Disasters and emergency response

Agricultural sector continues to be economy's pillar

Ecological agriculture, modern rural areas and smart farmers are expected to be the three key factors helping agriculture secure its role as a firm pillar of the economy in 2022 and following years.Despite COVID-19 impacts that caused the crackdown of the global supply chains in 2021, the ...

Mekong group urges better water management collaboration as record drought persists

The Mekong River Commission on Thursday called on China and Southeast Asian to better coordinate management of Mekong hydropower dams and reservoirs after three years of record low flows and extra dry conditions.The Mekong River’s flow dropped to the lowest levels in more than six ...

National Assembly passes $15b economic recovery package for 2022-23

On the final working day of an extraordinary session, the National Assembly of Việt Nam on Tuesday voted to adopt a Government-proposed socio-economic recovery programme worth nearly VNĐ350 trillion (approximately US$15 billion) over the next two years.The five major tasks stated in the resolution are: reopening ...

Mekong Delta urged to take measures to cope with drought and salt intrusion in 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a directive on the implementation of solutions to cope with drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, which is forecast to be harsh in the coming dry season.Reports from the ministry show that the flood ...

Mekong Delta to adapt to the climate in recovery from pandemic

Experts and public officials believe that regional connection and agricultural economic development in the Mekong Delta need to be continued, as discussed in a seminar on Thursday.Việt Nam is currently carrying out the Regional Development Plan to 2030, which is an opportunity to develop integrated planning that ...

Environmental management innovation needed to reduce pollution

The environment is suffering great pressure from socio-economic activities with an increase in environmental pollution both in quantity and scale, calling for more effective solutions to handle the issue.The country has been implementing a national plan on climate change adaptation for 2021-30; speeding up scientific research ...

Vaccine diplomacy – key to achieve herd immunity ahead of schedule

Once left behind in vaccine coverage, Vietnam managed to become the 53rd country in the world achieving the goal of covering basic doses of COVID-19 vaccine for 70 percent of its population after just a few months.As of December 21, Vietnam has basically achieved herd ...

RCEP gives extra leverage to post-pandemic economic recovery

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which came into force as of January 1, is expected to provide a fresh impetus to enhancing trade activities and boosting economic recovery in the post-pandemic period.The deal was signed between 10 members of the bloc and five partners ...

COVID-19 increases existing inequalities: experts

While inequalities have long been present in almost every society, the pandemic has significantly exposed and increased the gaps, especially between those who can afford remote work and those who cannot.The observation was presented by Dr Nguyễn Thắng, Standing Vice-Chairman of the Socio-Economic Advisory Council ...

Remote sensing applied to monitor erosion in Mekong Delta

A delegation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) led by Deputy Minister Tran Quy Kien on December 13 made an inspection tour of a sub-project on monitoring riverbank and coastal erosion in Mekong Delta using remote sensing.It aims to form a database ...

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