Hanoi protects Covid-free zones, speeds up coronavirus testing
06:00 | 03/09/2021 Society
(VEN) - Barriers and a green board have been put up at the entrances to residential areas of Hanoi where no Covid-19 cases have been reported, outlining measures that non-residents must take before entering. The move joins the capital’s strict implementation of social distancing and mass vaccination campaign to control the pandemic.
Hard-hit Vietnamese tourism plans for a better future
06:00 | 29/08/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - The tourism industry has entered a second year of crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic with unprecedented damage and no signs of recovery. However, the green economy needs to adopt a positive posture and prepare for recovery and sustainable development.
Government sets major goals for plastic waste control
10:00 | 28/08/2021 Environment
(VEN) - A newly signed governmental decision sets out goals for improved waste management in Vietnam, including the use of environmentally friendly plastic bags and packaging at all supermarkets by 2025. Tourism sites and hotels will not be allowed to use non-biodegradable plastic bags and single-use plastic products by 2025, either.
Proposed EPR gives impetus to environmental industry development
09:00 | 26/08/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), a practice and a policy approach that imposes responsibility for product disposal on producers is expected to provide opportunities to share the financial burden of solid waste management and serve as an impetus to the development of Vietnam’s environmental industry.
PV GAS donates VND5 billion to Da Nang’s pandemic victims
15:00 | 25/08/2021 Society
(VEN) - The Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation (PV GAS) recently donated VND5 billion to the Da Nang Women’s Union, helping the union ease the effects of Covid-19 control activities, including support for those hard hit by the pandemic.
Post offices help farmers sell produce
06:00 | 20/08/2021 Society
(VEN) - The resurgence of Covid-19 has affected farm produce consumption in many localities across the country. However, with the help of postal distribution channels - from post offices and mobile points of sales to e-commerce sites - agricultural products have been selling quite well.
The AI-powered English language test for higher education
18:30 | 17/08/2021 Society
(VEN) - Cambridge Assessment English, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge has partnered with Cambridge University Press to introduce Linguaskill. Globally recognized as an accurate English language test, Linguaskill acts as an effective tool to help employers across Asia ensure that their teams have the language skills required to compete on an international level.
Vietnam Post donates 820 tonnes of rice to pandemic victims
11:02 | 17/08/2021 Society
(VEN) - Responding to the government's call and realizing the Ministry of Information and Communications’ plan to ensure essential goods for those hard hit by Covid-19, the Vietnam Post and partners – EMS, Post and Telecommunication Joint Stock Insurance Corporation (PTI), Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SeABank), and Nam A Commercial Joint Stock Bank – have launched a program to give 820 tonnes of rice to some 273,000 to people in eight southern provinces.