14 localities cover basic doses of COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 12 -17 The Ministry of Health reported on December 27 that as many as 14 localities nationwide have fully covered the basic doses of COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 12-17. Meanwhile, 11,218,402 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered to people of this age group, including 7,346,621 first shots and 3,871,421 second ones. The coverage rates of at least one shot and two jabs are 80.7 percent and 42.5 percent of the total population in this age group, respectively, the ministry said. By region, the respective rates are 75.4 percent and 28.8 percent in the North; 69.2 percent and 26.7 percent in the central region; 80.1 percent and 6.6 percent in the Central Highlands; and 91.3 percent and 70.8 percent in the South. The localities that have fully covered the basic doses for people aged 12-17 are Ha Nam, Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang, Tay Ninh, Ben … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 29
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Planes at Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAAV) has decided to increase the frequency of international flights to Japan, Korea, Taipei (China) and Singapore. In its announcement about regular international flights sent to airlines, the CAAV said that the routes to Japan, Korea, Taipei (China) and Singapore increased to 14 flights per week per route, divided between four airlines including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways and Pacific Airlines. Specifically, for the Japan routes, Vietnam Airlines (VNA) operates seven flights per week, Vietjet Air (VJA) four, Bamboo Airlines two and Pacific Airlines one. The frequency of the Korean route is VNA with seven flights, Vietjet with five flights, and the remaining two airlines one flight each. The routes to Australia, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos will operate 10 flights per week. The routes to China and the US will operate four flights … [Read more...] about Vietnamese airlines increase frequency of flights to and from Asian destinations
The move is expected to reduce congestion at the shared border gates between the two countries in Lang Son and Quang Ninh after China has suspended imports of Vietnamese dragon fruits via two key border gates with Vietnam since December 29, 2021. Data of the General Department of Vietnam Customs shows that nearly 35 percent of Vietnamese dragon fruit exports to China went through border gates in Lao Cai. The lift of the ban resulted from multiple efforts made by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Vietnamese localities to work with the China side on the issue since then./. VNA … [Read more...] about China reopens one border gate for Vietnamese fresh fruits
The three-compartment stilt house consists of 8,726 planks of ca chit wood. Photo mytour.vn The unique architecture of stilt houses has been inextricably linked with Central Highland culture and tradition for thousands of years. Ethnic minorities in the region have built their houses with designs suitable to their customs and living habits. But there is one stilt house that perhaps stands out more than the others, in Đôn Village, Krong Na Commune, Buôn Đôn District, Đắk Lắk Province. The house reveals the secrets of a man they called "Elephant King", as well as the living environment of the Ê Đê, M'Nông and Lao people of more than a century ago. The stilt house has a reputation throughout Southeast Asia as the original residence of the most skilful elephant hunter in the region, a man famed for his ability to tame the mammalian colossi. It was Y Thu Knul (1828 -1938), the Đôn Village founder and elephant hunter, who publicly cleared and opened the land to build the village. … [Read more...] about Secrets of the Elephant King’s stilt house
Cranes unload cargo from a ship at Da Nang seaport. (Source: VNA) Da Nang (VNS/VNA) - Local property developer BRG Group and Japan’s Sumitomo Group have submitted investment proposals as part of their ongoing development of key infrastructure and logistics networks upgrades in the central city. The proposals were submitted during a meeting with the city's leaders as part of Da Nang's development towards becoming a 'smart' city. The city’s Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) said BRG and Sumitomo said they will strengthen logistics networks and the air and sea connections, to improve Da Nang’s resiliency and enhance economic growth. It said the two businesses are willing to jointly promote the Lien Chieu deep-sea port, Da Nang International Airport, logistics centre and seaport and airport connections. “It’s just a meeting in introducing the city’s capability and experience at investment promotion projects to key investors. The two investors have kept their eyes on … [Read more...] about BRG, Sumitomo to eye on Da Nang’s infrastructure projects
Hanoi plans to build three urban railway lines in the next five years. The planning of five urban railway routes was announced by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in 2006 along the six existing tramcar lines since 1900 and the railway through Hanoi since 1902. Urban railway lines extend in all directions, double the length. But after 100 years, trains of different kinds need to change. To carry more cargo and run faster, they need to be elevated or go underground. With old railway routes, townhouses were built as far as railways reached. Railway developers were allocated land alongside the railways to do business. As such, the city did not have to spend money to develop railways, while its revenue increased thanks to the tax collections. But with new railways routes, the city has no land to sell. It has to borrow money to buy trains, but has to sell tickets at low prices. Hanoi’s railway lines have shown low feasibility over the last 20 years of deployment. … [Read more...] about Which means of transport will Hanoians use in the next five years?
The frequency of regular international routes to France, Germany, the UK, and Russia could be expanded to 10 flights per week for one-way tickets applicable to all airlines of each side for each respective market. This is the latest proposal being made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) regarding the expansion of the scope and frequency of regular international flights. Most notably, the CAAV has requested that the Ministry of Transport grant permission to notify the aviation authorities of France, Germany, the UK, and Russia that airlines could potentially reopen regular international flights between Vietnam and these countries. The CAAV also made the suggestion of working with other countries and territories to decide on the operational frequency on the basis of market demand and in line with aviation agreements signed between Vietnam and other countries and territories. According to the initial assessment, travel demand to Vietnam from the European region will … [Read more...] about Proposal made to reopen regular flights to France, Germany, UK and Russia