On this occasion, Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Duong Hai Hung had a working session with Antonio Intiglietta, President and CEO of Gestione Fiere (Ge.Fi. Hung affirmed that the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy will coordinate with relevant ministries, sectors, and businesses to increase the presence of Vietnamese companies at this fair. Vietnamese firms have joined the fair since the 2000s to introduce international friends to Vietnam's products such as textiles, handicrafts, and agricultural products. Intiglietta said that Vietnamese handicraft stalls have been present at the fair for many years, drawing the attention of Italian people. He added that they discussed an initiative to open an area featuring Vietnamese crafts and culture to promote the country's tourism.
December 13, 2022 20:10 UTC
Illustrative image (Photo: ENVThe Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) on December 13 launched a campaign to call for no prescription of medicines based on wild animal s.According to the ENV, in October and November 2022, the centre called on nearly 2,000 traditional medicine business establishment s in nine cities across the country to join a wildlife-friendly traditional medicine business network, and commit not to illegally trade in drugs and ingredients based on endangered, precious and rare wild species.The poaching, trade and consumption of endangered, precious and rare wild animals still remain complicated, it said, attributing the situation to beliefs and habits of using medicines from wild animals to cure diseases or improve health.ENV Vice Director Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung said traditional medicine practitioners and business establishments should choose to prescribe and trade in sustainable medicines instead of products from wild animals.She called on them to participate in the wildlife-friendly traditional medicine business network, saying that this is one of the ways to show their support and responsibility for biodiversity conservation and protecting the traditional medicine of Vietnam.As part of the campaign to change public awareness of using drugs from wild animals, on November 6, the organisation hosted an annual race #Run4WildlifeHN, attracting the participation of over 350 runners from 25 countries./.
December 13, 2022 15:57 UTC
Vietnam, Netherlands share experience in data connection, sharingA Vietnamese delegation led by Lieut. As a result, Vietnam was recently elected to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2023-2025 tenure, the diplomat noted. The event, which opened on December 12, is co-organised by the Vietnam National Space Centre (VNSC) under Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the Italian Embassy in Hanoi. Vietnam News Agency has new Deputy General DirectorPrime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on December 12 issued Decision 1532/QD-TTg appointing Doan Thi Tuyet Nhung as Deputy General Director of the State-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA). In Vietnam, the anti-corruption drive led by the Communist Party and supported by people has made progress and yielded initial encouraging results.
December 13, 2022 15:42 UTC
In 2019, Egroup raised its investment to VND45 billion in Soya Garden. In April 2019, the group announced an additional investment of VND55 billion, raising the total investment to VND100 billion, turning Soya Garden one of the biggest investment deals of Shark Tank Vietnam. After rapid expansion, Soya Garden in 2020 had to close a series of shops because of the pandemic. The startup successfully called for VND5 billion worth of capital in exchange for 36 percent of shares from Shark Thuy. According to Thuy, before the pandemic, in 2019, the enterprise saw hot growth and he made heavy investment to open new centers.
December 13, 2022 09:18 UTC
Madan Mohan Sethi, Consul General of India in HCM City, speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – A trade promotion conference between Vietnam and India was held on December 12 in Ho Chi Minh City, aiming to foster trade and industrial cooperation among the business communities of the two countries. Madan Mohan Sethi, Consul General of India in HCM City, said that India has mechanisms and policies in place to attract foreign investment, including in the Vietnamese business community. Indian diplomatic missions and promotion organisations are making efforts to promote trade, immigration procedures, and provide market information for businesses and foreign investors, he said. Within the framework of the event, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Branch in HCM City and the FTCCI signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support businesses and promote trade between the two sides./.
December 13, 2022 01:42 UTC
At the event. (Photo: Business Forum)Vinh Phuc (VNA) – Toto Vietnam Co. Ltd on December 12 held a ceremony to mark the completion of Toto Vietnam faucet factory in northern province of Vinh Phuc. Work on the project, located at Thang Long Vinh Phuc Industrial Park, started in January this year. Once operational, the factory is expected to manufacture 600,000 and assemble 1.3 million faucets, valves and accessories for toilets and kitchens a year. Addressing the event, Asada Kyoji, CEO of Toto Vietnam, appreciated the support of the local authorities to the firm in the implementation of the project, adding that it will begin installation of equipment as well as finish necessary procedures for the project to become operational soon./.
December 12, 2022 21:09 UTC
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the closing ceremony of the 17th session of the NA Standing Commitee. (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) - The 18th session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee is scheduled to open on December 13 and will last only four days, said the NA Office. Regarding external activities, the committee will assess the results of the implementation of external affairs and international cooperation in 2022, and approve the programme for external activities in 2023. Legislators will review the implementation of Resolution 30/2021/QH15 of the first session of the 15th National Assembly, and propose a number of mechanisms and policies on health care. A proposal by the Prime Minister on the appointment and dismissal of Vietnamese ambassadors will also be discussed and approved at the session.
