Sustainable Development Goals

Experts evaluate Việt Nam's eco-industrial park model

Experts from UNIDO and Việt Nam shared their knowledge to evaluate the eco-industrial park model according to the international framework, at a recent online workshop. The workshop is part of the project “Eco-industrial parks intervention in Việt Nam – Perspective from the Global Eco-Industrial Park Programme” ...

No more wind and solar power sources to be added this year

The Ministry of Industry and Trade will not add any more wind and solar power into this year’s plan, due to a lack of input facilities to transfer them to the national grid.According to the deputy director of the National Load Dispatch Center – Nguyễn ...

Updated climate change scenarios, national climate assessment report released

The updated climate change scenarios and the national climate assessment report were released at a workshop on January 14 by the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).MoNRE Deputy Minister Le Cong Thanh said 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 ...

Old, new ID cards to be completely integrated

The old and new versions of citizens’ identification cards are set to be completely integrated this year, enabling the e-identification of all people.It is one of the targets of the project on developing the application of population database, e-identification, and e-authentication to serve the national ...

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 ...

Mekong Delta faces challenge to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in rice farming

Rice production is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, and how to reduce the emissions while still ensuring food security and raising farmers’ income in the Mekong Delta is now a hard nut to crack to many.Nguyen Van Toan from ...

National Steering Committee for implementing commitment on climate change established

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on December 21 signed a decision approving the establishment of a National Steering Committee for implementing Vietnam’s commitments at the the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).The Steering Committee is an inter-sectoral organization, performing the function of ...

Vietnam preparing for a greenhouse gas emission reporting system

Based on the revised Environmental Protection Law approved in 2020 and the detailed enforcement regulations, the Vietnamese Government is proceeding with the construction of a greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reporting system for business establishments. It is expected that next year, the Prime Minister will issue ...

Extra efforts needed to ensure gender equality for ethnic women

With diverse specific actions taken, Vietnam has gained remarkable achievements in promoting gender equality and ensuring the rights of ethnic minority women.Vietnam has developed a fairly progressive national legal framework for gender equality and women’s empowerment, including policies to promote gender equality in the ethnic ...

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