Vietnam Latest News on 15/10/2021

Vietnamese tennis ace advances to quarterfinals of Egypt tournament

15/10/2021 13:28

Ly Hoang Nam continued his fine form by advancing to the quarterfinals of M15 Sharm El Sheikh after defeating an Italian opponent Thursday. -

Nam, 781st in world rankings, faced Francesco Vilardo (766th). The Vietnamese star started strong and exploded with power to quickly end the first set with a 6-0 win.

According to plan, Nam will stay in Egypt to compete in the multiple M15 tournaments from October to November.

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Quang Binh mulls fostering cooperation with RoK

15/10/2021 19:50

A webinar to bolster cooperation between the central coastal province of Quang Binh and the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held on October 15.

At the event, head of the Department of Foreign Affairs for Provinces at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Tran Thanh Huan said the ministry and the Embassy of RoK in Vietnam together with RoK partners have organised various events to bolster cooperation between the two countries at large and Quang Binh and the RoK in particular.

At the event, participants also discussed economic recovery plans, investment trends of RoK firms, advantages of Quang Binh’s business climate and incentives for foreign firms, outstanding tourism products and prioritised tourism projects, among others./.

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Milena Smit, Lorde appear in Cong Tri crotcheted gowns

15/10/2021 19:00

Spanish actress Milena Smit was named among the best-dressed stars for her Cong Tri gown, while Lorde appeared in one of his crocheted creations during a TV show. -

In the list of top 11 best-dressed stars this week voted for by fashion magazine Vogue, Smit was in first position after wearing Tri’s black gown at New York Film Festival on Oct. 8.

Lorde, 24, became famous after her EP "Royals" was released in 2013. The hit helped her gain the first rank on Billboard Hot 100, New Zealand’s Top 40, and many other international charts.

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Two more domestic air routes to be resumed in October

15/10/2021 00:20

HCM CITY — The Ministry of Transport has decided to restart flights on two more routes: HCM City-Cà Mau, and Hà Nội-Điện Biên.

Before this the ministry had approved 38 flights daily between October 10 and 20, including 13 from HCM City, and one from Hanoi to HCM City and Đà Nẵng.

All passengers are also required to furnish negative COVID tests done within 72 hours before the flight. — VNS

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British lawmaker stabbed to death at voter meeting in church

15/10/2021 22:33

A British lawmaker was stabbed to death on Friday in a church by a 25-year-old man who lunged at him at a meeting with voters from his constituency, knifing him repeatedly in an attack which politicians described as an assault on democracy.

David Amess, a 69-year-old lawmaker from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, was attacked at around midday at a meeting at the red-brick Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London.

"Absolutely devastating news about Sir David Amess. He was hugely kind and good," she said on Twitter. "An enormous animal lover and a true gent. This is so completely unjust."

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Vinachem to divest from four subsidiaries this year

15/10/2021 22:53

HÀ NỘI — Vietnam National Chemical Group (Vinachem) will continue to withdraw its capital from four subsidiaries in 2021.

This is part of its plan to restructure the group for 2021-25 period submitted to Commission for the Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC).

In the first nine months of this year, Vinachem revenue reached around VNĐ37.12 trillion ($1.64 billion), up 26 per cent compared to the same period of 2020. — VNS

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Deputy Foreign Minister holds phone talks with Canadian official

15/10/2021 22:31

NDO/VNA – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung on October 15 held phone talks with the Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Canadian Prime Minister, David Morrison, to discuss ways to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dung conveyed Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s congratulations to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party on their victory in the general election on September 20.

On regional and global issues of shared concern, including the East Sea/South China Sea issue, they highlighted the observance of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and agreed to continue close cooperation at regional and international multilateral forums.

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Việt Nam Pavilion impressed international visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

15/10/2021 08:35

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai complex impressed international visitors with 800 nón lá (conical hats) hanging at the front of their display and miniatures of 18 pieces created by renowned Vietnamese contemporary artists.

The pavilion is located in the ‘Opportunity’ themed area with a total area of 850sq.m spread over three floors, two of which are for exhibition activities and the third, a VIP and office area.

