News in Brief: October 28, 2020

The Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports and the Vietnam Association of Architects launched a design contest on Hanoi’s creative space on October 28 with the aim of encouraging initiatives and solutions to build more creative and cultural space in Hanoi.

The Hanoi Supporting Industry Fair 2020 was opened by the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade on October 28 with the participation of nearly 190 enterprises and purchasers, an event expected to help enterprises in supporting industries to join the global supply chain in manufacturing components.

Phong Phu Ha Nam claimed a 1-0 victory over Hanoi Watabe while the U16 Candidate Team held a 2-1 win over U16 Son La in the third match of round 3 in the U16 Women’s National Championship 2020, maintaining their first and second place positions in the rankings, respectively.

On October 27, the Prime Minister signed Decision No.1666/QĐ-TTg on the establishment of University of Medicine and Pharmacy under the Vietnam National University Hanoi on the basis of upgrading and developing the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.

The Vietnam Social Insurance has set a target of having about 45% of the workforce to participate in social insurance by 2025 pursuant to the agency’s action programme on the implementation of the five-year socio-economic development plan in the 2021-2025 period.

The Vietnamese Writers’ Association held a ceremony on October 27 to mark the 100th birth anniversary of poet Che Lan Vien (1920-2020) who left many valuable works in poetry, literature, and critical essays.

In a report entitled “Resilient Shores”, the World Bank recommends that Vietnam should adopt a concrete action plan in five key areas that needs to be rolled out immediately and decisively in order to prevent human and economic losses from natural disasters.

News in Brief: October 27, 2020

The Ministries of Industry and Trade and Finance on October 27 announced adjustments to retail prices of some petrol products, with the price of E5 RON92 and RON95 being cut by VND159 and VND182 per litre, respectively. Accordingly, the price of E5 RON92 is now no higher than VND14,109 per litre and of RON95 petrol no higher than VND14,940.

The Da Nang Department of Science and Technology, in collaboration with a Delegation from the European Union in Vietnam, has held a seminar to review solar development projects in Da Nang.

Departments of Industry and Trade from 15 provinces and cities around the country have signed a cooperation agreement on the production and consumption of products under the “one commune, one product” programme.

An exhibition, showcasing over 100 maps and many other documents proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, is taking place in Binh Thuan.

The organisers of a ten-day relay race, aiming to raise funds for COVID-19-affected workers, have agreed to set aside about VND1 billion (US$43,000) to support flood victims in the central region. It has so far raised over VND4.78 billion from 2,530 donations.

A festival honouring Vietnamese Mother Goddess worshipping opened Dong Cuong Temple, known as the birthplace of Mother Goddess Worship Practice, in Yen Bai Province on October 26, drawing large crowds of practitioners and visitors.

Over 240 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Singapore on October 26. After landing at the Can Tho International Airport in Can Tho, the passengers and crew members received health checks and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations.

Vinamilk continued to top the list of the 100 Best Places to work in Vietnam in 2020, according to a survey carried out by Anphabe, a career network of management professionals and market research firms in Vietnam. This is the third consecutive year Vinamilk that gained the top spot. Following Vinamilk in the list were Vietcombank, Nestle Vietnam Ltd, and Viettel Group.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on October 26 under the theme ‘Promoting production and developing the market for organic agricultural products’. Participants in the event proposed solutions to foster the development of organic agriculture and the realise the Government’s Organic Agriculture Development Project for the 2020-2030 period.

News in Brief: October 26, 2020

According to Vietnam Social Security, by the end of September this year, the number of voluntary social insurance participants had reached over 844,000 people, 137.8% of the number in the set plan as assigned by the Prime Minister in 2020.

On October 25, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh in coordination with Tra Vinh University organised a workshop on the Art of Du Ke - 100 years of establishment and development. The workshop attracted nearly 200 scientists, managers, and artisans from Khmer art groups in the region. Du ke is a style of musical theatre created by the Khmer people in southern Vietnam in the early 1920s.

On October 25, at Hanoi’s Book Street, a new book brand named Sakurabooks officially made its debut. At the event, the organisers presented local readers books about waste classification.

Ninh Phuoc district in the southern central coastal province of Ninh Thuan recently held a ceremony to receive the Prime Minister's Certificate in its recognition as a district meeting the criteria for new-style rural areas.