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Vietnam issues national plan to eliminate ozone-depleting substances

Vietnam will promote the transition to technologies that utilise substances with low or zero global warming potential, and roll out sustainable cooling solutions to cut emissions by 11.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2045 under a national plan on the management and elimination of ...

Reduced working hours must go hand-in-hand with improved productivity

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), the sole representative of Vietnamese worker’s interests and unified trade union organisation in the country, has for the second time this year called on the Government to reduce the weekly working hours for the private sector workers from ...

First platform complying with personal data protection regulations launched

The Vietnam Data Security Joint Stock Company has unveiled the DataTrust platform, the first platform to comply with personal data protection regulations in the country.DataTrust is the first digital platform in Vietnam to administer privacy rights in the fields of cybersecurity and safeguarding data. It ...

Da Nang, WB to promote cooperation in digital database

The central city of Da Nang and the World Bank (WB) will be boosting cooperation in building digital database management as a crucial way towards full digitalisation and becoming a ‘smart’ city.Da Nang launched an e-government system in 2014, making the IT infrastructure available for ...

Maternal, child health care – evidence of ensuring human rights in Vietnam

The cause of reproductive health care and health care for mothers and children – who are vulnerable but play a decisive role in the country’s future development – has gained many important achievements, which have been recognised and acknowledged by the international community. This is ...

Buffer zone communities to receive financial support

Each community in special-use forests’ buffer zones will receive an average of 50 million VND (over 1,900 USD) a year under a recent degree on several forestry investment policies. The decree will take effect from July 15, 2024.The financial support will be prioritised for agricultural ...

Legislators scrutinise draft amended social insurance law

National Assembly (NA) deputies spend the entire day of May 27 to discuss contentious contents of the draft amended social insurance law.In the morning discussion, many deputies laid emphasis on ensuring the rights of labourers amidst the increase in evasion, late payment and of social ...

Renewables – key to green development in Mekong Delta

Renewable energy is seen as a sustainable choice for the Mekong Delta region to respond to environmental challenges, given that the country’s rice and fisheries granary has lost up to 300 million USD to prolonged drought and extreme salt intrusion.According to the annual Mekong Delta ...

Vietnam calls for cooperation in protection, use of transboundary water resources

Vietnam, Slovenia, Switzerland, several other United Nations (UN) member states and international organisations on May 23 jointly organised an event on preventing attacks on water resources in armed conflicts and enhancing civilian protection.Held within the UN Protection of Civilians Week, the event saw many representatives ...

Vietnam acts early to better disaster management

The National Week for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control in 2024 is taking place across Vietnam from May 17-22 under the theme of “Anticipatory action – a proactive approach to disaster management”, with an aim to raise the community’s capacity and the responsibility of all ...

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