The Government sets a growth target of 6-6.5 percent next year, according to a report presented by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the opening ceremony of the National Assembly’s second sitting this morning. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presents a report at the opening ceremony of the second sitting of the 15th National Assembly, Hanoi, October 20, 2021. Photo: VGP The Government also targets to keep budget overspending around 4 percent of the gross domestic product. To achieve the above targets, the Government will adopt and implement an overall strategy on COVID-19 prevention and control, increase vaccination coverage, and improve capability of the country’s healthcare system, said PM Pham Minh Chinh. The Government will focus on economic recovery and give priority to improving institutions, quality of legal documents, law enforcement capacity while determining to make substantial progress in restructuring the economy in association with growth model … [Read more...] about Gov’t sets growth target of at least 6% for 2022
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The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) at a press conference reviewing the agency’s work in Việt Nam in the first half of the 2021 fiscal year. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) will continue its efforts to support Việt Nam's socio-economic development, JICA Chief Representative in Việt Nam, Shimizu Akira, said on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference reviewing the agency’s work in Việt Nam in the first half of the fiscal year 2021 (from April 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021), Shimizu said that JICA has focused on technical and financial cooperation and consolidating friendship between Việt Nam and Japan. He said that he highly appreciated efforts made by Việt Nam during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the most recent wave since late April. “Japan has been supporting Việt Nam to overcome this difficult time,” he said, adding that Japan has given Việt Nam more than four million doses of … [Read more...] about JICA to continue supporting Việt Nam’s development: Chief Representative
Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries. The ITU is a specialized organization of the United Nations established on July 15, 1947. The ITU has 193 member countries, and more than 700 associate members that are businesses, research institutions operating in the fields of telecommunications and information technology, and regional and international organizations. The ITU is an organization with the mission of maintaining and strengthening international cooperation in the fields of wireline, radio, fiber optic cable, and satellite in all member countries to enable the use of telecommunications in the most effective way. Vietnam’s role in ITU Since 1975, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been the sole legal representative of Vietnam to participate in the ITU. In recent years, … [Read more...] about What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
The committee said in a report that apart from VND18.1 trillion ($795 million) from the state budget, the Covid-19 vaccine fund has raised VND8.693 trillion, which means Vietnam now has around VND26.8 trillion, sufficient for purchasing vaccines needed to inoculate 75 million of its 96 million population. The vaccine fund was set up in May to raise contributions from various sources, including private companies and citizens, to ease the state budget’s burden. By the end of September, Vietnam had spent VND15.534 trillion buying vaccines – VND7.96 trillion from the vaccine fund and the rest from the state budget, the committee said. The nation now has VND11.27 trillion left – VND10.53 trillion from the state budget and VND733 billion from the vaccine fund – that can be used to purchase more vaccine doses. Vietnam aims to procure 150 million doses of vaccines at an estimated cost of VND25.2 trillion to cover 70 percent of its population this year, the Health Ministry had announced … [Read more...] about Vietnam can buy Covid-19 vaccines for all citizens
Rice husk is a coating on rice grains that protects the seed during the growing season and this agricultural by-product is one of the largest biomass resources in Vietnam. In 2019, the country harvested 43.8 million tonnes of rice, which generated approximately 8.8 tonnes of rice husks. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s plan, the husks will increase to 9.21 tonnes by 2025. In the past, deemed as a kind of waste, rice husks were dumped into rivers or burned in fields, wasting a remarkable source of energy while badly affecting the environment. The value of rice husks is being recognised nowadays. In some areas, people have increased the life cycle of rice husks by using them in livestock or as fuel, but these methods have only been applied on a small scale and have not significantly enhanced the added value of rice husks. Vietnam is expected to turn out about 9.21 tonnes of rice husks by 2025 ( Photo credit: GIZ/BEM) Since 2019, … [Read more...] about Rice husks: From waste to new green energy
The Vietnamese football team can expect up to 20,000 local fans in the upcoming matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia in November. My Dinh National Stadium. If the VFF’s plan is approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vietnamese team will have important support from its fans. In the latest game held at My Dinh Stadium, the Vietnamese team played against Australia without spectators, which is said to be unfavorable for the team. After the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s inspection of the stadium facilities before the game vs Australia, the VFF urgently upgraded the surface of My Dinh stadium to meet the requirements of the AFC. The AFC will send an inspection team to My Dinh Stadium in early November to see whether the home team's preparation meets its requirements, before allowing Vietnam to host two matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia. The My Dinh National Stadium is a multi-use stadium with 40,192 seats. It is the … [Read more...] about 20,000 spectators may be allowed to attend football games at My Dinh Stadium