On October 12, monochord artist Lệ Giang collaborated with traditional Middle Eastern band and male singer Aseel Abu Baker at Jalsat Music Night, one of the top art shows of EXPO 2020 which received a lot of attention from the international media and audience. VNS

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Bamboo Airways opens Hà Nội-Điện Biên route

15/10/2021 11:06

ĐIỆN BIÊN — The first Bamboo Airways flight from Hà Nội landed at Điện Biên Phủ airport in the northern border province of Điện Biên on Thursday, marking the official launch of Bamboo Airways' Hà Nội-Điện Biên route.

The airline operates three return flights a week on the route using Embraer 190 aircraft. The flight frequency will gradually increase depending on actual travel demand.

He unveiled that the carrier will launch a direct route linking the province and HCM City in December, serving surging travel demand during the holidays. — VNS

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US awards grant to AMI AC Renewables to construct energy storage pilot project in Việt Nam

15/10/2021 15:38

HÀ NỘI — The US Consulate General in HCM City on Friday awarded a US$2.96 million grant to AMI AC Renewables to construct a battery energy storage system pilot project in Việt Nam.

The project will use cutting-edge American technology and equipment to demonstrate how advanced energy storage can reduce power losses and help Việt Nam integrate greater renewable energy into its power system. It will be built and integrated into a 50MW Solar Farm operated by AMI AC Renewables in Khánh Hòa Province.

Energy storage is the key to unlock the potential of renewables and is a vital component of the energy transition. The project comes after a study funded by the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to examine the feasibility of deploying advanced energy storage technologies in Việt Nam. — VNS

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Digital transformation requires changes in not only technology but also mindset: minister

15/10/2021 09:51

NDO/VNA – Digital transformation comes with both the transformation of technologies and changes in mindset, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said in his closing remarks at the ITU Digital World 2021 on October 14 evening.

The minister highlighted the world’s shared goal and mission of connecting people by 2030, noting that it is almost impossible as nearly half of the global population remains offline.

They also discussed the role of government services in promoting digital transformation, and solutions to help citizens equip themselves with digital skills that satisfy requirements of a digital future, along with coordination between the Government, industries and relevant organisations to reduce digital inequality, ensuring that no one is left behind.

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Bad debt trading platform to start operation

15/10/2021 08:34

HÀ NỘI — The bad debt trading floor of Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) is set to begin operation today (October 15).

Nguyễn Trọng Du, Deputy Chief Inspector of State Bank of Việt Nam said the major tasks of the floor are to provide consultancy services in debt and asset trading and act as an intermediary to arrange the sales of bad debt and collateral for bad debts among relevant parties.

VAMC believes this exchange will offer new services to effectively deal with bad debts, foster the development of a bad debt market and enhance the role of VAMC as the center of the market. — VNS

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Disasters cause economic losses of 1-1.5 percent of GDP annually

15/10/2021 11:23

Over the past 30 years, natural disasters in Vietnam cause the death or missing of nearly 400 people along with economic losses of about 1-1.5 percent of GDP each year.

The information was released at a recent ceremony held by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control to celebrate International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management (ADDM).

Vietnam highly values and hopes that countries, organisations and international friends continue to accompany and support Vietnam in early access to advanced science and technology, and resources to promptly respond and quickly overcome impacts and consequences of natural disasters./.

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Seminar seeks to improve firms’ role in climate change response

15/10/2021 19:26

A seminar on promoting the involvement of pioneering enterprises in natural disaster prevention and control, and response to climate change and epidemics was held in Hanoi on October 15.

Co-organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), the event aimed to respond to International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (October 13) in order to review the impacts of natural disasters, climate change and epidemics on Vietnamese businesses, as well as policy impacts on the role of enterprises in the field.

Since the beginning of this year, calamities have left more than 100 dead and injured, collapsed hundreds of houses and damaged 8,000 houses across the country, he added./.

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Military attacks may jeopardise peace efforts in Yemen: Vietnamese diplomat

15/10/2021 10:58

Vietnam has called on relevant sides in Yemen to end all military actions, resume dialogue, and cooperate with the special envoy of the United Nations to work out a comprehensive political solution.

Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on October 14 to discuss the recent situation in Yemen, Nguyen Phuong Tra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, expressed her concern over the military escalation in Yemen and condemned the October 8 attack on the convoy of Yemeni government officials in Aden city, as well as the ones on civilian targets in Saudi Arabia.

They condemned attacks on civilian targets and civilians in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, appealing for the protection of civilians and stressing the necessity to maintain stable finance for humanitarian assistance in Yemen./.

