Hanoi (VNA) – Pandemic-hit localities must ensure sufficient reserves of materials for timely COVID-19 tests, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered at a recent meeting of the permanent cabinet members on the fight against the pandemic. The government leader spoke highly of the National Steering Committee on the fight, the Ministry of Health and localities for their efforts, and praised collective and individual donors for their contributions to Da Nang city and Quang Nam province in the central region. However, he also asked officials and administrations of the localities hit by the pandemic to mobilise all the resources in the all-out effort to keep the outbreak at the lowest level. The People’s Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities must bear the responsibility on the application of measures in the localities and the strengthening of anti-pandemic measures, PM Phuc stressed. He called on all the people to wear a face mask at public places and in the … [Read more...] about PM orders localities to prepare sufficient materials for COVID-19 tests
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Nguyen Quoc Ky, chairman of leading tourism company Vietravel, said that leaving the market will make it almost impossible to come back. Companies need to do all they can to survive and to keep their brands alive, otherwise they will have no chance when the situation improves, he said. … [Read more...] about Second Covid-19 wave tougher for business: corporate leaders
Many people around the two plants in Van Duong 1 and Van Duong 2 villages said that they have no problem with the city’s economic development policy. However, the serious pollution caused by the two plants makes them angry. The majority of them wanted to stay in their localities, asking the city to remove the two plants out of the area. Huynh Van Tan, General Director of the Dana-Italy company, highlighted the need for a roadmap for the removal of the plants with proper resettlement and financial plans. … [Read more...] about Solutions to Da Nang steel plants’ pollution to be given by March 5
According to Euromonitor, tea and coffee chains in Vietnam have revenue of $1 billion a year, but mid- and high-end chains only make up 15-20 percent. According to Euromonitor, tea and coffee chains in Vietnam have revenue of $1 billion a year, but mid- and high-end chains only make up 15-20 percent. … [Read more...] about High-end brands target mid, low-end market to offset revenue losses
Somewhere in the next months, it will be Hoi An’s turn to cop the floods and days of waiting for our clothes to dry in humidity. It’s amazing how used to it I’ve become. Riding with my feet planted up near the handle bars in knee-deep water is sort of fun and immaturely makes me pleased with myself at sixty-two for still being able to lift my feet in a spritely fashion. And boasting to drenched, bedraggled tourists stumbling into a café from a sudden downpour, ‘Hah! This is nothing! Wait until November!’ does have a certain perverse satisfaction. … [Read more...] about Is it raining yet?