The conference held by the NA Standing Committee on September 27 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee held a conference on September 27 under the chair of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and Vice Chairman Tran Quang Phuong to launch the parliament’s supervisory programme for 2023. The event, connected with 49 NA deputy delegations of localities via videoconference, is the second of its kind in the 2021 - 2025 tenure as an initiative of Chairman Hue to promote reforming and improving the NA and its Standing Committee’s performance. Vice Chairman Phuong said apart from making laws and decisions on important issues, the NA’s Party delegation and the NA Standing Committee have also paid attention to taking concerted measures to reform and improve the parliament’s supervisory activities. During the meeting, legislators will discuss measures for improving the NA’s supervision over two issues next year, namely the mobilisation, management, and … [Read more...] about Conference held to launch NA’s supervisory programme for 2023
As environmental concerns rise and resources deplete we need to shift towards a new model of consumption that can support the economy and help the planet: the circular economy. Earth Overshoot Day is a concept developed by Andrew Simms of UK think tank New Economics Foundation and promoted by its partner organization Global Footprint Network. It marks the date when humanity has used all the biological resources that the Earth regenerates during the entire year. CEO of HSBC Vietnam Tim Evans. This year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on 28th July, which means on this day, we had used all of the world’s natural resources budget for 2022. The date is coming earlier and earlier each year. In 1970, we overshot this threshold 2 days before the year-end. This year, we overshot the threshold 156 days before the year-end. The truth is we consume a lot and waste a lot. Think about the resources you consumed in the past week: the clothes you bought, the food you ate, the … [Read more...] about From waste to wealth: What opportunities abound in a circular economy?
HCM City honours collectives and individuals that showed great efforts and outstanding achievements in the sustainable poverty reduction programme in the 2016-2020 period. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City reaped positive results in poverty reduction in the 2016-2020 period and 2021, heard a conference in the city on September 27 to review the work. According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc, the results have contributed to the progress of the new-style rural area building programme of the city, with all 56 communes completing the criteria in terms of poor household ratio . The income of poor households has increased stably, with a minimum level at 28 million VND (1,179 USD) per year. Meanwhile, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen said that in the 2015-2020 period, the poverty standards of HCM City were 2-2.5 times higher than the national level. He asked the administrations at all levels and all … [Read more...] about HCM City reaps positive results in poverty reduction
The event, connected with 49 N.A. deputy delegations of localities via videoconference, is the second of its kind in the 2021 - 2025 tenure as an initiative of Chairman Hue to promote reforming and improving the N.A. and its Standing Committee’s performance. Vice Chairman Phuong said apart from making laws and decisions on important issues, the N.A.’s Party delegation and the N.A. Standing Committee have also paid attention to taking concerted measures to reform and improve the parliament’s supervisory activities. During the meeting, legislators will discuss measures for improving the N.A.’s supervision over two issues next year, namely the mobilization, management, and use of resources for COVID-19 prevention and control; and the implementation of the N.A.’s resolutions on the national target programs on new-style countryside building for 2021 - 2025, sustainable poverty reduction for 2021 - 2025, and socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas for 2021 - … [Read more...] about Conference held to launch N.A.’s supervisory program for 2023
Speaking at a ceremony marking Vietnam’s National Day held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the U.K. on September 26, Keegan affirmed that the U.K. always welcomes students and businesses from the Southeast Asian nation. She noted that bilateral trade increased 11% since the U.K.- Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) was signed in 2020, and the UK is working to boost two-way trade as the country aims to expand its trade ties in Indo-Pacific. Expressing her delight at the establishment of a partnership in energy transition by the U.K., Vietnam and the E.U., Keegan said Vietnam is an important partner of the U.K. in cooperation in response to climate change. In his remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Hoang Long recalled the day when President Ho Chi Minh delivered the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) on September 2, 1945, and reviewed achievements the country has recorded after 36 years … [Read more...] about Vietnam – U.K. relationship expected to further grow in years ahead
In addition, the ethnic minority people are provided with vocational training to meet the human resource demands, contributing to the hunger eradication and poverty reduction in the localities. However, the vocational training has met several difficulties due to objective restrictions such as geographical and social conditions. However, many localities have implemented flexible solutions to link vocational training goals with job creation, bringing in practical results in vocational training for ethnic minority laborers. Over the past time, thousands of people have attended agricultural and non-agricultural vocational training classes, through which they have gained confidence in developing their family economy, even going abroad to work. Many provinces and cities have focused their resources on improving the quality of vocational training in line with job creation, helping people gain a sustainable livelihood. Vocational training for rural laborers, especially for those in … [Read more...] about Vocational training enhanced for ethnic minorities