The grant—the second that ADB has received from We-Fi—will finance the Women Accelerating Vibrant Enterprises in Southeast Asia and the Pacific (WAVES) program, which aims to promote inclusive and sustainable growth and development through women’s businesses and entrepreneurship. Approximately 5000 women-led SMEs from Viet Nam and the Pacific will benefit from the 5-year program. "Women’s businesses have a crucial role to play in the Asia and Pacific region’s efforts to achieve inclusive and sustainable development, but social and economic barriers will have to be addressed for women to realize this potential,” said ADB Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development) Ms. Keiko Nowacka. “For ADB, We-Fi is an opportunity to help accelerate progress on gender equality and challenge the entrenched status quo that prevents WSMEs from flourishing.” Women-led businesses comprise about 60% of all micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises … [Read more...] about ADB supports women-led SMEs in Viet Nam and Pacific
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Sa Pa needs 4,000-6,500 cubic meters of water a day, but the water plant can supply only 3,000 cubic meters. The reservoirs providing daily-use water to the entire Sa Pa town are becoming depleted. In such conditions, water plants have to alternate water supplies. Many hotels have refused guests. Some restaurants have had to buy water carried from other areas at the high price of VND500,000-550,000 per cubic meter. Hospitals also suffer from water shortage. Sa Pa district’s General Hospital’s director confirmed the one week-long water shortage. Asked about the reasons, Phung Chi Sy from the Vietnam Institute of Tropical Technology and Environmental Protection attributed it to the decline of underground water and the effects from hydropower plants. Developing hydraulic power was a good decision, but developing too many hydropower plants with high density have had an adverse effect on the environment and people’s socio-economic activities. “The depletion of … [Read more...] about What does Sa Pa need – water or hydropower?
Of the beneficiaries, 98 percent are of minority ethnic groups in 45 villages in seven communes of the districts of Muong Khuong, Bao Thang, Bao Ha, Si Ma Cai, Sa Pa, Bat Xat, Van Ban and Bao Yen. This was reported by Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development To Manh Tien during a conference reviewing the outcomes of the program in Lao Cai on January 11. Photo for illustration Over the past five years, product value of Bao Yen forestry company in Bao Yen district has increased by 10-15 percent thanks to the UN-REDD’s support in Forest Stewardship Council certification. Bao Ha persimmon output in Bao Yen district also rose by 10-15 percent each year thanks to technical support in orchard upgrade and food safety and hygiene certification. Together with Bac Can, Ha Tinh, Binh Thuan, Lam Dong and Ca Mau, Lao Cai has created jobs and raised income of hundreds of local households, as well as reduced the risk of forest loss and … [Read more...] about UN program benefits over 6,000 locals in Lao Cai
VietNamNet Bridge - Contrary to all predictions, more students choose to study overseas, rather than follow foreign universities’ training programs in Vietnam, or international in-country education. According to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnamese spend $3-4 billion a year on their children’s studies overseas, and 90 percent of overseas Vietnamese students are self-funded. Contrary to all predictions, more students choose to study overseas, rather than follow foreign universities’ training programs in Vietnam, or international in-country education. According to Dang Duc Long from the Da Nang University, this mode of training has been popular in regional countries such as Singapore and Malaysia and has attracted a high number of students from Vietnam.Reluctance RELATED NEWS High expenses prompt VN students to rethink overseas study plans The psychological effects of studying overseas Mai Chi … [Read more...] about International in-country training programs lose popularity
Accordingly, passengers will have a discount of 20 percent on baggage and seat selection fees, receive the carrier’s promotional programs soon. The program is also applied for a group of four passengers traveling on the same flight per reservation. The promotional program is also offering by Jetstar Group’s carriers, including Jetstar Airways in Australia, Jetstar Asia in Singapore and Jetstar Japan. By HA ANH – Translated by Kim Khanh Tags: membership discount program Jetstar Pacific exclusive membership program regular passengers … [Read more...] about Jetstar Pacific launches membership discount program