New York (VNA) – Merle Ratner, Coordinator of the US-based Vietnam Agent Orange (AO) Relief and Responsibility Campaign, highlighted certain achievements in the fight for the sake of Vietnamese AO victims during an interview with the Vietnam News Agency. In the interview on the occasion of 25 years since the normalisation of bilateral relations, Ratner, an activist who have struggled for justice for AO/dioxin victims for many years, said that the most obvious changes in Vietnam-US relations are in the development sector and people-to-people ties. The countries went from war to economic embargo and then normalisation of relations, and their ties now have become much better, according to her. She noted many US war veterans have come to Vietnam, taken part in charitable activities, and helped seek justice for AO victims. During the war, a large number of US people demanded the Washington administration to stop spraying Agent Orange in Vietnam, but it was not until … [Read more...] about Joint efforts made for the sake of Vietnamese AO victims
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At the event Speaking at the event, Minister Mai Tien Dung stressed that the first and foremost goal of the National Public Service Portal is to “Leave No One Behind,” targeting the people and businesses, integrating public services of ministries, agencies and localities into the National Public Service Portal, and providing user-friendly online public services for all people. The National Public Service Portal is part of the bigger program to build an e-government on one hand, and helps people and businesses save their time and money when handling administrative procedures. Additionally, the National Public Service Portal also serves as a channel to receive feedbacks and recommendations from people and businesses. That is to say they can directly join the Government in building institutions, as well as strengthening administrative discipline and order. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s National Public Service Portal targets people and businesses: Minister Mai Tien Dung
In corporate movements, in the first quarter of 2020, SCG, Dow Vietnam Co., Unilever Vietnam and the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment have jointly held the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build public private collaboration towards circular economy in plastic waste management. This was the first time the public-private collaboration has been signed to address the national issue of plastic waste. Joining the alliance, SCG hopes that the Vietnamese government and relating sides are willing to share knowledge, transfer technology, enhance community awareness as well as boost the innovation for plastic waste. … [Read more...] about SCG Three decades for quality of life in Vietnam
“If you remain afraid that I would get hurt and did not teach me how to walk, I would never know how to walk for my whole life,” he added. “If you remain afraid that I would fall and did not teach me how to stand up, I may never mature.” … [Read more...] about 18-year-olds in Vietnam – P1: Are they still kids to parents?
"Participants of this year's virtual competition showed great innovation, strong concepts and social interaction especially during this time of uncertainty. Not only did their designs showcase technical skill, but most importantly, a deep understanding for environmental sustainability and what it takes to change the future of design, which is the essence of the year's theme. The judges had a difficult but rewarding experience deliberating the participants' entries but above all, we are proud of the impressive work from designers across the region. Greta Elsa Nurtjahja exceeded expectations in this competition with the level of detail and vision in her design," said Lea Aziz, one of the judges from the Interior Design category and Founder of PT Elenbee Cipta Desain. … [Read more...] about Nippon Paint Reveals the Winners of the Asia Young Designer Awards 2019/20