European firms plan to invest billions of US dollars into Vietnam’s renewables industry, including wind projects. Green growth and climate change response are inevitable trends for Vietnam amid efforts to realize the net-zero goal by 2050. Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the event takes place on November 28. Source: VGP “This is particularly important as Vietnam is among the five most vulnerable countries to climate change,” Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh stressed the goal at the Green Economy Forum & Exhibition 2022 (GEFE 2022) held today [November 28] by EuroCham Vietnam. Under this context, Vietnam has approved a national strategy for green growth in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision for 2050. Chinh reiterated Vietnam’s commitment to sustainable growth and not sacrificing the environment for pure economic benefits. Proof of this is that Vietnam and 150 other countries have joined efforts to ensure zero net carbon emission by 2050; … [Read more...] about Green growth an inevitable trend for Vietnam: PM
Partnership for action on green economy
PM Pham Minh Chinh (R) meets with European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans, and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius in HCM City on November 28. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received European Commissioner for Environment , Oceans, and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius in Ho Chi Minh City on November 28, affirming the importance Vietnam attaches to green development and the realisation of international commitments on forest, seas, oceans, and climate change fight. PM Chinh said as Vietnam, especially its Mekong Delta, is highly vulnerable to climate change, it has built programmes, strategies, and plans for green development . However, as a developing country with a low starting point, fairness and justice need to be guaranteed during the transition process. He called on the international community to assist Vietnam in finance, science - technology, personnel training, governance experience, and building of a legal basis that … [Read more...] about Vietnam attaches importance to green development: PM
Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue (Photo: VNA) Sydney (VNA) – The coming official visit to Australia by National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue is set to help elevate the two countries’ strategic partnership to a new height, according to Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Tat Thanh. Talking to the Vietnam News Agency, Thanh said over the last more than 30 years, many chairpersons and vice chairpersons of the Vietnamese NA, as well as presidents of the Senate and speakers of the House of Representatives of Australia have frequently exchange visits to open up new cooperation frameworks. Hue’s visit, which will start on November 30, is the first to Australia by a senior leader of Vietnam in five years and also the fifth by a chairperson of the Vietnamese NA to this country since bilateral diplomatic ties were set up. Voicing his belief in the visit’s contributions to the strategic partnership intensification, the diplomat noted thanks to Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Top legislator’s visit to help lift Vietnam – Australia strategic partnership to next level
Hanoi will focus on supporting victims of gender-based violence and disseminating communication on gender equality. The Hanoi Women's Union on November 27 held a ceremony to launch a month of action for gender equality and prevention of gender-based violence with the theme “Ensuring social security, empowering and creating opportunities for women and girls to achieve gender equality and eliminate gender-based violence”. Speaking at the event, the Chairwoman of the Hanoi Women's Union, Le Kim Anh, emphasized the need to mobilize resources to implement activities in response to the action month, expand communication activities and support the victims, especially women and children. She said that the union had promoted gender equality for the advancement of women and the narrowed gender gap in politics, the economy, employment, education, health services, and family life. In addition, the union has been working with local agencies to conduct training activities to raise … [Read more...] about Hanoi kicks off action month on gender equality
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 28 had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Elisabeth Borne to seek ways to further strengthen the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, especially in economy, trade and investment. Highlighting the connections in history and culture between the two countries, PM Chinh affirmed that Vietnam attaches great importance to the relations with France, an important member of the European Union (EU). He took this occasion to thank the French Government and people for providing 5.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam, helping the country overcome the pandemic. PM Borne congratulated Vietnam on the achievements in post-pandemic economic recovery and development, suggesting that the two sides work closely together to make the bilateral strategic partnership deeper, more substantial and effective through the exchange of delegations at all levels, the … [Read more...] about PM holds telephone talks with French counterpart
After over five years of negotiations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture officially licensed the import of the fruit earlier this year, making it the seventh fresh fruit of Vietnam permitted to enter the market, following mango, longan, lychee, dragon fruit, rambutan, and star apple. The Chanh Thu Fruit Import - Export Group Joint Stock Company in Ben Tre's Cho Lach district is the one behind the shipment of the first pomelo batch. Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said the U.S. is a fastidious market, but its demand for fresh fruits remains tremendous. He noted that for the coming into being of this first batch, growing and packing facilities had to prepare themselves and undergo many stages of inspection by specialised agencies of both countries, so that their production meets the requirements of quarantine and harmful organisms control, and safety and hygiene; complies with packaging regulations; and ensures accurate … [Read more...] about Vietnam to export first batch of fresh pomelo to U.S.