Over the past 30 years, natural disasters in Vietnam cause the death or missing of nearly 400 people along with economic losses of about 1-1.5 percent of GDP each year. Flooding submerges central Vietnam. The information was released at a recent ceremony held by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control to celebrate International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management (ADDM). Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh said that with the theme "Cooperation to overcome challenges together", the event affirms Vietnam's determination in cooperating with countries, agencies of the UN and ASEAN, and international organisations in raising global awareness of mitigating disaster risks and improving adaptive capacity and responding more effectively to natural disasters in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to him, Vietnam is one of the countries which are most affected by … [Read more...] about Disasters cause economic losses of 1-1.5 percent of GDP annually
Next Engineers represents a commitment of up to $100 million over ten years, dedicated to increasing the diversity of young people in engineering. Next Engineers is a global college-readiness program that will provide students ages 13 to 18 (grades eight to 12) with hands-on exposure to engineering concepts and careers and ultimately award scholarships to pursue engineering degrees. By 2030, the program aims to reach more than 85,000 students in approximately 25 cities globally. “Engineers are critical to building a world that works, but diverse populations are woefully underrepresented in the field,” said Linda Boff, President, GE Foundation and Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of GE. “GE employs thousands of engineers around the globe and we’re committed to providing the resources that will inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators wherever their careers take them." During the next decade, the growing economy will require more skilled engineers to solve … [Read more...] about GE extends implementation of Next Engineers to increase diversity in engineering
Trampling and ignoring international law, China has brazenly announced the establishment of two administrative districts in Vietnam's Paracel and Spratly islands in the East Sea, and formally named 80 geographical features there. Once again, China proves itself a stubborn and incorrigible troublemaker in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea). It is China's typical tactic to capitalize on the world being distracted by the pandemic to pursue its dark pretension and carry out activities of intentionally violating Vietnam's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the East Sea, posing threats and dangers for peace, security and stability in the region. In this photo released by Vietnam's coast guard, a Chinese ship, left, fires a water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, in May 2014. Photo: FT Trampling and ignoring international law, China brazenly announced the establishment of two administrative districts in Vietnam's Paracel and Spratly … [Read more...] about China’s dark pretension and dangerous activities in the East Sea
At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
The topic "Strengthening infrastructure development: The government’s role in digital transformation" was discussed by ministers and experts at the ITU Ministerial Roundtable’s discussion. This is one of the activities of ITU Digital World 2021, organized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications and the ITU. Digital future accelerated by Covid-19 pandemic This session was attended by Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung and ITU Secretary General Houlin Zhao, and chaired by ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau Director Mario Maniewicz. Hassel Larry Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation of Trinidad and Tobago, said that after 18 months, the world has witnessed a shift which boosts the need for digital transformation. The digital future has been pushed forward much more rapidly than what was envisioned before the pandemic. He said that the success of the digital transformation process and broadband development will … [Read more...] about ITU Digital World: broadband infrastructure helps reduce unemployment
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, addresses the session on October 14 (Photo: VNA) New York (VNA) – The UN Security Council convened a session on October 14 to discuss the situation in Colombia and activities of the UN Verification Mission there. Applauding the political, economic, and social strides in Colombia, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy , Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, voiced support for the peace, security, national reconciliation, reunification, and development process in the country, as well as for the role of the UN Verification Mission. He asked all relevant parties to continue engaging in dialogue in a constructive spirit so as to deal with challenges and differences during the peace process, especially via the mechanisms set up under the peace agreement. Quy also demanded all parties involved take necessary measures and effectively use mechanisms for guaranteeing security in the protection of civilians, … [Read more...] about Vietnam voices support for peace, reconciliation process in Colombia