Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam’s new immigration law includes a new type of visa for foreigners who come to Vietnam to conduct activities as part of international agreements Vietnam has signed. The change is expected to facilitate the implementation of new agreements that Vietnam has signed such as the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), said Colonel Tran Van Du, deputy head of the Immigration Department under Ministry of Public Security. The department last week held a session to explain immigration laws to diplomatic missions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Vietnam. Vietnam will issue visas with validity from six to 12 months for foreigners who enter to promote services and establish commercial presence according to international agreements. The amendment to the law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam came into force this month. “Strategic foreign investors who … [Read more...] about New immigration law looks to attract investment
Chinese immigration act
The coronavirus ground zero of Wuhan, through which the Yangtze River winds, is on an expanding list of population centres watching warily as the powerful river's levels in the city of 11 million have hit their third-highest in history and are projected to rise further through the week, according to state-controlled media. … [Read more...] about Chinese rivers and lakes swell perilously as summer flood season crests
Data from the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs shows there are 33,770 licensed Chinese workers in Vietnam. Of these, 15,000 are currently employed. A little more than half of these workers returned to China for the Lunar New Year holiday in January and could not come back due to the pandemic. … [Read more...] about 1,000 Chinese experts, workers to enter Vietnam by train
Washington, D.C., (VNA) – US Senator for Colorado Cory Gardner on July 12 (Washington time) released a statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of normalised relations between the US and Vietnam. “Over the past 25 years, normalized relations with Vietnam have been beneficial for trade, our public health, and for supporting human rights and democracy around the world,” said Senator Gardner, who is also Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. “As we celebrate 25 years of diplomacy with Vietnam, we also celebrate its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).” The Senator said he looks forward to continuing to grow the strong partnership between the US and Vietnam, which will be supported by his bipartisan Asia Reassurance Initiative Act. The same day, former US President Bill Clinton tweeted “Grateful for 25 years of partnership … [Read more...] about US Senator for Colorado salutes Vietnam-US diplomatic relations
Speaking at a recent seminar on the safety of terraced hydropower systems on the Da River, he said: "Ninety percent of alluvium has been retained by hydropower reservoirs. We cannot expect anything from the remaining 10 percent, because they are just suspended particles." … [Read more...] about Will the sand in the Red River be depleted in 100 years?