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Hanoi sets target of jumping 5 steps in PAPI rankings every year
Hanoi sets target of jumping 5 steps in PAPI rankings every year

Hanoi sets a target of jumping five steps in the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) rankings every year.

Protecting oceans to save life and livelihoods
Protecting oceans to save life and livelihoods

This year, the World Oceans Day themed "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods" is expected to shed light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth.

Bac Ha horse racing festival: National Intangible cultural heritage
Bac Ha horse racing festival: National Intangible cultural heritage

The horse racing festival in Bac Ha district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai was recognised as national intangible heritage on May 31.

Vietnam's household living standards over years
Vietnam's household living standards over years

Vietnam’s per capita income in 2020 reached 4.23 million VND (183.19 USD) each month, according to preliminary results of the General Statistics Office’s survey on local living standards in 2020.

Ho Chi Minh City begins social distancing from 00:00 on May 31
Ho Chi Minh City begins social distancing from 00:00 on May 31

Social distancing is imposed in Ho Chi Minh City under the Prime Minister's Directive 15/2020, while Go Vap district and Thanh Loc ward of District 12 is applying measures under the PM's Directive 16/2020 for 15 days, from 00:00 on May 31, in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five North-South expressway projects begin construction in May, June 2021
Five North-South expressway projects begin construction in May, June 2021

The construction of five sub-projects of the North-South Expressway will start in May and June.

Hanoi temporarily closes service establishments amid Covid-19
Hanoi temporarily closes service establishments amid Covid-19

From 12am of May 25, 2021, Hanoi temporarily closes service establishments amid Covid-19 in response to new developments of Covid-19.

Vietnamese universities enter THE’s Impact Rankings 2021
Vietnamese universities enter THE’s Impact Rankings 2021

Four Vietnamese universities have been listed in the Impact Rankings 2021 by Times Higher Education (THE), the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Quang Ninh aims to attract 10 million visitors in 2021
Quang Ninh aims to attract 10 million visitors in 2021

The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh is expected to welcome 10 million visitors this year if the COVID-19 pandemic is well contained.

Famous landscapes in Ninh Binh
Famous landscapes in Ninh Binh

Some 90km south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh province boasts many famous destinations, including Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO-recognised heritage site; Tam Coc, nicknamed “Ha Long Bay on Land”; Cuc Phuong National Park; and Van Long Wetlands Nature Reserve.

Digital travel pass: An initiative by Int'l Aviation Transport Association
Digital travel pass: An initiative by Int'l Aviation Transport Association

The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile application under development allowing travelers to simply and securely store and manage certifications for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.

Vietnam jumps four places in World Happiness Report 2021
Vietnam jumps four places in World Happiness Report 2021

Vietnam has moved up four places to rank 79th in the United Nations-sponsored World Happiness Report 2021.

Ensuring safety for children in the Internet
Ensuring safety for children in the Internet

In order to protect children from risks in the internet, parents should pay close attention to their children's activities online.

Vietnam stands for election to UN Human Rights Council
Vietnam stands for election to UN Human Rights Council

Vietnam is running for election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in the 2023-2025 tenure with a hope to contribute more to the world’s joint efforts to promote and protect human rights.

Multidimensional poverty line for 2022-2025
Multidimensional poverty line for 2022-2025

Decree No. 07/2021/ND-CP of the Government on multidimensional poverty line for the 2022-2025 period takes effect on March 15, 2021.

8 “Gs” in new strategic viewpoint on development of Mekong Delta
8 “Gs” in new strategic viewpoint on development of Mekong Delta

At a conference reviewing the three years of implementation of Government Resolution 120 dated November 17, 2017 on climate resilient and sustainable development of Mekong River Delta, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc talked about a new strategic viewpoint involving eight “Gs” on the development of the Delta.