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Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia

New analysis of observed data and climate projections in the second edition of Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia, a joint report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Association of South-East Asian ...

US's $23.9 mln biodiversity, ethnic livelihood support project in central Vietnam ends

A four-year U.S. program for community development and protection of biodiversity in central Vietnam wrapped up on Wednesday.The USAID Green Annamites project, carried out by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), sought to assist Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue provinces with protecting their ...

Phan Anh

Forest environmental service fees scheme promotes forest protection in Vietnam

The revenue from forest environmental service fees has become a sustainable financial source, contributing to increasing the value of the forestry industry as well as the country’s GDP growth, according to Nguyen Chien Cuong, an official of the Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund (VNFF).It ...

Vietnam wins first place at ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition

Team Catfish comprising Phung Tran Dieu Hoa and Nguyen Truong Thinh from RMIT University Vietnam were crowned the champions of ASEAN DSE 2020. Their presentation focused on “People with Disabilities: Unblocking the Economic Bottleneck”.To date, ASEAN DSE has empowered up to 16,309 students and 1,420 ...

Engaging men in preventing violence against women, children

The White Ribbon Breakfast was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 24 to encourage the participation of men and the community as a whole in preventing violence and sexual harassment against women and children, particularly in the context of COVID-19.According to a national ...

Vietnam to increase retirement age gradually from 2021

Vietnam will gradually increase the retirement age to 60 years for women and 62 for men starting next year. The government has issued a decree that contains a timeline for raising the retirement age by 2035 from 55 years for women and 60 for men. ...

Hoang Phuong

Vietnam likely to become super-aging country by 2050: deputy minister

Vietnam entered an “aging phase” in 2011 and remains among the most rapidly aging countries in the world and, as such, might become a super-aging country by 2050, stated Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong.Naomi Kitahara, head of the United Nations Population Fund in ...

Paying greater attention to high-quality female workforce

The Presidium of the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee recently held conferences to issue comments on the various topics of the draft documents of the 13th National Party Congress, with a focus on the building of a high-quality female workforce so that women can take ...

"Vietnam Healthy Lung" programme to be expanded for three years

Vietnamese patients with respiratory problems, especially lung cancer, will benefit from the second phase of the “Vietnam Healthy Lung” programme in 2021-23 that was signed between the health ministry’s Medical Services Administration (MSA) and AstraZeneca on November 16.In the next three years, the programme will ...

Smart energy to grow with smart urban development

As smart energy plays an important role in smart urban areas, Vietnam plans to develop smarter, cleaner, greener and more sustainable energy resources for its cities, said experts at a recent summit in Hanoi. According to experts, the urbanisation process of Vietnam is taking place ...

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