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HCM City allows supermarkets, convenience stores to reopen, but only two districts permit in-person shopping

  Supermarkets in HCM City prepare to reopen after a temporary closure of several weeks during social distancing. — Photo HCM CITY — Supermarkets, convenience stores and food stores, as well as online delivery services, in HCM City will be allowed to operate from 6am to 9pm daily beginning September 9 during the current period of social distancing. However, only residents in districts 7 and Củ Chi, which ... Read More »

Miniature handicrafts get bigger during pandemic

  Nguyễn Như Quỳnh and her miniature fruit and vegetable shop. Photo courtesy of Nguyễn Như Quỳnh Thanh Hà HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Như Quỳnh is making the final touches to her work. She has just completed a dream miniature-bakery that she has planned for a decade. In her ‘shop,’ there are many different kinds of cakes, gateaux, bread, cookies and pies – mostly ... Read More »

Food processing firms map out plans to restore production

  Customers buy food at a supermarket in HCM City. — Photo HCM CITY — Food processing firms in HCM City have mapped out plans to gradually restore production when the city relaxes social distancing regulations in the near future, according to the Food and Foodstuff Association of HCM City. The association noted that a recent shortage of some processed food ... Read More »

Domestic tech accelerates investment in artificial intelligence

  A Driver Monitoring System has been developed by engineers of VinAI Research. AI has become a global technology trend, helping economic development. -— Screenshop of VinAi reseach  HÀ NỘI — Artificial intelligence (AI) is now the focus of global technology, with countries spending billions of dollars in research and development (R&D) to be at the forefront of new technology. Việt Nam is not outside this trend. Domestic tech powers and ... Read More »

Photo exhibition in Czech Republic promotes beauty of Việt Nam

  Visitors at the exhibition held by Vietnam News Agency and the Embassy of Việt Nam in the Czech Republic. — VNA/ VNS Photo  HÀ NỘI — A photo exhibition is on display in Prague, the Czech Republic, showing the landscapes and people of Việt Nam. The exhibition held by the Embassy of Việt Nam in the Czech Republic and the Vietnam ... Read More »

Prudential extends premium payment grace period to 120 days

  Prudential Vietnam has announced an extension of the premium payment grace period to 120 days for policy holders who have to pay between August 30 and December 31, 2021. — Photo courtesy of the company HCM CITY — Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Limited (Prudential Vietnam) has received approval from the Ministry of Finance to double the grace period from the ... Read More »

Code of conduct set to regulate artist behaviour

  Singer Jack has been boycotted by many due to a slew of public scandals. — Photo HÀ NỘI — Artists are required to be transparent about charity work, contribute to the community and create a positive impression, according to the code of conduct being drafted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The code aims to promote traditional cultural values and raise artists’ ... Read More »

All-round report on Việt Nam’s start-up ecosystem to be unveiled

  Việt Nam will emerge in 2022 as the third-largest start-up ecosystem in Southeast Asia along with Singapore and Indonesia, according to the Southeast Asia Startup Ecosystem 2.0 report by Golden Gate Ventures. — Photo HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Open Innovation Landscape Report 2021, the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the local start-up and innovation ecosystem ... Read More »

Artists join online auctions in COVID-19 fight

HCM CITY — Dozens of artists nationwide have donated artworks to an online auction, with all the proceeds being used to equip the HCM City’s Field Hospital No 6 with essential medical supplies. The first auction took place from September 2 to 4 and sold eight paintings for a total of VNĐ106 million (US$4,600). ‘Portrait of Thiếu Anh’ by Hoàng Nam Việt was sold during ... Read More »

Coastal tourism real estate near HCM City attracts developers as COVID prevents travel

  The Coastal housing in Bình Thuận Province’s Mũi Né District. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The change in tourism trends caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has made coastal real estate near HCM City attractive to tourism property developers. COVID-19 is limiting the use of public transport such as planes, buses and trains and increasing the use of personal vehicles. Developers ... Read More »