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Pilot road passenger transport recovery scheme to start from October 13

The Ministry of Transport on October 10 issued a set of temporary regulations on the pilot resumption of road passenger transport while ensuring safety amid COVID-19.

Rapid vaccination and targeted policies key to Vietnam’s endemic growth

As the world is transitioning from pandemic to endemic, Vietnam needs to ensure its vaccination progress and greater adeptness at targeting control measures and support policies to follow suit.

Sixteen localities agree to resume domestic flights, except for Hanoi

Sixteen localities have agreed to resume domestic flights, while the capital of Hanoi, Hai Phong City and Gia Lai Province are not on the list.

Which bailout package for the economy will be passed?

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has been assigned a difficult task – drafting a program on recovering and developing the economy in association with improving economic autonomy in 2022-2023.

Resumption of flights to Hanoi, no concentrated quarantine for people with negative Covid tests proposed

The Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has cities and provinces to resume flights to their localities, especially flights to/from Noi Bai, Da Nang and Tan Son Nhat, on October 10.

Gov’t okays resumption of domestic air routes

The government has agreed with the Ministry of Transport’s proposal to resume domestic air routes on a trial basis, starting from October 10.

HCM City, neighbouring provinces allow inter-provincial travel of workers, experts

HCM City and its neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai and Long An have reached an agreement on the travelling of workers and experts between the five localities.

Economic momentum in 2021 takes a knock

Prolonged social distancing in many localities have led to lower-than-expected economic growth for the first nine months, but with the accelerated vaccine rollout, the economy is expected to gain growth momentum soon.

Tours across provinces face roadblocks because of different rules

Tens of localities have announced their opening to travelers, commencing from October but others are still quiet. This has caused concern among travel firms as it is still difficult to organize tours.

Proposal to resume flights from/to major cities from October 10

The Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has proposed centrally-run provinces and cities agree on a plan to resume regular commercial passenger flights, especially those from/to Hanoi, Da Nang and HCM City from October 10.

Ministry proposes two plans on resuming Hanoi-HCM City flights

The Ministry of Transport has sent a document to the Hanoi People’s Committee, proposing two plans on the resumption of domestic flights between the capacity city and Ho Chi Minh City from October 10.

Ten domestic air routes proposed to be resumed from Oct. 10

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the Ministry of Transport re-open 10 domestic air routes from October 10.

HCM City wants to resume round-trip flights to Hanoi

The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has proposed organizing a number of round-trip flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to partially solve urgent travel needs.

Businesses reopen in HCM City, but challenges remain

After months of social distancing the reopening of the HCM City economy on October 1 has brought cheer to both businesses and the public.

Focus turns to stamping out hotbeds, greening the economy

The acceleration of vaccinations will help restore production and business activities, and expand green production zones and a green workforce for the economy.

As migrant workers leave cities, who will save businesses?

Thousands of migrant laborers have returned to their hometowns to avoid the pandemic, leaving behind city dreams. The consequence is that enterprises lack workers to restore production in the "new normal".

Air transport to Hanoi may resume from October 5

The Ministry of Transport is waiting for Hanoi's opinion on the reopening of domestic air routes to and from its Noi Bai International Airport from October 5.

HCMC Book Street to reopen after lifting of Covid restrictions

The management board of HCMC Book Street has completing the city’s evaluation criteria for safe business operations. Thus the book street could not reopen on October 1 as planned, said Director of HCMC Book Street Le Hoang.

The fruits of recovery

After three months of residents being locked down at home, Hanoi has lowered its coronavirus alert mode a level. Public exercising is allowed again, provided it is no more than 10 people in a group. 

HCM City to resume buses, taxis, tech-based cars from Oct 5

HCMC has allowed buses, taxis, passenger cars and tech-based vehicles with fewer than nine seats each to resume their operations from October 5.