Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 21 hosted a reception for Kidong Park , UN Resident Coordinator and interim, and chief representatives of UN organisations in Vietnam on the occasion of the UN’s upcoming founding anniversary (October 24, 1945 – 2021). At the event, Chinh stated Vietnam highly values the UN's achievements since its establishment. The UN continues to play a very important role in preventing conflicts, upholding international law, promoting sustainable development and climate change response, and protecting human rights, he added. The PM emphasised that Vietnam always treasures the UN’s valuable assistance for the country over the past four decades. At this difficult time of the country's current fight against COVID-19, the UN’s aid has came in forms of medical equipment and supplies, professional and policy advice on pandemic prevention and control, … [Read more...] about Prime Minister hosts UN representatives in Vietnam
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Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
A dioxin remediation project at an airport in the central city of Da Nang has been completed following six years of joint efforts by Vietnam and the United States. Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense and the U.S. Embassy in the Southeast Asian country organized a ceremony at Da Nang International Airport on Wednesday to mark the completion of the project. The Vietnamese defense ministry initiated the project in August 2012 with coordination and funding worth $110 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Following the dioxin removal process, a total of 33 hectares of land is now able to be used for the expansion of the Da Nang airport. Vietnamese and U.S. representatives pose for a photo during the ceremony. Photo: Tuoi Tre The piece of land plays a significant role in the socio-economic development of the city and the central region in general, Colonel General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, said at … [Read more...] about Vietnam, US complete dioxin cleanup in Da Nang
Vietnam is expected to achieve five out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, including no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, climate action and global partnerships, according to the National Report on the five-year-implementation of Vietnam Sustainable Development Goals. Farmers in northern Điện Biên Province check quality of macadamia nuts after harvest. Growing macadamia trees is one of effective models helping to reduce poverty in the province. — VNA/VNS Photo The report was released by the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Hanoi on Thursday. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Thị Bích Ngọc said the SDG National Report 2020 was drafted to evaluate the progress of the five-year implementation of the SDGs in Vietnam and to anticipate the possibility of achieving SDGs by 2030. The report has made important contributions to the SDG database and SDG implementation monitoring and evaluation process. Throughout the … [Read more...] about Vietnam expected to achieve five SDGs by 2030
VNU-UEB Rector Nguyen Truc Le delivers the opening speech at the forum (Photo: VNU-UEB) Hanoi (VNA) – A Vietnam – UK economy and trade forum took place in Hanoi on October 21, discussing the nations’ economic, trade and investment ties as well as the issues of climate change and low-carbon economy. The event was co-organised by the Vietnam National University, Hanoi – University of Economics and Business (VNU-UEB), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Department of Climate Change, and the Center for International Forestry Research ( CIFOR ) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF). According to VNU-UEB Rector Nguyen Truc Le, the forum aimed at connecting Vietnamese and UK partners in trade, services and investment, and at promoting the sides’ bilateral cooperation in education, training, and science-technology. Presentations at the forum focused on some key features of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA); the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on … [Read more...] about Forum discuses Vietnam-UK trade, investment, climate change response cooperation
The committee said in a report that apart from VND18.1 trillion ($795 million) from the state budget, the Covid-19 vaccine fund has raised VND8.693 trillion, which means Vietnam now has around VND26.8 trillion, sufficient for purchasing vaccines needed to inoculate 75 million of its 96 million population. The vaccine fund was set up in May to raise contributions from various sources, including private companies and citizens, to ease the state budget’s burden. By the end of September, Vietnam had spent VND15.534 trillion buying vaccines – VND7.96 trillion from the vaccine fund and the rest from the state budget, the committee said. The nation now has VND11.27 trillion left – VND10.53 trillion from the state budget and VND733 billion from the vaccine fund – that can be used to purchase more vaccine doses. Vietnam aims to procure 150 million doses of vaccines at an estimated cost of VND25.2 trillion to cover 70 percent of its population this year, the Health Ministry had announced … [Read more...] about Vietnam can buy Covid-19 vaccines for all citizens