Self-evaluation tools introduced to parliament Politics

Self-evaluation tools introduced to parliament

A conference was held in the central city of Da Nang on December 17 to introduce a set of tools to help parliaments self-evaluate their efficiency and share international experience in the implementation of sustainable development goals (SDG).
Voters underline need to prioritise development investment Politics

Voters underline need to prioritise development investment

Voters in different localities voiced their wish that the National Assembly, Government and localities will give the priority to development investment, focusing public investment on key areas, after watching a live-broadcast discussion as part of the 6th session of the 14th legislature on October 29.
Lawmakers discuss State budget estimate for 2018, 2019 Politics

Lawmakers discuss State budget estimate for 2018, 2019

Lawmakers discussed the State budget estimate for 2018 and the allocation for 2019, as well as the State budget financial plan for 2019-2021 during the ongoing sixth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi on October 29, which was broadcast live nationwide.
NA passes two resolutions on June 12 Politics

NA passes two resolutions on June 12

The National Assembly passed a resolution approving the State budget balance in 2016 and another on the NA’s supervision programme for 2019 during its sitting in the morning of June 12.
HCM City lacks elderly care facilities Society

HCM City lacks elderly care facilities

An ageing population is posing mounting challenges to providing care for elderly people in Vietnam. However, in a country where most families look after old parents in their own homes, the idea of a ‘nursing home’ or geriatric centre remains an alien concept.
Central Highlands has 123 new-style rural communes Society

Central Highlands has 123 new-style rural communes

One district and 123 communes in the Central Highlands region have fulfilled all criteria of the National Target Programme on New-style Rural Area Building, according to the Steering Committee for Central Highlands Region.
Myanmar discusses national plan for 2017-18 World

Myanmar discusses national plan for 2017-18

Myanmar's National Planning Commission met on January 9 to discuss the national plan for 2017-18 drawn up by the Ministry of Planning and Finance, according to the Myanmar news agency.