They suggested ways to apply gender-responsible budgeting, ensure that the needs of women, men and others are fully considered throughout the budget cycle, and reinforce supervision by the communities, such as civil organizations and people, over public investment budget allocation from a gender perspective. The conference on “Strengthening Financial Resources to Advance Gender Equality in Vietnam” was held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the Institute for Development & Community Health (LIGHT) in collaboration with the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women) under the U.N. Joint Program on Supporting Vietnam towards the 2030 Integrated Finance Strategy for Accelerating the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her opening remark, LIGHT Deputy Director Dr. Nguyen Thu Giang said as gender equality is important to realizing SDGs, it requires support policies from the central to local level. It is critical that … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks strengthening financial resources to advance gender equality
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Visitors at the Ve Nha An Com exhibition. (Photo courtesy of artist Nguyen The Son) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - An exhibition by young Vietnamese artists who paint their memories of family meals is taking place at Hanoi's Culture and Art Centre on Hang Buom street, featuring nearly 30 paintings of different types of food. Entitled Ve Nha An Com (Go Home For Meal), the exhibition is jointly organised by Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Vietnam. As the theme of United Nations' International Youth Day 2022 is “Intergenerational solidarity,” aiming for a cohesive society where everyone works together towards sustainable development goals, Ve Nha An Com explores the concept of “family meals” through the eyes of youth as its guiding concept. Curator Giang Kawako said: “Ve Nha An Com is a common Vietnamese phrase to remind people to come back home and share a meal with their family. "It means a … [Read more...] about Exhibition showcases Vietnamese family meals
At the meeting (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on August 17 asked the Ministry of Culture , Sports and Tourism (MCST) to review the operation of household businesses in the tourism sector affected by the COVID-19 . The ministry should coordinate with core travel firms to form key routes connecting localities, the official said at a meeting of the State Steering Committee for Tourism in Hanoi which assessed the implementation of tourism recovery solutions. He ordered restarting heritage digitalisation with the participation of travel enterprises to promote new tourism products. Regarding electricity prices for tourism services and lodging facilities, Dam, also head of the Committee, asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to submit a plan on power price adjustment to the Prime Minister before application. The MCST, travel associations and firms should propose specific tax and land incentives, he said. Minister Nguyen Van Hung … [Read more...] about Committee seeks ways to ensure rapid, sustainable tourism recovery
HD SAISON has unveiled a preferential loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) for workers at industrial parks across the country with the stated goal of protecting them from loan sharks. — Photo courtesy of the company HD SAISON, a subsidiary of HDBank, has earmarked a loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) at half the market interest rate for workers at industrial parks across the country. Through this, it hopes to help the government stabilise the economy and ensure social security, and protect workers from loan sharks. Workers expressed happiness on hearing about the package. HD SAISON will lend from this package until the end of 2023 at an interest rate of 20 per cent a year compared to the normal rate of 40-50 per cent. Borrowers can roll over their loans for several years. For the sake of workers An HD SAISON spokesperson said the company was honoured to be chosen by the Government and the State Bank of Vietnam as one of two consumer finance … [Read more...] about Why do workers opt for HD SAISON’s loan package?
Chairing the 22nd meeting of the central steering committee for corruption and behavior prevention and control in Hanoi on August 17, Trong also requested the submission of regulations regarding power control to the Politburo for approval towards fighting corruption in inspection, supervision, Party discipline enforcement, audit, investigation, prosecution, trial and enforcement of judgments, law-building, use and management of public finances and assets, and press and media activities. He also ordered the investigation, prosecution and trial of cases under the watch of the committee, striving to finish investigations of 14 cases, prosecuting 20 others, holding first-instance trials for 25 cases and appeal trials for five others later this year. Twenty-one other cases, including Viet A Technologies JSC, FLC Group, Tan Hoang Minh Group, the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department, and AIC Group, must also be clarified, he said. The leader called for attention to promptly completing … [Read more...] about Party chiefs call for improved institutions to fight corruption
At the signing ceremony (Photo: ADB) Hanoi (VNA) - The People's Committee of Thua Thien - Hue province and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Vietnam on August 17 signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) on promoting a strategic partnership for inclusive and sustainable economic development. This is a framework cooperation oriented-agreement, aiming to assist Thua Thien-Hue to achieve socio-economic development goals for the 2021-2025 period, thus addressing challenges facing of the local economy by digital technology, and speeding up digital economy and digital society. The MoU covers contents related to cooperation orientation principles; goals and areas of cooperation; establishment of foundation for strategic dialogue; development of joint action plans for projects; sharing knowledge, ideas and experience and engaging in dialogues with stakeholders. Under the MoU, the ADB will give periodic consultations to the local authorities within the framework of the … [Read more...] about Thua Thien – Hue, ADB sign MoU for inclusive, sustainable economic development