Disasters and emergency response

Vietnam Sustainable Urban Development Forum 2022 to take place this week

The Vietnam Sustainable Urban Development Forum 2022 will be jointly organised by the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, the Ministry of Construction and relevant agencies in Hanoi from June 16- 17, according to the commission. The forum is part of activities to realise Resolution No. ...

ASEAN, IFRC sign MoU to strengthen community resilience in Southeast Asia

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN ) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have inked a memoradum of understanding(MoU) to promote and develop their engagement in disaster management.The document aims to strengthen community resilience at regional, national and local ...

Improved gender equality vital to recovery of garment, footwear industries

Further empowering women will help improve Việt Nam’s garment and footwear sectors after the COVID-19 crisis, evidence from the ILO’s flagship programme has shown.Better Work Việt Nam is a unique partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World ...

Mekong flowing at highest in years but drought feared later

After four straight years of low flows the Mekong River recorded record water levels in the first four months of 2022. According to Mekong River Commission (MRC), from November 2021 to April 2022 the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) was wetter than normal years with ...

Minh Nga

Vietnam to lift pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for entrants on May 15

Vietnam will remove the pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for all foreign arrivals starting Sunday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has directed. The direction, effective at 0:00 on May 15, comes as the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths drop both in Vietnam and around the ...

Mekong Delta mitigates saltwater intrusion damages

Proactive prevention measures and “proper” restructuring of crop cultivation in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have proved effective in mitigating saline intrusion in the 2021-22 dry season.The delta normally faces saltwater intrusion in the dry season which lasts from December to April, severely impacting agricultural ...

People worry more about healthcare during the pandemic: report

Indicative of a year when Việt Nam was hit hardest by the pandemic, the 2021 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report detected a spike in concern regarding health.PAPI 2021 held a record number of one-on-one interviews with 15,833 respondents from across 63 ...

New COVID-19 adaptation programme for social impact businesses

The Agency of Enterprise Development (AED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on April 29 jointly launched the “COVID-19 Adaptation Programme” for social impact businesses (SIBs) to increase their capacity and refine business ...

Vietnam should expect extreme flooding this year

The number of storms affecting Vietnam will drop against last year but it is likely that heavy rains will result in extreme flooding. According to the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA), 10-12 storms could form in Vietnam’s East Sea this year, with around half ...

Gia Chinh

Green economy is the trend post-COVID: experts

Vietnamese enterprises should focus on green growth and the green and circular economies that have become a mainstream trend globally, the Green Economy Forum heard in HCM City on Saturday.Experts said a green economy and a switch to green growth would help businesses improve their ...

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