Partner Le Nguyen Huy Thuy and legal assistant Ton That Hoang from Indochine Counsel explain incentives for developing social housing in industrial zones As a result, millions of workers from north to south were quarantined for a long period of time in cramped quarters and lacked amenities or faced high rents in guest houses and motel rooms. This increases population density and the burden on social infrastructure. According to Pham Duc Hai, deputy head of the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Steering Committee in Ho Chi Minh City, before October 1, IZs in Ho Chi Minh City had about 288,000 workers, including more than 70,000 using various stay-at-work models. This number has since fallen to around 45,000 people. The total number of workers in such zones has dropped by over 50 per cent, creating more obstacles for enterprises to meet orders. Therefore, the need for social housing in these IZs is vital. The regulations regarding this are scattered within many documents. … [Read more...] about The need for social housing in industrial zones is vital
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Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
At the event. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - A seminar on promoting the involvement of pioneering enterprises in natural disaster prevention and control, and response to climate change and epidemics was held in Hanoi on October 15. Co-organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry , the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), the event aimed to respond to International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (October 13) in order to review the impacts of natural disasters, climate change and epidemics on Vietnamese businesses, as well as policy impacts on the role of enterprises in the field. In his opening speech, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in Vietnam Partrick Haveman said UNDP together with relevant agencies have encouraged technical working and research groups, organisations and business associations to acquire new initiatives to help businesses improve … [Read more...] about Seminar seeks to improve firms’ role in climate change response
The new requirements allow unvaccinated children to fly if they tested negative. Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has approved increasing frequency of domestic flights, including those in the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) air route. In a decision signed by Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan, the ministry stated that a plan for safe and flexible operation of passenger transport amid the pandemic will take effect in the period of October 21 - November 30. The plan was built based on the outcomes of the pilot resumption of domestic flights from October 10-17 and its implementation will be reviewed after the first 15 days. Noi Bai International Airport operates nearly 200 flights in the first two days of easing social distancing. Photo: Hoa Thang Accordingly, a maximum of six return flights daily will be allowed on the routes connecting Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi - Danang, and Danang - HCMC from October 21 to November 14, and the number will be … [Read more...] about Vietnam increases domestic flights frequency
Vietnam emphasized the need to resume negotiations as soon as possible. The UN Security Council (UNSC) held an emergency closed-door meeting on October 21 (Vietnam time), one day after the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea. A UNSC meeting on North Korea held in New York on August 29, 2021. Photo: VNA Pyongyang announced that it had succeeded in launching a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The meeting of the top UN body was held at the request of the US and the UK, international media reported, adding that that the UNSC failed to reach a consensus response as China and Russia opposed the request to compile a statement regarding the launch. This is the fourth UNSC emergency meeting on the North Korean missile launch since March 2021. After the meeting, Vietnamese representatives said Vietnam, as a non-permanent member of the UNSC, shared the common concerns about the missile launch on October 19, according to reporters of the … [Read more...] about UN Security Council holds emergency meeting over North Korea
Preferential loans provided to more than 21,800 customers At the conference on the preliminary review of the Bank and Business Connection Program in the first nine months of this year and tasks in the last three months in HCMC organized by the SBV-HCMC Branch in association with the Department of Industry and Trade on October 20, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Minh, Deputy Director of the SBV-HCMC Branch, said that in 2021, 11 commercial banks in the area registered to participate in the credit package to support businesses, with a total loan of more than VND312.04 trillion at preferential interest rates, along with other support methods, such as reducing interest rates on previous loans, increasing loan limits, and restructuring debt repayment terms. By October 20, through the Bank and Business Connection Program, departments, Thu Duc City, and districts had coordinated with commercial banks to connect and disburse loans for nearly 19,300 customers, with a total capital of above VND216.57 … [Read more...] about Banks create conditions for business restore soon