Japanese pharma firm Eisai Vietnam Co., Ltd opened a new business office in HCM City on Thursday, May 12, 2022. — Photo courtesy of the company Japan-headquartered pharmaceutical company Eisai Vietnam has inaugurated a new business office in HCM City, reaffirming its decades long presence in the country. The new office is located at the Saigon Giai Phong Tower at 432-438 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in the city’s District 3. Yuki Inoue, general director of Eisai Vietnam, said the company aimed to improve the distribution system, introduce innovative drugs, and contribute to improving benefits for patients based on its human health care or “hhc” philosophy. He explained that Eisai's corporate philosophy gives first thought to patients and their families, and to increasing the healthcare benefits that meet significant unmet medical needs. Eisai Vietnam is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eisai Co Ltd, a leading global research and development-based pharma company headquartered in … [Read more...] about Japanese pharma firm opens new office in HCM City
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Vietnam has sent 16 archers to SEA Games 31. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Archers participating in the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) began their performances at the Hanoi National Sports Training Centre in Nam Tu Liem district on May 15 morning. Following the opening ceremony, the athletes competed in the one-string and three-string bow events for both men and women. Vietnam has sent 16 archers to the Games, including eight men and eight women, with outstanding athletes like Do Thi Anh Nguyet who participated in the Olympic Tokyo 2020, and Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhi who grabbed top positions in the five categories of 30m, 50m, 60m, 70m, and all-round recurve, and two silvers in other classes at the National Top Archery Champions last March. SEA Games 31 ’s archery , with matches to last until May 19, has brought together athletes from eight countries in the region, who will show off their skills in 10 categories. Vietnam aims to win from two to four gold … [Read more...] about SEA Games 31: Archers begin competitions in Hanoi
The launching ceremony of AWS re/Start, a programme that helps unemployed and underemployed people learn cloud computing skills and connect participants with employment opportunities. — Photo Courtesy Amazon Web Services AI Education and Cloud Kinetics have recently announced a tie-up with Amazon Web Services for providing free cloud computing skills and job training through AWS re/Start. The 12-week virtual training programme will help unemployed and underemployed people learn cloud computing skills and connect participants with employment opportunities. The first AWS re/Start cohorts taught virtually by AI Education instructors begins in May in HCM City and Ha Noi. Upon completion, Cloud Kinetics will help the graduates by connecting them with employers such as Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank for entry-level cloud roles such as cloud operations, site reliability, infrastructure support, and technical adjacent business support functions. Bung Tran, co-founder and … [Read more...] about Free AWS re/Start cloud skills training programme launched in Viet Nam
Fishing on a flooded field in Vi Thuy district of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Politburo recently issued Resolution No. 13/NQ-TW on orientations for socio-economic development and defence - security safeguarding in the Mekong Delta until 2030, with a vision to 2045, aiming to make development breakthroughs across the region. The Mekong Delta comprises Can Tho city and the provinces of An Giang, Dong Thap, Long An, Tien Giang, Vinh Long, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Hau Giang, Bac Liêu, Ca Mau and Kien Giang. It is one of the largest and most fertile deltas in Southeast Asia and the world. At a conference on the implementation of Resolution No. 13/NQ-TW on April 22, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong emphasised several advantages of this region, including its strategic location. The Delta is next to the southeastern region, including Ho Chi Minh City - the southern economic hub of Vietnam, and adjacent to Cambodia … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta hoped to see development breakthroughs
Hoa Phat Group is the only Vietnamese production firm in the Top 2,000 largest companies in the world in 2022 (Global 2000). Photo courtesy of the firm Hoa Phat Group had the highest revenue and profit among five Vietnamese firms listed in the Top 2,000 largest companies in the world in 2022 (Global 2000) announced by Forbes. It is also the only Vietnamese production firm in the list. Forbes collected the latest financial data as of April 22, 2022 to rank businesses globally according to four criteria including revenue, net profit, total assets and market capitalisation. The other Vietnamese firms included in the list are all banks: Vietcombank, Vietinbank, BIDV and Techcombank. In 2021, Hoa Phat recorded VND150.8 trillion (US$6.5 billion) in revenue and reached a net profit of VND34.5 trillion for the first time, up 65 per cent and 156 per cent respectively compared to 2020. Its net profit margin in 2021 reached 23 per cent. Its total contribution to the State budget last … [Read more...] about Hoa Phat Group listed in Forbes’ Top 2,000 largest firms in the world
