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Vietnam scraps Covid-19 medical declaration rule

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Vietnam has stopped collecting medical declarations within the country, but localities will continue monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic, the health ministry says.

Offshore wind power sees high development potential

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Hanoi (VNA) – The draft National Power Development Plan for the 2021 - 2030 period with a vision to 2045 (PDP VIII) clarifies the roadmap to cut down coal-fueled power and increase renewable energy sources, especially wind and gas power, offering a good chance for offshore wind power to thrive, according to experts.

National strategy on environmental protection to 2030 approved

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Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the Government sets targets to prevent the increasing trend of environmental pollution, solve urgent environmental problems, and step by step improve and restore the quality of the environment.

Sea tourism season kicks off nationwide

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Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Ha Tinh kicked off the sea tourism season of 2022 with ceremonies held on April 30.

Vietnam moves to meet climate change commitments at COP26

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VOV.VN - Vietnam has drafted a National Strategy on Climate Change for the period leading up to 2050 that reflects the qualitative change in its climate change response, said Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh.

Vietnam temporarily stops health declaration for arrivals

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Hanoi (VNA) - Arrivals entering Vietnam via all border gates will no longer have to fill and submit health declaration forms from April 27, the Ministry of Health announced.

Vietnam, Denmark promote energy partnership

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Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang Giang and Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Højlund Christensen co-chaired the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the Vietnam-Denmark Energy Partnership Programme in the period of 2020-2025 (DEPP3 Programme).

Retailers to be fined if providing single-use plastic bags to consumers from 2026

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(QNO) - Hanoi (VNA) - Retailers that provide single-use plastic bags to customers will be fined from 2026, said an official of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) at a seminar summarising the PLASTIC ALLIANCE pilot project on April 20.

Party leader welcomes Speaker of Indian lower house

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Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on April 20 received Speaker of the Indian Lok Sabha (the lower house) Om Birla, who is paying an official visit to Vietnam.

Hoi An ancient city to host Korean Cultural Day 2022

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VOV.VN - A Korean Cultural Day in the central province of Quang Nam is due to take place in Hoi An ancient city from April 22 to April 23 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of both nations' diplomatic relations.

Vietnam no longer at high risk of COVID-19 community spread

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VOV.VN - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided on April 18 to lift its "Do Not Travel" COVID-19 recommendations for roughly 90 destinations worldwide, including Vietnam.

Vietnamese businesses on way to recovery after pandemic

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Meta’s survey shows that small and medium enterprises in Vietnam are affected by the new COVID-19 strain, but optimistic signals are revealed.

National power development plan VIII targets drastic CO2 emissions reduction

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Hanoi (VNA) - The latest draft National Power Development Plan for the 2021 - 2030 period, with a vision to 2045 (PDP VIII) has made drastic reduction of CO2 emissions with no new coal-fired power plants to be built in the planning period, and with the switch from coal and natural gas to biomass, ammonia, and hydrogen, according to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An. 

Vietnam named among cheapest nations to live in Southeast Asia

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(QNO) - VOV.VN - The cost of living in Vietnam is currently among the cheapest compared to other countries throughout Southeast Asia, according to the newswire LivingCost.

19 countries recognize Vietnam’s vaccine passport

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VOV.VN - Vietnam and 19 countries have so far reached agreements on mutual recognition of their vaccine passports, said Pham Thu Hang, deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), at a regular press conference held on April 7.

Vietnam’s e-learning market projected to hit US$3 billion by 2023

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(QNO) - Vietnam’s e-learning market is expected to reach revenue of around US$3 billion by 2023 with a compound annual growth rate of about 20.2% from 2019-2023, according to a report by Ken Research.

Vietnam, Laos seek to spur border trade development

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VOV.VN - Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien and his Lao counterpart Khampheng Xaysompheng co-chaired the 12th Vietnam-Laos border trade development co-operation conference on April 11 in Vientiane.

Netherlands supports Mekong Delta’s sustainable development

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Can Tho (VNA) - A business forum was held in Can Tho city on April 8, offering chances for Vietnamese and Dutch firms to meet and share innovation solutions and the Netherlands’ experience in water, agriculture and logistics for sustainable development of the Mekong Delta.

Vietnam pledges greater contributions to UNESCO

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VOV.VN - The nation always places great importance on its comprehensive co-operation with, as well as the global role of, UNESCO and pledges to make more positive contributions to UNESCO as a member of the Executive Council during the 2022-2025 term.

Forbes names seven Vietnamese billionaires on 2022 rankings

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VOV.VN - Forbes has announced its list of 2,668 billionaires in the world in 2022, including seven Vietnamese executives.