Parliament to kick off 10th session on October 20 Politics

Parliament to kick off 10th session on October 20

The 10th session of the 14th-tenure National Assembly (NA) is scheduled to open on October 20 and last for 19 days, with both online and face-to-face meetings, NA Secretary General and Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc has said.
Indonesia disburses 44 percent of economic recovery budget World

Indonesia disburses 44 percent of economic recovery budget

The Indonesian government has disbursed 304.6 trillion Rp (20.5 billion USD), or 43.8 percent of the 695 trillion Rp national economic recovery (PEN) budget, with social safety net spending accelerating but healthcare spending still lagging.
Facilitation Council of ACT-A important to fight COVID-19: Vietnamese diplomat World

Facilitation Council of ACT-A important to fight COVID-19: Vietnamese diplomat

Vietnam hailed the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s initiative to set up the Facilitation Council of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) as it will help step up the development and equitable distribution of vaccines and technologies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, said Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the UN, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva.
Indonesia to extend assistance to small businesses World

Indonesia to extend assistance to small businesses

Indonesian Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Teten Masduki has said his Government is seeking to expand its business assistance programme to around 3 million more small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak by reallocating funds from other programmes within the government’s stimulus plan.
Banana tops Lao agriculture exports to China World

Banana tops Lao agriculture exports to China

Banana continues to be a top earner among Laos’s agricultural products exported to China though the Southeast Asian nation’s government stopped granting licences for developing more banana plantations.
ODA disbursement targets a challenge: Official Business

ODA disbursement targets a challenge: Official

While the disbursement of official development assistance (ODA) has seen progress, without drastic solutions, it will be difficult for ministries and sectors to achieve allocation targets, Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Xuan Ha has said.
Indonesia to spend over 24 bln USD on stimulus funding in 2021 World

Indonesia to spend over 24 bln USD on stimulus funding in 2021

The Indonesian Government has announced that it will allocate 356.5 trillion Rp (24.04 billion USD) for COVID-19-related stimulus funding next year in an effort to continue supporting the country’s economic recovery and strengthen the health care system, including the provision of a coronavirus vaccine.
Local rice exporters seek ways to enter EU Business

Local rice exporters seek ways to enter EU

Vietnam’s rice exports to the EU remain modest, at about 20,000 tonnes in volume and 10.7 million USD in value in 2019, accounting for a small proportion of the bloc’s annual average rice consumption of 2.5 million tonnes in the 2016-2020 period.
High school graduation exam: Extra efforts needed to respond to COVID-19 Society

High school graduation exam: Extra efforts needed to respond to COVID-19

The Ministry of Education and Training should issue detail guidance on how to organise the high school graduation exam amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many localities made the suggestion at a virtual meeting between the ministry and the exam steering committees of 63 provinces and cities on July 31.