Even though the economy is making a steady recovery post-pandemic, many financial experts believe that only more flexible and extreme drastic measures and policies could prevent the country from falling into an impending recession.
Needy people in HCMC are coping with many challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic while preferential financial resources for loans have not been allocated timely. The city needs to focus on issuing preferential policies for disadvantaged people to reduce poverty.
HCMC will need 59,000-65,500 employees in the second of this year, down 8 percent compared with the same period last year, if the Covid-19 pandemic is kept under control, the city’s Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information (FALMI) Centre said on April 11.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 9 urged the Health Ministry to devise new Covid-19 prevention and control scenarios to make Vietnam always ready in responding to the rapid development of the pandemic or the possible future appearance of more contagious and dangerous coronavirus strains.
Vietnam has basically fulfilled targets regarding the organisation of the Tet (Lunar New Year), the country’s biggest traditional festival, with security, safety and social welfare ensured, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed on February 3.
“I were at a high energy level for my new projects but then slightly disappointed about the works that have been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic”, said singer Hoang Dung at the latest announcement for restart of his performances. Besides, many artists have returned to the stages and music projects in the end of the year.
Winners of the literary contest “Learn Spanish & enjoy life” Volume II and the painting contest “The world needs female superheroes”, which launched by the Spanish Embassy in Vietnam, were honoured at a ceremony on November 17 in Hanoi.
Despite Covid-19, foreign investors’ new capital registered in Vietnam reached US$22.15 billion in the first nine months, up 4.4 percent compared to the same period last year, as heard at the Government Portal’s online conference held on September 27 with the participation of a number of localities housing foreign direct investment (FDI) projects.
The permanent body of the HCMC People’s Council on August 11 has coordinated with members of the People's Council of Cu Chi District to launch the program offering 10,000 presents worth more than VND3 billion and 30 tons of vegetables to disadvantaged laborers in 21 districts and Thu Duc City.
The current fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is hurting businesses severely and seriously. On the other hand, it is also making businesses more alert and aware of the need to find long-term solutions to survive and continue to flourish even as the pandemic rages on.