Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue (standing) speaks at the meeting. Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn According to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment, the Hanoi People’s Committee plans to hand over licenses to 116 projects worth VND 339.67 trillion (USD 14.7 billion) in total, including VND 266.23 trillion of additional capital, at the conference. They include 33 projects on housing and urban development, 19 office building projects, 12 tourism and service projects, 32 industrial projects, and 12 cultural-social ones. … [Read more...] about Conference to help foster investment, development cooperation in Hanoi
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The round table meeting As the biggest tourism donor and an active tourism partner of Vietnam, the EU has been supporting Vietnam’s tourism sector to gradually define its position on the world tourism map. Recently, the EU has invested more than EUR 20 million in training to improve the quality and capacity of tourism services for Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Donors of Vietnam’s tourism sector hold talk
“The saying 'men make houses, women make homes' is not exactly out of date as it still makes sense in certain ways. However, with many men now making a home, I believe the younger generation shouldn’t take this statement as seriously as the older generation did,” she said. … [Read more...] about “Men make houses, women make homes”: is this relevant today?
When I returned to Việt Nam last year, decades after my first posting here in 1993, I was amazed at how far and how fast a country could develop over a 25-year period, and how much had changed. At the same time, I was heartened by how much was familiar, and by a strong sense of continuity in Việt Nam’s society and culture. Something that had not changed, and probably never will, was the steely determination, solidarity and enduring community spirit of the Vietnamese people. … [Read more...] about Australia and Việt Nam: tackling the shared challenges of COVID-19
To address the potential loss of human capital from COVID-19, the activities to be funded will protect and support vulnerable groups, including by strengthening social safety nets with more efficient and effective delivery of social security payments; narrowing human capital gaps, particularly for ethnic minorities, with a well-designed ethnic minority national targeted programme; and improving gender equality in legal frameworks. … [Read more...] about World Bank, Australia to help Việt Nam mitigate impacts of COVID-19 and facilitate economic recovery