COVID-19 vaccination (Photo: VNA)– The national COVID-19 caseload rose to 11,524,273 with 71 new cases recorded on December 25, the lowest for many months, according to the Ministry of Health.With 41 patients given the all-clear during the day, the number of recoveries rose to 10,610,804.Meanwhile, there are 37 patients needing breathing support.No death from COVID-19 was recorded in the past 24 hours. The total fatalities stand at 43,184.With 3,949 doses administered on December 24, the total number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines injected rose to 265,359,396./.
December 25, 2022 12:26 UTC
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)– The national COVID-19 caseload rose to 11,524,202 with 109 new cases documented on December 24, the lowest daily number recorded in over one year, according to the Ministry of Health With 71 patients given the all-clear during the day, the number of recoveries rose to 10,610,763.Meanwhile, there are 39 patients needing breathing support.No death from COVID-19 was recorded in the past 24 hours. The total fatalities remain at 43,184.With 15,915 doses administered on December 23, the total number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines injected rose to 265,354,235./.
December 24, 2022 23:56 UTC
Videos Vietnam remains top global peppercorn exporter The volume of Vietnam’s pepper exports to important markets has decreased this year, but the country has retained its top spot in the global rankings, according to the Vietnam Pepper Association. Videos Vietnam to become RoK’s third largest trade partner Vietnam is expected to surpass Japan to become the third largest trade partner of the Republic of Korea (RoK), just behind China and the US, according to the newswire world.kbs.co.kr. Videos Vietnamese film advances to Oscars shortlist for first time The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on December 21 announced shortlists in 10 categories for the 95th Academy Awards. It was a big surprise when a Vietnamese film, Nhung dua tre trong suong (Children of the Mist) entered the top 15 nominations of the Documentary Feature Film. This marks the first time a Vietnamese film has made the shortlist.
December 24, 2022 23:56 UTC
Illustrative image (Photo: Rappler)– The ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) recently launched a special website to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation next year.The website introduces events to be held in Japan or ASEAN member states in celebration of the anniversary.There are also special columns such as "People of ASEAN-Japan" to introduce those who are contributing to connecting and enhancing the understanding between the people of ASEAN member countries and Japan, or "Happy ASEAN-Japan 50!" to share congratulatory messages.The website’s management board will hold an Instagram photography contest from January to July 2023, with the theme changed every two months.From February, it will hold a film production campaign in which film producers from all ASEAN member states and Japan will co-produce a film celebrating the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relations ./.
December 24, 2022 18:15 UTC
Vietnam’s Directorate of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the Norwegian Embassy recently hosted a seminar “Forest carbon market: results after COP27 and roadmap to build a forest carbon market in Vietnam.”Phạm Thu Thủy, Director of the Global Program on Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Development (Cifor – Icraf) shared his point of view that in order to promote the carbon market in Vietnam, they must work together on all the legal framework. According to the record of the development of the forest carbon market from 2017 to 2019, nearly US$400 million generated from global voluntary carbon market transactions. “However, these transactions are still not adequate with the true potential of the forestry sector and are influenced by international regulations on the operation of carbon market mechanisms and national policy frameworks,” wrote Vietnam News. Many international organizations are looking forward to investing in Vietnam’s carbon market, said Thủy but the policies and agreements are what they are concerned about. Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/environment/1438876/forest-carbon-market-in-viet-nam-does-not-correspond-to-its-potential.html
December 23, 2022 21:55 UTC
Dishes from the central region. (Photo: VNA)Vietnamese dishes on display at the event on December 22. (Photo: VNA)Artisans perform dishes at the event. (Photo: VNA)– The Vietnam Culinary Culture Association (VCCA) announced 121 typical Vietnamese dishes for 2022 at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on December 22.The dishes including 47 from the north, 37 from the central region and 37 from southern localities.The dishes were selected basing on their cultural values, history, quality, as well as production, processing, preservation and circulation technology, and economic values.VCCA Vice President La Quoc Khanh said that with the aim of restoring, preserving and developing the Vietnamese culinary culture, the association has implemented a project to survey, introduce and collect data on Vietnamese cuisine as a first step to bring the Vietnam brand to the world via cuisine.By the end of 2022, the project has collected the data of 421 dishes from 60 cities and provinces.VCCA President Nguyen Quoc Ky said that the association will continue to complete a database of 1,000 typical dishes of Vietnam in 2023, thus making a Vietnamese culinary map in 2024 and building a Vietnam ese culinary museum in the future./.
