Speaking about the collaborative effort, Ambassador Kritenbrink said, “This shipment will help protect healthcare professionals working on the front lines against COVID-19 in the United States and demonstrates the strength of the U.S.-Vietnam partnership.” … [Read more...] about U.S. President thanks Vietnam for her effective aid in transporting protective suits to the U.S.
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The COVID-19 Donation Match programme is a combined effort between Ford Fund and Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford that will match $500,000 in donations to designated community organisations in the fight against COVID-19, raising a potential $1 million for groups battling the pandemic across the globe. In Vietnam, funds are being raised to support masks, hand sanitiser liquid, and food for underprivileged people in cities, by Ford Vietnam, non-profit organisation Live & Learn, and PIckup Vietnam Club (PVC). … [Read more...] about Ford announces donation match, opening opportunities to join fight against COVID-19
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam giving the order on compulsory health declarations When ordering the submission of health declarations, the DPM asked all relevant agencies to gear up preparations to begin the work by March 10 at the latest. He affirmed the country makes preparations for potential serious developments while stressing that the situation is still well under control. … [Read more...] about All Vietnamese directed to submit health declaration from March 10
Dong Nai (VNA) - Forest rangers in the southern province of Dong Nai no longer have to walk far to patrol forests thanks to the help of drones. Since January last year, four forest management units have been equipped with drones, cameras and binoculars to better identify forest fires and protect wild animals using technology. The drones were mobilised using funds from the State budget. Dong Nai province is home to nearly 198,000ha of forest area, one of the largest in the country. At the peak of dry season this year, almost all forests in the province have faced extremely high risk of fire. In March 2020 alone, drones helped forest rangers identify and extinguish more than 1,000 forest fire locations. According to Nguyen Ngoc Phuong from the Forest Management Office under the provincial Forest Protection Sub-Department, the drones can fly up to 500m and supervise a radius of 8km from above. They act as eyes of forest rangers to identify fires, deforestation and other … [Read more...] about Dong Nai uses drones to patrol forests
On the other hand, directives from the government have been issued to help support business including the government’s Directive No.11/CT-TTg, dated March 4 on urgent tasks and measures on enhancement of COVID-19 prevention and control, and the credit support package announced by the State Bank of Vietnam, as well as a new package of tax cuts and other measures in a draft decree by the Ministry of Finance. These will include providing tax breaks, delaying tax payments, and land-use fees for businesses. … [Read more...] about A chance to emerge stronger from global vicissitudes