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Mekong flowing at highest in years but drought feared later

After four straight years of low flows the Mekong River recorded record water levels in the first four months of 2022. According to Mekong River Commission (MRC), from November 2021 to April 2022 the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) was wetter than normal years with ...

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Vietnam to lift pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for entrants on May 15

Vietnam will remove the pre-entry COVID-19 test requirements for all foreign arrivals starting Sunday, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has directed. The direction, effective at 0:00 on May 15, comes as the numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths drop both in Vietnam and around the ...

Mekong Delta mitigates saltwater intrusion damages

Proactive prevention measures and “proper” restructuring of crop cultivation in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have proved effective in mitigating saline intrusion in the 2021-22 dry season.The delta normally faces saltwater intrusion in the dry season which lasts from December to April, severely impacting agricultural ...

Workshop discusses innovative solutions to achieve inclusive, equitable quality education

Educationists from around Southeast Asia are discussing best practices and innovative solutions to achieve inclusive and equitable education at workshop that began in HCM City (May 12).Deputy Minister of Education and Training Assoc Prof Dr Nguyễn Văn Phúc said many indicators of general education in ...

Transport infrastructure key to Mekong Delta’s economic growth

A vast major economic zone covering 40,400 sq.km., the Mekong Delta boasts abundant advantages in agricultural production and investment attraction across a variety of fields. However, for years, the slow development transport infrastructure has hindered the development of the region, becoming a bottleneck that prevent ...

Annual report on FDI in Vietnam released for the first time

The Vietnam Association of Foreign-Invested Enterprises (VAFIE) has just unveiled its first annual 2021 FDI report to provide a comprehensive assessment of the results of foreign direct investment attraction, the business activities of foreign-invested enterprises, and to analyse the nation’s investment environment.The annual report provides ...

Training course held for prevention of gender-based violence

A training course is being held for the first time in Vietnam to strengthen capacity on prevention of violence against women based on “Respect Women” framework and foster the development of an effective gender-based violence prevention strategies in the future.“Respect Women” is a framework guiding ...

Vietnam striving to promote women’s economic empowerment

More than 150 delegates from ministries, international organisations, research institutions, business associations, enterprises, and women entrepreneurs nationwide shared experience and called for initiatives and efforts for women’s economic empowerment in Vietnam, at a conference in Hanoi on May 10.The conference “WeEmpowerAsia Journey” was organised by ...

People worry more about healthcare during the pandemic: report

Indicative of a year when Việt Nam was hit hardest by the pandemic, the 2021 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report detected a spike in concern regarding health.PAPI 2021 held a record number of one-on-one interviews with 15,833 respondents from across 63 ...

Vietnam will likely pilot carbon credit market by 2025: ministry

With its large forest reserves, Vietnam has great potential for developing a forest carbon credit market, and a “draft project to develop the carbon market in Vietnam” with a view to piloting a carbon credit exchange by 2025 was already submitted to the prime minister for ...

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