Young people from the local youth union help divide food into boxes. — VNA/VNS Photos Mai Trang According to Colonel Ngo Nam Cuong, captain of Thua Thien-Hue Province’s Military Command, the province has 1,500 people in quarantine, with T3 quarantine zone receiving the biggest batch. There is great pressure on soldiers, women and young people working in the kitchen. … [Read more...] about VN soldiers and women to COVID-19 fight by preparing meals for those in quarantine
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Before the second wave, Quang Ninh Province welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors a day. Ha Long Bay received 30,000 visitors each day. However, now over 500 tour boats only serve 200 visitors. Over 100 boat owners under Tuan Chau Boat Group and Sun Group Port Group have suspended business from August 1 to 29 to apply for tax relief. According to the boat owners, they still have to pay taxes, wages, insurances and other fees for VND5m to VND10m a month even there are no customers. On April 14, the Cruise Boat Branch of Ha Long asked the Taxation Department in Ha Long to provide support to boat owners amid the pandemic with adjusted tax rates. Nguyen Van Phuong, vice head of Cruise Boat Branch of Ha Long, said, "On April 27, the Taxation Department said there was no clear lump sum for them to calculate the taxes on. However, when the tourism activities were resumed on May 1, many owners complained that the tax rates remained the same as last year and they couldn't pay the tax … [Read more...] about Ha Long tour boat owners halt business due to Covid-19
Certainly expat men married to local girls have often commented on social media, “My wife does all that.” Dealing with language barriers and the reluctance of local authorities to conduct business directly with foreigners when the language skills are undeveloped, or when staff expect to do business in the “Vietnamese way,” nothing happens without the wife’s or most like another female staff member’s intervention. Another example of we men not being as powerful as we think we are! … [Read more...] about Women and flowers: Happy Vietnamese Women’s Day!
Flower Chimp - a leading online gifting retailer has been a remarkable example of this phenomenon amidst the pandemic. Delivering fresh flower arrangements and more all across South East Asia since 2016, Flower Chimp set foot in Hong Kong in 2019 - making this year only its second year of operations within the country. Despite this, the company saw a steady increase in sales over the past year, but what they may have not anticipated is the spike that they witnessed within a period of just 2 months of COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Flower Chimp Hong Kong: E-commerce presents avenues for businesses to thrive, even through a pandemic
Unlike ride-hailing firms, large taxi companies in Vietnam with fleets of thousands of vehicles will face rising expenses from the new policy. Mai Linh Group, one of the largest taxi companies in the country, said that it will be responsible for its directly-owned fleet while individual taxi drivers will pay for themselves. … [Read more...] about Transport companies rush to deal with licence plate colour changes