(VEN) - With specific development orientations and large budgets, the Hanoi People’s Committee has created a sound foundation for the city’s craft villages to develop and promote effectiveness. Great contribution Hanoi currently has 1,350 craft villages producing diverse goods, such as lacquer, mosaics, conical hats, bamboo and rattan, forestry processing, embroidery, garments and textiles, leather and footwear, metalworking, and carving. Due to a good grasp of the market trends, rapid change of production methods, and strong investment in product design and quality, some craft villages have earned high revenues, such as Son Dong fine arts village, La Phu village producing confectionery and knitting products, and Minh Khai and Duong Lieu agro-processing villages. The average income of workers in craft villages ranges between VND4-5 million per person per month. In 2017, total revenues of craft villages reached over VND20 trillion, contributing significantly to the … [Read more...] about Hanoi crafts ambitious plan to develop production villages
Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) is planning to transfer its VietinBank Tower located in the Ciputra township in Hanoi in a bid to restructure its capital investment. A lack of investment capital has been plaguing the 30,000 square metre site for years According to a previous investment plan which was approved in 2013, the VND10 trillion ($434.78 million) complex belonging to VietinBank consists of two 68-storey buildings linked together by an eight story podium, a 48-storey building, and two basements which have a total area of 30,000 square metres. VietinBank had planned to make the 68-storey building its office, with the rest being reserved for a hotel and apartments for lease and sale. According to the explanation from the bank’s Board of Directors, the bank has a shortage of investment capital for the project. Accordingly, three options were proposed to interested investors. Firstly, the bank could transfer 100 per cent of the … [Read more...] about Fresh plans for VietinBank complex
A co-working space in Ha Noi. The proliferation of co-working space in the country has been viewed as helpful to the fast-growing start-up scene. — VNS Photo Bao Hoa Banking on solid economic growth, a young population and strong internet coverage, Viet Nam has been making efforts to become a start-up nation. The country has set its sights on having one million active businesses by 2020, and at the core of this community will be 5,000 innovative start-ups at the forefront of technology, ushering the country’s labour-intensive growth into the new age of digitisation and out of the middle-income trap. The Government started getting serious about the issue in 2016 – marking the year as the national start-up year and putting in place the Prime Minister’s ‘National Programme for Supporting an Innovative Startup Ecosystem through 2025’, or Project 844. According to FPT Insight, a start-up ecosystem involves several stakeholders, including the Government, … [Read more...] about VN’s start-ups have ambitious plans, but is red tape holding back development?
The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt imminent plans to start returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning doing so risked further grave violations against the Muslim minority. Bangladesh authorities say they will begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has called ethnic cleansing, to the Buddhist majority country from Thursday. The prospect has created panic in the camps, prompting some families who were due to be among the first to be repatriated to flee, community leaders said. The UN rights office said it continued to receive reports of ongoing violations against Rohingya still in Myanmar and urged Dhaka to reconsider. "We are witnessing terror and panic among those Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar who are at imminent risk of being returned to Myanmar against their will," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement. "Forcibly expelling or returning refugees and asylum seekers to their home country … [Read more...] about UN urges Dhaka against Rohingya return as plan sows ‘terror’ in camps
Viet Nam News HCM CITY— The Ministry of Health is making efforts to strengthen the grassroots healthcare system to improve the quality of primary healthcare and achieve universal health coverage, which will ensure that everyone can access quality healthcare services without facing financial hardship. Speaking at a workshop on this issue in HCM City on Wednesday, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến said all health stations in wards, towns and communes would be upgraded and developed to strengthen primary healthcare in keeping with family medicine principles by 2023. Since last year 26 health stations in eight cities and provinces have been selected to implement the ministry’s pilot programme for improving grassroots-level healthcare. Tiến called on people’s committees in those places to allocate funds for upgrading facilities at those health stations. “The ministry will provide them with sufficient medical equipment.” … [Read more...] about Govt spells out ambitious plan to develop grassroots healthcare