Vietnam faces population challenges: NA official

Vietnam has made a number of achievements after 12 years of implementing the Population Ordinance including reducing the birth rate to 17.2 (per 1,000 people) from 19.9 in 1999, said a senior National Assembly official.

UNFPA to help Vietnam make population policies

Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Vuong Dinh Hue and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ritsu Nacken explored the possibility of cooperation in designing population-related policies during their working session in Hanoi on March 31.

Nation launches population planning month

Vietnam ’s progress in reducing the birth rate over the last 20 years helped prevent the addition of another 18.5 million people to the population, said Head of the General Office for Population and Planning Duong Quoc Trong.

Vietnam drops lower on index of competitiveness

The Report on Global Competitiveness 2011-12 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks Vietnam 65th on the global competitiveness index (GCI) out of a total of 142 countries and territories surveyed, dropping six places from last year.

The Global Competitiveness Report which was made public on Sept. 7 was based on the Global Competitiveness Index ( GCI ), comprising 12 categories – the pillars of competitiveness – which together provide a comprehensive picture of a country's competitiveness landscape.
VN’s life expectancy rises, problems remain Society

VN’s life expectancy rises, problems remain

Vietnam is the 13 th most populous nation in the world but its human development index and population quality only ranked 108 th among 177 countries, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said.

State to invest in labour force

The State budget will play a pivotal role in the country's human resource development strategy in the next 10 years, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).

Ceremony praises 100 blood donors

One-hundred blood donors from across the country will be honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on Sunday for their contribution to humanitarian aid.

Life expectancy to reach 75 by 2020

Vietnam 's life expectancy is anticipated to increase by three years to 75 by 2020, according to the Ministry of Health's National Draft Strategy on People's Health Care by 2020.

Vietnam must work hard to deal with ageing

An ageing population is set to create a lot of serious socio-economic problems if Vietnam fails in designing appropriate adaptation strategies, experts said at a workshop based on the country's ageing population on May 12.