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Vietnam ready to join talks on global treaty on marine plastic waste

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has approved a plan for Vietnam to proactively prepare for and take part in the building of a global agreement on ocean plastic pollution.The Government leader signed Decision No 1407/QĐ-TTg to approve the plan with a view to ensuring sufficient ...

Vietnam advised to carefully operate vaccine passport programme

Vietnam is advised to carefully operate the vaccine passport programme, which is designed to ensure people’s lives and maintain economic growth.Van Don International Airport was the first airport in the country to pilot the vaccine passport programme since September 4 when 297 Vietnamese citizens with vaccine passports returned from Japan.The ...

Students should be vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to school: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered authorities to seek proper vaccine sources and make students a priority group for vaccinations so they can return to school.Vietnam has to date received about 28 million doses of vaccines from various sources. The country has administered about ...

Nano Covax producer asked to provide more data

Nanogen Biopharmaceuticals and the research team behind Việt Nam’s home-grown COVID-19 vaccine Nano Covax, have been asked to provide more data before an emergency use licence can be granted. The request was made by the Advisory Council for the Registration of Circulation of Drugs and ...

Hanoi sets two scenarios for Covid-19 testing after September 6

Hanoi will conduct focused, large-scale testing of Covid-19 from August 27 to September 4 with a total of about 200,000 samples done by the RT-PCR testing and will prepare testing scenarios for the period after September 6, when social distancing ends.Scenario 1: When outbreaks worsen ...

Huong Quynh

ADB to provide $60 mln to improve climate resilience for ethnic minorities

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $60-million loan to improve the climate resilience of infrastructure in two central Vietnamese provinces to benefit local ethnic populations.The Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project will be undertaken in Binh Dinh and Quang Nam, with a ...

Minh Nga

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges.The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a ...

Minh Nga

Vietnamese children at high risk of climate crisis impacts

Children and young people living in Vietnam are among those most at risk of the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, according to a UNICEF report launched on August 20.“The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate ...

Bich Thuy

New environmental standards to better protect the environment: Deputy minister

The Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has compiled 15 draft regulations on environment-related standards which will be promulgated this year as a foundation for the implementation of the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection that takes effect from the beginning ...

Employees under more stress than in 2020 COVID outbreak: survey

More than 53 percent of all employees said they have been under more stress during the recent outbreak compared to last year, according to a national survey conducted by the payroll, recruitment and outsourcing agency Adecco Vietnam.The survey shows that while about 80 percent of ...

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