9.1 million labourers affected by COVID-19 in Q1

9.1 million labourers affected by COVID-19 in Q1

As many as 9.1 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and above were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of this year, Director of the Department of Population and Labour Statistics under the General Statistics Office (GSO) Pham Hoai Nam told a press conference on April 16.

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Party leader lauds US ambassador’s contributions to Vietnam-US ties

Party leader lauds US ambassador’s contributions to Vietnam-US ties

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for outgoing US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink in Hanoi on April 15, during which the Vietnamese leader recognised the diplomat’s contributions to the increasingly practical and effective development of the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US.
Vietnamese overseas enterprises desire to further connect with Lam Dong Province

Vietnamese overseas enterprises desire to further connect with Lam Dong Province

The Ho Chi Minh City Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs has recently held a meeting between overseas Vietnamese enterprises and leaders of the People's Committee of Lam Dong Province and Lac Duong District to create conditions for overseas businesses to exchange and work with the provincial leaders as well as seek potential markets, promote trade connectivity and investment cooperation in the upcoming time.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the working session with Da Nang and Quang Nam. (Photo: VNA)

President lauds Da Nang, Quang Nam for achievements

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded the central city of Da Nang and the neighbouring province of Quang Nam for their achievements over the past years during a working session with their leaders on April 10.
VUFO presents friendship insignia to US ambassador

VUFO presents friendship insignia to US ambassador

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) on April 9 held a ceremony to present the “For peace, friendship among nations” insignia to outgoing US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink.
Transport Ministry fails to meet disbursement plan of public investment capital

Transport Ministry fails to meet disbursement plan of public investment capital

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) yesterday informed that the transport sector failed to meet the disbursement plan of public investment capital with nearly VND6,000 billion (US$259 million) disbursed by the end of the first quarter of 2021, accounting for 17 percent of the plan for 2021 and higher than the same period last year. 
Leaders of Vietnam and the newly-appointed Government members pose for a group photo on April 8 morning (Photo: VNA)

NA approves appointment of 12 new ministers, Gov’t members

With the support of the majority of legislators, the National Assembly (NA) on April 8 morning adopted a resolution approving the Prime Minister’s proposal to appoint 12 new ministers and Government members for the 2016 – 2021 tenure.
Massive fishes die in upstream Sai Gon River

Massive fishes die in upstream Sai Gon River

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Binh Duong Province in coordination with the functional agencies yesterday performed an investigation to determine the cause of mass abnormal fish deaths on the surface of the water at fish framings on Sai Gon River in Dau Tieng District, Binh Duong Province.