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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 ...

Drought, saltwater intrusion threatens farming, local life in Mekong Delta

Saline intrusion has occurred earlier than normal in the Mekong Delta and is expected to affect a greater area this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).In a report submitted to the Prime Minister on February 13, the minister said saltwater ...

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 ...

Pilot models of smart health and education operation centres launched in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Health and Department of Education and Training launched a pilot smart health operation centre and a pilot smart education operation centre in the city on February 11 in the presence of Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi ...

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) ...

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