Daily Archives: August 8, 2020

Vietnamese Embassy in US presents face masks to Maryland state

  The Embassy of Vietnam in the US presented 10,000 face masks to Maryland state during a ceremony held on August 7.   At the handover ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc voiced his hope that the

Provinces support Quang Nam to battle against COVID-19

The northern province of PhuTho and BinhDinh province in the central region on August 8 sent medical workers to the central province of Quang Nam to support its fight against COVID-19.   The delegation from PhuTho comprised 18 doctors and

Over 340 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Australia

More than 340 Vietnamese citizens were flown home safely from Australia on August 7 on a flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.   The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, representative agencies in Australia and the carrier, together with

Database sharing important to developing e-government

Database sharing between management agencies at both central and local levels is key to the process of developing e-government, experts have said.   The Ministry of Information and Communications is compiling an e-government development strategy, with services a pillar in

NA Standing Committee to convene 47th meeting next week

The 47th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) will take place at the NA Building in Hanoi from August 10-12.   NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will attend and deliver an opening speech. Ngan and vice chairpersons

Congratulations to Singapore on National Day

Top leaders of Vietnam have extended congratulations to leaders of Singapore on the country’s 55th National Day (August 9).   Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen PhuTrong sent a letter of congratulations to Singaporean President HalimahYacob.   Prime Minister

PM Nguyen XuanPhuc’s message on ASEAN’s anniversary

  Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc has delivered a message on the occasion of the 53rd founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the 25th anniversary of Vietnam’s admission to the bloc. Following is a translation

Foreign firms to gain greater footing in petrol retail market

New policies are in the making to allow foreign firms to gain greater footing in Vietnam’s petrol retail market, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).   Government Decision 83/2014/ND-CP, for the first time, considers giving the green

HCM City suggested to collect infrastructure fees at ports

  Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport has recommended that the People’s Committee should collect infrastructure fees at ports to fund improvements to their facilities.   The volume of cargo handled by them is growing at 5 percent a

Dozens of tonnes of Vietnamese longan enter Australia over past few weeks

Dozens of tonnes of Vietnamese longans have been exported to Australia and distributed in the states of South Australia and Western Australia over the past few weeks.   The most recent was the shipment of 7.5 tonnes of longans from