Viet Nam News Trần Ngọc Hùng, chairman of the Việt Nam Construction Association, speaks to Việt Nam News Agency about key reasons for the delays in the renovation of old living quarters in Hà Nội. How do you evaluate the national programme to renovate old living quarters? The national programme to renovate old living quarters was launched more than 10 years ago, but its implementation has been very slow. As a consequence, its results have been limited. According to the latest report, some 25 percent of the old living quarters have been described as “very dangerous.” They could collapse at any time and the lives of people living in these building are at risk. What are the main factors preventing the programme from following its approved plan? The Government’s policy is totally right, yet specific guidelines and solutions to implement the policy have not been translated into real life. I should say the implementation of the … [Read more...] about Why does renovation of old living quarters proceed so slowly?
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Fishing boats of Vietnam at sea (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and China held the 10th round of talks of the working group on the sea area off the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin and the 7th one of the working group on cooperation for common development at sea in Ningbo city, China’s Zhejiang province, on November 6 – 7. The Vietnamese delegation was led by Nguyen Dang Thang, a director at the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s National Boundary Commission, and Zhou Jian, a representative for border and sea affairs at the Chinese Foreign Ministry. In a friendly, straightforward and constructive atmosphere, the officials briefed about activities of their working groups. They affirmed the serious adherence to the common perceptions of the two countries’ leaders, including the agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues. They agreed that based on the principle of progressing one step at a time, Vietnam and China will promote … [Read more...] about Vietnam, China talk to bolster cooperation for common development at sea
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan advocated reform, innovation and common development at the New Economy Forum, which gathered about 400 prominent political and business leaders here on Tuesday. Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan addresses the opening ceremony of the forum - Photo: Xinhua In his speech at the opening ceremony of the forum, Wang said that global politics and economy are now undergoing the most profound changes after the end of the Cold War. The world now faces such challenges as maintaining a stable development of the world economy, demographic changes, climate change, development imbalance, lag in global governance mechanisms, and rise of the thought of populism and unilateralism. "Opportunities arise in the challenges," said Wang, stressing that the key to cope with the challenges should be following the trend, grasping the general direction, and maintaining concentration. He said that China will make its own efforts to let development progress truly … [Read more...] about Chinese vice president advocates common development at New Economy Forum
Viet Nam News ĐIỆN BIÊN — A national programme on new rural development, which originally focused on improving livelihoods and living quality for residents in rural communes, will be scaled down to hamlet and village levels in remote and economically disadvantaged areas. Praising the efforts and innovative methods used by provinces of Thanh Hoá, Nghệ An and Thái Nguyên, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ has asked for the construction of new rural villages and hamlets nationwide. “Building new rural areas requires a new mindset and new ways of doing things. The central Government’s direction is important, but it’s ultimately the innovation of the community and people that decide the success of the programme,” said Deputy PM Huệ, who also leads the steering committee for the National Target Programme on New Rural Development, at a conference held on Friday in Điện … [Read more...] about New rural development at village level in poor areas urged: Deputy PM
Scene at the workshop. (Photo: nature.org.vn) Under the theme of “Lessons on tourism development at national parks and natural reserves”, the workshop served as a venue for participants to exchange information and share experience in developing tourism inside natural ecosystems as well as to propose appropriate sustainable solutions for the areas. At the event, 150 delegates from State management bodies, research organizations, universities, and enterprises have discussed and proposed solutions to develop tourism in couple with safeguarding natural resources and ecology. Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...] about Measures of tourism development at national parks and natural reserves discussed