Mekong Delta takes preventive measures against saline intrusion in next dry season

Local authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have begun taking measures to cope with the effects of saltwater intrusion and drought in the upcoming 2020-21 dry season.Local authorities in Can Tho City and the delta’s 12 provinces, have warned farmers to sow rice and other crops ...

Vietnam leads in digital transformation in education: UNICEF

Rana Flowers, Chief Representative of UNICEF in Vietnam, said Vietnam is leading other countries in digital transformation in the education sector.The expert said on the sidelines of the conference on digital transformation in ASEAN’s education sector that she is impressed by the great efforts and ...

Thuy Nga

Drastic measures needed to encourage workers to join social and health insurance

Many businesses have scaled down production and reduced their workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a decrease in the number of those participating in social and health insurance, as well as an increase in unpaid social security debts, experts have said.Vietnam Social Security and local social ...

Record flooding kills 84 in central region so far

The death toll during recent severe flooding in the central region reached 84 while 38 others were missing as of 6pm of October 18, reported the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. The devastated flooding, which has lasted for more ...

ITU Digital World 2020 to open next week on digital transformation in management

ITU Digital World 2020 will open in Hanoi on October 20, with one of the focuses being the transformation of management activities in the digital environment.Also, key discussions at the event will be how digital nation strategies have been changing in the COVID-19 pandemic; the ...

Salary increases in 2020 lowest in 10 years: survey

Salaries increased by 6.5 percent this year at multinational companies (MNCs) and 5.2 percent at Vietnamese companies, and are forecast to increase by 7 percent and 7.7 percent next year, according to the Talentnet – Mercer Total Remuneration Survey.Speaking at a webinar held to release ...

Forum seeks to improve social work in support of gender-based violence victims

A forum on social work to support victims of gender-based violence took place in HCM City on October 8.Co-organised by the HCM City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Department of Health, Vietnam Women’s Academy and UN Women, the event saw the participation ...

Review of support policies for Coronavirus-affected businesses and people

The Government has put forward policy proposals and issued a number of policies in support of businesses and people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.On April 8, the Government promulgated Resolution No. 41/2020/ND-CP on deferral of payment of taxes and land rental, which took place on the same ...

Quang Minh

Workers affected by COVID-19 receive free vocational training

The German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in cooperation with the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training and the Departments of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in eight cities and provinces, will offer short training courses for 1,000 workers affected by the ...

Trade-offs in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

Nearly 500 readers took part in an online seminar with Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Director of the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, on the topic: Covid-19 pandemic: Impacts and the Government’s response.In the current context, there is an urgent need for each ...

Thanh Lam

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