LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 25: Lorraine Harvey, an in home care worker, receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Rudolfo Garcia at a clinic at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles on February 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. African Americans and Latinos comprise a majority of the South LA community and are dying of COVID-19 at a rate significantly higher than whites. Vaccine equity has also lagged in South Los Angeles relative to some more wealthy areas. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP) Brazil hit 250,000 fatalities -- the second-highest national death toll after the US -- while the worldwide vaccine campaign received the royal endorsement of Queen Elizabeth II, 94, who urged people not to be wary of the injection. President Joe Biden declared the US rollout is now "weeks ahead of schedule" as he celebrated 50 million vaccines administered since he took office on January 20, but he warned Americans to keep masking … [Read more...] about US, EU say vaccine programs on track as global deaths hit 2.5 mn
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After the launching ceremony, over 200 officials and local Youth Union members cleaned up Tang Long 2 beach in Tam Quang Nam ward, Hoai Nhon town. Also, the Binh Dinh provincial Young Physicians Club worked with the Thu Phuc international clinic to provide free health checkups and medicines to 300 local people in Hoai Huong and Hoai Xuan wards of Hoai My and Hoai Hai communes, respectively. In addition, the organizers handed over 300 national flags to Youth Union members and fishermen, presented 5,000 medical facemasks to border guards of Binh Dinh province, and offered 20 gift packages, worth VND 500,000 each, to needy students with excellent academic grades in Hoai Nhon town. The program aims to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the 65th anniversary of the Traditional Day of the Border Guard, and the 32nd anniversary of the Whole People’s Border Day. Moreover, the organizers also aim to raise local Youth Union members’ … [Read more...] about Youths of Binh Dinh province respond to the “Border activities in March 2021” program
There are many festival across the year in Vietnam, with some main events as above: 1. Tet (Lunar New Year) is the largest, most important festival in Vietnam when many people return home to celebrate the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese lunar calendar with their families. 2. The Hue Festival is a famed biennial international event in the central province of Thua-Thien Hue with a host of alluring artistic and cultural activities provided by performers from Vietnam and many other countries. 3. The Hoi An Lantern Festival is probably one of Vietnam’s most famous and unique festivals. In the ancient city of Hoi An, they turn off the electricity on the 14th day of every lunar month when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. Then, colorful lanterns are lit to brighten up the city, giving visitors a sense of peace and nostalgia. 4. The Da Lat Flower Festival is a biennial event which honors flowers and horticulture in the namesake capital city of the Central Highlands … [Read more...] about What are the major festivals in Vietnam?
The Hanoitimes - The repository is expected to facilitate free trade and open markets in Vietnam. On the sidelines of the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, on November 12, Mr. Greg Hands, the UK’s Minister of State for Trade Policy, and Mr. Tran Quoc Khanh, Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Industry and Trade, held a virtual signing ceremony of the letter of intent to officially initiate the collaboration in developing a national trade repository (NTR) for Vietnam, which will be linked to the ASEAN trade repository. An online ceremony. Photo: the British embassy in Hanoi This is a UK government funded project for Vietnam as part of the Global Trade Program under the Prosperity Fund. Information transparency is one of the key elements of a fair business environment, especially in developing countries like Vietnam. Once completed, the NTR is expected to facilitate free trade and open markets by providing easier access to regulations and trade facilitation … [Read more...] about UK and Vietnam to develop national trade repository
The Hanoitimes - The UK looks to focus on trade with the dynamic Asia-Pacific region, including Vietnam. As a member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Vietnam is willing to share its experience on CPTPP accession with the UK, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang. Photo: MOFA At the ministry’s regular press conference on September 17, the spokesperson stressed that the CPTPP is a high-quality free trade agreement with comprehensive commitments to promoting economic-trade cooperation among member countries and trade liberalization towards open and rules-based trade in the region. She underlined that CPTPP member countries have adopted procedures for joining the pact, and economies interested in the pact should meet its high standards and follow admission process. Earlier, on September 9, the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) announced … [Read more...] about Vietnam willing to share experience with UK on CPTPP accession