Sustainable Development Goals

Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) for 2023 announced

The northeastern province of Quang Ninh has topped the 2023 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) drawn up by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) for a seventh time in a row, the chamber announced on May 9. The 2023 report on PCI and Provincial ...

Project promotes gender equality among Bru-Van Kieu ethnic community

A workshop was held in the central province of Quang Binh on May 10 to introduce a project to improve access to vocational training to enhance the quality of human resources and economic empowerment, contributing to promoting gender equality for local women and female students ...

Vietnam hailed for demonstrating strong commitment to gender equality in law-making

Vietnam has demonstrated a strong commitment to gender equality in its policies and laws, Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Vietnam Julien Guerrier said when attending a policy dialogue on promoting gender equality held on May 6 in Hanoi. The event ...

Building carbon credit management mechanisms crucial: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasised the urgent need to develop a carbon market and carbon credit management mechanisms in his recently-issued directive.In Vietnam, since the mid-2000s, many businesses have rolled out carbon credit programmes and projects, notably those under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). ...

Vietnam supports global agreement on plastic pollution

A delegation of Vietnamese negotiators joined those from 176 countries worldwide at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) on plastic waste in Ottawa, Canada, on April 23. This session is to work towards finalising an agreement on a global treaty to eliminate ...

Policies needed to encourage e-commerce to embrace circular economy

Vietnam needs to develop solutions to encourage fast-paced e-commerce to embrace circular economy and reduce the dumping of plastic wastes towards protecting the environment. A recent report on plastic wastes from e-commerce by Việt Nam E-Commerce Association pointed out that e-commerce is growing rapidly with an ...

National Power Development Master Plan for 2021 - 2030 period put into reality

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha signed Decision 338/QD-TTg, dated April 24, approving a plan to implement the National Power Development Master Plan for the period of 2021 – 2030, with a vision to 2050 (Master Plan VIII).The plan aims to ensure effective implementation of ...

Carbon credit market offers sustainable revenue

There have been positive signs since the Vietnamese Government committed to the goal of Net Zero Carbon Emission in 2050.Statistics from the Center for People and Nature (under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA)) reveal that by the end of November 2022, ...

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Fixed pension amounts are too low

Vietnamese pensioners can enjoy the highest pension rate in the world, 75% of their social insurance payments. However, as the salaries used to calculate social insurance premiums are low, the actual pension they receive in retirement is small.The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) has ...

Decreasing birth rate poses challenges to population and development targets

Vietnam is grappling with specific challenges, particularly concerning the target for 2030, which aims to sustain a steady replacement fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman while anticipating a population size of approximately 104 million. A decline in fertility rates impacts various aspects including population ...

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