Speaking at the celebration, UNESCO Representative to Vietnam Michael Croft said the youth play an active and inspirational role in boosting socio-economic growth toward sustainability. At a ceremony to mark the day held in 2017. Photo: thst.vn He noted the Vietnamese Government has made efforts to increase young people’s engagement in making policy for their group amid fast socio-economic development of a middle income country like Vietnam. Croft said increasing youth empowerment and involvement in development process can help build a better world, stating that the UN will continue steeping up cooperation of and facilitate young people’s involvement in the making, implementation, and monitoring policies that directly impact the group. Nguyen Hai Minh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee, said the youth day event is not only a chance to listen to the younger generation, but also an occasion to call on governments to address … [Read more...] about International Youth Day marked in Hanoi
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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) looks back at the ten most prominent events of Vietnam in 2018. 1. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong elected State President Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong takes an oath at the swearing-in ceremony on October 23 (Photo: VNA) On October 23, at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong was elected President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the 2016-2021 tenure with the support of 476 out of 477 legislators. Earlier, the eighth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee had agreed to nominate the Party leader for the National Assembly to vote as the President. 2. All 12 socio-economic targets fulfilled The Ford car assembly factory in Hai Duong province (Photo: VNA) Vietnam accomplished or surpassed all 12 socio-economic targets set by the National Assembly. The gross domestic product (GDP) growth … [Read more...] about Top ten events of Vietnam in 2018 selected by VNA
General Chiem’s activity was part of his working visit to units in the South and in the buildup to the 72nd anniversary of the Vietnamese Wounded Soldiers’ and Martyrs’ Day (July 27). General Chiem offers incense to fallen soldiers. On this occasion, General Chiem also met with and encouraged troops of Search Team K72 of the provincial military command, which is in charge of searching and collecting remains of fallen soldiers. Over the past time, under the direction of Military Region 7 and the Binh Phuoc provincial Military Command and with high sense of responsibility and sentiments, Search Team K72 have exerted all-out efforts and overcome all difficulties to search, collect and repatriate remains of Vietnamese volunteer troops who had sacrificed their lives while serving international duty in Cambodia. In the 2018-2019 dry season, the team found and repatriated 23 sets of remains of Vietnamese fallen soldiers. The team’s great efforts and … [Read more...] about Deputy Defense Minister pays tribute to fallen soldiers
The average working day for bank worker Pham Hong Nhung in Hanoi normally starts at 7am and ends at around 8pm. Illustrative image -- File photo “My bank opens at 8am but I have to arrive earlier to prepare the cash. When the branch closes, my colleagues and I have to deal with paperwork, so we work up to 12 hours per day.” As well as working five and a half days per week, she sometimes has to attend events on Saturday evening or even on Sunday. “I am exhausted, to be honest. Both my health and looks are going downhill. I can't take proper care of my family as well. My son is only one and is not at nursery school yet, so I have to hire a nanny. My son might be even closer to her than me,” the 28-year-old says. Nhung revealed that bank clerks and other positions at the bank are also busy and overtime is seen as a routine for them. “Sometimes I even have to go to the office on weekends and national holidays,” says 30-year-old Hoang Lan Phuong, … [Read more...] about More overtime, less happiness?
The execution of guarantee for customs clearance will be piloted in 2021-22 in an effort to enhance trade facilitation, a customs official said. Cargo containers are loaded from a ship at Tan Cang- Thot Not Port in the southern city of Can Tho. Mai Xuan Thanh, Deputy Director of the General Department of Customs, said the project was in its draft stage. The implementation of guarantee for customs clearance would be divided into three phases: pilot implementation in 2021-22, expansion in 2022-23 and official implementation from 2024, Thanh said. Guarantee for customs clearance was a form of financial commitment that customs authorities asked from import and export companies to ensure that they would fully implement their tax and fee obligations as well as comply with customs procedures when they wished to clear customs before completing all customs procedures as prescribed. Thanh said guarantee for customs clearance was being applied in a number of countries, adding that this would … [Read more...] about Guarantee for customs clearance to be piloted in 2021-22