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Conference reviews new rural development emulation movement

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) held a conference in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province on September 27 to review the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas” in the period of 2011-2020.Up to date, a total ...

Vietnam, US launch new five-year project to reduce environmental pollution

The Vietnamese and US agencies on November 15 launched a five-year 11.3 million USD project called “Reducing Pollution” to help lessen environmental pollution in Vietnam. The project is conducted by the United States Mission to Vietnam, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and ...

Vietnam stands by its cybersecurity law amid US criticism

Vietnam’s foreign ministry reasserted that the cybersecurity law is designed to protect online rights, after U.S. lawmakers voiced criticism.“The ratification of the cybersecurity law is aimed at creating a safe and healthy cyberspace, protecting the legitimate rights and interests of organizations and individuals online, and ...

Trong Giap

Philippines-China joint oil activities in East Sea must follow int’l law: foreign ministry

Joint oil exploration between China and Philippines in the South China Sea (called East Sea by Việt Nam) can only be conducted in waters over which the two have sovereignty and sovereign rights as per international law.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

VN plans to send unemployed university graduates to Japan

The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is drawing up a plan to send trained workers abroad in 2018-2020, under which 54,000 unemployed workers finishing universities, junior colleges and vocational schools in certain majors would be sent to Japan, South Korea and Germany. Keep ...

Mai Chi

Seminar discusses air pollution, community health

The Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) and the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD) has co-organised a seminar on air pollution and community health in Hanoi.The March 30 seminar was a direct dialogue with doctors and experts on the issue, particularly the ...

UN Women conducts online survey on revised Labour Code

The UN Women and the Australian Embassy in Viet Nam are calling on labourers to participate in an online survey to assess the effects of the revision of the Labour Code on men, women and different labour groups in society. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Ministry reforms school entry rules

This year, the Ministry of Education and Training will decide minimum entrance score for only teacher training institutions while minimum entrance scores for other universities, colleges and vocational schools will be scrapped.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam eliminates lymphatic filariasis

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that Vietnam has eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. According to the WHO, lymphatic filariasis is an infection transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.Keep reading ...

Ha Quyen

Viet Nam calls on Japan to support clearing dioxin-contaminated environment

April 3rd in Hanoi, Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of Defense, Head of the Standing Committee of the National Steering Committee for Cvercoming the Consequences of Landmines and Toxic chemicals after the war in Vietnam (Ban 701) received the Foreign Ministry delegation led ...

Minh Khanh

Facebook joins MRC to raise awareness about flood, drought

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat and Facebook on August 31 launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.The collaboration, the first of its kind, aims to raise awareness among ...

Vietnam to minimise new coal-fired power plants

Although the most recent draft of the National Power Development Plan increased the volume of coal-fired projects in Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has said it won’t consider developing any new coal-fired plants, to save the environment.MoIT said many parts of the ...

New phase on horizon for solar power development

Vietnam, a rising star in Asia in solar power development, is to slash feed-in tariffs for rooftop solar installations this month, hoping to release some of the pressure on the national power grid that was exacerbated by the previous generous tariff that lasted until the ...

Gender inequality persists despite positive changes

Some 72 percent of Vietnamese women have joined the labour force, higher than the average world percentage (42 percent), and ranking only behind Cambodia (81 percent). These figures were revealed in a recently-released report of the Centre for Development and Integration, a Vietnamese non-governmental and ...

VNA Reporter

Jail sentence for Vietnamese suspect in DPRK citizen’s death

The Shah Alam High Court in Selangor state of Malaysia on April 1 sentenced Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, a suspect in the murder of a man holding a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) passport with the name of Kim Chol, to three years and ...

HCMC needs waste treatment facility

HCM City generates nearly 2,000 tonnes of construction waste each day, but only a minimal amount is collected and treated while the remaining amount is dumped or freely transferred without official oversight, according to the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Filthy, toxic air is not a symbol of prosperity

Years of rapid economic development have left Vietnam with negative externalities – noise and poor air quality arising from pollution and road congestion.Keep reading ...

Thu Van

Universities, firms join hands in training high-quality agriculture workforce

Delegates at a seminar in Hanoi on April 21 discussed the need to connect higher education institutions with businesses in training high-quality agricultural workforce.Given that up to 46 percent of the workforce in the local farming sector does not satisfy the requirements of scientific and ...

UNESCO 2019 Global Forum on ESD and GCED to be kicked off soon in Ha Noi

How three key learning dimensions of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) (cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioral) in curricula, teaching and learning are evolved in countries throughout the world including Viet Nam? The answer will be told at UNESCO 2019 Global Forum on ...

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