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Vietnam’s population

UNFPA to help Vietnam make population policies

Society

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

Society

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

Business

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.

State to invest in labour force

Society

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).

Life expectancy to reach 75 by 2020

Society

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.