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Income of workers meets just 45% of expenditure needs: survey

Most of the current income of workers does not meet their expenditure, and in some cases, it only meets 45 percent of demand, according to a survey by the Institute of Workers and Trade Unions under the Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour.The survey, which ...

Water accumulation at hydroelectric dams leads to consecutive earthquakes

Kon Plông District in Kon Tum Province has been struck by 70 minor earthquakes since the beginning of July, which experts say are linked to the accumulation of water at the hydroelectric dams in the region. Four earthquakes hit the district on the morning of ...

Vietnam makes positive contributions to energy security

Vu Chi Mai, Project Director of the Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) under the GIZ Energy Support Programme (ESP), speaks to Vietnam News about Vietnam’s energy transition away from coal and towards a low-carbon system.Vietnam already has clear targets for energy ...

Workshop on carbon capture, use, and storage explores Việt Nam potential

With a commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, Việt Nam recognises the importance of carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as stated in the National Strategy for Climate Change to 2050.The Việt Nam Petroleum Institute (VPI) and SGS have ...

How well has Việt Nam done in the social progress ranking?

Using GDP as a proxy for development can fail to recognize that sustainable development is affected by multiple factors and the significant vulnerabilities that may exist in countries targeting important levels of GDP.  Effectively measuring what counts can have a transformative impact and help lead ...

Prof. Trần Thọ Đạt

Labour market to keep struggling with difficulties in coming months

In a recent report on problems facing enterprises and the economic outlook for the last half of 2023, the Research Board for Private Economic Development (Board IV) said the wave of lay-offs is likely to continue in the remaining months of this year due to ...

Downgrading COVID-19 to Group-B infectious disease to change healthcare system

On Saturday (3/6), the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control approved the downgrade in the classification of COVID-19. Downgrading COVID-19 from a Group-A infectious disease (very dangerous infectious disease) to Group B (dangerous infectious disease) will usher in a number of changes to ...

HCM City promotes digital transformation in waste management

HCM City is making efforts to promote digital transformation in the collection, treatment and management of the huge volume of domestic solid waste discharged daily. The city generates about 9,700 tonnes of solid waste daily with complicated composition and characteristics, putting great pressure on domestic ...

Early warning of disaster risks means better response and prevention

Hoàng Đức Cường, Deputy Director of the General Department of Meteorology and Hydrology at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, talks to the Vietnam News Agency about the importance of establishing an early warning system associated with impact forecasting.Impact-based forecasting focuses on potential impacts, ...

Measures for education advancement in Mekong Delta

At a conference on Education and Training Development in the Mekong Delta region, data on school and classroom networks have shown stability in the development of educational and training activities in the region.According to the Annual Economic Report of Mekong Delta in 2022, published by ...

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