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More than 140,000 overseas Vietnamese want to return home for Tet

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, up to over 140,000 overseas Vietnamese have the need to celebrate the upcoming lunar New Year at home.




The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has just sent an official document to the authorities of 8 countries and territories on resuming commercial air routes, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. The agency has just got a response from Japan. Cambodia responded, but did not have a specific answer.

On December 24, Japan agreed to Vietnam's proposal and appointed Japan Airlines and All Nippons Airways to operate flights between the two countries.

Hanoi to build second airport in Southeast

Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Duong Duc Tuan said the city is choosing a location to build the second airport in the eastern and southeastern districts such as Thuong Tin, Thanh Oai or Phu Xuyen. The city previously proposed Ung Hoa district but the air conditions there are not suitable for flight operations.

According to the plan, the second airport will cover over 1,000 hectares and the construction will be implemented in 2030-2050, with an annual capacity of serving 50 million passengers.

Hanoi's Vice Chair said that the second airport can be also built in neighboring provinces in the capital region, such as Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Thai Binh...

Le Hoa Binh assigned as HCM City’s Permanent Vice Chairman

The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has assigned specific tasks to its Chair, Vice Chairs and other members for the term 2021-2026.

Accordingly, Chairman Phan Van Mai will direct, administer and manage all activities of the People's Committee, from strategies and master plans for socio-economic development to state budget estimates; organizational structure, personnel work, emulation and commendation tasks; security, internal affairs; foreign economic affairs, foreign affairs. He is also responsible for monitoring and directing districts 1, 7 and Can Gio, and the Departments of Planning and Investment, the Department of Home Affairs, the police forces, the HCM City Command, the Border Guard, and the Institute for Research and Development.

Vice Chairman Le Hoa Binh is assigned to be the Standing Vice Chairman, who will help the Chairman direct, handle the dossier, assign other Vice Chairs, and members of the People's Committee to attend the activities of the central agencies, the municipal Party Committee, the local People's Council, agencies and units in Ho Chi Minh City.

Other vice chairs such as Phan Thi Thang, Vo Van Hoan, Ngo Minh Chau, and Duong Anh Duc are also assigned with specific tasks.

Nguyen Minh Triet appointed President of Vietnam Student Association

Standing Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Student Association Nguyen Minh Triet has been appointed the committee’s President for the 2018-2023 term. Triet holds a doctoral degree and used to be the President of the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK and had many high positions in the Vietnam Youth Union and the Vietnam Student Association.

The Vietnam Student Association also has two new vice chairs, including Doan Nguyen Nhat Linh and Tran Quang Hung, who are officials of the Vietnam Youth Union’s Central Committee and the Hanoi Youth Union.

Local airlines to organize 14,000 flights during upcoming Tet

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, local air carriers will provide about 14,000 flights, with about 2.7 million seats during the lunar New Year 2022 (Tet).

In the proposal just sent to the Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam proposes to increase the frequencies of the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route, and the routes to/from Phu Quoc and Cam Ranh in the period from December 29, 2021 until January 18, 2022 to serve the travel demand during the 2022 New Year holiday.

Ho Chi Minh City to not organize firework shows on New Year's Eve

Mr. Pham Duc Hai, deputy head of the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, said that on New Year's Eve, Ho Chi Minh City will not organize firework shows because the pandemic is still complicated. The city's new cases are still around 1,000 and around 50 deaths per day.

Earlier, the local authorities issued a plan to welcome the new year 2022 based on epidemic levels. If the epidemic reaches level 1 and level 2, Ho Chi Minh City will organize a program to welcome the new year on the night of December 31 at the President Ho Chi Minh Monument Park, Nguyen Hue and Le Duan streets, District 1.

Drug addicts from aged 12 to 18 must attend rehab centers

The Law on Drug Prevention and Control 2021 officially took effect on January 1, 2021 with many new regulations. Particularly, drug users will be managed at home for 1 year for education and drug addicts must go to rehab centers.

Faced with the fact that the age of drug users is getting younger, the Law on Drug Prevention and Control 2021 has new regulations on sending drug addicts from 12 to under 18 years old to rehab centers. However, the law is humane as they are going to rehab centers for treatment, leaving no personal legal records.

As of November 2021, there were 246,648 drug addicts nationwide with management records. The average rate of drug addicts has increased by 3% annually in the last 5 years.

All students in Ho Chi Minh City may go to school from January 3rd 2022

Depending on the results of the pilot time of school reopening for the 9th and 12th graders, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training will propose to the HCM City People's Committee to allow the remaining students to attend class directly from January 3, 2022.

The trial time is from December 13-25. After this time, district authorities will send a review report to the Department of Education and Training and Department of Health.

After one week of school reopening, 34 Covid-19 cases were detected at schools in HCM City, including four teachers, three school staff and 27 students.




Short-stay visitors not subject to quarantine but must follow anti-pandemic measures


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