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Record flooding kills 84 in central region so far

The death toll during recent severe flooding in the central region reached 84 while 38 others were missing as of 6pm of October 18, reported the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. The devastated flooding, which has lasted for more ...

Mid-term rural, agricultural survey to begin on July 1

A mid-term survey on rural areas and agriculture will be carried out in Vietnam’s 63 cities and provinces from July 1, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced. The survey will see direct interviews with households engaged in the agro-forestry-fishery sector, while staff at commune People’s Committees will file ...

Protecting children in cyberspace requires extra effort: Confab

The Ministry of Information and Communications, in collaboration with UNICEF, organised a conference to gather ideas on a project to protect and support children in cyberspace during the 2020-2025 period, to be submitted to the Prime Minister in June for approval.Proposing measures to protect children ...

More administrative procedures to go online: Minister

The Government of Vietnam wants the business community to provide feedback and input to help improve the National Public Service Portal, heard a conference held by the Prime Minister’s Council on Administrative Reform and the World Bank in Hanoi on May 19.The national public service ...

Rapid growth forecast for solar rooftop energy industry

Technological advances, preferential credit policies and pricing incentives have set the stage for solar rooftop energy to become the next big thing in clean energy in Vietnam, according to industry insiders.As the number of solar farms surged in 2018-2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade ...

Mekong countries bolster cooperation in traditional medicine

The ninth meeting on traditional medicine and folk medicine in the greater Mekong basin began in Hanoi on September 5, with the participation of nearly 500 international delegates.Vietnam is currently home to 65 public hospitals and 12,000 private clinics of traditional medicine. Each year, about ...

Vietnam’s labour productivity needs to catch up with ASEAN

Vietnam’s labour productivity has improved but is still low in comparison with other ASEAN members, according to a report by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The report shows that Vietnam’s labour productivity index reached 102.2 million VND (4,400 USD) per labourer in 2018, nearly double ...

Vietnam has high demand for IT workforce

Demand for human resources in Vietnam’s information technology (IT) sector has reached a five-year peak with nearly 63,000 jobs to be filled in 2019, according to the second quarter report on Vietnam’s IT market conducted by TopDev, an IT recruitment network and ecosystem.According to data ...

5.6 percent of VN children face risk of human trafficking: research

About 5.6 percent of Vietnamese children are at risk of trafficking, and only 2.8 percent of them confirmed they were victims of human trafficking, according to the latest research announced on August 13 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Institute of Labour ...

9th EAS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting opens in Bangkok

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh joined foreign ministers of ASEAN member states and the bloc’s eight dialogue partners at the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok on August 2.Priorities of this year’s event set by host Thailand ...

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