Pandemic delays chip card conversion plans Business

Pandemic delays chip card conversion plans

Banks have embarked on the conversion of magnetic payment cards into chip cards for greater security, but the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly slowed down their efforts, making it difficult for them to meet the deadline.
Da Nang targets e-government, smart city by 2030 Society

Da Nang targets e-government, smart city by 2030

The Central city of Da Nang is poised to complete the building of a smart city connected with the networks of smart cities in the country and in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region by 2030.
Thailand to launch COVID-19 contact-tracing app  World

Thailand to launch COVID-19 contact-tracing app

The Thai government will soon launch a COVID-19 contact-tracing app as part of its latest efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and regularly organise virus testing for six risk groups in the context that the country is gradually easing restrictions.
PM allows lifting of social distancing at schools Politics

PM allows lifting of social distancing at schools

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, while chairing a cabinet meeting in Hanoi on May 7, spoke of easing certain measures introduced to tackle the COVID-19, including the removal of social distancing measures at schools.
Hanoi, HCM City resume bus services Society

Hanoi, HCM City resume bus services

All bus routes in Hanoi have resumed operation from May 4, but each bus must not have more than 30 people on board, including passengers, drivers and conductors, according to the city's Department of Transport.
Tourism sector busy on holidays after social distancing eased Travel

Tourism sector busy on holidays after social distancing eased

Tourist attractions around Vietnam have begun re-opening their doors after “hibernating” during the COVID-19 outbreak and hope to fully tap into the opportunities brought by the four-day National Reunification Day and International Labour Day holiday from April 30 to May 3.
COVID-19 puts severe growth pressure on CLMV economies World

COVID-19 puts severe growth pressure on CLMV economies

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting severe growth pressure on the economies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) and may cause the region's growth to slip to a historical low, according to a Maybank Kim Eng report.
Gov't issues instructions on implementation of stay-at-home order Society

Gov't issues instructions on implementation of stay-at-home order

The Government Office on late April 3 issued a document detailing the instructions on the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Directive 16 regarding a 14-day nationwide stay-at-home order and social distancing measures starting April 1 to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.