Hanoi (VNA) - Three Russian officials in HCM City were awarded the insignias “For Peace, Friendship among Nations” by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) during a ceremony on August 12, for their contributions to fostering the traditional friendship between the two countries’ people. The recipients were Russian Consul General Aleksei Vladimirovich Popov, Counsellor at the Russian Consulate General Maria Georgieva Mizonova, and Director of the Russia Centre in HCM City Natalia Borisovna Zolkina. Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Vietnam - Russia Friendship Association of HCM City Hoang Minh Nhan lauded the honourees for working closely with the Ho Chi Minh Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam - Russia Friendship Association of HCM City to effectively hold cultural and arts activities and exchange delegations, which have contributed to raising mutual understanding between the people of the two nations. Popov, for his part, … [Read more...] about Russian officials in HCM City honoured with insignias
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HCM City (VNA) - The government’s relief and credit packages are now vital to help Ho Chi Minh City’s travel companies survive the coronavirus crisis, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa has said. The domestic tourism sector, which had only recently started to recover, has suffered another setback with the return of coronavirus, Hoa said. Around 70 percent of travel firms resumed operations in May thinking the COVID-19 pandemic was under control, she said. The domestic travel market had started to recover with a city tourism stimulus programme that runs from June until the end of the year. But then more than 35,000 bookings for tour packages, free and easy tours, hotels, air tickets, and travel services were cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, resulting in a loss of revenues of 21 billion VND (906,000 USD), according to a report by the department. Nearly 90 percent of travel agencies in the city have … [Read more...] about HCM City’s tourism firms need Gov’t relief to survive
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In the time ahead, the province will become one of the localities taking the lead in rooftop solar power development, the Dong Nai Power Company said, adding that it is making an electricity development plan which will also cover rooftop solar power, and this plan will ensure synchronous development of related infrastructure from generation, transmission to distribution facilities. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES AUGUST 13
The resurgence of the pandemic is posing difficulties for a great number of businesses in the tourism sector. As spending is tightened, some customers took COVID-19 as an excuse for late payment. “Previously, we had to advance 20-50% of the expenses of the tour to pay our providers,” Hoat told Zing. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese travel businesses struggle with COVID-19 again