Monthly Archives: June 2020

Hot weather to continue scorching northern and central Vietnam

Extreme heat has put northern-central provinces from ThanhHoa to Quang Tri at risk of forest fires.   According to the National Centre for Hydro-Metreologogical Forecasting, hot weather is set to scorch northern and northern-central provinces this week with temperatures from

Hanoi devises two growth scenarios for H2

Hanoi’s authorities have devised two growth scenarios for the remaining six months of the year.   In the first and also the most optimistic one, the capital city could achieve a growth rate of 5.9 percent, 1.3 times higher than

Mid-term rural, agricultural survey to begin on July 1

A mid-term survey on rural areas and agriculture will be carried out in Vietnam’s 63 cities and provinces from July 1, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced.   The survey will see direct interviews with households engaged in the

Japanese retailer presents aid to Vietnamese students, practitioners

The AEON 1% Club Foundation under Japan’s AEON Co. presented 5 million JPY (46,000 USD) to Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam on June 30 in support of Vietnamese students and practitioners hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.   At

Southeast region boosts tourism linkages

Travel linkages between regions in the country are vital to realise the tourism potential of localities and contribute to efforts to rejuvenate the tourism industry, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.   Tourism cooperation and linkages between regions

Son La: Two men caught with four bricks of heroin

  Two men have been arrested in the northern mountainous province of Son La by local police for drug trafficking.   Giang A Va, 30, from Nam Ty, Son La’s Song Ma district, and Lau A Cu, 23, from Xa

Vietnam, Czech Republic step up tourism cooperation

  The Czech – Vietnam Tourism Forum was held in Prague on June 30, as part of activities to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and step up tourism cooperation following the COVID-19 pandemic.   Speaking at

Number of patents in Vietnam up 56 percent

The number of patents has increased by 56.7 percent in the first five months of this year compared to the same period last year.   DinhHuu Phi, Director-General of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam, revealed the number

Forestry sector focuses on creating high-yield trees

Scientific research and technology transfer for the forestry sector in the 2021-2030 period will focus on the hybridisation of new varieties, giving priority to planting high-yield, good-quality and pest-and-disease preventive capable tree varieties, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural

Vietnam calls on int’l community to maintain humanitarian aid for Syria

Ambassador Dang DinhQuy, head of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, has called on the international community to continue providing humanitarian aid for Syria and emphasised the necessity for a consensus on the humanitarian aid issue.   Addressing the