Category Archives: News

Foreign press hails Vietnam’s efforts in COVID-19 fight

 The relentless efforts by the Vietnamese Government and people in the fight against COVID-19 over the recent past have been recognised many newspapers and experts around the world. The US’ New York Times posted an article on March 27 saying:

Top leader calls for solidarity against COVID-19

 Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen PhuTrong on March 30 appealed to compatriots, comrades and soldiers nationwide and overseas Vietnamese to stay united intheir will and actions in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The leader made the call

Unilever Vietnam launches initiative to protect community from COVID-19 pandemic

 Unilever Vietnam on March 30 announced its “Stay Strong Vietnam” initiative, a wide-ranging set of measures to support the community and people in the fight against the COVID-19. Unilever has committed 50 billion VND (2.1 million USD) to partner with

Top legislator calls on AIPA member states to jointly protect ASEAN against COVID-19

 National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is also the Chair of the 41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41), on March 30 sent a letter to heads ofthe organisation’s members, calling for their engagement in the

NA Chairwoman’s letter to AIPA members’ heads

 National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is also the Chair of the 41st General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41), has called on the organisation’s members to join hands in COVID-19 fight. Following is the full text

Vietnam to declare nationwide COVID-19 epidemic

 Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc agreed to declare the nationwide COVID-19 epidemic while chairing a meeting of the cabinet in Hanoi on March 30. Given the complex developments of the disease, the leader order the maintenance of the “magic speed” in

New species of toad discovered in Cao Bang

 Vietnamese and German scientists have discovered a new species of Megophrys toad in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang, according to the Nhan Dan newspaper. The discovery of the Cao Bang Spadefoot Toad (Vietnamese name: “Coc mat Cao Bang”)

Reference exchange rate continues to go down at week’s beginning

 The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,230 VND per USD on March 30, down 5 VND from the last working day of previous week (March 27). With the current trading band of +/-3 percent,

Rice cultivation must ensure domestic supply in spite of difficulties

 In spite of challenges caused by saline intrusion and COVID-19, rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta must ensure domestic supply and take opportunities for export, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le QuocDoanh. At a recent online conference

Hanoi’s CPI rises 5.23 percent in Q1

 The consumer price index (CPI) of Hanoi in the first quarter of 2020 increased by 5.23 percent against the same period last year, according to the municipal Statistics Office. In March, the city’s CPI decreased 0.89 percent against the previous