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Maritime industry lacks human resources

Society

Maritime industry lacks human resources

Universities need to train nearly 15,000 navigating officers and other shipping personnel by 2020 to address a shortage of human resources in the maritime industry, according to Dr Nguyen Duc Ca of the Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences.

ASEAN foreign ministers discuss intra-bloc cooperation issues

ASEAN

ASEAN foreign ministers discuss intra-bloc cooperation issues

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat 2019 opened in Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai on January 18 with a focus on various issues related to intra-bloc cooperation, the process of building the ASEAN Community towards sustainable growth, as well as the current regional and global situation.

Prospects look good for Vietnam’s economy in 2019

Business

Prospects look good for Vietnam’s economy in 2019

Vietnam has experienced a year of socio-economic achievements. For example, economic growth continues at a high level; the macroeconomic environment remains stable; inflation is under control; the trade surplus is at record levels; and the State budget deficit is stable.

Thailand leans towards more humane refugee policy

World

Thailand leans towards more humane refugee policy

Thailand’s immigration chief Surachate Hakparn vowed on January 17 not to force refugees to return home “involuntarily” after a Saudi woman’s plea for resettlement drew global attention to the Southeast Asian country, which does not recognise asylum seekers.

PM: industry-trade sector must speed up reform process

Business

PM: industry-trade sector must speed up reform process

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 17 urged the industry and trade sector to continue speeding up reforms so as to surpass all targets set by the National Assembly, thus creating a long-term and firm foundation for national economic development.

VNPT among top three strongest Vietnamese brands

Business

VNPT among top three strongest Vietnamese brands

The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) is one of the three strongest Vietnamese brands in 2018, together with Viettel and Vinamilk, according to the latest report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading business valuation consultant.