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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 ...

Minister requests drawing out drought map for central region

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked the Directorate of Water Resources (DWR) to draw out a drought map for the central region during a working session with ministry-level units in Hanoi on July 22. Cuong said the World Meteorological Organisation forecast that ...

PM stresses technological applications in traffic management

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined the need to intensify technological applications in managing traffic safety while speaking at a teleconference in Hanoi on July 22. He lauded smart traffic management centres established by cities which exchange data with relevant agencies. At the meeting, the leader asked ...

Promoting renewable energy an urgent requirement: experts

Along with its rapid economic growth, Vietnam’s electricity demand is also increasing strongly, at around 10 percent a year, causing huge pressure on the energy sector, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.As a country with a tropical monsoon, and sun and wind all ...

RoK helps Vietnam improve rice value chain

A cooperation agreement on the implementation of a project on rice value chain improvement in the Hong River Delta was signed between representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) of in Hanoi on July 12.The project, ...

Labour market records positive figures in six months

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported encouraging data in the labour market in the first six months of 2019, including unemployment decline and income improvement. It highlighted a positive shift in the labour structure with a sharp fall in the proportion of agro-forestry-fishery labourers and ...

Stakeholders urged to consult arbitrators in PPP project disputes

Arbitrators need to step in and deal with disputes in public-private-partnership (PPP) projects so economic development will not be disrupted, experts have warned.Professor Pham Duy Nghia at Fullbright Vietnam University said attracting private investment was good for infrastructure development. According to Nghia, in order to ...

Study finds high rate of obesity among primary school students

A lack of physical activity and inappropriate diets are to blame for the high rate of obesity among primary school students, according to a new study by the National Institute of Nutrition. The study shows that the rate of overweight and obese primary school students is 29 percent, higher than that of ...

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