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Fees charged for recycling to take effect in 2024

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is developing a legal document to specify fees for recycling products and packages, which is expected to be applicable in 2024.Under the Law on Environment 2020 and the Government’s Decree No. 08, the recycling of products and ...

Conference looks to improve ethnic minorities’ access to information

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on December 26 held a training conference on disseminating information on the national target programme on socio-economic development in mountainous and ethnic-inhabited areas in the 2021-2025 period.The programme’s objectives are to exploit potential and advantages of localities in ...

Sustainable sand management helps reduce climate change impact on Mekong Delta

About 40% of the Mekong Delta will disappear by 2100 due to a lack of sediment, and overexploitation of sand is to blame.The alarming data was shared by experts from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam at a recent seminar titled “Sustainable sand management ...

Report spotlights Vietnam’s efforts in realising SDGs

The provincial sustainable development index (PSDI 2021) report, which was announced at a workshop on December 21 in Hanoi, reflects clearly efforts of Vietnamese localities in implementing sustainable development goals in the context of difficulties and geopolitical conflicts in the world.The average point for all ...

Unlocking private investment in science, technology, innovation development in Vietnam

The Ministry of Science and Technology, UNDP in Vietnam, and UNDP SDG Impact co-hosted a conference in Hanoi last week with policymakers, experts, investors, and businesses to explore barriers and opportunities to unlocking private investment to accelerate the development of science and technology (sci-tech) and ...

Vietnam faces challenges of aging society

An aging population is presenting many challenges for Vietnam as the country’s social security system is still in its early stages and its economic resources are limited, delegates said at the Aging Summit 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City on November 29. ​Le Thu Huyen ...

ESG – key to fulfilment of net zero emission goal: experts

Environment, society, and governance (ESG) is an approach that businesses need to take in sustainable development as Vietnam promotes green growth and targets net zero emissions, according to experts.ESG are factors with the strongest influence on businesses currently, said Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga, an expert ...

OV scientist in France helps promote sustainable rice cultivation in Mekong Delta

Dr. Le Toan Thuy, an overseas Vietnamese scientist in France, has joined projects to help Vietnamese managers and farmers effectively develop rice cultivation models in the Mekong Delta region.The projects aim to monitor and observe flood, drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta by ...

Communication work on human rights to be stepped up

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has issued a document asking ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Governmental agencies, People’s Committees of provinces and central-level cities, and central committees of mass organisations to implement a number of tasks to materialise a project on communication on human rights ...

Improving labour productivity crucial to sustainable economic growth: experts

Increasing labour productivity is an important factor to promote economic growth in the long run, and is a prerequisite for Vietnam to narrow its development gap with other regional countries and fulfill the goal of becoming a developed country with high income by 2045, said ...

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