VietNamNet Bridge – When Bac Lieu Province withdrew last year a thermal power plant proposal submitted to the Prime Minister, the move was seen as a positive sign, showing greater awareness and willingness to promote green growth. The government plans to develop alternative energy to reduce waste and pollution as well as the impact thermal and hydro power plants have on forests. — VNS File Photo Provincial authorities said they would replace the power plant with a hi-tech agricultural zone for breeding shrimp. They said a clean environment was needed to promote intensive shrimp farming, which is an economic mainstay. Building a thermal power plant would make it difficult to keep the environment clean, Chairman of Mekong Delta province told the Dat Viet online newspaper. Dr Tran Du Lich, member of National Advisory Council on Financial and Monetary Policy, said that several other provinces and cities including Binh Dinh have rejected projects that could severely … [Read more...] about Vietnam charts course towards green economy
VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Thi Xuan Mai, head of the Department for Labour and Population Statistics of the General Statistics Office, discusses with the Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper measures to reduce the rate of undocumented workers. Nguyen Thi Xuan Mai. — Photo baodautu.vn What do you think about the presence of undocumented workers in Viet Nam? A recent report by the General Statistics Office shows that the rate of unofficial workers in Viet Nam is relatively high at 18 million. If labourers in the agricultural sector are taken into account, there are over 40 million unofficial workers, accounting for over 70 per cent of the country’s total work force of 54 million. This ratio is much higher than in Thailand and China, but is still lower than that of India and Bangladesh. A worrying fact is that up … [Read more...] about Lower numbers of undocumented workers will help VN economy
VietNamNet introduces the second part of the roundtable talks entitled "APEC 2017: opportunities and challenges for Vietnam" with two guests: Mr. Nguyen Minh Vu, Deputy Head of the APEC 2017 National Secretariat’s Standing Committee, and Dr. Vo Tri Thanh, former Deputy Director of Central Institute for Economic Management. APEC 2017: Opportunities and Challenges for Vietnam VietNamNet: Could you review the challenges that Vietnam has faced in 18 years of participation in APEC? Dr. Vo Tri Thanh Mr. Nguyen Minh Vu: One of the biggest obstacles is that our level of development and integration is at the starting point, but in the past 18 years we have turned this disadvantage into a positive motivation to improve our capacity from policy making to framework improvement. VietNamNet: It is true that the gap between Vietnam and developed countries is a major obstacle in the process of participating in APEC. But at the moment Vietnam's economy is still … [Read more...] about APEC 2017: Vietnam in stories of many APEC economies
VietNamNet would like to introduce the last part of the talks with well-known experts about measures to develop Vietnam’s marine economy: Mr. Ngo Luc Tai, Vice Chair of HCM City Marine Science and Technology Association; Dr. Nguyen Chu Hoi, lecturer of the Vietnam National University, and former Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Sea and Islands Agency; and architect Tran Ngoc Chinh, former Deputy Minister of Construction, and Chair of the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association. Vietnam's marine strategyVietnam and the “smart approach” in the East SeaJournalist Hoang Huong and Mr. Nguyen Chu HoiQ: Located on the major maritime and aviation route between the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, the East Sea is very important. Vietnam has a very significant geopolitical position in the East Sea. Is there any future for Vietnam to develop a marine economy in the area?Nguyen Chu Hoi: Vietnam has grounds to strive to become a strong nation from sea. But we … [Read more...] about How can Vietnam develop a marine economy with coracles?
VietNamNet Bridge - The principle that Vietnam needs to pursue now is not to confront nature, but to respond appropriately and flexibly to new circumstances, such as climate change, by restructuring the economy, according to Hoang Quoc Tuan, a renowned agriculture expert. The principle that Vietnam needs to pursue now is not to confront nature, but to respond appropriately and flexibly to new circumstances Tuan also pointed out that Vietnam has the wrong view about ‘national food security’. FAO defines ‘food security’ as the capability to have food, which could be rice, maize, oats, fish, shrimp, vegetables and fruits. There is a wide range of foodstuff for people to use, not only raise. RELATED NEWS Mekong Delta prepares for large-scale transformation to ensure future Land subsidence, rising seas threaten … [Read more...] about Climate change brings opportunity to restructure Mekong Delta economy