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Regional countries extends preventative measures to combat COVID-19

15/10/2021 22:16

The administration of Cambodia's Phnom Penh capital on the evening of October 14 continued extending administrative measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from October 15 to 28.

This decision has dimmed the hopes for reopening of non-essential businesses such as bars and massage parlors, even though Phnom Penh is a city with a high rate of vaccination. Business and occupational activities with a high risk of COVID-19 infection such as cinemas, karaoke bars, nightclubs, and other forms of entertainment continue to be suspended for an additional 14 days. However, the number of people meeting in group increase from 15 to 50 people in some cases.

Meanwhile, small-scale PPKM is deployed simultaneously in all areas, down to the household cluster and residential group level, has proven effective in reducing COVID-19 cases./.

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Typhoon Kompasu weakens, warnings on torrential rain, flash floods, landslides remain in place

14/10/2021 14:50

HÀ NỘI — Typhoon Kompasu weakened into a tropical low-pressure system on Thursday morning before making landfall in central provinces from Thanh Hoá to Hà Tĩnh.

However, warnings of torrential rain, flash floods and landslides remain in place for the northern region as well as provinces from Thanh Hoá to Quảng Bình.

The centre forecast that the cold spell would intensify on Saturday, causing temperatures to fall further. — VNS

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The Spanish designer with great love for Hanoi passes away

15/10/2021 17:25

Hanoi-based Spanish designer Diego Chula died while designing a brocade collection for the fashion show titled “Vietnam’s National Day”, which will be on stage on December 30 at Vietnam Pavilion - Dubai Expo 2020.

The renowned designer who won the heart of fashion lovers in Vietnam passed away on October 13 at the age of 49, of a heart stroke.

Designer Vu Viet Ha, a Diego’s long-time close friend expressed grief over the loss. “Diego is very thoughtful, always generous to his friends. Like a passionate talented Mozaic artist, he assembles the pieces of brocade and silk into costumes, turning them into artworks”, he mourned on his Facebook profile.

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Tourism sector will resume activities in safety: Deputy PM

15/10/2021 07:32

HÀ NỘI Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has said that when tourism activities resume, they will resume safely. Between now and the end of the year tourism will be gradually reintroduced across the country.

The Deputy Prime Minister said that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will issue guidelines that allow for adaption to any developing situation. The authorities will mobilise enough resources to deal with the ongoing threat.

The ministry also asked the Government to consider promoting the pilot scheme with favourable policies, like visa or visa fee exemptions. VNS

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Vietnamese artworks on display at prestigious exhibition in Australia

14/10/2021 09:34

HÀ NỘI — A video by Vietnamese artist Phương Linh is one of four pieces from Việt Nam that has been chosen for display at a prestigious art exhibition in Queensland, Australia, starting on December 4.

The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) will feature Linh's art video, titled "The Head", which lasts for 4 minutes 45 seconds and has attracted the attention of an international audience.

The international exhibition will bring audiences workshops, performances and virtual chats, along with artworks ranging from sculptures, textiles, paintings, photography and videos. — VNS

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Vietnamese, Lao Party officials hold online talks

15/10/2021 21:39

NDO/VNA – Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong held online talks with his counterpart from the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Bunthoong Chitmany on October 15.

Thuong expressed his belief that under the leadership of the LPRP, the fraternal Lao people will continue reaping greater achievements in the cause of national renovation, construction and defence, successfully realise the Resolution adopted by the 11th National LPRP Congress and the ninth five-year socio-economic development scheme, thus improving Laos’ position and role on the international arena.

They agreed to raise the awareness of the public, especially young generations, about Vietnam – Laos special relations, jointly make good preparations for celebrations for the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Laos – Vietnam, Vietnam – Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation next year, as well as actively implement bilateral joint projects and works.

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Ministerial roundtable discusses public services for digital transformation

14/10/2021 21:25

A ministerial roundtable with its theme highlighting the importance of public services for promoting digital transformation took place on October 14 as part of the ongoing International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Digital World 2021.

In addition, they said there is a risk of a new digital gap in society, where vulnerable groups without digital devices and skills, such as the elderly, cannot access essential health care and information services.

The global digital conference and exhibition ITU Digital World 2021 is co-organised by Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communication and the ITU./.

