The foreign enterprises shift their focus from surviving the pandemic to developing in the new normal. Six European enterprises have won awards for their resilience and contribution to Vietnam’s fight against the pandemic at the European Night-Business Resilience Awards 2021. Delegates at the event. Photo: EuroCham Vietnam For the best initiative to support Vietnam during the fourth wave of Covid-19, Becamex , Binh Duong-based industrial infrastructure developer, and Annam Group were recognized for their contributions to the country’s fight against the pandemic. The winners for best management initiative to support workers and their families were De Heus, a Dutch animal nutrition supplier, and Bosch, a German supplier, for their efforts in aiding staff not only through livelihoods support but also through policies ensuring their health and well-being during the recent outbreak. Two of the leading agri-food companies, Orlar and Les Vergers du … [Read more...] about EuroCham members win business resilience awards
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VVOB has been supporting education in Vietnam since 1992. How do you help Vietnam put the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 into practice? Country programmes manager at VVOB in Vietnam Karolina Rutkowska If the right to education is to be realised and the promise of SDG4 is to be held, then it is necessary to reinforce the capacity of governments to implement key laws and education policies. VVOB focuses on offering technical assistance that reinforces the capacity of the government and local education authorities to bridge implementation gaps in educational policy. VVOB partners with the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), through various projects, provides practical and technical education expertise, as well as process support while making sure that relevant MoET departments increasingly take the lead as the projects progress to guarantee sustainability and institutionalisation. In partnership with the MoET, VVOB’s projects strengthen the capacities … [Read more...] about For a sustainable future through education
Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes. Asia was the first place to experience the coronavirus, impose lockdowns and then emerge from them. It was also the first to experience new groups of infections, with clusters from nightclubs in Seoul, the Russia-China border, and elsewhere. Although it is early for conclusions, can lessons be learned? 1. Wave, spike or cluster - it's unavoidable Terms such as second wave, spikes or clusters of cases are bandied around, but what do they mean? Medically, a second wave refers to the resurgence of infection in a different part of a population after an initial decrease. The WHO says past pandemics have been characterised by "waves of activity spread over months". In Asia, we have been seeing isolated clusters and regional spikes in infection numbers. and it is hard to predict how they will develop. But for Jennifer Rohn, a cell biologist at University College, London, a second … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘second wave’: What lessons can we learn from Asia?
Vietnam Economic Forum scheduled for December 5 The event will take place at the International Convention Centre in Hanoi on December 5 to review Vietnam’s economic development in 2020-2021, and policies adopted to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it will give insight into the trend of economic restructuring and changes in production and business models due to pandemic impacts, along with policies that have been rolled out in the world to tackle COVID-19, thus withdrawing lessons for Vietnam in this regard. The organisers launched the official website of the forum, at diendankinhte.quochoi.vn, in Vietnamese and English languages. Reference exchange rate stays stable on Dec. 3 The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,117 VND/USD on December 3, unchanged from the previous day. With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applicable to commercial banks during the day is 23,812 VND/USD and the floor … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 3
Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic product import-export hits over $82bil Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic product exports and imports were estimated at nearly 82.67 billion USD in the first 11 months of this year, up 24.7 percent annually. Of the figure, around 43.48 billion USD was worth of exports, up 14.2 percent while nearly 39.18 billion USD was from imports, up 39 percent, resulting in a trade surplus of roughly 4.3 billion USD, down 56.5 percent year-on-year. The US was the biggest export market of Vietnam with over 11.9 billion USD, or 27.5 percent of the market share. It was followed by China with around 8.4 billion USD, accounting for 19.2 percent, and Japan with nearly 3 billion USD, or 6.9 percent. Share plunge as Omicron worries local investors Vietnamese shares plunged on Friday as the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant dampened investor sentiment, triggering worries about hits to a nascent economic recovery. The market benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS DECEMBER 4
The workshop was held both in-person and online, with participants joining from Hà Nội, Lâm Hà District (Lâm Đồng Province), and Krông Bông District (Đắk Lắk Province). — Photo courtesy of ActionAid Việt Nam HÀ NỘI — More than 90,000 people have been granted access to reproductive healthcare services thanks to a four-year project realised by the EU and ActionAid in Việt Nam, according to a workshop on Tuesday. Funded by the EU and ActionAid, the project “Civil Society-led Promotion of Reproductive Healthcare Services” aims to promote actions led by Việt Nam’s civil society organisations, and improve access to quality and gender-responsive health care services for marginalised groups in ethnic and rural areas. The final workshop was held both in-person and online, with participants joining from Hà Nội, Lâm Hà District (Lâm Đồng Province), and Krông Bông District (Đắk Lắk Province), the latter two being locations where the project has been deployed … [Read more...] about Communities work together on reproductive healthcare services