Cabinet meeting discusses five-month socio-economic development

Cabinet meeting discusses five-month socio-economic development

V.U.M - The Government convened its monthly meeting on June 4, discussing the socio-economic situation in May and the first five months of 2022 and reviewed the implementation of the government’s socio-economic recovery and development programme and the allocation and disbursement of the State budget this year

Vietnam kicks off training course for UN staff officers

Vietnam kicks off training course for UN staff officers
05/06/2022 17:03
V.U.M - The Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations on April 14 held an opening ceremony for its second training course for UN staff officers with the support of the US’s Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI).

Ben Tre prepares for first shipment of green grapefruit to the US

Ben Tre prepares for first shipment of green grapefruit to the US
04/06/2022 13:00
V.U.M - The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre had a meeting with Chanh Thu Fruit Import & Export Co., Ltd. on the preparations for the first shipment of green grapefruit to the US market

US wants to join Can Tho in reducing climate change impacts: Ambassador

US wants to join Can Tho in reducing climate change impacts: Ambassador
09/04/2022 22:41
V.U.M - The US wants to join hands with Can Tho to practically and feasibly reduce climate change impacts, said US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper when visiting the Mekong Delta city on April 8.

USAID, UNICEF provide 1 million USD in COVID-19 supplies to Vietnam

USAID, UNICEF provide 1 million USD in COVID-19 supplies to Vietnam
25/03/2022 18:00
V. U. M - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) marked their recent provision of 1 million USD in life-saving equipment and vaccine administration supplies to Vietnam to assist its COVID-19 response in a ceremony on March 25

UNDP pledges to accompany Vietnam in development process

UNDP pledges to accompany Vietnam in development process
14/04/2022 18:00
V.U.M - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is willing to continue working closely and accompanying Vietnam in the upcoming development process, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner told Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN

US Ambassador presents credentials, begins his term in Vietnam: US and Vietnam to boost war legacies, trade, region security

US Ambassador presents credentials, begins his term in Vietnam: US and Vietnam to boost war legacies, trade, region security
11/02/2022 19:00
V.U.M - On the afternoon of February 11, US Ambassador Marc Evans Knapper presented his credentials to the President, officially starting his term in Vietnam. Mr. Knapper is the 8th US ambassador to Vietnam since the two countries normalized diplomatic relations in 1995.

Officials officer WHO vaccine reassurance, advises against travel bans

Officials officer WHO vaccine reassurance,  advises against travel bans
30/11/2021 15:35
V.U.M - The World Health Organization warned countries on Tuesday not to impose blanket travel bans over the new Omicron coronavirus variant as governments and scientists try to determine how much protection current vaccines would offer against the strain

Vietnam works closely with WHO, US CDC to deal with Omicron threat

Vietnam works closely with WHO, US CDC to deal with Omicron threat
30/11/2021 15:26
V.U.M - Vietnam is working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) in its response to new coronavirus variant Omicron, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.

Retail sales of goods, services up in May

Retail sales of goods, services up in May
04/06/2022 16:52
V.U.M - Vietnam saw strong growth in its revenue from retail sales of goods and services in May 2022 due to an increase in tourism demand after the pandemic is basically under control and the 31st SEA Games was successfully held in the country in mid-May

NA Standing Committee discusses implementation of support package for socio-economic recovery

NA Standing Committee discusses implementation of support package for socio-economic recovery
04/06/2022 16:30
V.U.M - The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on June 4 morning gave opinions on the implementation and capital allocation for tasks and projects under the programme on socio-economic recovery and development

Ben Tre prepares for first shipment of green grapefruit to the US

Ben Tre prepares for first shipment of green grapefruit to the US
04/06/2022 13:00
V.U.M - The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre had a meeting with Chanh Thu Fruit Import & Export Co., Ltd. on the preparations for the first shipment of green grapefruit to the US market

Ho Chi Minh City’s economy maintains post-pandemic recovery momentum

Ho Chi Minh City’s economy maintains post-pandemic recovery momentum
03/06/2022 16:00
V.U.M - The economy of Ho Chi Minh City remains on track in post-coronavirus recovery with solid performance in the first five months of 2022, according to municipal authorities. Specifically, the city’s index of industrial production in May rose 6.5% against the previous month and 9% from a year earlier.