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Activities mark Vietnam Youth Federation's 65th anniversary

15/10/2021 15:55

NDO – The Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF) Central Committee launched the “I love my Fatherland” movement on October 15 to celebrate the 65th anniversary of its traditional day.

The event aims to call on young people to make every effort and further contribute to helping Vietnam win the fight against COVID-19, bringing the country back to a new normal.

In addition, 65 outstanding VYF members were honoured with “October 15” awards while 65 outstanding young people received the “Youth living a beautiful life” award.

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Vietnam ready to work with FAO towards sustainable food systems: official

15/10/2021 15:55

NDO/VNA – Vietnam is ready to coordinate with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and international partners to achieve the targets of this year’s World Food Day (October 16), an official has said.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh made the remark at a ceremony marking the 41st World Food Day and the 76th anniversary of FAO in Hanoi on October 15.

Deputy Minister Doanh said President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s participation in this event demonstrated Vietnam’s commitment to shifting to and developing a transparent, responsible, and sustainable food system in the “new normal”.

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Ninth ASEAN ministerial meeting on disaster management held

15/10/2021 22:00

NDO/VNA – The ninth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM), the 10th Meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and related meetings were held virtually from October 11-14.

During the meetings, ASEAN and partners reaffirmed commitments to fostering cooperation in improving resilience to disasters in the region. They also commended the successful launch and ongoing progress of the ADDMER for the 2021-2025 period.

Earlier, the 39th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), the second ACDM Plus China Meeting, the second ACDM Plus Japan Meeting, the first ACDM Plus Korea Meeting, and the 16th Joint Task Force on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (JTF-HADR) were also held.

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Top legislator chairs meeting on fiscal, monetary policies

15/10/2021 17:58

NDO/VNA – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on October 15 chaired a working session with agencies to discuss the management and coordination of fiscal and monetary policies amid COVID-19.

In his remarks, NA Chairman Hue said the fourth plenum of the 13th Party Central Committee issued many decisions and policies, including those on managing fiscal and financial policies in a flexible and effective manner, creating resources to ensure macro-economic stability as well as major economic balances.

The top legislator asked NA committees to actively coordinate with ministries and government agencies to review the spheres that still have room for manoeuvre in order to roll out fiscal and monetary policies, thus effectively serving the pandemic combat, social welfare and economic recovery and development.

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Digital transformation requires changes in not only technology but also mindset: minister

15/10/2021 09:37

Digital transformation comes with both the transformation of technologies and changes in mindset, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said in his closing remarks at the ITU Digital World 2021 on October 14 evening.

The minister highlighted the world’s shared goal and mission of connecting people by 2030, noting that it is almost impossible as nearly half of the global population remains offline. However, he emphasized that the world can fulfil the target if we work together and governments of countries accompany the information and communication technology sector.

They also discussed the role of government services in promoting digital transformation, and solutions to help citizens equip themselves with digital skills that satisfy requirements of a digital future, along with coordination between the Government, industries and relevant organisations to reduce digital inequality, ensuring that no one is left behind./.

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EVFTA to further increase FDI to Vietnam in mid-and long-term

14/10/2021 17:32

European investors have diversified investments in Vietnam to new fields, including telecommunications, finance, office leasing, retail, hi-tech farming, and pharmacy.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to high-quality projects are set to keep increasing to Vietnam in the mid-and long-term thanks to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

The EVFTA was signed between Vietnam and the EU on June 30, 2019. After both sides ratified the deal, it became effective on August 1, 2020.

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Boy killed as phone explodes during online class

15/10/2021 12:30

An 11-year-old boy in Nghe An Province has died of burn injuries after a phone he was using for online classes exploded during charging. -

The Nam Dan District Department of Education said he had been studying at home wearing earphones on Thursday afternoon when the phone exploded.

The district reopened schools over a month ago, but in order to be prepared in case of a sudden closure, authorities require them to have online classes one day a week.

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German investors choose Vietnam for their supply chain

14/10/2021 21:39

The pandemic has revealed the limitations of the current global supply chains.

Vietnam will stay attractive for foreign investors including those from Germany in their pursuit of diversifying supply chains, said Florian Feyerabend, Resident Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

Many delegates at the seminar also gave recommendations about the new approach and thinking on supply chain issues, building plans and scenarios for development as the disease situation is improving as well as the rapid and comprehensive implementation of measures to support post-pandemic recovery.

