Keep reading ...

UNESCO

Viet Nam shows how you can contain COVID-19 with limited resources

To date, Viet Nam has had no fatalities as a result of the pandemic. The government acted swiftly to suspend flights, shut schools and quarantine new arrivals.How does a nation with limited resources confront a global pandemic that has brought many developed countries’ healthcare systems ...

Sean Fleming

Viet Nam to go into 15-day nationwide social distancing to curb COVID-19

Viet Nam will begin nationwide social distancing within 15 days, starting 00:00 on April 1, with the principle of every household, village, commune, district and province going into self-isolation, according to the latest directive signed by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.Regarding the performance of self-isolation at home and ...

Vien Nhu

EU-Vietnam: Council gives final green light to free trade agreement

The European Council on March 30 adopted a decision on the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Vietnam. This decision clears the path, on the EU side, for the entry into force of the agreement.Once the Vietnamese National Assembly also ...

Teacher brings borderless classroom to ethnic students

An English language high school teacher in the northern province of Phú Thọ has been employing a “borderless classroom model” to connect her students with their international peers via Skype.29-year-old Hà Ánh Phượng from Hương Cần High School encourages her students to sign up for ...

Rapid growth forecast for solar rooftop energy industry

Technological advances, preferential credit policies and pricing incentives have set the stage for solar rooftop energy to become the next big thing in clean energy in Vietnam, according to industry insiders.As the number of solar farms surged in 2018-2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade ...

Focusing on effectively exploiting renewable energy sources

The exploitation and application of renewable energy (RE) to create electricity supply is now a common trend in many countries around the world, aiming to ensure energy security and sustainable development. It is also a solution to gradually eliminate power sources using traditional fuels that ...

Medical face masks can be reused with microwave method: expert

Used cloth masks and disposable medical masks can be reused if they are sprayed with disinfectant and microwaved at 800W for a minute, Dr. Doãn Ngọc Hải, director of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health has said. The institute has tested the standard ...

Joint support to fight drought and saltwater threat

International organisations and donors are supporting local people in the Mekong Delta strongly impacted by heavy droughts and saltwater intrusion.In the Mekong Delta, salt water is often going inland and then mixed with freshwater used for drinking and agriculture. As a result, water shortages are ...

Ngoc Van

Vietnam ranks 83rd in World Happiness Report 2020

Vietnam has been ranked 83rd out of 156 countries in the latest World Happiness Report 2020 released recently by the United Nations, up 11 places compared to last year.The special focus of the World Happiness Report 2020 was on the environment for happiness, which emphasizes more specifically ...

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