The General Department of Customs said Vietnam’s imports and exports recovered strongly in November 2021, reaching the highest number so far – over $30 billion – a new milestone.
The total import-export value of goods in November reached $62.48 billion, up 13.6% over the previous month, corresponding to $7.47 billion. Exports reached $31.87 billion, up 10.4% over the previous month (equivalent to $3 billion); imports were $30.61 billion, up 17.1% (equivalent to $ 4.47 billion).
Accumulated to the end of November 2021, the total import-export value of the country was $602 billion, up 22.9% over the same period last year, equivalent to $112.25 billion. Thus, the total import-export turnover of the country exceeded $600 billion. This is also a new record for Vietnam’s merchandise trade.
Vietnam’s goods trade with Asia was $390.06 billion, up 23.5% year on year, with the Americas $125.3 billion, up 24%; Europe $66.14 billion, up 14.2%; Oceania $12.82 billion, up 45.7% and Africa $7.69 billion, up 24.5%.
Vietnam’s vaccine for African swine fever is ready for use
The vaccine for African swine fever has been researched and tested by scientists at the Institute of Biotechnology and the Dabaco Group on hundreds of thousands of pigs. The efficacy of the vaccine was shown to be high. After 21 days, the unvaccinated pigs died while the vaccinated pigs were all immune and achieved protection.
Ministry of Health speaks about price hike of Viet A test kits
The Ministry of Health has affirmed that all products licensed by the ministry, including Viet A’s test kits, meet Vietnam’s standards and are in compliance with current regulations. After being licensed, the products are monitored for quality and stability. The Ministry of Health affirmed that the price hike on the COVID-19 test kit of Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company needs to be handled seriously.
Responsibilities of ministries in Viet A’s test kit case should be clarified
Chairman of the National Assembly’s Legal Committee Hoang Thanh Tung has spoken about the Viet A test kit case, which has been the center of public attention. “Voters are very interested in the actual quality of this test kit to know whether it really meets the requirements of expertise or not. The country is currently using the test kits produced by this company on a large scale,” Tung said at a recent meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee. National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said this is a concern of the public, which should be reported to the National Assembly in a written report.
Northern region to have cold spells
This weekend provinces in the North and North Central region will experience a cold spell. In some mountainous areas the temperature is forecast to drop to below 0 C degrees.
From the night of December 24 to December 26, due to the influence of cold air, there will be rain in the North and North Central region.
From December 25-28, the Central and South-Central regions will also have rain and showers. From December 26-28, cold air is likely to cause severe cold in provinces in the North and North Central areas.
Mountain areas will suffer from harmful cold spell with the lowest temperature of about 4-7 C degrees and even below 0 with frost in some places.
800 pharmacies join HCM City’s fight against Covid-19
The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City has called on 6,500 pharmacies in the city to participate in the prevention and control of Covid-19, but so far only 800 pharmacies have registered to join.
According to statistics from the local Department of Health, of 22 districts and Thu Duc city, only Can Gio district has had no pharmacies registering for the program.
Pharmacies participating in the prevention and control of Covid-19 are in 3 main groups of activities:
1: Supply necessary items and medicines for home healthcare for people with Covid-19
2: Give advice on home care for infected people who are treated at home
3: Act as a bridge between patients who are treated at home and medical stations and mobile medical stations.
VND 54 billion bridge suddenly collapses
The VND54 billion (nearly $2 million) Cai Doi Vam Bridge in the southern province of Ca Mau, built with capital from the state budget, suddenly collapsed on December 21. The incident did not cause any loss of life. This bridge is still under construction. An investigation has been launched.
National Steering Committee for implementing commitment on climate change established