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Furniture companies seek reopening autonomy

15/10/2021 17:47

Furniture companies in Binh Duong are proposing for more autonomy in imposing Covid-19 measures as they reopen after months of social distancing. -

Members of Binh Duong Furniture Association said due to the limited number of government workers, their proposals to resume production have faced delays, according to Binh Duong Newspaper.

The province is currently letting companies test their own workers. It allows the combination of samples from three workers in one test to reduce costs.

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560,000 vaccine doses shared by European countries arrive in Hà Nội

14/10/2021 16:25

HÀ NỘI — 560,000 doses of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines shared by three European countries to Việt Nam have arrived in Hà Nội today.

The flight, conducted by the national carrier Vietnam Airlines with its Airbus A350 craft, departed from Hungary’s capital city of Budapest late Wednesday (local time) and landed at Nội Bài International Airport Thursday afternoon.

Vaccines and medical supplies need strict storage requirements, so the whole process of reception and transport has been carried out urgently in line with the requirements so that the quality is not compromised when they arrive in Việt Nam. — VNS

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VN-Index inches up on sideways movement

15/10/2021 15:33

Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index gained 0.06 percent to 1,392.70 points Friday, continuing its sideways movement as investors keep watch near the 1,400 range. -

The index closed 0.85 points higher, ending a week with four sessions of marginal change.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, stayed unchanged, while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market rose 0.16 percent.

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Vietnam's coal-fired power may double by 2030 under draft energy plan

15/10/2021 15:55

Vietnam may double the amount of coal-fired electric generation it installs by 2030 under a draft power development plan submitted to the prime minister for approval this week. -

The draft plan guarantees that Vietnam will become more reliant on coal to power its fast growing economy at a time when financiers and insurers are refusing to back new projects because of fuel's large climate change impact.

"As a developing country that is still facing numerous difficulties, Vietnam is building a harmonious and balanced roadmap for a sustainable energy conversion, adapting to climate change and reducing carbon emission," Chinh said in a statement.

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Ministers meet to talk actions towards drug-free ASEAN

14/10/2021 21:53

NDO/VNA – The 7th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Drug Matters (AMMD) officially opened and convened the plenary session via videoconference on October 14 under the chair of Cambodia.

Participants got updates about the development in ASEAN and listened to speeches on drug-related issues by heads of delegations. They looked into reports on the outcomes of the 41st and 42nd ASEAN senior officials’ meetings on drug matters, along with a mid-term review report on the ASEAN Work Plan on Securing Communities Against Illicit Drugs 2016 - 2025 and the ASEAN Cooperation Plan to Tackle Illicit Drug Production and Trafficking in the Golden Triangle.

Vietnam took part in the AMMDs held by Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It hosted the 6th meeting in Hanoi in 2018.

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World News in Brief: October 15

15/10/2021 16:25

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that Russia could resume spot gas sales after it finishes filling its storage reserves.

* European Union leaders are set to press ahead with measures to shield consumers from record-high energy prices that have curtailed industrial production and hiked consumer bills.

* Qatar's assistant foreign minister Lolwah Alkhater said around 100 Afghan soccer players and their families were among the passengers to arrive on a recent flight from Kabul.

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Suôi Thầu Steppe home to wild and majestic beauty

15/10/2021 09:21

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Located five kilometres from Cốc Pài Town, Xín Mần District, Suôi Thầu Steppe is an attractive place in the west of the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang. Suôi Thầu still retains its wild, rustic features.

The kindness and sincerity of the ethnic people here make for a very peaceful experience. Upland rice here is the product of nature, heaven and earth and human labour, making the rice bowls delicious, and the rice wine served to guests strangely fragrant. VNS

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3,797 new COVID-19 cases, 93 more deaths reported on Friday

