Tet Nguyen Dan is a Sino-Vietnamese word for Feast of the very First Morning of the year, which is celebrated to mark the advent of spring according to the Lunar Calendar. Tet takes place from the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. This year, the first day of Lunar year will fall on January 25 on Gregorian Calendar. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?
A Vietravel representative, who wished not to be named, said that the company will cancel all flights to Enshi city in China’s western Hubei Province to ensure the safety of passengers, while Saigontourist said it has already cancelled the trip of a group of passengers scheduled to transit at Wuhan Airport. … [Read more...] about All Vietnam-Wuhan flights cancelled after pneumonia virus outbreak
According to the official, Vietnam first reported gender-imbalance at birth since 2006 and haven't been able to curb the problem over the past 15 years. In 2006, Vietnam reported 109 boys/100 girls. The sex at birth ratio imbalance climbed to 113.8/100 in 2013, and 114.9/100 in 2018 before it slightly decreased to 111.5/100 in 2019. “If Vietnam doesn't have measures to deal with the situation, as many as 3-4.3 million local men will remain single by 2050," the official warned. He attributed the sex imbalance at birth to discrimination against women and the introduction of sex selection technologies. "With modern technologies, parents could know about the sex of their child the first and second week of pregnancy," he said. "There have been increasing numbers of abortions. So we have to prevent the import of sex selection devices." The official also stressed the importance of communications about gender imbalance and the roles of women in the society. "We are also gathering … [Read more...] about Vietnam to strictly punish doctors who provide gender selection services
The strategy proposes the promotion of public-private partnership and other integrated administrative models in public and private sectors, stimulating innovation and the creation of powerful tourism brand and creative start-ups, supporting small and medium sized businesses with strong finance and advanced technologies. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to take on harmonious solutions to make tourism spearhead sector
Hanoi (VNA) – The World Bank (WB) is ready to assist Vietnam in developing infrastructure system, especially transport infrastructure, WB Country Director for Vietnam Ousmane Dione told Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. At their meeting in Hanoi on May 29, Deputy PM Dung and officials of the Ministry of Transport and relevant ministries and agencies, and WB experts discussed solutions to mobilise resources for and effectively implement projects to develop infrastructure, especially transport infrastructure. Deputy PM Dung highly evaluated the WB’s support for Vietnam in infrastructure and socio-economic development, which has created firm prerequisites for sustainable development. The Deputy PM also appreciated the WB’s proposals which were based on leading specialists’ studies. He noted that transport infrastructure in Vietnam has developed strongly but still has many shortcomings, including a lack of synchronous and high-quality infrastructure, and lax … [Read more...] about WB ready to help Vietnam develop transport infrastructure