The standing board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee has extended sympathy along with aid in cash to victims of floods in the south central provinces of Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Phu Yen.
The retirement age for male and female workers could increase from 60 and 55 at present to 62 and 60 respectively from 2021, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).
On November 17, Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren) in collaboration with Vietnam Autism Network (VAN) and Edelweiss Air of Lufthansa Group held the ‘Teachers of Children with Autism Appreciation Day’ with the attendance of over 500 people, including children with autism, parents, and teachers, as well as representatives from saigonchildren, making it the largest public event ever in Vietnam for children with autism and their teachers.
On November 14, in Krong Bong district – Dak Lak pronvince, Local Rights Program 18 (LRP18) with technical support from ActionAid Vietnam successfully organized a workshop on establishment of sexual and reproductive healthcare network by civil society organizations.
The Australian Government-funded “Integrating gender in agricultural value-chain research” project looks to settle gender social constrains, encourage ethnic men and women’s involvement in agricultural value chains, as well as promote the adoption of high-tech application towards a sustainable agriculture.
FOUR PAWS Viet on November 15 received an Asiatic black bear named Trang, the last bear kept in private farm in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, putting an end to bear bile farming in the province.
Doctors from Vietnam’s military hospital 175 and Ho Chi Minh City eye hospital, on November 14 and 15, offer free eye checkups and surgeries and medicines to hundreds of poor Cambodian patients.
The two sections of the North-South high speed railway will be built first and expected to be up and running in 2032.
National Assembly deputies yesterday reviewed reports presented by the Supreme’s People Court, the Supreme People’s Procuracy and the Ministry of Public Security on crime-fighting activities, judicial processes and anti-corruption efforts in 2018.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked relevant ministries to review the proposal for changes to be made to the Hanoi construction master plan for 2030, with a vision towards 2050.
The first Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Buddhist Leaders’ Conference was held in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on November 12, aiming to promote the development of Buddhism in the countries as well as regional exchange in the religion.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong joined a great national solidarity festival with locals in Dur Kmal commune, Krong Ana district, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, on November 11.
The authorities in HCM City is planning to hire information technology services for a traffic camera system with VND2.5bn (USD107,100) to be spent on 100 cameras in 2019.
Hanoi aims to reduce the use of plastic bags in the traditional markets, supermarkets and trade centres to protect the environment as well as ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem.
Many lessons have been drawn during the coordination between Vietnamese and US sides in implementing a project on environmental remediation of dioxin contamination at Da Nang airport (Project in short).
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is implementing a campaign to raise funds to support poor people and Agent Orange/dioxin victims on the occasion of the upcoming lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
On November 8, the Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam, the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and great support from some Swedish companies: AstraZeneca, Volvo, ABB, Ericsson, SKF and Tetra Pak distributed nearly 1,000 high-quality helmets to students at Ba Dinh Primary School in Hanoi.