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Master sheme on social support facility network approved

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha signed Decision 966/QD-TTg, dated August 17, 2023, approving a master scheme on social support facility network in the 2021-2030 period with a vision towards 2050.The scheme targets that at least 90 percent of people with especially disadvantaged living conditions ...

Kim Anh

The aging problem in VN: the pressures of the 'sandwich generation’

The forecast of the General Statistics Office (GSO) for 2019-2069 and the measurement of the United Nations show that in 13 years, or by 2036, Vietnam will end its aging period and begin its old population period, which means there will be one person aged ...

Vo Thu

Amended social insurance law expected to solve lump-sum withdrawal problem

Social security offices across the country have recently witnessed long lines of people waiting to claim lump-sum payments.The amended social insurance law has two options for lump-sum payment. The first option allows the employee to receive full pay-out for the entire period of participating in social ...

Affordable housing requires new policy

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh signed Decision 338/QD-TTg on April 3, 2023, approving an investment plan to build at least one million social homes in the 2021-2030 period. Given the current stagnant property market, there is a pressing need to consider implementing new policy to ...

Hung Son, Ngoc Ly

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 ...

Vietnam to enter "aged population phase" by 2036

Co-organised by the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA); the Institute of Social and Medical Studies (ISMS) and Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd., the workshop discussed a lot of information about the middle-aged population group of 30 to 44-year olds. This is the ...

HCM City completes financial assistance for those hit by COVID-19

HCM City has basically completed the provision of financial assistance for those hit by COVID-19, according to Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan. The move was in line with Resolution No 02 from the municipal People’s Council, the Government’s Resolution No ...

Vietnam population might peak 10 years earlier than UN forecast: Lancet study

Vietnam’s population might peak at 107.25 million in 2044, a decade earlier than forecast by the U.N. last year, according to a recent study.The study, published on medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday, forecasts population scenarios from 2018 to 2100 for 195 countries and territories ...

Phan Anh

New decision supports people in difficult circumstances amid COVID-19

The Prime Minister has issued Decision 15/2020/QĐ-TTg regulating the implementation of policies to support people facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Accordingly, there are seven groups of subjects entitled to support, including employees who must postpone the performance of labour contracts or leave without pay; ...

Labour Forum 2019 spotlights future of work

“Future of Work: The Choice of Vietnam” was the theme of the Labour Forum 2019 held in Hanoi on November 27.  The event was jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), partners and the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s Country Office for Vietnam.According to the ...

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