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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 ...

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 ...

Centre opened to serve environmental data integration, monitoring network operation

A national centre for information – data integration and processing and environmental monitoring network operation was unveiled by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Hanoi on May 14.The centre is managed and run by the Northern Centre for Environmental Monitoring under the ministry’s ...

Environmental audit to be effective management tool in Vietnam

An environmental audit is well established in countries with modern industries, but is very new to developing countries including Vietnam.According to the Vietnam Environmental and Marine Sciences Institute (VISI) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), such an audit aims to determine the ...

Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) for 2023 announced

The northeastern province of Quang Ninh has topped the 2023 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) drawn up by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) for a seventh time in a row, the chamber announced on May 9. The 2023 report on PCI and Provincial ...

Project promotes gender equality among Bru-Van Kieu ethnic community

A workshop was held in the central province of Quang Binh on May 10 to introduce a project to improve access to vocational training to enhance the quality of human resources and economic empowerment, contributing to promoting gender equality for local women and female students ...

Deputy PM urges more accurate, timely forecast to minimise damage from natural disasters

Diversifying communications methods to enhance public awareness of natural disaster prevention and control, and ensuring accurate and timely forecast are among solutions to minimise damage caused by natural disasters, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang said while chairing a national conference on natural disaster prevention ...

Japan to provide flood risk maps for four Southeast Asian countries

Japan plans to start providing flood risk maps for Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia next fiscal year to help the Southeast Asian countries reduce damage from flooding. The maps will use satellite observation data to predict flooding caused by heavy rainfall.The Japanese Ministry of Land, ...

Vietnam supports global agreement on plastic pollution

A delegation of Vietnamese negotiators joined those from 176 countries worldwide at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) on plastic waste in Ottawa, Canada, on April 23. This session is to work towards finalising an agreement on a global treaty to eliminate ...

ASEAN Future Forum 2024 enters first session

The first session of the ASEAN Future Forum 2024 (AFF 2024) in Hanoi on April 23 focused on fast and sustainable growth for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Discussions focused on potential governance models and initiatives that allow member countries to overcome economic ...

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