A patient chooses products at the zero-đồng mini supermarket held by Sơn La General Hospital on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Many zero- đồng mini supermarkets have been opened for the needy and many programmes have been organised to present gifts to special groups across the country to bring them a warm Tết (Lunar New Year). Vice State President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân on Thursday delivered gifts to border guards, medical staff and needy families in the Mekong Delta province of Trà Vinh. She also handed over 650 gifts to poor households, those affected by COVID-19, needy students and 14 charity homes. On the same day, Party Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Lê Minh Khái presented gifts to disadvantaged families, workers and those affected by the coronavirus in the northwestern mountainous province of Sơn La. The Vĩnh Hải Border Guard Station of Sóc Trăng Province on Thursday organised a programme to present Tết gifts to poor residents in Vĩnh Hải and Lạc Hòa communes … [Read more...] about Special gifts bring warm Tết to people in need
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The National Assembly on January 11 voted to adopt a Government-proposed socio-economic recovery programme worth nearly VND350 trillion (approximately US$15 billion) over the next two years. Nam Hai Dinh Vu Port in Hai Phong, a major maritime service and shipping centre of Vietnam. — VNA/VNS Photo An Dang Of 426 lawmakers present, 424 voted in favour of the highly anticipated resolution that is in response to a tumultuous year in which Vietnam was hard hit by the fourth wave of COVID, necessitating stringent lockdowns that hurt the country's economy and livelihoods. As a result, the country achieved 2.58 per cent GDP growth in 2021, the lowest in a decade. The five major tasks stated in the resolution are: reopening the economy in tandem with enhancing healthcare capacity and pandemic preparedness (VND60 trillion), ensuring social welfare and job creation (VND53.15 trillion), support for businesses and cooperatives (VND110 trillion), developing infrastructure … [Read more...] about National Assembly NA passes largest ever relief package for economic recovery, development
Mr Tam Nguyen (R). Tam Nguyen, a Vietnamese Canadian, has become a costume designer popular among many Hollywood stars. His workshop, Tam’s Tailor, located in Winnipeg , Manitoba Province, Canada , is always busy, and hung on the wall of his workshop are numerous photos of famous stars, who ordered their clothes from him. Tam Nguyen, aged 53, the owner, popular for not only his skillful cut but also a cheerful smile to customers, is often called “the tailor of celebrities”. “One day, a lady showed up and asked me to have a pair of jeans made in 24 hours. The next day she came back and took me to a hotel, and there, I met Patrick Swayze, and I didn’t know who he was!”, Tam said. After that time, Tam Nguyen’s reputation started to spread in the US show-business world. According to the website canadianimmigrant.ca, he has made clothes for various American male stars, such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Harvey Keitel, Kevin Pollak, Billy Zane and … [Read more...] about Tam Nguyen – A Hollywood Designer!
Hanoi to restore tourism when pandemic under control The capital city of Hanoi will quickly restore its tourism activities when the COVID-19 pandemic is under control at home and abroad, said the municipal Tourism Department during its conference on January 14 to launch 2022 tasks. The municipal tourism sector will step up technological application, develop infrastructure, improve tourism quality and enhance international cooperation in the field. Annual tourism festivals and events will still be held in cities and provinces to popularise the images of the capital. Last year, Hanoi welcomed 4 million domestic visitors, or 53 percent of that recorded in 2020 and 36 percent of the yearly target. The total revenue from domestic visitors was estimated at 11.28 trillion VND (490 million USD), equivalent to 40 percent of the total in 2020 and 23 percent of the yearly plan. In 2022, the city strives to serve 10-12 million visitors, including 1.2-2 million foreigners. Vietnam … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JANUARY 16
The Việt Nam national team talk tactics at a training session in Hà Nội before they departed for Australia. — Photo vff.org.vn HÀ NỘI — Despite their poor start to the third round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Coach Park Hang-seo is determined to make history by securing the first Southeast Asian victory at this stage of the competition. Thailand are the only regional team to have gotten this far before, back in 2018. However, the “War Elephants”, under the management of Kiatisuk Senamuang – Hoàng Anh Gia Lai's current coach - finished bottom of their group with just two points, conceding a total of 24 goals. To better Thailand, Việt Nam will need good results in their remaining matches against Australia, China, Oman and Japan. Three points against China seems the most realistic for Coach Park’s men. “We will try our best to beat China and make history, and give a bright start for Vietnamese football in 2022,” Park said. “In the first leg, we lost 3-2. Myself and the … [Read more...] about Coach Park aims for history in remaining World Cup qualifers