Hanoi (VNA) – The Australia-based website Eastasiaforum.org on May 28 ran an article titled “Vietnam’s COVID-19 political gains” affirming that Vietnam has earned international accolades as one of the successful countries in Asia to contain the coronavirus. According to the author, Vietnam may win more than international praise, especially in political terms. The country has been highly transparent in its response to the crisis through broadcasting regularly on television and keeping its citizens updated on the pandemic via text messages, the article wrote, adding that national media is being inundated with public praise over the effectiveness of government and the Party. It affirmed that the effectiveness of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped boost the country’s prestige in the international arena. With only a fraction of the healthcare budget of other successful countries, the performance of … [Read more...] about Vietnam among most successful Asian countries in containing coronavirus: Foreign media
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Tokyo (VNA) – Sakai, a leading prestigious newspaper in Japan’s Kansai region, recently carried an article expressing trust in Vietnam’s success in its ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020. The article pointed to challenges facing Vietnam this year, including the widespread impacts of the COVID-19, protectionism, competition between powerhouses, and complicated developments in the East Sea. However, it said that Vietnam will overcome all difficulties to fulfil its role, given its experience of working as the ASEAN Chair in 2010 and the successful organisation of the East Asia Summit. The article suggested Vietnam share its experience in disease response with other countries. An expanded conference with the participation of big countries will not only benefit Vietnam, but also contribute to stabilising security in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region at large. The article said that 2020 is the year for ASEAN member states to reaffirm the central role of ASEAN. It … [Read more...] about Japan newspaper weighs Vietnam’s opportunities, challenges in 2020
Comprised of over 700,000 businesses of various sizes, the private economic sector last year ultimately made up approximately 42% of the country’s gross domestic product and employed up to 80% of the national labour force. Indeed, many private investors such as Sungroup, Vingroup, and BRG have been able to develop well-known brands in a market that is largely associated with large projects through utilising modern technology in both production and business. … [Read more...] about Vietnam strives to effectively attract private investment
In Cambodia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng asked the administration in localities that border Thailand to increase professional measures at border checkpoints to prevent Cambodian workers from entering Thailand, which will shut its border until June 30 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29
The wild discounting of accommodations is a trend we’re seeing particularly with Hoi An homestays and budget accommodations. This is helping local businesses bring in basic income. When it comes to 4- and 5-star resorts and hotels, the trend of discounting is also a good way to attract domestic travelers, though this could lead to a reduction in service quality as businesses work to keep costs under control. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?