Daily Archives: March 17, 2020

UNDP assists Mekong Delta in drought response efforts

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed an agreement on March 17 to support the Mekong Delta’s response to drought and saltwater intrusio...

Vietnam’s agro-forestry faculty first appears on world university rankings

The agro-forestry faculty of Can Tho University was ranked first in Vietnam and in the 251-300 group of the QS World University Rankings by Subject.This is the first time Vietnam has a representative on the global rankings in the

Quang Nam fishermen enjoy bumper shrimp season

Fishermen in coastal communes of Duy Hai and Duy Nghia in the central province of Quang Nam are happy with the ongoing bumper ruoc bien (sea shrimp)-season, as a fishing boat can earn a few million of dong per

Youngsters make video to spread COVID-19 information to minorities

A video clip by two young people is helping members of the Mong ethnic minority learn about COVID-19, providing accurate and useful information to prevent the spread of the virus.In the 15 minute-clip called Kab Mob Coronavirus – COVID-19

Further fee reductions to promote cashless payments amid COVID-19

The fees for fast interbank fund transfers will be cut for the second time this year to promote cashless payments amid the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS) announced on March 16.Specifically,

Provinces close tourist sites to prevent COVID-19

Several provinces and cities across the country have temporarily closed tourist sites to prevent the spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).The northern province of Thai Binh on March 16 decided t...

COVID-19: Vietnam able to meet demand for face masks

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has affirmed that Vietnam, as a leading garment exporter, is able to meet demand for face masks of people in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.During a meeting with the Ministry

COVID-19: passengers from ASEAN countries subject to compulsory quarantine

Citizens of ASEAN countries or those from other countries who have stayed or transited ASEAN member states within 14 days before the date of their entry into Vietnam will be subject to compulsory concentrated quarantine for 14 days since

COVID-19: Vietnam Airlines prepares two scenarios if Europe closes airspace

Vietnam Airlines said on March 17 that the national flag carrier is waiting for the outcomes of a meeting between European Union members to make a decision on its flight schedule between Vietnam and Europe.The carrier has made two

Embassy supports students in Russia amidst COVID-19 outbreak

The Vietnamese Embassy in Russia has kept a close watch on developments of COVID-19 and asked Vietnamese students to stay vigilant against the disease, an official has said.According to First Secretary Ly Tien Hung of the education section under