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Vietnam should not be criticized for slow pace of vaccinations: FPT official

Some people have criticized the Government for being slow in vaccinating its people. To date, only nearly 1 percent of population has been vaccinated, a figure which is lower than Laos and Cambodia.The countries running vaccination programs can be classified into four groups. Vietnam is ...

Do Cao Bao

Việt Nam aims to shift to circular economy: minister

Việt Nam is working to shift from a linear economy to a circular economy based on the three pillars of designing and prolonging material lifespan, reducing waste and emissions, and restoring the ecological system, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà has said.The MoNRE is ...

Vietnam's latest coronavirus wave has peaked, says number-cruncher

A mathematician says Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 wave has peaked late last month as evidenced by successful coronavirus containment results in the country’s heaviest hit localities.Dr Nguyen Le Anh, a former lecturer at the Military Technical Academy, said the pandemic’s trajectory in Vietnam is following the ...

Thuy Quynh, Le Cam

Measures enhanced to protect biodiversity resources

Vietnam is known as one of the countries with high biodiversity in the world. The rich and diverse natural ecosystems are an important source of capital for the sustainable development of many economic sectors in the country. However, the risk of biodiversity degradation is increasing ...

Trung Nguyen, Le Hong

Việt Nam launches the first programme on child protection online

Việt Nam has for the first time launched a national programme to protect children online in an attempt to make the internet a healthy and safe place for children to learn, socialise and express themselves. Specifically, the programme focuses on supplying children with age-appropriate knowledge ...

Promoting recycling market for domestic solid waste

The market for domestic solid waste and recycled products from domestic solid waste has been formed in Vietnam, thereby, creating added value from solid waste while contributing to enhancing the management of domestic solid waste.In previous decades, domestic solid waste management policy often aimed to ...

Vietnam’s successes in sequencing coronavirus genomes without int’l reference genome

Vietnamese scientists at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) have successfully built a technological process for sequencing the SARS-CoV-2 virus using the new generation sequencing machine PacBio Sequel.The successful application of the PacBio Sequel system’s long-sequencing technique to the SARS-CoV-2 virus opens up ...

Vietnam may grant emergency license for locally-made Covid-19 vaccine

Soon after the phase 3 trial, Vietnam may consider emergency licensing for Nanocovax, a made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine.Nanocovax vaccine will be tested at local centers with about 13,000 participants, aged 18-75. As planned, about 1,000 volunteers will be injected with the vaccine this week. Through two ...

Thuy Hanh

Hanoi to close airport to int’l arrivals amid resurgence of COVID-19

Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport will stop welcoming passengers from abroad from June 1 amid rising COVID-19 infections in the capital.The suspension will last until June 7, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said in an urgent dispatch sent to airlines, the Southern and Northern Airports ...

Green Climate Fund offers over US$30 million to strengthen Vietnam’s climate change resilience

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a signing ceremony in Hanoi on May 28 for a project to enhance Vietnam’s climate change resilience, with non-refundable aid worth US$30.2 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).The ...

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