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
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At the ceremony. (Photo: SGGP) The People's Committee of Ben Tre Province, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, held a ceremony to announce the export of the first batch of green-skinned pomelos to the US market, on the morning of November 28, in Ben Tre Province. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, former Politburo Member, former Chairwoman of the National Assembly; Mr. Le Duc Tho, Member of the Party Central Committee cum Secretary of the Party Committee of Ben Tre Province; Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; the representative of the US Department of Agriculture; and central and local ministries and agencies attended the ceremony. Mr. Tran Ngoc Tam, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Tre Province, expressed his honor and pride to be the first locality to export Vietnamese pomelos to the US market. This result is achieved thanks to the active support and assistance of the ministries and central agencies, … [Read more...] about First batch of Ben Tre green-skinned pomelos exported to US
EVN said it has made efforts to cut internal costs to reduce losses in 2022. (Photo: SGGP) EVN, on the afternoon of November 28, sent a press release saying that in 2022, the world situation has seen many fluctuations, and fuel prices have climbed highly, leading to many countries facing energy difficulties worldwide. However, EVN has performed well in its assigned tasks, ensuring a stable and safe power supply for production, business, and daily life of people with high growth in power demand, contributing to the economic growth of the country. “In the first ten months of 2022, electricity demand grew by 8.6 percent over the same period in 2021. According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, electricity growth has contributed 0.67 percentage points to industrial growth and 0.31 percentage points to GDP growth,” EVN informed. From the beginning of 2022, due to fluctuations in global fuel prices, the costs of electricity generation and electricity purchase of EVN … [Read more...] about EVN expects to lose more than VND31 trillion due to high costs
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.
The newly-inaugurated items are essential and inseparable parts of the Southern Petrochemical Complex, a major project of the oil and gas sector which has a total investment of over USD 5 billion. Addressing the event, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh underlined that despite difficulties during the construction of the cluster and the plant, especially those from COVID-19, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, investors, contractors and relevant agencies exerted great efforts for their completion. He also attributed the result to the effective cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand, the sound relationship between contractors and the host locality, as well as between central and local agencies. The Southern Petrochemical Complex has a significant role, together with the Nghi Son Refinery in the north and Binh Son Refinery in the central region, forming a network of refineries across the country, ensuring the supply of petroleum for the domestic market, he noted. Highlighting the large … [Read more...] about Prime Minister inaugurates important items of Southern Petrochemical Complex project
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