Workers’ average income up in first quarter Business

Workers’ average income up in first quarter

Vietnam saw a year-on-year fall in the number of workers joining the labour market in the first quarter but increases in average income, according to Pham Hoai Nam, Director of the Population and Labour Statistics Department at the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Rice exports to see bright outlook this year Business

Rice exports to see bright outlook this year

Increasing global demand, stable domestic production, and better rice quality count among the reasons Vietnam can be confident its rice exports will prosper again in 2021 and surpass the 3.1 billion USD in revenue posted in 2020, despite a significant decline in the first two months of this year.
Tourism campaign clip hits a million views Videos

Tourism campaign clip hits a million views

A fortnight after being posted on YouTube on February 11, a tourism promotion clip entitled “Vietnam - Destination of culture and cuisine” (Vietnam - Điểm đến Văn hóa và Ẩm thực”) has received more than a million views. The campaign was launched by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism in partnership with Google and VinPearl.
CPI in February highest in 8 years Business

CPI in February highest in 8 years

Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) in February was up 1.52 percent over the previous month and 0.7 percent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Female “blue beret” doctors Videos

Female “blue beret” doctors

Vietnam has actively participated in UN peacekeeping missions in many regions of the world over recent years, most notably by establishing field hospitals in South Sudan. The experience of female doctors and nurses have contributed to upholding the image of Vietnamese women and the country’s army in the eyes of international friends.
E-commerce continues to thrive amid pandemic Business

E-commerce continues to thrive amid pandemic

Revenues posted by e-commerce platforms for January were up 30 percent year-on-year despite there being fewer promotions than in previous years, figures from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the platforms reveal.
Vietnam Airlines to resume flights to Van Don Airport on March 3 Business

Vietnam Airlines to resume flights to Van Don Airport on March 3

Vietnam Airlines announced on February 26 that it will resume flights between Ho Chi Minh City and the northern province of Quang Ninh’s Van Don Airport, which had been hit by COVID-19, on March 3 as the province has brought the pandemic under control and the airport is now safe to cater to passengers.
Petrol prices rise under latest adjustment Business

Petrol prices rise under latest adjustment

The Ministries of Industry and Trade and Finance revised petrol prices upwards as of 3pm on February 25, marking the first increase since the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Disbursement of public funds sped up to fuel growth Business

Disbursement of public funds sped up to fuel growth

Public investment disbursement has been accelerated since the opening days of the year as it continues to be seen as an important driving force of economic growth this year, the Dau tu (Vietnam Investment Review) newspaper reported.
 Dung Quat Refinery operates at 108 percent of design capacity Business

Dung Quat Refinery operates at 108 percent of design capacity

Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical JSC (BSR) has operated Dung Quat Oil Refinery at 108 percent of the refinery’s design capacity in a safe and stable fashion in February to meet the domestic market’s increasing demand during traditional Lunar New Year.
"Free & easy" tours to thrive in 2021 Travel

"Free & easy" tours to thrive in 2021

More independent trips, "free & easy" tours and guided small group tours will be high on travellers' agendas for 2021, the HCM City Department of Tourism has said.
About 8.55 million disadvantaged people receive support to enjoy Tet Society

About 8.55 million disadvantaged people receive support to enjoy Tet

Some 8.55 million poor and near poor people, Agent Orange/dioxin victims and disadvantaged workers nationwide enjoyed a warmer traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday since they received support worth more than 6.11 trillion VND (265.24 million USD) through the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) at all levels and trade unions, heard a conference held in Hanoi on February 17.