Ilustrative image (Photo: Xinhua) Hanoi (VNA) - Singapore's non-oil domestic exports ( NODX ) expanded 7% year-on-year in July, with June's growth revised down to 8.5% from 9% previously, Enterprise Singapore , a government agency, reported on August 17. This is the 20th consecutive month for Singapore's NODX to grow year on year. The electronic NODX increased by 10.3% year-on-year in July, following a 4.1% increase in June. Meanwhile, the non-electronic NODX in July expanded by 6.1% compared to the same period last year. On a month-on-month seasonally adjusted basis, Singapore's NODX increased by 1.4% in July to 17.8 billion SGD (12.9 billion USD), after the previous month saw a 3.2% growth. The country’s non-oil re-exports (NORX) grew by 25.2 % year-on-year in July, following a 31.4% expansion in the previous month. Both electronic and non-electronic NORX saw an increase. Its oil domestic exports in July surged by 97.1% compared to the same month last year, and … [Read more...] about Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports expand by 7% in July
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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?
The event was attended by Naval Region 2’s Second-in-Command Naval Captain Dinh Van Thang; Chief of the Department of Politics of the Naval Region 2 Command Naval Captain Do Hong Duyen; Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province Pham Thi Na, and representatives of the district. On this occasion, doctors and medical staff from Le Van Thinh Hospital (Thu Duc city, Ho Chi Minh City) also joined the program. During the program, the troops distributed 500 leaflets to fishermen to popularize information about maritime boundary delimitation agreements between Vietnam and neighboring countries; legal documents on safe, sustainable and lawful fishing and fishing in line with environmental protection; and illegal fishing; among others. In addition, the Naval Region 2 Command also presented 500 national flags, 50 gifts, 100 life jackets, and 30 medical bags to needy fishermen; and provided them with free health check-ups and … [Read more...] about Naval Region 2 stands side by side with fishermen
Accordingly, the naval region and organizations visited and encouraged fishermen to conduct sustainable and lawful fishing at sea. In addition, the delegation also popularized information about maritime boundary delimitation agreements between Vietnam and neighboring countries; and legal documents on safe, sustainable and lawful fishing; to name but a few. Meanwhile, Naval Region 2 presented 500 national flags, 100 life jackets, and 30 gifts (worth VND 30 million) to needy fishermen’s children, and distributed documents on legal fishing. On this occasion, a medical team of Naval Region 2 presented 10 medical bags, and provided free health check-ups and medicines for over 200 fishermen in wards of Phuoc Loc and Phuoc Hoi in La Gi town of the province. Translated by Minh Anh … [Read more...] about Naval Region 2 cares for fishermen in Binh Thuan province
The People’s Army Newspaper would like to present an interview with Lieutenant General Vu Chien Thang, Director of the Department of Foreign Relations under the Ministry of National Defense, on the visit of the Vietnamese delegation to Moscow on this occasion. Reporter: Could you please tell us about the goal and significance of the participation of the Vietnamese high-ranking military delegation in the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security? Lieutenant General Vu Chien Thang: The Vietnamese high-ranking military delegation led by General Ngo Xuan Lich is participating in the conference in the context that the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership in general, and the bilateral defense ties in particular, have been developing dynamically and effectively. The Moscow Conference on International Security, the proven prestigious and important forum for discussion of global security issues, has contributed to promoting peace, stability and security in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s role and responsibility reaffirmed
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