National news

PM requests combined efforts to combat IUU fishing

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called for concerted efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing while chairing a teleconference with 28 coastal provinces and cities on December 1.

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Top legislator holds talks with Philippine Senate’s President

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on November 23 held talks with President of the Philippine Senate Juan Miguel Zubiri right after the Senate of the Philippines had passed a resolution on further strengthening the parliamentary relations between the two nations.

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Welcome ceremony held for New Zealand Prime Minister

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 14 afternoon hosted a welcome ceremony for his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern who is on an official visit to Vietnam until November 17.

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German Chancellor concludes Vietnam’s visit

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his high-ranking entourage left Hanoi on November 14 morning, concluding a two-day official visit to Vietnam.

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Viettel announces arrival of Vietnam’s largest bandwidth cable route

Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) yesterday formally announced that ADC (Asia Direct Cable) has successfully landed in Quy Nhon City of Binh Dinh Province.

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PM Pham Minh Chinh to visit US, attend ASEAN-US Special Summit

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will lead a Vietnamese high-level delegation to attend the ASEAN-US Special Summit and pay a visit to the US at the invitation of President Joe Biden

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Vietnam to develop sustainable, responsible fishery

Vietnam is striving to sustainably develop its fishery and promote responsible practices while protecting and restoring aquatic resources and preserving biodiversity, according to a draft national plan on protecting and exploiting aquatic resources from 2021 – 2030, with a vision towards 2050.

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Vietnam ensures people’s livelihoods, fair distribution of vaccines

I was surprised to receive a call from an American friend who lives in Singapore, asking about the pandemic situation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s current COVID-19 epicentre with a daily record of thousands of cases.

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Shrimp exports swell despite COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, shrimp exports by Mekong Delta provinces have increased remarkably this year thanks to efforts made by both authorities and businesses.

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Vietnam set for hospitality recovery in 2021: Savills

January started on a positive note, with city hotels seeing increased MICE and event bookings, while in some resorts corporate bookings started to return, according to Savills Vietnam.Go »
Vietnam’s economy expands 2.12 percent in nine months

The gross domestic product (GDP) of Vietnam grew 2.12 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2020, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).Go »