return icon

RoK gifts Vietnam 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on October 12 that it has transported a total of 1.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam.

1.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by RoK will arrive in Vietnam on October 13.

1.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by RoK will arrive in Vietnam on October 13.

According to news agency Yonhap of the RoK, the shipment is scheduled to arrive in the country on October 13.

Along with the donation to Vietnam, the RoK will also present a further 470,000 doses to Thailand.

This marks the first time that the RoK has directly donated COVID-19 vaccines to foreign nations, with the exception of financial support through the COVAX Facility.

During a meeting in New York last month with his Vietnamese counterpart President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, RoK President Moon Jae-in announced that the RoK would donate at least one million vaccine doses to Vietnam.

Yonhap quoted the RoK’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying that the RoK decided to donate the vaccine to a key trading partners in the region in order to help protect Korean nationals living in the area, along with local residents, as most of their population has now been inoculated.

According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), approximately 40 million people, equivalent to 77.9% of the RoK’s population, have received their first COVID-19 vaccines as of October 21, while 60% of them have now been fully vaccinated.

In Vietnam, as of October 11 more than 33% of the country’s adult population have been inoculated with at least one shot of the vaccine, with roughly 26.3% of adults now being fully vaccinated.

Source: VOV/Yonhap


Unemployment rate falls, workers' incomes increase

According to the General Statistics Office's Report, the labor and employment situation in the third quarter of 2022 continued to recover.

The most expensive birds in Vietnam

Red-whiskered bulbs (Pycnonotus jocosus) with original colors are priced at VND500 million and tiny chickens with original colors sell for thousands of USD.

Drinks from dracontomelon: A popular heat-relieving drink in Hanoi

Sweet drinks made from ‘sau’, a fruit which is known scientifically as Dracontomelon, are a popular heat-relieving drink in Hanoi during the hot summer.

1,000 authors with doctoral degree or higher compiled textbooks for new academic year

As many as 1,574 authorities participated in compiling textbooks for six grades in accordance with the new general education program issued in 2018.

Expectations positive for growth trajectory

The Vietnamese economy has been gradually bouncing back thanks to the government’s major efforts to curb the pandemic and remove obstructions to progress for enterprises.

Law on Pharmacy needs to be amended

The lack of medicine at public hospitals has caused concern among the public. The Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and relevant ministries to find solutions to resolve the problem.

FIEs seek streamlined workforce policy

The human resources of Vietnam are improving to meet the demand of foreign-invested enterprises. However, they may require stronger policies on visas to enhance performance and transfer high technologies to Vietnam

US investors display confidence in Vietnam

Vietnam and the United States are seeking ways to increase their investment and trade ties, with the latter pledging to support the latter in education, training, and the energy transition.

Entrepreneurs blaze a trail in the city

Die-hard entrepreneurs are re-inventing themselves to solve business problems and find their niches in Ho Chi Minh City.

VN ranks 48th in Global Innovation Index 2022

Vietnam ranked 48th among the 132 economies featured in the Global Innovation Index 2022 (GII 2022).

Outstanding policies take effect in October 2022

A string of new policies on higher vehicle registration fee, termination of compulsory unemployment insurance premium, electronic identification and authentication and cybersecurity come into effect in October 2022.

Vietnam issues new regulations on storing data in cyberspace businesses

The data must be stored for at least 24 months, and system logs for criminal investigation purposes must be stored for at least 12 months.

12 sailors dead from suspected food poisoning on Chinese vessel, nine more hospitalised

Nine more critical ill sailors were saved after being taken to hospital in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Tran Van Thao becomes first Vietnamese IBA champion

Tran Van Thao won the International Boxing Association (IBA) belt after overcoming Andrew Laurio of the Philippines, marking a significant milestone in his career and Vietnamese boxing as a whole by becoming the nation’s first IBA champion.

Users of Vietnamese digital platform surge 23.5% in August

Vietnamese’s use of domestic digital platforms recorded a year-on-year rise of 23.5% in August, with 494 million users.