Hanoi (VNA) – The US Embassy in Vietnam held a ceremony in Hanoi on October 9 to celebrate the 244th anniversary of the US’s independence and the 25th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations. On the half of the Vietnamese Government, Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long congratulated the US leaders and people on their major anniversary and appreciated efforts by US government agencies to promote bilateral ties. He emphasised that with the 25-year relations based on mutually beneficial cooperation and mutual respect, the two countries’ comprehensive partnership has attained positive strides and been expanded and strengthened in all spheres. He highly valued the strongly growing bilateral trade, which has turned the US into the biggest market of Vietnamese exports and Vietnam into one of the markets with fastest growth of imports from the US. The US assistance in addressing war consequences in Vietnam, particularly the … [Read more...] about Embassy marks 244th US Independence Day, 25 years of Vietnam-US ties
Long tailed garden birds
Like a signal to mark the end of the rainy season, Vietnam’s Central Highlands turns yellow at the end of October when 'hoa da quy' (wild sunflowers) appear throughout its forests, valleys and roads, making the city a top destination for visitors looking to admire the fresh bloom and crisp air. … [Read more...] about Lost in Da Lat’s plateaus of wild sunflowers
Demand stimulus in the current state of the Vietnamese economy in the short term should come with a pro-consumption policy - PHOTO: THANH HOA Private sector consumption is a major growth driver of the Vietnamese economy. It is all the more important as the Covid-19 pandemic has sent global demand plummeting and countries worldwide imposing travel restrictions. In an economy with a large population, low income, and a high rate of savings like Vietnam, which policy shall be adopted to stimulate demand in a sensible way? … [Read more...] about Demand stimulus: where to begin?
“Tourism service quality in Việt Nam had improved in recent years, but it has not yet attained its potential. A series of barriers remain, including traffic, food safety and slow digital transformation, while joint actions among agencies, local authorities, the private sector and State-owned industries in boosting tourism are yet to see rapid change,” Đam said. … [Read more...] about Domestic market to help tourism sector in post-COVID-19-period
The length of a journey to survey the seabed of the 6th squad is not often fixed and can be dependent on weather conditions. A short trip may last one or two months but this can stretch out for up to half a year or more. … [Read more...] about East Vietnam Sea survey team – P1: Tidal check