Monthly Archives: December 2020

Vietnam exports over 1.7 million tonnes of coffee in 2020

Vietnam gained 2.7 billion USD from shipping an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of coffee abroad in 2020, accounting for over 10 percent of the world’s coffee value and 18 percent of the market share, according to the Ministry of Agriculture

All of imported frozen food samples in HCM City negative for SARS-CoV-2

The tests of all of the 100 samples of imported frozen food in Ho Chi Minh City have turned out negative for the corona virus SARS-CoV-2, the municipal Food Safety Management Authority said on Wednesday. The testing was carried out

Hanoi to build second waste-to-energy plant

Hanoi plans to build the second waste-to-energy plant on the outskirts to serve the capital city’s garbage treatment. Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh requested departments, sectors and the People’s Committee of Son Tay town to create

Hanoi metro test run goes ‘relatively well’: authorities

The test run of Hanoi’s first metro line has been completed, and it will be handed over to city authorities next quarter for commercial operation. Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The said on Wednesday that a 20-day trial including safety

Da Nang Festival – Welcome New Year 2021 boosts tourism recovery

The Da Nang Festival – Welcome New Year 2021 kicked off at Asia Park in the central city of Da Nang on Wednesday evening. The festival aims to revitalise tourism amid the new normal so as to ensure the twin

Services on National Public Service Portal now number 2,700

The number of services provided via the National Public Service Portal has reached 2,700, said a Wednesday conference to review the first year of operation of the portal. The portal was launched last December with 8 services. As of Wednesday,

UK ratifies post-Brexit agreement with EU

The UK Parliament on Wednesday quickly approved the post-Brexit agreement signed with the EU last Thursday, just one day before the Brexit transition ends. The agreement will take effect at 11pm London time. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this is

WHO urges fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to all

The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged countries to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are made available to people at risk everywhere, not just in rich nations. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, appealed for 4 billion USD to buy COVID-19 vaccines

Vietnam Social Security provides public services online

The Vietnam Social Security department now provides level-4 public services online in all social insurance sectors. Fee payment and return of results can be done online, in person, or by post. Services on the Vietnam Social Security web portal at

75th anniversary of first National Assembly election celebrated in Vinh Long

 National Assembly deputies for Vinh Long province celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first National Assembly election on January 6, 1946. At a ceremony on Wednesday, the delegates reviewed the National Assembly’s performance this tenure and over the past 75 years,