ATMs not busy, banking apps congested as Tet nears Business

ATMs not busy, banking apps congested as Tet nears

Although the Lunar New Year (Tet) is nearing, long queues of people are no longer seen at automated teller machines (ATMs) like in previous years. Instead, online transactions on banking applications are facing difficulties, with network congestion frequently reported by users.
Traveloka joins ride-hailing services World

Traveloka joins ride-hailing services

Traveloka, the largest online travel start-up in Southeast Asia, has expanded into ride-hailing as part of its plan to become an all-encompassing digital platform, heating up the super app race in the region.
National fund for Vietnamese children active in 2021 Society

National fund for Vietnamese children active in 2021

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVA) offered support to nearly 15,500 children hit by COVID-19 last year at a total cost of over 20.8 billion VND (904,000 USD), 2,930 of them were orphans and 520 had their mothers infected with the virus, said NFVA Director Hoang Van Tien.
NA’s extraordinary session looks into two important issues Politics

NA’s extraordinary session looks into two important issues

National Assembly (NA) deputies continue an online debate on issues related to amendments and supplements to a number of articles of the Law on Public Investment, the Law on Public-Private Partnership, the Law on Investment, the Biding Law, the Electricity Law, the Enterprise Law, the Law on Special Consumption Tax, and the Law on Enforcement of Civil Judgments; and the Eastern North-South Expres
Government convenes online conference with localities Politics

Government convenes online conference with localities

The Government’s online conference with localities convened on January 5, reviewing performance last year and discussing the implementation of the Party Central Committee’s conclusion and the National Assembly’s resolution on socio-economic development tasks in 2022.
Seminar looks into impacts of COVID-19 on garment, footwear workers Business

Seminar looks into impacts of COVID-19 on garment, footwear workers

An online seminar spotlighting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on textile, footwear and garment workers and trade union activities was held by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s Institute for Workers and Trade Unions (IWTU), and the Netherlands Trade Union Confederation in Hanoi on December 28.
Students in Hanoi's orange zones return to online learning from Dec. 20 Society

Students in Hanoi's orange zones return to online learning from Dec. 20

Students in areas with high pandemic risks, or “orange zones”, will suspend direct learning and return to online learning from December 20, according to a proposal of the municipal Department of Education and Training, which urges district departments of education and training and schools reported to district authorities for approval.
ASEAN-RoK Music Festival ROUND 2021 to be held online World

ASEAN-RoK Music Festival ROUND 2021 to be held online

The ASEAN-Korea Music Festival ROUND 2021, hosted by the Korean broadcasting company KBS and sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Korea (RoK) through the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund, will be held online on January 9, 2022, according to the ASEAN Secretariat.