Thailand earmarks 200 million USD for COVID-19 vaccine World

Thailand earmarks 200 million USD for COVID-19 vaccine

Thailand’s Cabinet on November 17 gave permission to the Ministry of Public Health to pay 6 billion baht (200 million USD) and reserve 26 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.
Thailand faces labour shortage due to border closures ASEAN

Thailand faces labour shortage due to border closures

A labour shortage, particularly in manpower-intensive industries such as agribusiness and food processing, is likely to intensify over the long term in Thailand as the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult for foreign labourers to move across borders.
Laos reopens local border gates to facilitate business ASEAN

Laos reopens local border gates to facilitate business

The Lao Government is temporarily reopening some local and customary border crossings in a bid to revive the economy and minimise the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the English-language newspaper of Laos, Vientiane Times, reported on October 26.
Fish stocks in East Sea fall sharply World

Fish stocks in East Sea fall sharply

Excessive fishing has caused fish stocks in the East Sea to plunge 95 percent since 1950, a recent report of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) showed.
Inbound flights schedules detailed Business

Inbound flights schedules detailed

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has submitted detailed plans for flight schedules and requirements for airlines to bring foreign passengers into Vietnam, waiting for the Ministry of Transport’s approval.
Smart cities in Vietnam hold solution to pandemic Business

Smart cities in Vietnam hold solution to pandemic

Smart cities hold the answer to the modern world's problems including rising population, pollution, traffic congestion, climate change and even global-scale disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic, according to experts.
Party leader emphasises thorough preparations for 13th National Party Congress Politics

Party leader emphasises thorough preparations for 13th National Party Congress

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, who is also Chairman of the Subcommittee on Party documents of the 13th National Party Congress, has written an article emphasizing the need to well prepare and organise the 13th National Party Congress in order to bring the country to a new development period.
Vietnam respected in international arena: Ambassador Politics

Vietnam respected in international arena: Ambassador

Vietnam has received huge support and respects in the international arena, said Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, who has assumed the position as head of the Vietnam Permanent Mission to the UN for two years and had chances to meet with leaders and representatives of diplomatic corps of 193 UN member states.
Diplomatic sector goes along with nation’s destiny Politics

Diplomatic sector goes along with nation’s destiny

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh highlighted the diplomatic sector’s important contributions to the cause of nation building and safeguarding over the past 75 years while emphasising the necessity to modernise diplomacy, in an article marking the sector’s 75th anniversary on August 28.
Thailand to cut down power generation reserve World

Thailand to cut down power generation reserve

The State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is planning to reduce the power generation capacity reserve to 15 percent from 40 percent of total capacity, in a move to curb high power costs.
Security Ministry spokesman speaks about illegal entry Society

Security Ministry spokesman speaks about illegal entry

Chief of the Office of the Ministry of Public Security and spokesman, Maj. Gen. To An Xo answered questions on issues related to public security under its State management, during the regular Government press conference in Hanoi on August 3.
Thailand tightens border security to deal with illegal trespassing ASEAN

Thailand tightens border security to deal with illegal trespassing

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on July 31 requested military commanders to step up security measures along the country's borderlines to keep out any suspected trespassers from neighbouring countries in the context that the COVID-19 pandemic continues developing complicatedly.