Assorted activities are being held across the country to bring a warm and happy Tet (lunar New Year) to poor and disadvantage people ahead of the traditional festival.
Floods, sparked by torrential rains, have occurred in central provinces over the last few days, beginning to wreak havoc on the localities which already suffered from devastating floods just some weeks ago.
The Prime Minister has adopted a project to support socio-economic development among small ethnic minority groups in the 2016-2025 period.
As of November 1st, nearly VND45.9 billion was mobilized through the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) at all levels to assist flood-affected people in central localities, according to the Central Rescue Board during a meeting held on November 1st.
After receiving information about a fire breaking out at a karaoke bar on the afternoon of November 1st and tearing through four neighbouring buildings in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district, causing serious damage, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested the Hanoi People’s Committee to take action and instructed fire fighting and rescue forces to search for people still trapped.
Conference on promoting of foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) cooperation with Tuyen Quang province was held on October 28th, in headquarters of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO).
The Gia Lai provincial People’s Committee has issued a decision to adopt the project on realizing policies on residential and production land, as well as safe water, for poor ethnic minority people and poor families in extremely disadvantaged villages, using capital of over VND140 billion.
Over the past years, thanks to loans from the Bank for Social Policies, thousands of families in the highland Da Bac district in the northern province of Hoa Binh have expanded their production, thus gradually escaping poverty.
Since the beginning of this year, the central province of Quang Ngai has given support worth over VND191 billion to fishermen who work offshore.
Over the past 5 years, the Da Nang city association for poor and unlucky women and children has mobilized over VND457 billion to carry out social welfare work, bringing good results.
Vietnamese expatriates in Laos, Germany, the Republic of Korea and the Czech Republic have donated money to aid people in the central region, which has recently borne the brunt of severe flooding.
In applying the project on re-structuring the agricultural sector until 2020 towards increasing added value and sustainable development, the southern province of Vinh Long has been focusing on increasing the production of key products that bring high economic value and increased income for farmers in plantation, breeding and fisheries.
Since the beginning of this year, the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau has reported nearly 2,500 cases of petechial fever, a year-on-year increase of 25%, including 3 fatalities, said Ha Van Thanh, Director of the provincial Preventive Health Department.
In October, 10,361 labourers have gone to work abroad, including 3,679 female labourers, statistics from enterprises revealed.
Three Vietnamese fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years returned home to a tumultuous reception in Hanoi on Oct 25.
Leaders of the Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. on October 24th worked with Hau Giang provincial leaders to promote the building of a solar electric plant in the province.
There have been remarkable changes in production and infrastructure in coastal areas in the southern province of Bac Lieu, thanks to the implementation of the program on investing in infrastructure in extremely disadvantaged communes, coastal and island regions.