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Transport infrastructure key to Mekong Delta’s economic growth

A vast major economic zone covering 40,400 sq.km., the Mekong Delta boasts abundant advantages in agricultural production and investment attraction across a variety of fields. However, for years, the slow development transport infrastructure has hindered the development of the region, becoming a bottleneck that prevent ...

Vietnam striving to promote women’s economic empowerment

More than 150 delegates from ministries, international organisations, research institutions, business associations, enterprises, and women entrepreneurs nationwide shared experience and called for initiatives and efforts for women’s economic empowerment in Vietnam, at a conference in Hanoi on May 10.The conference “WeEmpowerAsia Journey” was organised by ...

OP-ED: Ethnic minority traditions promoted in cultural industry development

As the Government continues to develop the country’s cultural industry, ethnic traditional values have been considered a valuable resource for building a diverse and unified Vietnamese identity.Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups which share various values but also boast their own unique cultural traditions. To take ...

Offshore wind power sees high development potential

The draft National Power Development Plan for the 2021 – 2030 period with a vision to 2045 (PDP VIII) clarifies the roadmap to cut down coal-fueled power and increase renewable energy sources, especially wind and gas power, offering a good chance for offshore wind power ...

New COVID-19 adaptation programme for social impact businesses

The Agency of Enterprise Development (AED) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on April 29 jointly launched the “COVID-19 Adaptation Programme” for social impact businesses (SIBs) to increase their capacity and refine business ...

Press network helps boost economic empowerment among ethnic women

The Institute for Research on Development Communication (RED), a member of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), on April 28 introduced a press network set up under a Canadian-funded project for the economic empowerment of ethnic women in Vietnam.Vu Ngoc Dung, a ...

Just 34.8 percent of people in rural areas have access to clean water

Vietnam is in danger of missing the target of providing 93-95 percent of people in rural areas, and at least 95 percent in urban areas, access to clean water by 2025. Data revealed at a conference in Hanoi on April 26 showed that only 84.2 ...

OP-ED: Vietnam saving energy for future generations

Vietnam has actively participated in environmental protection activities in response to the Earth Day (April 22), and is striving to save energy, which is expected to help cut budget spending and keeping fossil fuels for future generations.Vietnam and the globe at large are running out ...

Conference reviews 10-year implementation of social welfare policies

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam recently held a joint conference to evaluate the 10 years of implementation of social welfare policies in Vietnam.Participants at the April 20 event agreed that in the 2012-2022 period, social ...

Conference Discusses Implementation of Ethnic Socio-economic Development in Mekong Delta

A conference took place in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on April 5, spotlighting the delta’s implementation of a national target program for socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for 2021-2025.At the conference, participants discussed the programme’s tasks, solutions, planning, and ...

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