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Hanoi's authorities have allowed dine-in food and beverage venues to operate as normal, lifting the requirement to close before 9pm which has been enforced for months to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PM orders gradual normalisation of COVID-19 pandemic

PM Pham Minh Chinh requested the gradual normalisation of the COVID-19 pandemic at a teleconference between the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control with ministries, sectors, and 63 provinces and cities.

Ministries basically agree on tourism resumption plan in new normal

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has said that it has finalised a plan to reopen tourism activities in the new normal.

Don’t miss opportunity to receive foreign travelers: economists

Dr Tran Dinh Thien, former Director of Vietnam Economics Institute, said Vietnam has the opportunity to recover the aviation and tourism industry and must not miss the opportunity.

COVID-19: from pandemic to endemic status

The number of Covid-19 cases in Hanoi is increasing rapidly, but public awareness about the disease is very different from before, with Covid-19 now considered endemic.

PM urges Foreign Ministry to resume visa waiver policy for tourism reopening

The Government Office has sent a document to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) requesting to restore the visa waiver policy as applied before the Covid-19 outbreak. Vietnam plans to fully reopen the tourism market from March 15.

2022: A year to ‘live with’ and to ‘overcome’ the pandemic

The year 2022 will not only be the time to live with but overcome the Covid-19 pandemic with a proactive attitude. 

‘Smiles return’ at floating markets after social-distancing period

Photographer Gian Thanh Son took a special trip to the Mekong Delta in mid-February after the lunar New Year 2022. 

Tourism reopening: travel firms thirsty for workers

The demand for workers is increasing in the tourism sector as Vietnam prepares for full tourism reopening from March 15. However, it’s very difficult to recruit workers at this time.

Tourism reopening expected by mid-March

The tourism industry now has a golden opportunity as the Government has agreed on reopening. However, it needs to prepare well or it will miss the opportunity.

Vietnamese travel businesses anticipate better tourism prospects for 2022

They hope to welcome a sizable number of international tourists this summer.

 

Banks prepare capital to meet credit demands in 2022

Banks have been increasing the attraction of deposits to have enough capital for the credit needs of customers. Credit demand is expected to increase from the first quarter of this year.

“Non-financial" solution a contributory factor to improving business environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused local firms to face an array of risks, with there being a large and possible long-lasting vulnerability for them.

Almost all manufacturing, trading activities in HCMC resume

HCMC has seen almost all manufacturing enterprises resume after the Covid pandemic and operate at over 95% capacity.

Thriving businesses target $10 billion in revenue

In 2021, despite great challenges caused by Covid-19, the enterprises of Vietnamese billionaires are growing and thriving.

PM orders implementing tasks after Tet

Vietnam has basically fulfilled targets regarding the organisation of the Tet (Lunar New Year), the country’s biggest traditional festival, with security, safety and social welfare ensured, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed on February 3.

Education sector longs for school reopening: minister

Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son has said the biggest wish of the entire sector now is that the pandemic will be brought under control soon so that students can return to school, and educational activities return to normal.

January’s CPI inches up over high consumer demand for Tet

Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) in January edged up by 0.19% month-on-month, fueled by high consumer demand for the upcoming Lunar New Year or Tet, according to the General Statistics Office.

Vietnam's manufacturing output growth quickens to nine-month high

Firms are increasingly confident about the year-ahead outlook.

Digital transformation helps enterprises adapt to new normal

After the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite lockdown orders, social distancing, and direct contact restriction, there was not a complete collapse of socio-economic life.