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All four ministers of economy-related fields were asked to answer inquiries at the last National Assembly session, a rare occurrence in Vietnam.

Leeway for economic recovery, development

Government agencies are discussing how to launch a sufficiently large stimulus package to help the economy recover and develop after Covid-19. In the current context, is there room for this policy?

Tracking Covid-19 cases of home treatment for management, medical support

Speaking at a conference on prevention and control of the pandemic on November 13, Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen expressed his concern over an increase of new Covid-19 infections in the city in recent days.

Retailers in HCM City adapt to customer trends after social distancing

Many retailers in HCM City have adapted after strict social distancing measures, combining local and foreign brands.

Board IV seeks Prime Minister dialogue on tourism reopening

The Private Economic Development Research Board, or Board IV, has proposed that the Prime Minister chair a strategic dialogue to discuss the roadmap for safe and effective opening of domestic and international tourism.

Cultural, art and sport activities resumed

Nearly one month after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and implementing pandemic prevention and control measures under the Prime Minister’s Directives 15 and 16, some cultural, art and sport activities have been resumed in HCMC.

Experts discuss State budget estimate for 2022

State budget allocation should prioritise poor localities with a high number of migrant workers, said Dr Nguyen Duc Thanh, director of the Vietnam Centre for Economic and Strategic Studies (VESS) at a seminar.

Economist warns of side effects from bailouts

Vietnam is considering an unprecedented support package, including tax reductions, interest rate subsidies and cash to people. However, the package needs to be tailored to the economy’s size or it will cause “side effects”, an expert has said.

Businesses resume production, gear up towards the finish line

“I could not believe my eyes,” said Tran Thanh Son, head of the human resources department of Song Ngoc Garment Company when talking about the current busy production lines at his company.

Businesses returning to operation up 30 per cent

The number of enterprises returning to operation increased by 29.8 per cent month-on-month.

Mekong Delta provinces face high risk of COVID-19 cases under “new normal”

The Mekong Delta provinces are faced with a high risk of COVID-19 infections with 1.6 per cent of people returning from pandemic hotspots testing positive for the virus after the provinces resumed production under the “new normal”.

Vietnamese need to be of the same mindset to overcome current challenges

The current challenges are unprecedented and Vietnamese people need to share the same mindset to overcome them, according to Nguyen Dinh Cung, an economist.

Everyone needs to be extremely cautious: HCM City health authorities

HCM City is now at Level 2 of pandemic risk, but its response scenario is at Level 3. The healthcare department believes that city residents are underestimating pandemic risks.

Tourism updated in light of new normal

Various provinces throughout the country have finally resumed tourism after the fourth wave of the pandemic. Safe, green and closed journeys are now being offered to visitors during what is being called "the new normal".

Fast economic recovery rather uncertain

If all barriers are removed, Vietnam’s GDP (gross domestic product) in 2021 may reach 2-2.5% in accordance with the optimistic projection.

Eight solutions suggested for supply chain disruption in southern key economic zone

The goods supply chain that connects HCM City and provinces in the southern key economic zone plays an important role in the economic development and social stability of the entire region. But it has been disrupted because of Covid-19.

‘We’re fighting Covid-19, not each other’

After the Government issued Resolution 128 a number of cities and provinces began changing their pandemic prevention and control measures, facilitating production, goods circulation and people’s livelihoods.

Senior expert suggests eliminating concentrated quarantine zones, field hospitals

Doctor Nguyen Lan Hieu has proposed the removal of concentrated quarantine zones and field hospitals and the establishment of networks of care for patients at home at the commune and ward level.

Negative growth rate: unusual situation requires extraordinary solutions

Commenting on the negative growth rate in Q3, Tran Dinh Thien noted that this reflects the real situation of the economy but there is a foundation for a strong recovery in the future.

Saigon’s Nguyen Hue pedestrian street bustling again on the weekends

On recent weekends, people in Ho Chi Minh City have flocked to Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in downtown District 1 to take pictures, walk and chat, following the loosening of social distancing measures.