Spraying sterilised substances at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 to prevent SARS-CoV-2 virus from spreading (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases has discovered two new variants of SARS-CoV-2 , namely B.1.222 and B.1.619, after gene sequencing of patient samples. Van Dinh Trang, Head of the Microbiology and Molecular Biology Ward under the hospital, told the Suc khoe & Doi song (Health and Life) newspaper that the B.1.222 variant had appeared in 11 countries, but was most common in the UK and particularly Scotland. This strain has many mutations on the spike protein different from the Indian strain B.1.617.2. Variant B.1.222 was discovered when the hospital’s COVID-19 research team sequenced the SARS-CoV-2 gene from the oropharyngeal specimen of a 29-year-old patient, a Ukrainian expert. The patient was quarantined immediately after entering Vietnam. Variant B.1.619 has spike protein similar to Indian strain … [Read more...] about Vietnam discovers two new strains of SARS-CoV-2 from imported cases
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (first on the right, front row) visits Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts where late President Ho Chi Minh used to work from 1911 to 1913. (Photo: VNA) Boston (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his delegation visited Omni Parker House Hotel where late President Ho Chi Minh used to work in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, on May 14 (local time) as part of his working trip to the US. us period which was hung at the hotel, with words saying that Ho Chi Minh used to work as pastry chef of Parker from 1911 to 1913. VNA … [Read more...] about PM visits hotel where President Ho Chi Minh used to work in Boston
The PM hailed the efforts by the embassy in implementing the external policies of the Party and State, building and promoting the image of the nation and people of Vietnam to U.S. friends, and contributing to making the Vietnam-U.S. ties more practical and effective, including the thorough preparations for the PM’s trip to the U.S. to attend the ASEAN-U.S. Special Summit and make a visit to the U.S. and the U.N. He asked the embassy to promptly implement agreements reached between the two countries during this visit. Meeting representatives from the Vietnamese community in the East Coast of the U.S., the Government leader thanked the community for their contribution to the homeland as well as to the relationship between Vietnam and the U.S. He reiterated that the Party and State always consider the Vietnamese community abroad as an indispensable part of the community of ethnic groups in Vietnam, and always do their best to support overseas Vietnamese to settle down in the host … [Read more...] about PM meets Vietnamese embassy officials, community in U.S.
At the event, the Vietnamese PM congratulated Laos on the positive results in the country’s fight against COVID-19 and reopening, and highly valued the two countries’ sound cooperation in the bilateral framework as well as at regional and international forums. The Lao PM spoke highly of Vietnam’s important achievements in the recent time, especially in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control and promptly reopening its borders for socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked Vietnam for cooperation and support for Laos over the years. The two PMs rejoiced at the stable development of the Vietnam-Laos great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Since the start of 2022, the countries have exchanged delegations at all levels, notably an official visit to Vietnam by the Lao PM in January. They have collaborated in effective implementing high-level agreements and those adopted at the 44th meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee chaired by the … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets Lao counterpart in U.S.
The three-day visit is being made at the invitation of President of the Lao National Assembly Xaysomphone Phomvihane. Hue is being accompanied by N.A. Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai; N.A. Secretary General and Head of the N.A. Office Bui Van Cuong; Chairman of the N.A. Committee for External Relations Vu Hai Ha; Chairman of the N.A. Council for Ethnic Affairs Y Thanh Ha Nie K'dam; Chairman of the N.A. Economic Committee Vu Hong Thanh; and Chairman of the N.A. Committee for Defense and Security Le Tan Toi, among others. Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung and the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, and representatives of the Vietnamese community welcomed Hue and the high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese legislature at the airport. Representatives from the Lao side at the welcome ceremony were Vice President of the Lao N.A. Sommad Pholsena, Chairman of the Lao N.A.’s Committee for Foreign Affairs Sanya Praseuth, and N.A. Deputy Secretary General Bounthan Bounvilay. … [Read more...] about N.A. Chairman arrives in Vientiane, beginning official visit to Laos