Diamond Princess cruise ship  anchored at Yokohama, Japan on February 6th (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

The Diamond Princess carrying 2,700 passengers and 1,050 crew members docked at Chan May Port in Thua Thien-Hue at 6:30 am on January 27th.

As many as 1,252 passengers left the ship and joined in registered tours in the locality.

The Tan Hong travel agency reported with Vietnam News Agency that 454 passengers of the cruise participated in two tours of Hue city during the day. All passengers and crew members returned to the ship the same day, and it left at 17:00 for the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh.

The international cruise ship is being quarantined offshore Yokohama, Japan, after a passenger was found infected with nCoV. By now, the number of confirmed infections on the ship has surpassed 60.

Vietnam confirmed the 15th nCoV case in the country on February 11th. So far, 6 patients have been cured and discharged from hospital./.

Vietnamese labourers account for 55% of foreign labourers in Japan

Japan attracts a large number of Vietnamese labourers. (Photo: Fujiedu)

Statistics from the Immigration Bureau under the Japanese Ministry of Justice show that Vietnam has the largest number of labourers granted visas under the new policy with 901 people, followed by Indonesia (189 labourers) and the Philippines (111 labourers).

As a result, Vietnamese labourers account for 55% of labourers granted visas based on the new policy that Japan has applied since early April 2019.

The new policy allows foreign labourers with Japanese language and specific professional skills to work up to 5 years in 14 industries such as construction, agriculture and healthcare. Meanwhile, labourers with profession in construction and shipbuilding can work in Japan a longer time./.

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Japan attracts a large number of Vietnamese labourers. (Photo: Fujiedu)

Phan Thiet Airport project starts in 2020

Work on Phan Thiet Airport in the central province of Binh Thuan is set to begin in 2020, using the total investment capital of about VND10 trillion

According to the aviation transport development plan until 2020, with a vision to 2030, the Phan Thiet airport is one of the 15 facilities serving domestic flights in Vietnam. It will be used for both civil and military purposes.

Vietnam News Agency quoted Binh Thuan’s authorities saying that they have completed site clearance and handed over 400 hectares of land to the provincial Military High Command and the remaining 145.6 hectares to the private investor who will build the airport in the form of BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer).

During a meeting with relevant agencies on February 11th, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Hai called on the Defence Ministry to submit a pre-feasibility study report on the building of the airport’s military enclave to the Prime Minister soon to seek project approval, which will be a legal basis for the ministry to carry out the next steps.

This is a big project of political significance, so relevant parties need to promptly complete procedures so as to start the construction in 2020, he added./.

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