Tết (lunar new year) holiday

Hà Nội’s economy on recovery path

The industrial production and trade of Hà Nội has been on a recovery trend from the beginning of the year, driven by the capital city’s policies of reopening business activities after months of closing down to fight the pandemic.

VAT reduction: impacts and problems in execution

Việt Nam’s Government slashed the value-added tax (VAT) rate from 10 to 8 per cent earlier this month – a move that cost the State budget VNĐ49.4 trillion (US$2.2 billion) but, along with other support, is expected to help boost the pandemic-hit economy.

New measures to be applied to ensure safe, pragmatic reopening

The local tourism industry has a golden opportunity to reopen for international tourists on March 15, after a two-year border closure due to the pandemic. However, it is vital that safety and efficiency are prioritised alongside making the most of the opportunity, according to experts.

HCM City assesses ability to care for COVID patients as numbers rise

The HCM City Department of Health has called on healthcare facilities and other relevant authorities to evaluate and improve their capability to care for COVID-19 patients, especially those at home, amid a rise in caseload caused by people travelling during the Tết holidays and reopening of schools.