December 12, 2022 18:15 UTC
Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Doan Thi Tuyet Nhung. (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on December 12 issued Decision 1532/QD-TTg appointing Doan Thi Tuyet Nhung as Deputy General Director of the State-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA). The new VNA Deputy General Director was born in 1975. During her career at the news agency, she has held a number of positions, including deputy head and then head of the World News Department. Currently, the VNA has two Deputy General Directors - Nguyen Tuan Hung and Doan Thi Tuyet Nhung.
December 12, 2022 15:46 UTC
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)- The retail prices of petrol were reduced further in the latest adjustment on December 12 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade , and the Ministry Finance The price of RON 95-III petrol went down 1,500 VND per litre to 21,200 VND (0.90 USD) per litre from 3pm on December 12.Meanwhile, the retail price of E5 RON 92 decreased by 1,330 VND to 20,340 VND per litre.The prices of oils were also adjusted down, with that of diesel oil cut by 1,540 VND to 21,670 VND per litre, and that of kerosene down by 1,660 VND to 21,900 VND per litre. Mazut oil was priced at 13,010 VND per kg, a decline of 940 VND.The two ministries also determined to extract 300-400 VND per litre from petrol and 500-800 VND per litre from diesel and kerosene prices for the petrol price stabilisation fund./.
December 12, 2022 11:13 UTC
The annual event offers an occasion for cultural exchange and mutual understanding between nations and introducing Vietnam to international friends. The ambassador also stated that in the spirit of complying with the provisions of the convention, Vietnam is the most successful country in the region in terms of addressing maritime disputes with the most diverse tools. He expressed his hope that Vietnam and the UAE will intensify the exchange of experience in this field. The event was co-hosted by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam. This serves as a basis for Vietnam to invest in SDG-priority areas to generate profit and consider environmental and social outcomes.
December 12, 2022 08:40 UTC
Vietnam prioritises upholding international commitments to human rights: UN Resident CoordinatorAmong Vietnam’s pledges as part of its election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), it is encouraging that the country prioritised upholding its commitments and obligations under the international human rights treaties, of which Vietnam has ratified seven out of nine, according to UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Pauline Tamesis. In addition, digital technology and artificial intelligence are in the process of growing strongly, thereby serving the circular economy and sustainable development. Int’l forum on sustainable development for universities launched in HCM CityAn international forum on sustainability (IFS) seeking sustainable development solutions for universities was officially launched in Ho Chi Minh City recently. It will gather, exhibit and introduce successful sustainable development cases, activities, programmes and campaigns. Building, developing and managing the forum’s Open Library on sustainable development, where parties can consult and learn about sustainable development cases, activities, programmes and campaigns is free of charge.
December 11, 2022 08:55 UTC
A giant Xoe dance performance in Nghia Lo, Yen Bai (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam has rolled out measures to speed up the digitalisation of national cultural heritage, aiming to preserve and promote their values. Last December, a programme to digitalise Vietnam’s cultural heritage in the 2021-2030 period was issued with a view to building a national database on cultural heritage to serve the archiving, management, restoration, exploitation and promotion of the heritage, contributing to boosting sustainable tourism. Under the programme, in the 2021-2030 period, all tangible and intangible cultural heritage recognised by the UNESCO and at national level are expected to be digitalised. The Hue imperial citadel in Thua Thien-Hue (Photo: http://www.hueworldheritage.org.vn)Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung affirmed that Vietnam is home to diverse cultural heritage, with five UNESCO-recognised cultural, two natural and one cultural-natural heritage sites, along with 14 intangible cultural heritage items. Those heritage sites have become top tourist destinations, contributing to building Vietnam's tourism trademark.
December 10, 2022 14:54 UTC
Vietnam recorded around 96.3 million domestic tourists from January to November, with November alone seeing 4.5 million, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reported. The industry gained strong momentum in the first half of the year, with more than 26 million tourists in the first quarter and 34.7 million in the second quarter. Still, with such rapid growth, the tourism authority hopes to welcome the 100th million domestic travelers this year, way higher than its expectation of 60 million in 2022. Meanwhile, international arrivals remain low, with only 2.95 million in 11 months. The sector had booked some 19.2 billion USD in revenue in the year through November, equivalent to 70% of the same period in 2019, thanks to the whopping number of domestic tourists./.
December 10, 2022 12:24 UTC
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)The national COVID-19 caseload rose to 11,520,445 with 408 new cases recorded on December 10, according to the Ministry of Health.With 100 patients given the all-clear during the day, the number of recoveries rose to 10,609,573.Meanwhile, there are 68 patients needing breathing support.No death from COVID-19 was recorded in the past 24 hours. The total fatalities stood at 43,178.With 52,625 doses administered on December 9, the total number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine s injected rose to 264,886,616./.
December 10, 2022 11:37 UTC
At the reception (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – Chief of General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Tan Cuong received in Hanoi on December 9 Vice Chief of Staff of Japan’s Joint Staff Lieut. Gen. Suzuki Yasuhiko who is in Vietnam to attend the Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022. On the back of the growing extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan, bilateral defence cooperation remains one of the important pillars, he said. Japan always believes that Vietnam is a trustworthy partner, including in defence cooperation, he said./.
December 10, 2022 01:05 UTC