PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds phone talks with Japanese counterpart Politics

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds phone talks with Japanese counterpart

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held phone talks with his Japanese counterpart Abe Shinzo on May 4, during which they exchanged views on the prevention and control of COVID-19 in their respective countries, and agreed to work closely together to overcome the pandemic.
Indonesia to boost labour-intensive infrastructure projects World

Indonesia to boost labour-intensive infrastructure projects

The Indonesian government will intensify labour-intensive infrastructure projects in different parts of Indonesia to offer employment to members of the low-income community to maintain their purchasing power amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Mekong Delta provinces get help to cope with drought Society

Mekong Delta provinces get help to cope with drought

An aid package of 530 billion VND (over 22.7 million USD) has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to help eight provinces in the Mekong Delta deal with drought, water scarcity and saltwater intrusion, which have been taking a heavy toll on the agricultural production hub of Vietnam.
COVID-19: Philippines announces 3.9 billion USD social aid package World

COVID-19: Philippines announces 3.9 billion USD social aid package

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte on March 30 announced that his government will launch a social relief package worth 200 billion peso (3.9 billion USD) to assist low-income households and industries seriously affected by the strict preventive measures against COVID-19.
UNDP assists Mekong Delta in drought response efforts Environment

UNDP assists Mekong Delta in drought response efforts

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed an agreement on March 17 to support the Mekong Delta’s response to drought and saltwater intrusion.
Japan helps Vietnam with rapid nCoV identification Society

Japan helps Vietnam with rapid nCoV identification

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has presented the first batch of biological products worth about 2.3 million JPY (20,934 USD) to Vietnam, aiming to help the country promptly respond to the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (nCoV).