Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on January 31 chaired a meeting of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat to review the organization of Tet celebrations and look into major tasks in the time ahead.
Vietnam’s total retail sales of goods and services in January were estimated at VND544.8 trillion (US$23.22 billion), up 5.2 percent from the previous month and 20 percent as compared with the same period last year.
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.
Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai on January 13 paid visits to families and individuals under preferential treatment policy, organizations and Chinese club-houses on the threshold of Tet holidays.
Government officers and workers will enjoy a 7-day holiday for the 2023 Tet (Lunar New Year), from January 20-26, 2023 (on the 29th day of the last month- the 5th day of the first month of the lunar calendar).
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism said that during the National Day (September 2) holiday, around 920,000 turns of visitors traveled to points of entertainment parks in the city, comprising around 32,484 turns of international visitors, 365,000 turns of domestic ones and around 130,000 turns of people staying in the city.
According to brief statistics of the General Department of Tourism, in the four days off for National Day (September 2) holiday, Ho Chi Minh City received 920,000 turns of visitors, including 130,000 staying guests. Ho Chi Minh City was the destination luring the most visitors in the country on this occasion.
The number of visitors slightly increased in entertainment areas, airports, and bus stations while security and public order have been maintained on the first two days of the national holidays on September 1-2.