Indonesia’s capital city bans single-use plastic bags World

Indonesia’s capital city bans single-use plastic bags

Jakarta began a new chapter in reducing plastic waste on July 1, when a gubernatorial regulation banning single-use plastic bags in traditional markets, modern supermarkets and minimarkets across the capital city of Indonesia took effect.
Vietnam welcomes fewest foreign arrivals in years Business

Vietnam welcomes fewest foreign arrivals in years

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam totalled just 880,000 in June, the lowest figure in many years, as the country maintained a ban on the entry of foreigners that was introduced in March to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
NA Chairwoman meets voters in Can Tho Politics

NA Chairwoman meets voters in Can Tho

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met voters in seven wards of Cai Rang district, and seven wards of O Mon district, the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 23.
Cambodia hopes for more visitors despite 3,000 USD deposit World

Cambodia hopes for more visitors despite 3,000 USD deposit

Cambodia Airports, which has been developing three international airports in the country, is looking forward to seeing travellers back to the Kingdom despite strict government health measures and a prolonged suspension of tourist visas to foreigners, according to the Khmer Times.
Zero-waste communities start to emerge in Hoi An Environment

Zero-waste communities start to emerge in Hoi An

Reserving a 2,600sq.m garden in Dong Na village in Cam Ha commune – a farming intensive suburban area of Hoi An – local farmers and businesses have joined hands to debut the first zero-waste agriculture and tourism zone in promoting ‘green’ tourism product in the tourism hub.
Capitalising on EVFTA sure to be a challenge Business

Capitalising on EVFTA sure to be a challenge

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to provide a host of opportunities to Vietnamese enterprises to bolster their exports, but they must also meet strict requirements in order to fully capitalise on the deal, insiders have said.
Vietnam commits to eradicating forced labour Society

Vietnam commits to eradicating forced labour

With the National Assembly (NA) ratifying the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labour, Vietnam is proving its strong commitments to fighting the evil.
Sustainable crab catching a boon for islanders Society

Sustainable crab catching a boon for islanders

It’s sunrise on the Cham Islands. Members of the local land crab cooperative rush home with baskets full of crabs after a night hunting in the hilly forest. The catch is reported to the cooperative management board before their shell size is measured and, if they meet the criteria, a label attached denoting they are for legal sale at the market.
Vietnam Airlines hopes to carry more visitors to Northeastern region Travel

Vietnam Airlines hopes to carry more visitors to Northeastern region

Vietnam Airlines is coordinating with the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) to launch a tourism stimulus exploring the Northeastern region as part of the bilateral cooperation agreement, a representative of the national flag carrier said at a seminar prompting tourism in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on June 4.