Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands, in coordination with the UN Environment Programme and the World Wide Fund for Nature, hosted an international conference in both online and in-person formats on solutions to handling plastic waste in East Asian seas from November 24-26. Addressing the event on November 26, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Minh Ngan called for joint efforts by all parties, including policymakers, management officials, businesses and consumers to tackle the issue, which has posed serious impacts on the ecosystem and environment, especially the oceans. Ngan said that due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the world is facing another source of pollution from medical masks, especially in the context that many waste treatment plants have suspended operations due to the pandemic. The pandemic has led to the increase use of single-use products as part of measures to minimize COVID-19 spreading, he noted, adding … [Read more...] about Vietnam hosts int’l conference on tackling plastic waste pollution in oceans
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Park once said the reason he did not call 29-year-old Quyet to the national team was that his style did not suit the squad's strategy. However, Park also affirmed that the door to the national team remained opened to any player, especially while the coach adjusts tactics. … [Read more...] about Coach Park calls up best V. League player to national team
Yes Vietnamese companies were at a massive advantage thanks to the government’s success in containing the pandemic. But also the best Vietnamese companies and people shone with their exceptional abilities during the crisis. The old fashioned companies with strict inflexible hierarchies and staff saying “tell me what to do” are probably still nervously waiting for things to get back to the old normal. The modern agile companies on the other hand wasted no time and were able to spring into action in March already. Their organisational structures could be realigned fast, with everyone empowered to help with creative solutions. Nobody has ever dealt with a pandemic like this before, so being creative became the most valued skill. … [Read more...] about How the best companies in Vietnam grew during COVID?
Given the rapid digitalisation trends observed in recent years and the government's policies towards financial inclusivity – combined with the State Bank of Vietnam's policies of strengthening banks’ balance sheets – the current situation provides a unique mix where Vietnamese banks can keep growing rapidly and increase profitability by introducing innovative financial products to reach out to traditionally cash-based sectors of the economy. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese banks in a bright spot in the post-pandemic world
Hanoi (VNA) – The dialogue of the ten current non-permanent members (E10) and the five newly-elected non-permanent members (I5) of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), presided by Vietnam, successfully wrapped up on November 26. The meeting, held both in-person and online, is the first international event chaired by the Southeast Asian country within the framework of the UNSC since its first stint in 2008-2009. Norway and South Africa co-organised the event together with Vietnam. Themed “Joining Efforts for an Effective UNSC: Best Practices and Experiences for Elected Members”, the event focused on trends and challenges at the UNSC, and working method of the UNSC to promote experience sharing towards tighter cooperation between the E10 countries in the future. Scholars, experts and the E10 and I5 countries said the UNSC is facing formidable non-traditional security challenges like climate change and terrorism, which have critical impacts on the global peace … [Read more...] about UN Security Council’s E10 – I5 Dialogue wraps up