The Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association reported that exports of timber and wooden products would fall significantly in the next three-six months due to the impacts of COVID-19. That could lead enterprises to cut 70 per cent of capacity and even temporarily suspend production. … [Read more...] about Solutions should prioritise maintaining industrial production
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Vo Hong Son and his sister Vu Thi Thang live in a small house in Vinh Tru Town. Son said he raised a dog since he was small and he is also his faithful companion. "Whenever I return home, I call for him to make sure that he isn't stolen and feel happy and relief when he answers me," Son said. Son's sister often mutters to herself and sits alone all day. Tran Van Su, vice head of the Nguyen Khuyen residential cluster, said Thang used to wander away. After falling and getting hurt, she has stopped running away. "It's heartbreaking seeing Son searching for his sister everywhere so everyone helped him. Thang always falls when she goes out. There was one time, she fell so hard that her head bleed. She was scared of going out since then," Su said. … [Read more...] about Blind man struggles to support mentally-ill sister
Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.S. Ha Kim Ngoc In addition to maintaining information channels and hotlines around the clock to provide timely assistance for needy students, the embassy has also coordinated with the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in the U.S. and its chapters in different states to disseminate information to students and help them in the fight against Covid-19. … [Read more...] about Supporting students – top priority amid COVID-19 outbreak: Ambassador to U.S.
We need to re-train the labour force in order to have the human resources for socio-economic development of the country, as well as to avoid the situation of labourers getting in trouble due to unemployment. Besides, when an incident or a crisis occurs, it is important to prepare human resources to meet the requirements. Our human-resource development strategy is not only short-term, not only current, but also long-term. The reason for preparing long-term human resources is because the quality of our human resources is still at a low level. Only 25 per cent of trained labourers have degrees and certificates. … [Read more...] about Solutions needed to support COVID-19-affected labourers
Despite sharp price cuts of hundreds of million of dong, cars still cannot find buyers. The automobile market is predicted to see a minus 15 percent growth rate this year. As for luxury model BMW X7 2020, one can buy it at VND7.149 billion now instead of the officially quoted price of VND7.499 billion. … [Read more...] about Prices plummet, factories halt operation, auto market hit hard by Covid-19