return icon

Ministry submits Tet holiday schedule to Prime Minister

The Ministry of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has just proposed a nine-day Lunar New Year 2022 break following the consensus of 16 other ministries, agencies and organizations and submited the proposal to the PM for approval.


Accordingly, the Lunar New Year 2022 break schedule will last nine days, including a day in advance of the Tet holiday, four days after Tet and four weekend days before and after Tet.
Particularly, officials and civil servants will enjoy five days off in a row from January 31, 2022 (on the 29th day of the last lunar month) to February 4, 2022 (on the fourth day of the first month of the lunar calendar).

As for workers at factories, production facilities, the employers will select one day off in advance Tet and four days break after Tet or two days off before Tet and three days off after Tet. However, the MOLISA encouraged enterprises to apply the Tet break schedule as the plan for officials and public servants.

Regarding the New Year 2022 break schedule, officials, public servants and workers will have three days off from January 1, 2022 to January 3, 2022.


Source: VNA

A feast worthy of the name

A feast worthy of the name

Our entire lifestyle news desk went out to Bat Trang recently, not for its famed pottery but to try the much-hyped “Bat Trang feast” from culinary artisan Nguyen Thi Lam.


Carbon market to help achieve net zero emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions in Vietnam increased rapidly over the past three decades in direct proportion to the economy’s growth.


Buckwheat Flower Festival returns to Ha Giang in November

Vietnam welcomes 1.87 million foreign visitors in nine months

Vietnam welcomed about 1.87 million international arrivals in the first nine months of this year, 16.4 times higher than the same period last year but much lower than that in the same time in 2019 before COVID-19 broke out.

Close to 123,000 sea turtles released back to sea

The Con Dao National Park in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau released 122,867 baby turtles into the ocean between January and September.

Vietnamese, Danish friendship blossoms over the years

Many foreigners have enjoyed diverse landscapes, authentic local food, endless love, eternal friendship, and a favourable investment environment in Vietnam.

China imports less glutinous rice from Vietnam

The proportion of glutinous rice in total rice exports to China has fallen from 74 percent to 48 percent.

Vietnamese artists to appear in Norwegian play

Several talented local artists from the Vietnam Youth Theater have been invited to perform in 'Hedda Gabler', a classic play which is considered to be one of the outstanding works of Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen.

Minor improvements seen in the transparency of provincial budgets

The average ranking of budget transparency for localities in 2021 was 69.53 points out of 100, a rise of just 0.44 points compared to 2020.

Pianist Nguyen Dang Quang returns home for concert of classical music

Piano player Nguyen Dang Quang, son of composer Quoc Trung and renowned artist Thanh Lam, is a fresh and promising presence at the event.

VN central bank acts to tighten the Vietnamese dong liquidity

A recent money market report of Saigon Securities Incorporation (SSI) showed the SBV last week net withdrew a total of VND34.6 trillion through the OMO channel.

Vietnam needs to improve human resources in digital age: World Bank

To reach the goal of becoming a high-income country by 2045, Vietnam needs to quickly improve the quality and quantity of its human resources.

Vietnam’s GDP rises by 13.67% in third quarter: statistics office

Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 13.67% in the third quarter, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Ministry of Culture demands strict supervision of beauty contests

Culture, Sports, and Tourism Minister Nguyen Van Hung has signed a directive strengthening state supervision of a variety of cultural and artistic activities, including beauty pageants and modelling contests.


Vietnam to become “new Asian tiger”: Italian journal

Vietnam to become the worlds chip production center

In the first eight months of this year, phones and electronic components have the most prominent export turnover in our country, reaching nearly 40 billion USD.