15/10/2021 18:49

The 3,797 new COVID-19 cases include eight imported cases and 3,789 local infections detected in Hồ Chí Minh City (1,131), Đồng Nai (586), Bình Dương (533), Sóc Trăng (414), An Giang (170), Cà Mau (168), Kiên Giang (82), Đồng Tháp (78), Tiền Giang (70), Tây Ninh (64), Long An (47), Cần Thơ (43), Bạc Liêu (40), Hậu Giang (34), Gia Lai (30), Khánh Hòa (28), Thanh Hóa (27), Nghệ An (25), Thừa Thiên Huế (22), Trà Vinh (18), Vĩnh Long (15), Hà Nam (15), Quảng Trị (13), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (12), Quảng Bình (12), Bến Tre (12), Quảng Nam (11), Bình Phước (11), Ninh Thuận (9), Sơn La (9), Bình Định (9), Lâm Đồng (8 ), Đắk Nông (8 ), Quảng Ngãi (7), Phú Thọ (5), Kon Tum (4), Hà Tĩnh (4), Lai Châu (2), Yên Bái (2), Hưng Yên (2), Thái Bình (2), Phú Yên (2), Hải Dương (1), Bắc Giang (1), Lạng Sơn (1), Lào Cai (1), and Hà Nội (1). Of these, 1,475 were found in the community.

An additional 93 more COVID related deaths were also announced, bringing the total death toll to 21,043.

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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives Australian Ambassador

15/10/2021 22:09

NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a reception for Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie on October 15, during which he spoke highly of the bilateral cooperation.

Two-way trade maintained an upward trend in the first months of this year, posting a year-on-year surge of nearly 50% despite difficulties brought by COVID-19, the PM said, affirming that the countries have ample room for growth.

At the reception, the two sides rejoiced at the strengthened political trust between the countries, voicing a wish to promote economic, trade and investment in a practical and efficient manner. They also took the occasion to exchange views on international and regional issues of mutual concern.

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Vietnam makes efforts to maintain agricultural growth momentum

14/10/2021 17:37

NDO - The agricultural, forestry and fishery sector expanded by 2.74% in the first nine months of 2021, contributing 23.52% to the overall growth of the economy and playing a key role in the national economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the General Statistics Office.

Director of the Planning Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Van Viet said that the agricultural sector faced many difficulties in the first nine months of this year due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused disruptions to supply-consumption chains.

However, maintaining the growth momentum of the agricultural sector in the last months of 2021 is still a great challenge. Therefore, the agriculture sector needs to receive supports from the Government and the relevant ministries and sectors regarding issues such as: prioritising vaccination for the workforce in the field, providing support for farmers in plant and animal varieties, farming techniques and capital to restore production in addition to supporting businesses in terms of capital, interest rates, and the transportation of materials and products and to help the whole agricultural sector grasp opportunities for recovery and growth in the future.

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Storm Kompasu approaches Gulf of Tonkin

13/10/2021 14:50

Storm Kompasu is expected to enter the Gulf of Tonkin between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, before weakening. -

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, the storm was in the eastern sea regions of Hainan Island, about 600 km away from Thanh Hoa, 610 km away from Nghe An and 540 km away from Ha Tinh.

Storm Kompasu has killed at least nine and rendered 11 missing in the Philippines on Tuesday due to flooding and landslides, Reuters cited the national disaster agency as saying.

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70 percent of workers rent rooms

14/10/2021 18:32

Over 1.7 million workers in Vietnam are living in boarding houses in an average space per capita of less than three square meters. -

Industrial hubs across the country, especially Ho Chi Minh City, its neighbor Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces, Hanoi and its neighbors Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces, have in recent years attracted millions of migrant workers.

Ngo Duy Hieu, deputy chairman of the labor general confederation, said it is not easy to lure workers back to industrial hubs, posing a threat of labor shortage now Vietnam is gradually reopening socio-economic activities post lockdown.

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Hà Nội to host Vietnam-Singapore forum for senior leaders in energy industry

15/10/2021 09:50

HÀ NỘI — A Vietnam - Singapore forum for senior energy industry leaders will be held in Hà Nội on October 21 to discuss how to maintain growth and sustainablility even during crises and challenging contexts.

The key topics on the agenda are global energy sector development and trends, challenges, opportunities, and strategic implications for Việt Nam, and methods for navigating through COVID-19 adopted by leading regional corporations such as Temasek Holdings and Sembcorp Industries.

Co-organised by the Paris Graduate School of Management, the forum, titled ‘Enhancing Resilience, Strategy Formulation and Execution in the New Normal: Singapore Experience for Energy Industry,’ will be held at the Fortuna Hotel Hanoi in conjunction with Zoom webinar in the two countries. — VNS

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President stresses need to build open, transparent judicial sector

15/10/2021 21:57

NDO/VNA – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has emphasised the need to build an open and transparent court and judicial sector under the public supervision for the people and serve the people in the best way.

