Vietnam has so far recorded 63 cases that have fever and have come from nCoV-hit regions. Of them, 25 have been determined not to carry the virus while the other 38 need further tests and are under quarantine. Two Chinese nationals who are infected with the virus are being quarantined in a Ho Chi Minh City hospital and in stable condition, according to a Health Ministry report. Hanoitimes … [Read more...] about Vietnam determined to curb nCoV despite economic losses: PM
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Southern dishes are often humble and casual. The popular cơm tấm (broken rice) is a fantastic breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Made from fractured rice grains that couldn’t be sold, this once-modest dish is now a southern specialty. Served with grilled pork chops and slices of Vietnamese meatloaf, com tam is topped with a generous spoonful of green onions and sweetened fish sauce. … [Read more...] about Vietnam: Asia’s new leading culinary destination
I can’t speak for other expats but I felt APEC was an underwhelming spectacle of sirens, motorcades and young policemen repeatedly waving their traffic truncheons in the pouring rain. It was a bizarre feeling as roads became deserted while other avenues were lined with crowds waiting to catch a glimpse of someone in a black tinted car whizzing pass. … [Read more...] about APEC and Damrey in Vietnam: Whew! It’s over!
Hanoi (VNA) - The equitisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) has fallen behind the target set by the Government and ministries for 2017-2020. In 2019, only 12 SOEs gained approval for their equitisation plans, including three that were on a list of 128 approved by the Prime Minister. Since 2017, 171 SOEs have been approved for equitisation. There are 92 SOEs left waiting for equitisation plans to be approved, including the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank), telecoms group Mobifone, the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), the Vietnam National Coffee Corporation (Vinacafe) and the Vietnam National Chemical Group (Vinachem). According to the Ministry of Finance, companies had not completed equitisation plans because ministries and Government agencies had not agreed with their land valuations. In addition, some local authorities and SOEs were not ready to leave their businesses to private investors. Nguyen Doan … [Read more...] about SOE equitisation plan likely to be missed in 2017-2020
Legend says that an old fisherman, who lived on the Danang coast, suddenly saw a dragon emerging from the water to lay an egg. After the dragon had disappeared back into the water, a golden turtle, who claimed to be a god named Kim Quy, came and dug a hole in which to bury the egg. … [Read more...] about Marble Mountains – icon of Da Nang tourism