According to Commander of the Vietnam Border Guard Command Lieutenant General Le Duc Thai, border troops have synchronously carried out combat readiness plan for the lunar New Year 2022 and have well practiced responding to possible scenarios. Apart from that, border guard agencies and units have effectively conducted the “Spring in border areas warms people’s hearts” program and other social activities. They have also paid special attention to taking care of troops. In particular, border guard units, posts, and stations have ensured logistic supplies and hosted various cultural activities for troops before the lunar New Year. Having listened to General Thai’s report, Deputy Defense Minister Le Huy Vinh asked the force to continue embracing resolutions and directives of the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense, pay attention to protecting political security in border areas, and be ready to deal with circumstances. While visiting the Vietnam Coast Guard … [Read more...] about Deputy Defense Minister visits units prior to lunar New Year
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A series of big gold and US dollar smuggling cases with a high number of involved subjects are under investigation. Muoi Tuong (right). The southern province of An Giang has a 100 kilometer border with Cambodia, two international border gates, and many trails which can be exploited by criminals, especially smugglers. Smuggling gold and US dollars is the choice of many, since they are easy to hide and transport, and can bring huge profits. Gold, US dollars pile up An Giang Police Agency, under the command of Colonel Dinh Van Noi, caught Nguyen Thanh Binh, 57, in Long Xuyen City and Trang Kien Tuong, 46, in Chau Doc City trading smuggled gold. This is a result of a campaign of fighting against gold smuggling across the border with Cambodia. On the evening of the same day, the police executed an emergency search warrant at Phuoc Quang Gold Shop on Nguyen Trai Street in Long Xuyen City, and two other locations which have relations with Binh and Cuong. They seized … [Read more...] about Gold, US dollar smuggling produces a stir in Mekong Delta
Exhibits are displayed at the musem Antiquities, documents, and images related to ancient shipwrecks in the central coast of Vietnam are currently being kept at the Quang Ngai General Museum and collectors in the province to introduce them to visitors as a part of the treasure trove of ancient shipwrecks. These are the ancient ships of Cu Lao Cham in the Central Province of Quang Nam, the ancient ships of Binh Chau 1, Binh Chau 2 in Quang Ngai, the ancient ships of Binh Dinh in the Central Province of Binh Dinh and the ancient ships of Binh Thuan in the South-Central Province of Binh Thuan. The ancient ship Cu Lao Cham was discovered near Cu Lao Cham Island in Quang Nam Province’s Hoi An City, the ship lay at a depth of 70-72m below the sea surface, the rest of the boat has a body length of 29.4m, a width of 7.2m including 19 cavities. Excavation of the ancient ship Cu Lao Cham was conducted in two phases collecting more than 255,000 artifacts such as Chinese copper coins, … [Read more...] about Quang Ngai General Museum displaying 300 antiques
International and local employers in various sectors across Vietnam are expecting a boost in hiring in the first two quarters of 2022 as the economy is gradually recovering, according to the newly launched Vietnam Employment Outlook Survey of ManpowerGroup Vietnam. A jobseeker (seated, R) has an interview at a job fair, which was co-organized by the Center for Youth Employment Services and Go Vap District, HCMC, last year. – Photo: VNA The survey found that up to 93% of the surveyed companies have recovered from the pandemic, with 50% or more activity having recovered, while only 7% said that their business operations remained affected or suspended. After experiencing four pandemic outbreaks, Vietnamese businesses have adapted and responded flexibly to achieve the dual goals of effective disease prevention and economic development. Most recently, the World Bank said in the Economic Update for Vietnam that “Vietnam’s economic recovery is likely to accelerate in … [Read more...] about Employers report steady and strong hiring outlook for H1
HCMC has 88 Omicron variant infection cases so far Deputy Director of HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC) Nguyen Hong Tam reported that the city has recorded 88 cases of Omicron variant, including 5 community ones. “All 5 community cases are related to one patient coming from the US as informed before. No more new community cases have been detected so far. Among the 88 Omicron cases, 7 have mild symptoms like mild fever, chills, sore throat”, said the Deputy Director. In addition, the pandemic status of HCMC lately has gradually become more positive, with only 138 new cases and 6 deaths on January 23. This is the third week that HCMC has stayed green – the safest zone. HCDC warns that all residents in the city strictly observe the 5K rules to protect themselves against all Covid-19 variants, especially when Tet Holiday is coming and people normally move around a lot. Viet Nam welcomes 8,500 int’l visitors since resuming tourism As of January 23, over … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 25
Over the past five years, USAID has been working closely with Vietnam to foster collective action by local actors. Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam Ann Marie Yastishock on January 28 affirmed that the organization is always willing to help Vietnam fulfill its commitments made at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). “USAID applauds the commitments made by Vietnam’s Prime Minister at COP26, and we are ready to support Vietnam to reach these important goals,” Yastishock said at a signing ceremony on addressing the complex challenges of climate change and environmental pollution through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU was signed by USAID’s Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) Le Cong Thanh in Hanoi on January 28. USAID Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock (left) and Deputy Minister … [Read more...] about USAID willing to support Vietnam to fulfill its COP26 commitments
Another year! You survived one more rotation of the earth! And you’re still in one piece! Today is a great one to celebrate regardless of the condition of your bank account, love life or job – you are still alive! Amazing, isn’t it! Yayyy! I know you are feeling okay because you’re actually able to read this. If you are still hung over from New Year’s Eve, sleeping it off or passed out in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, clearly you have no idea what I’m writing about. Eggs, bacon and one Bloody Mary, please! I wonder what do vegans use for a hang-over cure? So what’s in store for 2019? Well, for expats, more visa runs. For the Viet Kieu, more haggling over new hotel construction contracts and for the locals, time to start a new business! Probably a shop selling the same thing as the other fifty shops in the same street. At least Vietnamese are optimists! Depends on how you want to look at it… are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you read a lot of fake news? Is your life … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day…Here we go again!