☕ Afternoon briefing on April 21

The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency on April 21.
☕ Afternoon briefing on April 21 ảnh 1
Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency on April 21.

☕ Afternoon briefing on April 21 ảnh 2Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (centre) and officials launch the national e-invoice system on April 21. (Photo: VNA)
- The national e-invoice system was launched with a ceremony held by the General Department of Taxation (GDT) in Hanoi on April 21. Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc said the e-invoice system will help create an equal, transparent, and favourable business environment for people and enterprises, thus helping improve labour productivity and carry out the national digital transformation strategy. Read full story

- Over 1 million Vietnamese people had received COVID-19 passport as of April 20 after six days the Ministry of Health (MoH) started to issue the certification through “So suc khoe dien tu” and “PC-COVID” apps. Read full story

- Vietnam and Thailand held the fourth meeting of their Joint Trade Committee in Bangkok on April 20, working out orientations, measures, and action plans to soon raise bilateral trade to 25 billion USD. Read full story

- Webinar to share experience and ideas of transition to a green economy of Europe countries through the European Green Agreement (EGA) took place on April 200, gathering participants from Hanoi, Da Nang and Thua Thien – Hue. Read full story

- Vietnam can become the second largest digital economy in Southeast Asia in 2025, while the country’s e-commerce market will draw more large-scale businesses, forecast experts at an online seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on April 20. They also said that online businesses will involve more economic sectors and more big players in the time to come. Read full story

- The Prime Minister has directed relevant agencies and sectors to immediately act to ensure the security and safety of activities in the finance-currency market. The Ministry of Finance and State Bank of Vietnam are tasked with taking measures to stabilise the market. Read full story

- The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam recently held a joint conference to evaluate the 10 years of implementation of social welfare policies in Vietnam. Read full story

- A festival showcasing spices from regions across the country will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from April 28 to May 1. Read full story

☕ Afternoon briefing on April 21 ảnh 3Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center will host Chess competitions (Photo: VNA)
- The northern province of Quang Ninh, which will host seven sports during the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), will offer free entry to spectators to enjoy all the competitions in the locality.Read full story./. 

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