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Experts seek measures to promote Mekong Delta’s sustainable growth

Vietnamese and foreign experts and scientists gathered at a conference in Cần Thơ City on Wednesday to seek solutions to boost sustainable development in the Mekong Delta region amid climate change.The exploitation of the Mekong River’s upstream water resources, especially the building of hydropower dams, ...

ASEAN forum on sub-regional development opens

ASEAN should prioritise the enhancement of connectivity, sustainable and inclusive development, and the improvement of its role in sub-region cooperation, including Mekong collaboration, Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has said.Anh made the suggestions while opening the ASEAN Forum on Sub-regional Development: ...

Delta must have 'emergency plan' on climate change

The Mekong Delta region must include an “emergency” response to climate change in its regional planning for the 2021-30 period as rising seas, coastal erosion and subsidence could occur earlier than previously thought, Deputy Prime Trịnh Đình Dũng said on Thursday (28/5) in Hà Nội. In ...

Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements

The European Commission welcomes today’s decision by the European Parliament to approve the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement is now set to enter into force in 2020, upon conclusion of the ratification procedure by Vietnam.The trade agreement will eliminate virtually all ...

Vietnam Youth for Peace and Development project launched

The Vietnam Youth for Peace and Development project, funded by the US embassy in Vietnam, was officially launched during a ceremony in Hanoi on December 16, with 52 outstanding youths taking part.Its activities will create a professional environment for young leaders to learn about peace ...

35th ASEAN Summit: Plenary session officially opens

The plenary session of the 35th ASEAN Summit officially opened in Thailand in the evening of November 2.The session is focusing on security issues, sustainable development, the environment and ocean waste.  The 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings are expected to discuss measures to intensify the building of ...

Enterprises see sustainable development goals as key to growth

Sustainable development remains a key focus for Vietnamese enterprises in the years to come, according to a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).There has been a greater awareness in the business community on the importance of attaining sustainable development. Moving ...

JICA, VASS step up cooperation for Vietnam’s sustainable development

The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam signed a cooperation deal on July 24 in Hanoi, looking to contribute to promoting sustainable development in Vietnam. The two will work together in building socio-economic development plans for the ...

Agricultural start-ups should focus on long-term strategy 

Agricultural start-ups should capitalise on the huge demand for safe agricultural products by developing long-term, sustainable production strategies, experts said at a seminar in HCM City on Thursday. The meeting, organised by Saigon Times newspaper, was held to encourage young agricultural firms and start-ups to create clean, safe farms and agricultural products by using advanced technology.Read ...

Prime Minister issues Directive on sustainable development

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed Directive No. 13/CT-TTg on sustainable development on May 20, asserting that sustainable development is a consistent policy of the Party and State of Vietnam.The viewpoint on sustainable development has been mainstreamed in the 2011-2020 socio-economic development strategy and the ...

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