Sustainable Development Goals

Mekong-Lancang cooperation contributes to addressing regional challenges

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh said at the fifth MLC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Vientiane, Laos on Thursday that the Mekong-Lancang cooperation (MLC) should contribute to consolidating coordination between countries in handling regional challenges and bringing about long-term benefits for ...

International vocational training to be extended across country

Vocational training schools in Vietnam will continue to use curricula transferred from Australia and Germany until the end of 2020 and 2025, respectively, following the Prime Minister’s approval to extend the technical vocational education and training (TVET) reform plan.The plan, developed by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids ...

ASEAN Chairman issues statement on response to COVID-19

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, as Chairman of ASEAN in 2020, issued a statement on ASEAN’s joint response to the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The statement welcomed the efforts under the framework of ASEAN medical co-operation with its partners (China, ...

Vietnam announces first digital signature without USB token

Software company MISA on February 14 officially launched eSign – the first non-USB digital signature in Vietnam, with outstanding features that completely overcome the inconvenience of the old generation of digital signatures in the last decade.The outstanding feature of eSign is that any digital signature ...

Basic factors of e-Government must be completed this year: PM

The PM chaired a teleconference in Hà Nội on Wednesday between the National Committee on e-Government and the steering boards for e-Government and e-administration building of ministries, sectors and localities.He asked ministries, sectors and localities to build a strategy on e-Government for 2021-25 with a ...

Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements

The European Commission welcomes today’s decision by the European Parliament to approve the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement is now set to enter into force in 2020, upon conclusion of the ratification procedure by Vietnam.The trade agreement will eliminate virtually all ...

Massive investment in wind power plants could overload grid: experts

The rush to invest in wind energy to take advantage of the Government’s pricing incentives could lead to overloading of the national grid in a repeat of the solar scenario, experts warn.The Government announced a feed-in tariff (FIT) in 2011 for wind energy of 1,770 ...

Vietnam announces 70-min rapid test kit for new coronavirus

Good news has come as Vietnamese scientists have successfully created a toolkit to quickly detect the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) within just 70 minutes, instead of the three hours needed for other usual test methods.The collaboration between the School of Biotechnology and Food Technology (SBFT) ...

Vietnam successfully isolates new coronavirus

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology has successfully cultivated and isolated the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a laboratory, paving the way for developing a vaccine against the deadly virus that has already claimed the lives of 639 people worldwide.The Ministry of Health (MoH) ...

VN acts to improve labour productivity

Việt Nam will launch a national programme to improve labour productivity, a critical factor for the middle-income country to enhance its competitiveness and develop. This was highlighted in a directive Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc issued recently.A pilot programme of accelerating productivity will be held ...

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