Ho Chi Minh City begins social distancing from 00:00 on May 31

Ho Chi Minh City begins social distancing from 00:00 on May 31

Social distancing is imposed in Ho Chi Minh City under the Prime Minister's Directive 15/2020, while Go Vap district and Thanh Loc ward of District 12 is applying measures under the PM's Directive 16/2020 for 15 days, from 00:00 on May 31, in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Five North-South expressway projects begin construction in May, June 2021

Five North-South expressway projects begin construction in May, June 2021

The construction of five sub-projects of the North-South Expressway will start in May and June.
Safety protocol against COVID-19 at polling stations

Safety protocol against COVID-19 at polling stations

A strict safety protocol against COVID-19 is carried out at polling stations to ensure safety for voters given the complicated developments of the coronavirus pandemic.
Figures for elections of deputies to National Assembly and People's Councils

Figures for elections of deputies to National Assembly and People's Councils

The elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and all-levels People’s Councils for the 2021-2025 tenure took place in Vietnam on May 23.
Voting - Citizens’ rights and duties

Voting - Citizens’ rights and duties

The right to vote is a basic right of citizens according to the provisions of the law in selecting representatives to the organs of State power.
Industrial production up 10 percent in first four months of 2021

Industrial production up 10 percent in first four months of 2021

Vietnam's national index of industrial production advanced 10 percent year on year in the first four months of this year, according to the country's General Statistics Office.
9.1 million people aged 15 and above affected by COVID-19 (Infographics)

9.1 million people aged 15 and above affected by COVID-19 (Infographics)

As many as 9.1 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and above were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of this year, according to the Department of Population and Labour Statistics under the General Statistics Office.
Advancing payments (Infographics)

Advancing payments (Infographics)

Cashless payment options have been gaining traction in the last few years, and a new study from global digital payments leader Visa is now shedding light on such trends in Vietnam and how behaviours have changed during the pandemic.
National Assembly approves appointment of 12 new ministers, cabinet members

National Assembly approves appointment of 12 new ministers, cabinet members

With the vote of the majority of legislators, the National Assembly (NA) on April 8 morning adopted a resolution approving the newly-elected prime minister’s proposal to appoint 12 new ministers and cabinet members for the 2021 – 2025 tenure.
Two-year journey against the extradition order of Huawei "PRINCESS”

Two-year journey against the extradition order of Huawei "PRINCESS”

Two-year journey against the extradition order of Huawei "PRINCESS” (Infographics)
Vietnam jumps four places in World Happiness Report 2021 (Infographics)

Vietnam jumps four places in World Happiness Report 2021 (Infographics)

Vietnam has moved up four places to rank 79th in the United Nations-sponsored World Happiness Report 2021.
Benefits, challenges of mobile money (Infographics)

Benefits, challenges of mobile money (Infographics)

Mobile money services promote non-cash payments and help the poor living in mountainous and remote areas access services on the internet, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Vietnam up in "Global Soft Power Rankings"

Vietnam up in "Global Soft Power Rankings"

Vietnam moved up three places from 50th to 47th in the Global Soft Power Index 2021, which ranks the world’s top 60 soft power nations, according to the Brand Finance Global Soft Power Index Report. Vietnam was the only country in ASEAN to be upgraded in the global soft power rankings.
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