They suggested ways to apply gender-responsible budgeting, ensure that the needs of women, men and others are fully considered throughout the budget cycle, and reinforce supervision by the communities, such as civil organizations and people, over public investment budget allocation from a gender perspective. The conference on “Strengthening Financial Resources to Advance Gender Equality in Vietnam” was held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the Institute for Development & Community Health (LIGHT) in collaboration with the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women) under the U.N. Joint Program on Supporting Vietnam towards the 2030 Integrated Finance Strategy for Accelerating the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her opening remark, LIGHT Deputy Director Dr. Nguyen Thu Giang said as gender equality is important to realizing SDGs, it requires support policies from the central to local level. It is critical that … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks strengthening financial resources to advance gender equality
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At the meeting (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on August 17 asked the Ministry of Culture , Sports and Tourism (MCST) to review the operation of household businesses in the tourism sector affected by the COVID-19 . The ministry should coordinate with core travel firms to form key routes connecting localities, the official said at a meeting of the State Steering Committee for Tourism in Hanoi which assessed the implementation of tourism recovery solutions. He ordered restarting heritage digitalisation with the participation of travel enterprises to promote new tourism products. Regarding electricity prices for tourism services and lodging facilities, Dam, also head of the Committee, asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to submit a plan on power price adjustment to the Prime Minister before application. The MCST, travel associations and firms should propose specific tax and land incentives, he said. Minister Nguyen Van Hung … [Read more...] about Committee seeks ways to ensure rapid, sustainable tourism recovery
Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong, Deputy Defense Minister and Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, presented a Government proposal saying the bill is set to create a framework for the prevention and response to disasters and incidents, while protecting people’s assets and health. It also aims to deal with loopholes in the legal system, ensuring civil defense, he added. With seven chapters and 75 articles, the document focuses on six policies regarding the evaluation of disaster and incident risks in civil defense, assignment in State management and decentralization in the organization of prevention and response activities, civilian protection measures, the organizational revamp of National Civil Defense Steering Committee, big data application, and emergencies in civil defense. The Government is seeking the N.A.'s opinions on whether to stipulate emergencies in civil defense. The N.A. Standing Committee basically agreed on the need for a law on … [Read more...] about N.A. Standing Committee scrutinizes draft Law on Civil Defense
A palanquin procession of Thay Thim Temple Festival at the relic site in Tan Tien commune of La Gi town , Binh Thuan province (Photo: VNA) Binh Thuan (VNA) – Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung recently decided to include the Thay Thim Temple Festival of central Binh Thuan province on the list of national intangible cultural heritage s, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The inclusion of this festival in the list is viewed as an important milestone helping boost local tourism and socio-economic development, improve the community’s awareness of cultural preservation, and diversify Vietnam’s cultural heritage. Thay Thim Temple is about 12 kilometres to the northwest of La Gi town centre. It was recognised by the Ministry of Culture and Information (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) as a national historical and cultural relic site on September 27, 1997. The festival, held in the town’s Tan … [Read more...] about Thay Thim Temple Festival named a national intangible cultural heritage
That worries me. Seven years ago, I got to spend nine months living and studying in Ghent, a small, beautiful ancient city in Belgium with many well-preserved medieval castles and churches. I rented a cheap room for students. On the first day, the landlord gave me a tour of the house, showed me how to use the heater and kitchen utensils. In the kitchen, there was a corner with two steel frames holding a blue plastic bag and a yellow plastic bag with "IVAGO" printed on them, as well as a cardboard box next to the bags. The landlord told us that our waste must be sorted thus: the yellow bag for daily household waste; the blue for plastic waste, aluminum cans and milk cartons; and the big box for cardboard, pizza boxes and glass bottles, especially beer bottles. Then, after posting a waste collection calendar on the kitchen wall, he asked us to check the dates then decide among ourselves who would take out the garbage on which day. The calendar was colored yellow, blue and … [Read more...] about Will the sorting of waste at source become a non-starter?