The HCMC Department of Health has freshly held a Covid-19 pandemic scenario exercise to get the system prepared in case of a hike of infections to be caused by a new sub-variant of the Omicron strain in the upcoming Lunar New Year festival.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh directed ministers, heads of ministerial-level and State agencies, and chairmen of People’s Committees of cities, provinces to strengthen measures to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 during the upcoming Tet holidays.
The successful hosting of the 31st Southeast Asian Games, the biggest sporting event in the region in 2022, affirmed the position of Vietnam on the regional sport map and its readiness as well as great efforts to welcome back foreign tourists.
Vietnam’s economic growth is forecast to reach 8 percent this year before falling to 6.5 percent in 2023. The strong growth has created a positive “platform” for investment and business activities, especially mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Up to 98.7 percent of people in HCMC have antibodies to Covid-19, which developed after the unprecedented wave of infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant in early March, according to data from HCMC’s Department of Health.
Measures to remove obstacles in procedures in applying for work permits and visas for foreign laborers, especially those from the Republic of Korea (RoK), were discussed at an event in Ho Chi Minh City on November 10.
The merchandise amount to stabilize the Ho Chi Minh City market during the month of Quy Mao Tet holiday 2023 is estimated to satisfy 25-43 percent of the community’s demands. This is the information delivered by Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade Le Huynh Minh in yesterday’s October summary meeting for socio-economic-medical tasks in the city.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called for solidarity and the sharing of resources to study and produce vaccines and build an advanced bio-medical industry while delivering a pre-recorded speech at the World Bio Summit on October 25.
Vietnam and India should further strengthen connectivity to record more robust growth in bilateral trade, which is expected to hit US$15 billion this year and surpass the record the two countries set in 2021, Indian analysts have said.
The Covid-19 pandemic has put a brake on Vietnam’s economic growth over the last two years but, on the other hand, it has also fueled a significant uptick in e-commerce which recorded a 16 percent growth to US$13.7 billion in retail revenue in 2021, according to the White Book on Vietnamese E-business 2022.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on September 23 asked Ho Chi Minh City to further bring into play its role as the biggest development driver for the southeastern region and Vietnam as a whole.