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National ceremony marks President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birthday

A ceremony was held at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on May 18 to mark the 130th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-2020).Go »
Remote health check-up platform, COVID-19 prevention app launched

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony on April 18 to launch a remote medical examination and treatment platform and Bluezone application to help the community in COVID-19 prevention and control.Go »
Vietnam successfully develops quick coronavirus test kit

Scientists from the School of Biotechnology and Food Technology under Hanoi University of Science and Technology have developed a novel coronavirus (nCoV) test kit which provides results in 70 minutes instead of four hours like the current method.Go »
Vietnam declares novel coronavirus epidemic

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 1 signed Decision No.173.QD-TTg, declaring the acute respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus (nCoV) an epidemic in Vietnam.Go »
Overseas Vietnamese gather for Tet celebrations

The Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco recently held a grand meeting for overseas Vietnamese to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) as the biggest traditional festival is just around the corner.Go »
Apricot blossoms in Binh Dinh ready for Lunar New Year

Nhon An commune in Binh Dinh province is considered the home of apricot blossoms in the central region. With favorable weather, farmers are looking forward to a bountiful season.Go »
Economic milestones of Vietnam in 2019

One of the fastest economic growth rates in the region, the signing of free trade and investment protection deals with the EU, and the Politburo’s first-ever resolution on foreign investment attraction were among the top 10 economic events of Vietnam in 2019.Go »
Foreign language programme for officials, civil servants approved

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a foreign language programme for state officials and civil servants from 2019-2030.Go »
Central Vietnam scrambles to strengthen dykes, evacuate residents as storm Nakri nears

South central Vietnam rushed to fortify embankments and evacuate people Saturday, with Nakri, expected to be the strongest storm of the year, looming large.Go »
Vietnam strives to have yellow card on IUU fishing removed

A European Commission inspection team will visit Vietnam early next month to assess Vietnam’s efforts to follow EC recommendations on fighting illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.Go »
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