Disasters

Pandemics

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Code of conduct on child protection in cyberspace to be issued

The Code of Conduct on Protection of Children on Cyberspace is scheduled for issuance in the fourth quarter of 2021. This is expected to deal with harmful content on forums on social networks whose members are mostly children.The Information Security Administration said that during Covid-19, ...

Van Anh

Covid forces workers to quit social security

The Vietnam Social Security has said it is “concerned” that Covid-19 has forced many people to exit the social insurance safety net.In the first 10 months of this year more than 700,000 people registered to exit the social insurance scheme and withdraw the accumulated premiums ...

Hong Chieu, Le Tuyet

Better social assistance system needed to prepare vulnerable people for crisis: World Bank

Despite progress in tackling multiple challenges for different vulnerable groups, Việt Nam’s social assistance system faces challenges that have affected the country’s ability to support vulnerable groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report by the World Bank.The report “The Distributional Impact ...

Covid infection surge without deaths can facilitate herd immunity: expert

High Covid-19 infection rates with low numbers of severe cases and deaths can push HCMC towards herd immunity. However, the new normal can’t return to the old normal.After spending four months under social distancing measures, Ho Chi Minh City began reopening in October, allowing numerous ...

Le Phuong, Cam Van

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