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New partnership to reduce greenhouse gas in building

The German Development Co-operation-GIZ Việt Nam and the Ministry of Construction’s Housing and Real Estate Market Management Bureau (HREM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation on the joint development of the Vietnam Green Housing Programme (VGHP) under the implementation of the Programme ...

Mega irrigation system to help Mekong Delta tackle drought, salinity

One of the two parts of a mega irrigation system in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will start operation next month in Kien Giang Province.Construction of the system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) started in November 2019, with two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai ...

Ethnic minority culture must be preserved amid development: NA Vice Chairwoman

While the lives of people in ethnic minority and mountainous areas have improved over the years, efforts must be made to preserve their unique cultural identities, said Tong Thi Phong, vice chairman of National Assembly. It is essential to focus on training human resources for ...

Vietnam launches fake news response center

Vietnam has launched its new centre dedicated to dealing with fake news at http://tingia.gov.vn. The Vietnam Anti Fake News Centre (VAFC) was built and is operated by the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information, tasked with receiving online reports on ...

Action programme to promote all-round development of children

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently signed off a national action programme for children for 2021 – 2030, aiming to ensure the realisation of children’s rights and their all-round development and create a safe, healthy, and friendly living environment for them.Keep reading ...

Mekong level to drop as China begins power grid maintenance

Water levels along the Mekong River are likely to drop by about 1.2 meters between January 5 and 24 due to power grid maintenance in China.The outflow from the Jinghong hydropower dam in China’s Yunnan province is dropping, leading to dwindling water levels in the ...

Viet Anh

Vietnam promotes women’s participation in policy-making process

Vietnam targets 60 percent of women holding key positions in the state management agencies by 2025, and the figure is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2030 under a programme recently approved by the Prime Minister.The programme on enhancing equal participation of women in ...

Viet Nam suspends inbound flights for fear of new COVID-19 variants

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to temporarily suspend inbound flights from countries and territories, firstly the UK and South Africa, that have reported new COVID-19 variants. This is part of the Directive No. 01/CT-TTg signed by PM Phuc on strengthening prevention and control of ...

Thuy Dung

Digital conversion in medical sector targets better service for the public: health minister

Digital transformation in the health sector will better serve the people, creating more convenience and improved quality in medical services, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. The official was speaking at the plenary session of the Vietnam Health Sector’s Digital Conversion Conference which ...

Rooftop solar power saw tremendous growth in 2020

Over 100,000 rooftop solar power works with total capacity of 9,300 MW were connected to the national grid by December 31, 2020. The total electricity output provided by the power works was 1.15 billion kwh. December 31 was the final day the FIT (feed in ...

Luong Bang

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