Hanoi (VNA) – Singapore on April 6 announced a new stimulus package worth 5.1 billion SGD (3.55 billion USD) including wage support, waiver of levies and one-off payments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented budget for extraordinary times, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. The move came just over a week after the country unveiled support measures worth more than 30 billion USD to cope with the risk of an economic crisis. On April 5, the Singaporean Ministry of Health confirmed 120 new COVID-19 cases – the highest number reported in a single day in the country. So far, Singapore has recorded 1,309 cases tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, including six deaths. The Singaporean government has decided to close most workplaces from April 7 and schools from April 8, to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Accordingly, except for key economic sectors and essential services - such as food establishments, markets and supermarkets, … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Singapore announces new stimulus package to support economy
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In the meantime, Grab will continue the Safer Everyday Campaign and activities to prevent the spread of the outbreak including disinfecting the cars and installing dividers for free for drivers, giving away face masks and instructions on how to use masks correctly to drivers. Other activities are giving GrabCare package which includes handwash, gloves, face mask and instruction about outbreak prevention, to over 30,000 GrabCar and GrabBike drivers. It will introduce contactless delivery in order to limit contact between drivers and customers. Supporting restaurant partners Grab will give financial support for promotion, discount and brand recognition programmes at 500 medium and small restaurants and those under several fast-food chains in Hanoi and HCM City to attract more customers and improve revenues. Medium and small restaurants that meet Grab's requirements will be given support to pay rental fees to maintain business. Supporting the community Grab will use the remaining … [Read more...] about Grab donates USD3m to the government, drivers and restaurant partners
Dr Tín was President and CEO of BizLight Business School, a lawyer and Head of Department of Admission Consultancy and Brand Development of Hồ Chí Minh City Banking University. He had extensive experience working with domestic and foreign companies such as Bank of America, IMF, ANZ, HSBC, City Bank and Sacombank. … [Read more...] about HCM City: Famous lecturer dies after falling from 14th floor
As the representatives in Vietnam of the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA Vietnam) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Vietnam), we are responding to these calls for action in close partnership with the Government of Vietnam. Our organisations collaborate with the Government to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Vietnam, and two years ago KOICA and UNDP formed a strong partnership with the Ministry of National Defence to address the legacies of war. As part of the Korea-Vietnam Mine Action Project we are already engaged in all aspects of mine action. These include surveying and clearance to free up land; risk education to reduce new casualties; customised assistance to accident survivors; data management; as well as overall support to the Government in policy making and capacity strengthening. … [Read more...] about Removing all landmines and unexploded ordnance in Vietnam by 2030, can it be done?