Healthy drinks become trendy gift for International Women’s Day

Healthy drinks become trendy gift for International Women’s Day
08/03/2022 10:00
V.U.M - Healthy, organic drinks have become a trendy gift on International Women’s Day this year, replacing traditional gifts such as cosmetics, fruits, and jewellery.

New public bike service gets warm welcome in Saigon

New public bike service gets warm welcome in Saigon
10/02/2022 09:09
V.U.M - Tri Nam Group JSC Chairman Do Ba Dan said on December 22, 2021 that the shared transport service had attracted a positive response from the public in HCMC. The service was launched in HCMC on December 17, 2021. In the 12-month pilot period, the service is being offered at 43 stations with 388 bicycles parked along some sidewalks in District 1 and priority lanes for buses on the Dien Bien Phu and Vo Thi Sau streets in District 3.

Greeting Letter for the New Year 2022

Greeting Letter for the New Year 2022
01/01/2022 07:00
V.U.M - "On the occasion of the New Year 2022, on behalf of Vietnam - US Society, I would like to wish the readers of Vietnam - US Magazine and the members, friends, and partners of Vietnam – US Society a peaceful, healthy, happy, and prosperous year" - President of the Vietnam-American Association, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh wrote.

Foreign enterprises need investing in upskilling Vietnamese laborers: RMIT expert


Foreign enterprises need investing in upskilling Vietnamese laborers: RMIT expert
24/10/2021 15:32
V.U.M - Dr. Seng Kiat Kok, Senior Program Manager of Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship at RMIT University, told about solutions for the foreign-invested businesses' labor-intensive fields.

Vietnam through the lens of international photographers

Vietnam through the lens of international photographers
30/11/2021 14:51
V.U.M - The first Vietnam International Photography Festival 2021 has selected 177 outstanding works for an exhibition, aiming to introduce the beauty of the land, people and the culture of Vietnam to art lovers all over. In particular, many photos show creative and emotional perspectives of domestic and foreign photographers.

Vietnam’s Da Lat installs first traffic lights

Vietnam’s Da Lat installs first traffic lights
07/10/2021 11:00
V.U.M - The tourist city of Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong installed its first-ever traffic lights to cope with increased traffic flows. The traffic lights were installed at the junction of Hoang Van Thu, Tran Phu, and Ba Thang Hai Streets.

Novel wins Vietnamese writer prestigious US literary prize

Novel wins Vietnamese writer prestigious US literary prize
06/10/2021 09:58
V.U.M - Vietnamese writer Nguyen Phan Que Mai has been named the runner-up in the fiction category of the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her latest hit novel ‘The Mountains Sing.’

Novel wins Vietnamese writer prestigious US literary prize

Novel wins Vietnamese writer prestigious US literary prize
30/09/2021 16:31
V.U.M - Vietnamese writer Nguyen Phan Que Mai has been named the runner-up in the fiction category of the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her latest hit novel "The Mountains Sing".

Vietnam contributes to nuclear technology research, application

Vietnam contributes to nuclear technology research, application
28/11/2021 14:51
V.U.M - A ceremony to receive financial contributions for the second phase of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Renovation of the Nuclear Applications Laboratories (ReNuAL 2) was held in Seibersdorf, Austria on November 25.

New antitrust suit from Phhhoto alleges Facebook copied and killed the competition

New antitrust suit from Phhhoto alleges Facebook copied and killed the competition
06/11/2021 22:52
V.U.M - A former upstart Instagram rival is suing Meta, formerly known as Facebook, over allegations that the company violated antitrust laws by cloning a competing product and ultimately killing its business. The app, Phhhoto, launched in 2014, inviting users to create and share short GIF-like videos. If that sounds familiar, that’s because the same functionality was popularized in Boomerang, an app made by Instagram. That feature is now integrated into Instagram’s core app experience.

