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Most of the foreign vessels are small ones, with capacity of less than 200 DWT, operating in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Meanwhile, the number of Vietnam-flagged vessels rose slightly, by 3 percent, with more than 52,500 arrivals.

In contrast, arrivals by inland waterway vehicles declined by 6 percent to 292,300 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts.

The number of river - sea compatible ship (VR-SB) arrivals at seaports in Vietnam stands at 40,558, equivalent to last year’s level.

The Vietnam Maritime Administration said total cargo throughput at Vietnamese seaports exceeded 588 million tonnes during the reviewed period, up 3 percent from a year earlier. In particular, the volume of container goods grew 10 percent to over 20 million TEUs.

Over 20 first international tourists visit My Son

Welcoming the first foreign tourists to the My Son Temple Complex. (Photo:

The My Son Cultural Heritage Management Board has greeted more than 20 tourists from many countries to the My Son Temple Complex after nearly 2 years of closure due to COVID-19.

When arriving at the My Son Temple Complex, the international tourists are guided to experience services and entertainment such as: exploring the landscape by tram, visiting museums, and enjoying Cham dance.

International tourists check body temperature before visiting My Son. (Photo:

Director of the My Son Cultural Heritage Management Board Phan Ho said that the tour cost of the delegation was free of charge; this is considered as a gift of gratitude for the first international tourists to My Son after a 2-year hiatus since the COVID-19 epidemic broke out.

These are the first international tourists visiting Vietnam under the vaccine passport program. They plan to stay at Hoiana Resort Complex in Duy Hai Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam, until the end of the week.

Over 100 commodities for price stabilization offered 10% discounts

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade has coordinated the City Export Processing Zone and Industrial Park Authority (HEPZA) to launch a program for mobile price-stabilized goods at the Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone in District 7.

After the shift, workers go shopping at the mobile food area for price stabilization. (Photo:

The program covers more than 100 essential items, with prices 5%-10% lower than the market. The stalls are open to serve workers from 13:00 to 19:00 daily, lasting until the end of March 2022.

In his speech at the event, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Nguyen Phuong said that the program aims to serve and provide essential goods for workers facing difficulties, affected by the COVID-19 epidemic; help workers resume production; and minimize participation and unsafe concentrated shopping at spontaneous markets.

The mobile price-stabilized goods area was held at the Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone. (Photo:

In addition, the program also aims to respond to the market stabilization program and the focused promotion program in 2021 to promote economic recovery and bring commercial activities in the city into a new normal

Earlier, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade opened the mobile stabilization food program at Pou Yuen Industrial Park, and the program will be held at the Linh Trung Export Processing Zone 1 and Export Processing Zone Linh Trung 2 on November 25./.