December 23, 2022 05:35 UTC
Vietnam named Asia’s best culinary destinationThe third World Culinary Awards has listed Vietnam as Asia’s Best Culinary Destination in 2022. Vietnam always accompanies the just revolutionary cause of Cuban people, and forever remembers Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s saying “For Vietnam, Cuba is willing to shed blood,” Trong said, reaffirming that Vietnam opposes the embargo against Cuba. Many records set at National Sports GamesMany national and Games records have been set at the National Sports Games. Athletics saw Lê Thị Tuyết, who weighs just 37kg and is 1.40m tall, breaking the Games record in the women’s marathon. Trọng is still holding the national record of 7.98m performed at the 2019 national championship.
December 22, 2022 21:46 UTC
Indonesia is one of the world's largest bauxite suppliers with China being its major customer. (Photo: Bloomberg) Indonesia is one of the world's largest bauxite suppliers with China being its major customer. (Photo: Bloomberg)Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on December 21 confirmed an export ban for bauxite – a main ore source of aluminum from June next year to encourage domestic processing. According to the US Geological Survey, Indonesia is the world's sixth-largest producer of bauxite and has the fifth biggest reserves. However, President Joko Widodo did not specify the timing of the export ban on other raw minerals.
December 22, 2022 17:41 UTC
Experts at the Vietnam Forum in New Delhi on December 21. (Photo: VNA)Vietnamese Ambassador to India Nguyen Thanh Hai (front, third from right) and other participants in the forum pose for a photo. (Photo: VNA)– The second Vietnam Forum took place in New Delhi on December 21 under the theme “Enhancing Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership towards 2030”.In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Nguyen Thanh Hai said the two countries share a common target of creating a peaceful and stable environment for national development. They also attach importance to the multilateralisation and diversification of foreign relations, and supports regional and world orders based on international law.He held that the countries hold much potential for reinforcing coordination at regional and international forums like what they have done at the United Nations General Assembly and other organisations.Sanjeev Jain, Director for South at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs , highly valued achievements in bilateral relations over the last 50 years, noting that the two countries will continue promoting these relations and obtain more successes in the coming time.Other participants shared the view that Vietnam and India boast considerable convergence of strategic interests as they share many values, have common viewpoints on regional and international issues, carry out strategic foreign policies of self-reliance, consider each other as highly prioritised partners in their foreign policies, and serve as active members in multilateral mechanisms.There remains huge room for the two countries to develop bilateral cooperation on par with the comprehensive strategic partnership, experts said, adding that to make relations more intensive and substantive, aside from bringing into play achievements obtained in the recent past, the Vietnamese and Indian Governments should step up connections in multiple areas.In terms of politics-diplomacy, both sides should foster delegation exchanges at all levels and cooperation programmes between ministries, sectors, and localities; strengthen bilateral cooperation mechanisms; and maintain effective coordination at multilateral forums.Vietnam and India also need to expand and consolidate security and defence ties, including in defence manufacturing and navigation.Regarding economy and trade, they should make use of every resource to boost partnerships for common development, intensify and expand bilateral and multilateral investment cooperation agreements, and increase connectivity in maritime and air transport to facilitate economic and trade links.In addition, the two sides should step up popularising each other’s culture and tourism, preserve the values of their cultural connectivity, and simplify travel procedures, according to experts.At the forum, participants also expressed their wish to witness the elevation of the Vietnam - India ties to a new level in the time ahead./.
