RoK international airport to reopen routes linking Vietnam
The Muan International Airport in the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s South Jeolla province will allow the resumption of international flights, including those to Vietnam, this July.
The Muan International Airport (Source: muan.go.kr)
International air routes to be reopened will connect the Korean destination to Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Da Lat cities of Vietnam, Bangkok of Thailand, and Ulaanbaatar of Mongolia.
The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam is recovering rapidly after the government completely abolished the COVID-19 prevention measures, including the reinstatement of visa waiver and the exemption from COVID-19 test confirmation for foreign visitors.
Statistics show that Vietnam hosted 172,000 foreigner tourists in May, up by 12.8 times year on year and more than 50,000 visitors compared to April.
By country, the RoK has so far sent the highest number of visitors to Vietnam this year. As of the end of April, 28,600 Koreans visited Vietnam for tourism purposes, up 195 percent over the same period last year. Americans came second with 23,100 arrivals during the same period, followed by Chinese and Japanese./.
Venture capital investment flows into Vietnam, particularly from Singapore, are on track to surpass the previous level, propelled by the country’s buoyant tech startup scene.
Industrial parks (IPs) and economic zones (EZs) across the country have attracted nearly 11,000 foreign direct investment projects worth US$230 billion, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong.
At a government-to-business conference held yesterday, representatives of business associations expressed their concern over being unable to access bank loans as banks are running out of credit growth quotas.
That is the message and guideline of Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at the national conference on how to sustainably develop.
A number of Vietnamese outbound travel companies have already been affected by the decision of some European nations to not recognise Vietnam’s new passports.
Vietnam is scheduled to host the 2022 Mekong Tourism Forum, themed “Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience”, from October 9 – 14, the first in-person meeting of the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) destinations since the pandemic began in 2019.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund plans to pay out 1.15 trillion VND (49.15 million USD) to support labourers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a resolution issued by the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 12 decided to reduce death penalties to life sentences for 21 prisoners, including two foreigners.