Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island prepares to welcome foreign visitors
06:00 | 02/10/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has approved a proposed pilot plan by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to welcome foreign visitors with vaccine passports to Phu Quoc Island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. The pilot is to last six months starting in October, with a view to restoring tourism and related services and paving the way for the industry’s recovery once the Covid-19 pandemic is controlled.
Hanoi seeks ways to market farm produce under pandemic limitations
20:00 | 29/09/2021 Society
(VEN) - Strict social distancing measures in Hanoi are hampering the production and sale of rural agricultural products under the “One Commune-One Product” (OCOP) program. Authorities are devising plans to facilitate the consumption of OCOP products during the pandemic period.
E-waste management decree generates mixed business response
10:00 | 25/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Electronic waste accounts for only two percent of the total amount of solid waste generated, but for 70 percent of hazardous waste that is not handled properly in Vietnam. The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) of manufacturers and importers is expected to improve management of e-waste in Vietnam.
What makes an industrial park clean?
08:00 | 23/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Clean industrial parks (IPs) have been established recently in Hanoi, Hung Yen Province and other localities. Although this is a good signal for sustainable industrial development, Vietnam has yet to adopt relevant standards or announce its policy and regulations for clean IPs.
Opportunities and challenges for Vietnam
10:00 | 22/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), a provision of the newly enacted Environmental Protection Law, is expected to be an effective solid waste management tool. It will help Vietnam develop a circular economy and promote the development of the environmental industry, producing jobs and yielding great economic and environmental benefits.
Dong Nai accompanies businesses to overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
06:00 | 22/09/2021 Society
(VEN) - With the motto "The government always accompanies businesses", along with the desire to listen, share and discuss to find the best solutions to help businesses overcome the difficult period of the Covid-19 pandemic and gradually restore socioeconomic activities while ensuring the pandemic prevention and control, and reinstating the production and business activities of investors in Dong Nai Province, a conference between provincial leaders and business associations and foreign-invested enterprises in Dong Nai province has been organized.
Vietnam’s tourism industry goes digital
06:00 | 18/09/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - The hard-hit tourism industry must switch to new models and business methods and create novel and unique products by speeding up its digital transformation in order to adapt to the difficult circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hanoi residents, business not entirely satisfied with public services
06:00 | 11/09/2021 Society
(VEN) - Hanoi’s 2020 Satisfaction Index of Public Administrative Services (SIPAS) reached 85.15 percent, ranking 33rd among 63 provinces and cities nationwide. In an effort to improve the index, the municipal people’s committee requires relevant units to effectively operate the one-stop-shop and inter-agency one-stop-shop mechanisms.
Vietnamese consumers will abandon long online banking account applications
15:38 | 08/09/2021 Society
FICO’s 2021 digital banking survey shows that Vietnamese consumers expect a seamless banking experience when it comes to opening an account via a mobile app or website, with two in five expecting to answer 10 questions or less or they will abandon the process. One out of six Vietnamese will drop out if asked more than five questions.