December 22, 2022 16:29 UTC
An urban area in Da Nang. - Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)Participants at the workshop (Photo: VNA)The provincial sustainable development index ( PSDI 2021) report, which was announced at a workshop on December 21 in Hanoi, reflects clearly efforts of Vietnamese localities in implementing sustainable development goals in the context of difficulties and geopolitical conflicts in the world.The workshop was organised by the Academy of Policy and Development (APD) of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).Under the index, the northern provinces of Hung Yen and Ha Nam, and the southern province of Binh Duong were among 13 localities that performed well sustainable development goals (SDGs) with big leaps from 2020.Da Nang continued to be the leading locality in the country with 65.28 points, followed by Hai Phong (64.09 points), Quang Ninh (63.10 points), Hanoi (62.46 points) and Hung Yen (62.43 points).The average point for all localities across the country in 2021 reached 51.38, showing that localities need to be more active in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the country’s Sustainable Development Strategy.During the workshop, experts and researchers discussed international commitments on sustainable development, sustainable development goals and those that have been developed to meet Vietnam 's conditions. They also gave assessments the implementation of these goals at the national and local levels.The 17 global SDGs have been nationalised by Vietnam in the national action plan to implement the 2030 Agenda for SDGs (SDG NAP) with 115 specific goals to match conditions and development priorities of the country.Basically, general guiding policies to concretise the implementation of SDGs have been issued synchronously and fully, significantly contributing to implementing SDGs in Vietnam.However, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trong Nguyen, Director of APD, said the assessment of sustainable development level in Vietnam has only focused on the country as a whole, not at the provincial and municipal levels, and the integration of SDGs into national and local socio-economic development planning schemes and plans still faces many difficulties.According to Dr. Le Viet Anh, Director of the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment of the MPI, the multidimensional poverty rate in Vietnam dropped sharply to 3.36% in 2022 from 9.2% in 2016.Vietnam has worked hard to ensure food security with no one going hungry, maintain export growth of agro-forestry-fishery products, contributing to increasing income for agricultural labourers, promoting agriculture in a more sustainable way, he said./.
December 22, 2022 04:14 UTC
Vietnam, RoK celebrate 30th anniversary of diplomatic tiesThe Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) held a ceremony in Hanoi on December 20 celebrating the 30th anniversary of Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) diplomatic ties. The RoK Ambassador to Vietnam, Oh Young-ju, said bilateral ties have reached an unprecedented level during just 30 years. HCM City launches action programme for childrenThe Ho Chi Minh City Children Committee and the Save the Children organisation on December 20 launched an action programme for children in the city until 2030. The match with Laos, which will take place at 19:30 on December 21, will be the first for Vietnam at the AFF Cup 2022. Concluding the event, they agreed that the 33rd meeting will be held in the fourth quarter next year in Vietnam.
December 21, 2022 21:26 UTC
At the session (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly Standing Committee offered opinions on the National Master Plan for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050 during the ongoing 18th session in Hanoi on December 21. Under the plan, Vietnam is set to become an upper middle income country with modern industry and economic growth based on sci-tech, innovation and digital transformation by 2030. Agreeing with Chairman of the NA Culture and Education Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh’s proposal, Hue said high priority should be given to education, with regulations on improving high school and tertiary education to ASEAN regional standards. The top legislator also provided his feedback on orientations for the development of infrastructure, tourism, industry and support industry in service of agriculture and rural development. The 18th session wrapped up in the afternoon the same day./.
December 21, 2022 16:44 UTC
Indonesian President Joko Widodo puts on a mask after delivering a speech at an economic seminar in Jakarta on December 21. (Photo: https://jakartaglobe.id/)Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on December 21 indicated that the government will lift all social restrictions related to COVID-19 that have been in place for nearly three years. Addressing a seminar on the Indonesian economic outlook in Jakarta, the leader said Indonesia is now well-equipped to deal with the ongoing pandemic. The daily number was recorded at 1,200 on December 20, he said, noting that maybe at the end of 2022, his country will declare an end to large-scale social restrictions and people’s activity restrictions that began in April 2020. The country of 273 million people has reported 6.7 million cases and over 160,000 deaths since the pandemic broke out in March 2020./.
December 21, 2022 11:00 UTC
Son's work won the first prize for the Year’s Best TV Series at the 1997 National Film Festival presented by the Vietnam Cinematography Association. Binh Thuan finalises preparations for National Tourism Year 2023The south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan is finalising preparations for its hosting of the National Tourism Year 2023, the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on December 19. Vietnam will meet Laos at the Laos National Stadium at 7.30pm on December 21. Following the match with Laos, Vietnam will meet Malaysia on December 27, Singapore on December 30 and Myanmar on January 3, 2023. Amongst regulations issued by the Drug Administration of Vietnam, the most important is the Circular 15/2019/TT on the procurement of drugs at public health facilities.
December 20, 2022 09:08 UTC
In the 12 days and nights of fierce fights in Hanoi in late December 1972 against the US air force, the Vietnamese army and people defeated US airstrikes in the North. This triumph is also called the “Dien Bien Phu in the air” victory, which took the name from the victory of the Dien Bien Phu Campaign in 1954 that put an end to the French colonial rule over Indochina.
December 19, 2022 13:29 UTC