OECD Deputy Secretary-General Jeffrey Schlagenhauf appreciated the ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practices Network as a very effective cooperation program, adding that the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a blow to the socio-economic development of all countries and territories. … [Read more...] about Sixth ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practices Network Meeting held
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He underlined that Vietnam is determined to implement the dual targets of fighting the pandemic and recovering and maintaining economic growth. ASEAN-OECD Good Regulatory Practices Network as a very effective cooperation programme, adding that COVID-19 has dealt a blow to the socio-economic development of all countries and territories. … [Read more...] about Webinar seeks better regulation for economic growth amid COVID-19
Hanoi (VNA) - Some 15.7 million smartphone users had downloaded Bluezone, a locally-developed contact-tracing app to identify and alert people who have interacted with COVID-19 patients, as of 11am on August 11, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). The number was 15.5 million higher than that on July 25, when Vietnam confirmed its first case of community transmission after 99 days, for an average of over a million downloads a day. The central city of Da Nang saw the highest rate of smartphone users downloading the app, at 34.13 percent. It was followed by the capital city of Hanoi with 23.83 percent; the northern province of Quang Ninh, 22.61 percent; Ho Chi Minh City, 22.05 percent; and the northern province of Bac Ninh,17.84 percent. As of August 6, thanks to the app, the health sector had verified 21 cases of F1 persons (who had close contact with COVID-19 patients, or F0), and F2 persons (who had been in close contact with F1). Minister of … [Read more...] about COVID-19 tracing app Bluezone hits 15.7 million users
Hanoi (VNA) - The Prime Minister has approved a plan to implement the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). The plan aims to assign tasks and responsibilities to agencies and organisations to decide on measures to implement the agreement. To achieve this, in addition to regular tasks, ministries, governmental agencies and People's Committees of centrally-run provinces and cities need to concretise and organise the implementation of basic tasks such as communicating information about EVFTA and markets of EU countries; building laws, institutions; and improving competitiveness and developing human resources. They must also promote trade and investment promotion programmes in EU countries to inform business communities of other countries about the opportunities and advantages of Vietnamese business and investment environment and attract foreign investment in key areas. Along with that comes building programmes to support and improve competitiveness for industries and businesses, … [Read more...] about PM approves project to implement EVFTA
Tourism, a huge source of hard foreign currency, depends as much on female managers, supervisors and dozens of other jobs. At a time when tourism numbers are down, senior management positions are limited by Vietnam’s traditional emphasis on, and preference for, male leadership. Even members of the National Assembly have commented on the lack of female members participating in senior government. … [Read more...] about Women and flowers: Happy Vietnamese Women’s Day!