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Over 2 million poor households access social policy bank
Over 2 million poor households access social policy bank

More than 2 million poor households won access to loans worth over 80 trillion VND (3.52 billion USD) from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) last year.

Data on Vietnam's press agencies in 2021
Data on Vietnam's press agencies in 2021

As of November 30, Vietnam counted 816 press agencies with 40,000 employees, of whom 17,161 have been granted with press cards.

Hanoi's socio-economic development indices in 2022
Hanoi's socio-economic development indices in 2022

The capital city of Hanoi will focus on “discipline, responsibility, action, innovation, development” in its activities, and outline several socio-economic development indices in 2022 as follows:

156.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Vietnam
156.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Vietnam

Vietnam has signed purchase deals or received donations for nearly 211 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with 156.4 million already arrived as of December 10, 2021, according to the Ministry of Health.

Foreign visitors to Vietnam in November increase by 40 percent
Foreign visitors to Vietnam in November increase by 40 percent

Vietnam welcomed over 15,000 foreign tourists in November, up 42.4 percent from the figure in October, the General Statistics Office.

Red Dao ethnics' traditional outfit
Red Dao ethnics' traditional outfit

With the height of sophistication in the way Red Dao women dress up, a unique decoration art in traditional costume is created symbolising the Red Dao ethnicity and distinguishing them from other ethnic groups.

Pilot roadmap for welcoming international visitors to Vietnam
Pilot roadmap for welcoming international visitors to Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has approved a pilot plan to welcome international visitors as proposed earlier by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Cuc Phuong named Asia's leading national park
Cuc Phuong named Asia's leading national park

Cuc Phuong, a famous tourist destination and natural attraction near Hanoi, was named Asia's leading national park at the 2021 World Travel Awards.

Vietnam honoured as Asia’s leading destination in 2021
Vietnam honoured as Asia’s leading destination in 2021

Vietnam has won the title of Asia’s Leading Destination in the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021.

COVID-19 severely affects labour market
COVID-19 severely affects labour market

Three-month social distancing has seriously affected the labour market with high unemployment and underemployment rates being recorded.

Hanoi’s economy maintains growth pace
Hanoi’s economy maintains growth pace

Hanoi has made marked socio-economic achievements since 1986 when Vietnam began to open up for economic integration. The capital city posted high economic growth rates, especially in the 2015-2020 period, contributing to raising the country's position in the context of international integration.

Two biosphere reserves in Vietnam win UNESCO recognition
Two biosphere reserves in Vietnam win UNESCO recognition

The UNESCO designated the Nui Chua National Park in the central province of Ninh Thuan and the Kon Ha Nung Plateau in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai as global biosphere reserves.

Two Vietnamese universities enter academic ranking of world universities 2021
Two Vietnamese universities enter academic ranking of world universities 2021

Ton Duc Thang University and Duy Tan University in Ho Chi Minh City have broken into the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2021.

Vietnam among ten friendliest countries in the world in 2021
Vietnam among ten friendliest countries in the world in 2021

Vietnam has ranked ninth among the ten friendliest countries in the world, the World Population Review quoted a survey conducted by InterNations.

Special attention paid to Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims
Special attention paid to Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims

Sixty years have passed since the US army dropped tens of millions of extremely toxic chemicals on various areas across the south of Vietnam, but their devastating impact still lingers. Over the years, special attention has been paid to Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims.