VGP News

National action month on gender equality launched

The National Action Month on Gender Equality and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response was launched in Ha Noi on November 10.The event was organized by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), in collaboration with the United Nations Office in Viet Nam and ...

Viet Nam receives over US$677 million from NGOs during 2020-2022

Viet Nam received aid worth more than US$677 million from foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) between 2020 and 2022. The figure was released at a meeting on works of foreign NGOs that took place in Ha Noi on August 23.According to the 2022 report, 388 foreign NGOs ...

Thuy Dung

Master sheme on social support facility network approved

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha signed Decision 966/QD-TTg, dated August 17, 2023, approving a master scheme on social support facility network in the 2021-2030 period with a vision towards 2050.The scheme targets that at least 90 percent of people with especially disadvantaged living conditions ...

Kim Anh

UNDP-developed software helps strengthen capacity of Viet Nam’s health system

A workshop on implementation results of the grassroots telehealth program using the software “Doctor for everyone” was jointly organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Health in Ha Noi on July 20.The “Doctor for Everyone” digital telehealth system was first ...

Thuy Dung

MOLISA proposes 12.5 percent increase in pension and allowance

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has suggested the Government increase pensions and social insurance benefits, and monthly allowances.In its draft decree submitted to the Government, the ministry suggested a 15.5 percent increase in pensions, social insurance benefits, and monthly, starting from ...

UK helps boost access to quality education for Southeast Asian girls, women

The United Kingdom (UK) launched a Girls’ Education and Skills Program following the UK-ASEAN Plan of Action at the 2023 Education World Forum.The new program targets to offer some of the most marginalized women and girls in Southeast Asia a better future by boosting access ...

Thuy Dung

First Provincial Green Index announced

The Provincial Green Index (PGI) was jointly released for the first time on April 11 by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).PGI evaluates and ranks environmental quality in 63 provinces and cities from ...

Kim Loan

Gov't chief approves program to build one million social housing apartments

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed Decision 338/QD-TTg approving a program to build 1,062,200 social housing apartments for low-income earners and workers in industrial parks and processing zones in the 2021-2030 period.In Viet Nam, social housing sells at VND15 million per square meter on ...

Khanh Phuong

ASEAN integrated river management project launched

A five-year regional project on Reducing Pollution and Preserving Environmental Flows in East Asian Seas Through the Implementation of Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) was launched in Manila, the Philippines on February 16.Supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), ...

Thuy Dung

Gov't to conduct 45 surveys and censuses

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has recently signed a decision approving the national statistical survey program.Under the program, there will be 42 sectoral surveys and three national statistical censuses on the following areas: (i) population and housing, population and family planning, labor and employment; (ii) land, ...

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