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Low immunity rate, varying vaccine efficacy concerns behind Vietnam’s cautious approach to 'vaccine passports'

Director General of the General Department of Preventive Medicine Dang Quang Tan has mentioned three reasons for Vietnam not yet accepting “vaccine passports”.First, COVID-19 vaccines, he said, only reduce the seriousness of diseases when people are infected, while travel recommendations for vaccinated people have not ...

Vietnam to pilot small-scale vaccine passport

Vietnam is considering piloting vaccine passports at tourist sites and some golf courses, according to Dr. Dang Quang Tan, director of the Preventive Medicine Department at the Ministry of Health.Mr. Tan said that, following the direction of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health as ...

Mekong Delta long-term future relying on renewables

The latest draft of the country’s Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) puts focus on renewable energy development – however, the Mekong Delta should see more attention in the development of renewables to protect its assets in the long run.In the view of Le Anh Tuan – ...

Vietnam officially approves online schooling

Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training has just authorized online classes to support or replace face-to-face teaching and learning. According to a new circular issued by the ministry, the school principals can decide on whether to organize online classes to support or replace face-to-face instruction ...

Climate resilience scheme for urban areas approved

The Prime Minister has approved a scheme for climate resilience development in urban areas in the next 10 years. The scheme, which begins this year, focuses on responding to climate change and reasonable use of natural resources to upgrade and develop urban areas, as well ...

Vietnam aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rice sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development last week held the first workshop on the implementation of Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the rice sector. The workshop was organised in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Climate Technology Center and Network ...

Vietnam to have national water resource monitoring system by 2030

Vietnam has set a goal of building and maintaining a national water resource monitoring system and another system to forecast flooding, drought, saltwater intrusion and rising sea water level by 2030. It was set in the master plan on basic investigation on water resources till ...

STEM teaching does not need high level of funding: official

Many schools complain they don’t have money to organize STEM education but the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) says STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) does not always require a lot of money.Director of MOET’s Secondary Education Department Nguyen Xuan Thanh said at a ...

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New phase on horizon for solar power development

Vietnam, a rising star in Asia in solar power development, is to slash feed-in tariffs for rooftop solar installations this month, hoping to release some of the pressure on the national power grid that was exacerbated by the previous generous tariff that lasted until the ...

Third conference held to discuss sustainable development of Mekong Delta

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc talked about a new strategic viewpoint involving eight “Gs” on the development of the Mekong Delta while chairing a conference in Can Tho city on March 13. Eight “Gs” include: “giao thong” (traffic), “giao duc” (education), “giang” (rivers), “gan” (connecting), “giau” ...

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