Google Play to support alternative billing systems in South Korea, following new law

Google Play to support alternative billing systems in South Korea, following new law
04/11/2021 23:36
V.U.M - Following the passage of the so-called “anti-Google law” in South Korea, Google has announced it will comply with the new mandate by giving Android app developers on Google Play the ability to offer alternative payment systems alongside Google’s own. The legislation represents the first time a government has been able to force app stores to open up to third-party payment systems for in-app purchases — a change that could impact both app stores’ revenues, as developers look to skirt the tech giants’ commissions.

On Twitter, political disinformation clouds Kenya’s trending topics

On Twitter, political disinformation clouds Kenya’s trending topics
03/11/2021 15:45
V.U.M - In the days immediately following revelations that Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta held secret wealth in offshore tax havens, Odanga Madung noticed something odd on Twitter. In spite of the damning information implicating Kenyatta in a hypocritical tax shelter scheme, the prevailing conversation on Kenyan Twitter focused on defending the country’s beleaguered leader.

Photo exhibition introduces the beauty of Vietnam in the US

Photo exhibition introduces the beauty of Vietnam in the US
10/02/2022 09:09
V.U.M - Dung, 32, took eight stunning captures of Vietnamese landscapes, both rural and urban, to a photo exhibition held at the Hamon Hall Center in Texas. The show was organized by the Vietnam Youth and Students Association in the U.S. from November 27 to December 18. It raised more than $3,000 to support Vietnamese children orphaned by the Covid crisis.

National Tourism Forum 2021 discusses solutions to restore Vietnam's tourism

National Tourism Forum 2021 discusses solutions to restore Vietnam's tourism
01/12/2021 10:00
V.U.M - The Vietnam Tourism Association organised a national tourism forum themed "Solutions for sustainable restoration of Vietnam's tourism" in an online form, on November 30, in Hanoi, with the cooperation of many participants of tourism management agencies, tourism associations of provinces and cities.

Tourism workers back at their job with excitement, apprehension

Tourism workers back at their job with excitement, apprehension
15/11/2021 15:16
V.U.M - After months of being jobless due to the Covid-19 outbreaks, tourism workers are glad to return to work though with trepidation about health risks and future job prospects.

Vietnam is the Asia’s Leading Destination: World Travel Awards

Vietnam is the Asia’s Leading Destination: World Travel Awards
27/10/2021 15:23
V.U.M - Vietnam has been awarded as “Asia's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination” by the World Travel Awards (WTA), a leading authority that recognizes and rewards excellence in travel and tourism has revealed its Asia 2021 winners.

Made-in-Vietnam satellite Nanodragon

Made-in-Vietnam satellite Nanodragon
12/10/2021 12:10
V.U.M - The launch of Made-in-Vietnam satellite Nanodragon, which is scheduled on Oct. 1, has been delayed due to unknown reason.

IIP grows 4.45 percent in nine months

IIP grows 4.45 percent in nine months
12/10/2021 12:10
V.U.M - The index of industrial production (IIP) grew by 4.45 percent in the first nine months of this year over the same period last year.

Six commodities with export value of over 10 bln USD

Six commodities with export value of over 10 bln USD
12/10/2021 12:10
V.U.M - Six commodities registered an export value of over 10 bln USD in the first nine months of 2021, accounting for 63 percent of the country's total exports.

Seafood exports expected to reach 12 billion USD by 2025

Seafood exports expected to reach 12 billion USD by 2025
12/10/2021 12:10
V.U.M - The Vietnam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters forecasts that seafood exports would increase by an average of 7 percent yearly between 2021 and 2025, reaching 12 billion USD in 2025.