The President, who is also Head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform, made the request during a working session with the Party Civil Affairs Committee of the Supreme People’s Court on judicial reform of the court sector in Hanoi on October 15.

In the past tenure, courts nationwide received over 2.4 million cases and handled 97.6 percent of the total. Over 7,400 serious corruption and economic cases were brought to trials with 14,450 defendants. The court sector publicised more than 733,000 verdicts and decisions on its portal.

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COVID-19: Vietnam working hard in vaccination

14/10/2021 10:29

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health is working hard to roll out the vaccine strategy, especially vaccine diplomacy.

However, Vietnam and many other countries that have yet to produce vaccines are facing difficulties in vaccine access.

Long said economic recovery and the resumption of social activities depend on vaccination, adding that his ministry has continuously urged localities to speed up the inoculation./.

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Solutions to remove "bottleneck" from global supply

15/10/2021 13:10

NDO - In the context that most countries around the world are implementing the motto "living with the epidemic", gradually bringing economic activities into the new normal, the global supply chain is in need of drastic improvement.

To open the "transportation arteries" for the economy, the US Government has just released an update before President Joe Biden's meeting with leaders of the large goods carriers in the country such as Walmart, FedEx and UPS to discuss joint efforts to address the global supply chain bottlenecks.

Therefore, removing the supply chain bottleneck is becoming an urgent task of the government as well as transport enterprises in every country.

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ASEAN strengthens partnership, innovation for disaster management

15/10/2021 22:36

NDO/VNA - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its partners have reaffirmed commitments to raise the ASEAN people’s awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction during the commemoration of ASEAN Day for Disaster Management (ADDM) 2021.

The ADDM is convened annually and jointly with the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) on October 13. This year’s commemoration took place on October 14 via video conference, hosted by Singapore as the current Chair of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM).

It welcomed the finalisation of key documents that set strategic actions in disaster management in the next five years, including the launch of the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Adaptation to Drought 2021-2025; the ASEAN Framework on Protection, Gender and Inclusion 2021-2025; the ASEAN-UN Joint Strategic Plan of Action in Disaster Management (JSPADM) IV 2021-2025; the ASEAN Disaster Resilience Outlook; among others.

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Vietnamese swimmers to train in Hungary for SEA Games, ASIAD

15/10/2021 11:01

The Vietnamese national swimming team will leave for Hungary on November 1 to train for the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and 19th Asian Games (ASIAD).

The team has nine athletes including Nguyen Huy Hoang, Nguyen Huu Kim Son, Hoang Quy Phuoc, Le Thi My Thao, Ngo Dinh Chuyen, and Pham Thi Van.

At the Asian event in 2018, Hoang finished with a time of 15:01.63 and only lost to the world's top swimmer Sun Yang of China. Currently, Sun Yang is banned after testing positive for a banned substance, so Hoang’s chance to change his colour of medal at the ASIAD 2022 is great./.

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More support needed to help poor, disconnected students with distance learning

14/10/2021 08:06

HÀ NỘI – More than a month after the start of the new school year in early September, many students living in disadvantaged and border areas are still struggling with online learning due to poor internet connections and a lack of equipment.

In the border area of Lâm Thủy Commune in central Quảng Bình Province’s Lệ Thủy District, students have stopped going to school as usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the committee has received support from enterprises and individuals in supplying devices for disadvantaged students, so children would be able to study at home. VNS

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Room remains for Vietnam, Canada to expand trade cooperation

15/10/2021 10:30

NDO/VNA – Two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Canada increased by 12.8%t last year and 28.5% in the first seven months of this year, reflecting a reliable and complementary trading partnership, Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada Pham Cao Phong has said.

He made the statement at a seminar entitled “Vietnam-Canada Supply Chains Cooperation: Present and Future” held in both virtual and in-person forms on October 15. It aimed to explore opportunities to foster collaboration between Vietnamese and Canadian companies in supply chains in the current and post-COVID era.

As a founding member of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Vietnam can act as a bridge for Canadian businesses to reach a market of 2.2 billion people, or almost 30% of the world's population, with a combined GDP of US$26.2 trillion or about 30% of global GDP. In the opposite direction, Canada can be a door for Vietnamese goods to penetrate the US and Mexican markets - members of the new North American Free Trade Agreement.

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