Some services in Hanoi allowed to reopen from September 21 (Source: tuoitre.vn)

According, Hanoi’s authorities have allowed the reopening of some services in the city.

Stores providing essential goods and services are allowed to open, along with traditional markets, shopping centres, stores for stationery, textbooks, and other learning equipment, mechanics, electronics, and home appliances and in-door hairdressing salons.

Restaurants and food and drink establishments are permitted to reopen for delivery only and must close before 9pm every day.

Motorbike delivery services, including those using ride-hailing apps will continue to operate from 9am to 10pm but shippers must be vaccinated with at least one dose, make daily health declarations and strictly observe COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.

Under the new measures, agencies and offices of Hanoi and the central Government based in the capital city, companies, enterprises and corporations must develop arrangements to ensure half of their staff work online and half work at office.

Meetings and events are allowed with the number of participants not exceeding 20 within one room.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung said the top priority now is ensuring people’s health and the capital’s safety. Hanoi will intensify IT application in monitoring people’s travelling, he added.

As of September 18, 6,432,921 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were injected in the city. The number of first doses administered amounted to 5,671,487, accounting for 94.2 percent of the local people aged from 18 years old and 68.33 percent of the capital’s population. The figures for the second doses were 786,095, representing 12 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively.

Vietnamese language textbooks launched in Ukraine

A set of Vietnamese language teaching textbooks have been launched at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, reported VNA.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Hong Thach (second, left)
at the event. (Photo: baoquocte.vn)

The textbooks were compiled by Ha Thi Van Anh and a group of teachers as well as experts from the Institute of Linguistics.

Speaking at the ceremony, Volodymyr Burgov, Rector of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, said Vietnam is one of the countries with a long-standing traditional friendship with Ukraine.

Vietnam has achieved many achievements in economic development in recent years, he said, adding that strengthening relations with the country was very necessary.

Teaching the Vietnamese language contributes to improving the prestige of the university, and will open up more employment opportunities for students, he said.

The rector said he expected that the textbooks would contribute to making Vietnamese language teaching more professional and effective in the coming time.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Hong Thach emphasised that teaching the Vietnamese language in Ukraine and the  Ukrainian language in Vietnam are very important to promote friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

He appreciated the compilation and publication of the first Vietnamese language textbooks in Ukraine, saying it would be helpful to the teaching and dissemination of the Vietnamese language in Ukraine.

The ambassador hoped that with the launch of the Vietnamese textbook in both languages, the Vietnamese language would become closer and reach more Ukrainians.

Resolution 105 helps bring foreign experts back to Vietnam

Many foreign-invested enterprises tend to bring their own workers to Vietnam for work, particularly for management positions, due to the high requirements for qualifications, expertise and skills, especially differences in language and culture, reported VNA.

Statistics from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs showed that as of early April, there were 101,550 foreign labourers working in Vietnam, of whom nearly 12 percent held managerial positions, over 8 percent were chief executive officers and 58 percent were experts.

Most positions that firms were lacking are managers and experts for key projects.During a dialogue with over 200 enterprises held by the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in April, businesses expressed concern over the requirement on overseas working experience for foreign workers.

Recently, the Government issued Resolution 105 guiding the implementation of support measures for enterprises, cooperatives and business households amid COVID-19 pandemic, including easing several regulations and conditions on the grant, extension and confirmation of work permits for foreign workers in Vietnam, which is considered a practical solution.

The above resolution is considered a strong message from the Vietnamese Government to prepare to bring the economy back to normal soon. The new resolution comprises more open regulations on working experience, work permits, and passports of foreign workers./.

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