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APEC turning to ICT to support aging populations

World

APEC turning to ICT to support aging populations

Better access to information and communications technology (ICT) and service delivery are needed to boost living standards as the ageing population in the Asia-Pacific is piling pressure on shrinking workforces and budgets.

Ageing population poses challenges to Vietnam: seminar

Society

Ageing population poses challenges to Vietnam: seminar

Ageing population is requiring the health system to renew in terms of services provision and healthcare finance, heard a seminar in Hanoi on April 21.

According to experts, Vietnam’s population is aging at one of the world’s five fastest paces, which will result in the lack of human resources for national development in the coming decades.

Statistics show that there were more than 8.6 million elderly people of 60 years old and above in 2011, accounting for nearly 10 percent of Vietnam’s population, while the rate of over 65-year-old was 7 percent and is predicted to rise rapidly to 14.75 percent by 2039.

Vietnam faces rapid population aging

Society

Vietnam faces rapid population aging

Experts have warned that the transitional period from an aging population to an aged population in Vietnam will be about 18-20 years, much shorter than in other countries such as France (115 years), Sweden (85 years), the US (70 years) and Japan (26 years).

Volatile birth rates a challenge

Society

Volatile birth rates a challenge

Ten years from implementing the Population Ordinance project, the country faces a number of new challenges including volatile birth rates across different provinces and cities, gender imbalance at birth and an ageing population.

Deputies, experts mull over pension reform

Politics

Deputies, experts mull over pension reform

National Assembly deputies, experts from the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labour Organisation and media representatives jointly sought ways to reform the pension system at a conference in Hanoi on September 6.

Vietnam must work hard to deal with ageing

Society

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.

ADB symposiums highlight regional challenges

Business

ADB symposiums highlight regional challenges

A number of symposiums were organised in Hanoi on May 3 as part of the ongoing 44 th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors.

At the seminar on “Integration of the capital and finance markets, and harmonisation of management regulations in Asia in a post-crisis environment”, participants discussed the momentums and reasons for the incorporation of capital markets in Asia .