Vietnam News Today (Sep. 21): Foreign Arrivals in Hanoi Up 18% in September

Vietnam News Today (Sep. 21): Over 3,170 new Covid-19 cases logged on September 20; Vietnam highlights need to ensure fairness in quality education access; Foreign arrivals in Hanoi up 18% in September; 17 nature films set for debut screening in Vietnam.
September 21, 2022 | 00:00

Vietnam News Today (Sep. 21) notable headlines

Over 3,170 new Covid-19 cases logged on September 20

Vietnam highlights need to ensure fairness in quality education access

Foreign arrivals in Hanoi up 18% in September

17 nature films set for debut screening in Vietnam

Dialogue gives insight into history of Vietnam-Laos ties: Ambassador

Training course held to enhance capacity building for UN military observers

Vietnam’s relations with Belgium, EU now at their prime: ambassador

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A health worker administers COVID-19 vaccine to a student at the Ngo Si Lien Primary School in Bac Giang city, Bac Giang province. Photo: VNA
A health worker administers COVID-19 vaccine to a student at the Ngo Si Lien Primary School in Bac Giang city, Bac Giang province. Photo: VNA

Over 3,170 new Covid-19 cases logged on September 20

The national Covid-19 caseload rose to 11,463,404 with 3,177 new cases recorded on September 20, up nearly 1,400 cases from the previous day according to the Ministry of Health.

With 1,434 patients given the all clear during the day, the number of recoveries rose to 10,581,022. Meanwhile, there are 144 patients needing breathing support, cited VNA.

One death from Covid-19 was recorded in the past 24 hours. The total fatalities rose to 43,142.

On September 19, an additional 63,960 doses of vaccines were administered, raising the total number of doses of Covid-19 vaccines injected to 259,463,342.

Vietnam highlights need to ensure fairness in quality education access

Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son has highlighted the need to ensure fairness in access to quality education, integration and equality at all school levels in the next period.

Addressing the Transformation Education Summit in New York on September 19, the first day of the High-Level Week of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Son said following two years of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector needs to equip today and future generations with knowledge and skills to overcome challenges facing the world, thus contributing to fulfilling all UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Teaching methods and curricula may change, but the key is to help students with personal orientations, thus building a solid foundation with fundamental values throughout their lives, he said.

Education Minister nguyen Kim Son addresses the summit. Photo: MoET
Education Minister nguyen Kim Son addresses the summit. Photo: MoET

At the event, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stressed the need to protect the right to quality education for everyone, especially girls, everywhere; and to give a new focus on teachers’ roles and skillsets. Schools must become safe, healthy spaces, with no place for violence, stigma or intimidation.

The digital revolution must benefit all learners, he said, adding that none of the above will be possible without a surge in education financing and global solidarity, according to VNA.

He said development partners should reverse cuts and dedicate at least 15% of official development assistance to education. International financial institutions should make resources and fiscal space available for developing countries to invest, he said.

Guterres urged international financial institutions to draw on the newly-launched International Finance Facility for Education, a new tool that aims to mobilise US$10 billion to help 700 million children in lower-middle-income countries to access quality education.

According to the UN data, some 70% of 10-year-olds in poor countries are unable to read a basic text. Either they are out of school, or in school but barely learning.

The summit was chaired by the UN Secretary General on September 16, 17 and 19.

Foreign arrivals in Hanoi up 18% in September

Tourist arrivals in the capital city of Hanoi was estimated at 1.48 million in September, down 15.5% month-on-month, reported the municipal Department of Tourism.

Of the figure, over 184,000 were foreigners, up 18% from August.

Tourists in Hanoi. Photo: VNA
Tourists in Hanoi. Photo: VNA

So far this year, tourist arrivals in Hanoi rose four-fold to 13.87 million year-on-year, of which more than 766,000 were foreigners. The total revenue from tourism is estimated at VND39.69 trillion (US$1.72 billion), marking a 4.7-fold rise from the same period last year, reported VNA.

In September, hotel room occupancy rate reached 43.7%, up 14.3% from a month ago and 28.6% year-on-year. The figure in the nine months is estimated at 34.1%, up 12.7% year-on-year.

17 nature films set for debut screening in Vietnam

As many as 17 feature films, documentaries, and short films with Vietnamese subtitles are set to be screened at five venues across Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during the upcoming “#It’s Time To Act - A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam”.

Details of the occasion were given on September 20 by Spanish Embassy during an event held to introduce the first environmental film festival featuring international and local films, as well as conversations on sustainability and harmony with nature in Vietnam.

The festival is scheduled to run from September 23 to October 7 and will be free for the public to attend, with the function taking place in a hybrid format including both online and offline activities.

Held in response to the UN General Assembly (UNGA)’s Climate Week this year which is running from September 19 to September 25, the film festival is being co-ordinated by the Spanish Embassy and will see the participation of 14 countries. This includes Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Peru, Venezuela, Spain, the UK, and Vietnam.

Poster of the event.
Poster of the event.

Upon addressing the event, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam María Del Pilar Méndez Jiménez said the Embassy is honoured to work alongside various institutions, civil societies, individuals, and the environmental communities of participating nations from three continents. Their joint efforts will primarily promote international ties in raising awareness for a sustainable future whilst pooling the message of Only One Earth.

Trang Nguyen, founder of WildAct Vietnam, a partner in organizing the festival, shared that the event will have a significant impact on young people globally and contribute to encouraging people to act for the good of the environment, cited VOV.

Alongside the festival, participating entities will be able to seize upon the chance to raise general awareness regarding environmental issues through the open debate on "The Importance of Biodiversity Governance in Protection of Nature and Livelihoods: Towards a New UN Global Framework for Managing Nature through 2030". This will be done together with other activities mainstreaming the environment during a weeklong series of environmental events held on Vietnamese social media .

“#It’s Time To Act - A Nature Film Festival in Vietnam” aims to help start discussions on what a sustainable future looks like. The occasion will be held in collaboration with institutions, civil society, individuals, and the environmental community across three continents for one message: Only One Earth.

Dialogue gives insight into history of Vietnam-Laos ties: Ambassador

The Central Committee of the Lao Federation of Trade Unions held a dialogue in Vientiane on September 20, on the occasion of the Vietnam-Laos, Laos-Vietnam Year of Solidarity and Friendship 2022.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung reviewed the development of Vietnam – Laos special relations, the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties and the signing of the Vietnam – Laos Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung reviewed the development of Vietnam – Laos special relations at the Dialogue. Photo: VNA
Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung reviewed the development of Vietnam – Laos special relations at the Dialogue. Photo: VNA

During the struggle against French colonialists and American imperialists, the Vietnamese and Lao peoples stood side by side together against their common enemies and achieved a complete victory on April 30, 1975 in Vietnam and the birth of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on December 2, 1975.

Following those important landmarks, ties between the two countries have entered a new chapter. Recently, they have reached strategic and long-term agreements, especially a project at Vung Ang port linking with land-locked Laos, WVR reported.

Through countless challenges, bilateral ties founded by Presidents Ho Chi Minh, Kaysone Phomvihane and Souphanouvong and nurtured by the two countries’ generations of leaders and people have become exemplary, loyal, rare and pure, he said.

Vietnam will always stand side by side with Laos to help the country overcome difficulties and stay on track to sustainable development, the Ambassador said.

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