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?
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Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai (C) at the second meeting of the Vietnam-Uruguay Joint Committee on economic, trade and investment cooperation (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai and Uruguayan Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations Carolina Ache Batlle on October 21 co-chaired the second meeting of the Vietnam-Uruguay Joint Committee on economic, trade and investment cooperation. During the online event, the two sides reviewed cooperation between the two nations across fields from economy, trade, investment, finance to agriculture and science and technology since the first meeting held in October 2018 in Uruguay's Montevideo capital city. They discussed and proposed plans to further promote bilateral cooperation in the coming time. They agreed that bilateral trade relations still remains modest and has yet to match the potential. They underlined the need to promote cooperation in bilateral and multilateral … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Uruguay look to expand economic cooperation
Huỳnh Thiên Phú (third from left), business development director of Sacombank signs a contract to provide loans to five businesses at a meeting held in HCM City on October 20 to review a programme to link up banks and businesses. — Photo courtesy of Sacombank HCM CITY — The banking sector will provide enough credit to businesses at supportive interest rates this quarter to help revive them, according to the State Bank of Việt Nam’s HCM City branch. Nguyễn Hoàng Minh, its deputy director, said the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the city’s socio-economy, but his office has enhanced measures to mitigate the difficulties faced by businesses in line with the direction of the central bank and the city People’s Committee. Eleven banks have registered to participate in a programme that seeks to connect lenders with businesses this year, and plan to provide credit of VNĐ312 trillion (US$13.7 billion) at preferential interest rates, reduce interest rates on old loans and roll … [Read more...] about Banking sector promises sufficient funding for businesses post-pandemic
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – FPT Group in coordination with the Hope Fund on October 20 presented 467 tablets and 50 computers to students with difficult circumstances in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho to support them in online learning activities. The equipment has been handed over to 17 junior and senior high schools in Co Do, Vinh Thanh and Phong Dien districts. Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Duong Tan Hien highly appreciated the support of FPT Group and the Hope Fund for their donations in the context of the difficult situation, saying that the support has contributed to basically easing obstacles facing the city’s education sector in organising online teaching. He expressed his hope that the city will continue to receive more support from organisations and businesses in the coming time. At the hand-over ceremony in Can Tho (Photo: VNA) Director of FPT Telecom in Can Tho Tran Minh Huan said with the desire to join hands … [Read more...] about FPT donates online learning equipment to Can Tho’s students
At the event. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - A seminar on promoting the involvement of pioneering enterprises in natural disaster prevention and control, and response to climate change and epidemics was held in Hanoi on October 15. Co-organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry , the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), the event aimed to respond to International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (October 13) in order to review the impacts of natural disasters, climate change and epidemics on Vietnamese businesses, as well as policy impacts on the role of enterprises in the field. In his opening speech, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Vietnam Partrick Haveman said UNDP together with relevant agencies have encouraged technical working and research groups, organisations and business associations to acquire new initiatives to help businesses improve … [Read more...] about Seminar seeks to improve firms’ role in climate change response
World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021 honours 5 high-class hotels and resorts of Sun Group CapitaLand again recognised as global sustainability leader in property sector “Vaccine passport” – both citizens and businesses are waiting impatiently "Western City" in the heart of the capital – regarded as the coordinates of the international community Special factors at two high-end resorts of Sun Group named in the Top 25 Leading Asian Resorts VPBank signed the syndicated loan of US$100 million with JICA and SMBC. — Photo courtesy of the bank HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank) has signed a loan fund with the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) to promote better financial access among female-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Under the agreement, JICA and SMBC would provide a syndicated loan of US$100 million to VPBank through Japan's Private Sector Investment … [Read more...] about VPBank signs US$100 million loan with JICA and SMBC