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Informal workers wary of opt-in social insurance

Society

Informal workers wary of opt-in social insurance

Farmers and workers in the informal sector are often reluctant to buy voluntary social insurance because they do not understand its benefits and lack knowledge about the programme, according to the Vietnam Social Security.

IMF raises funds to aid quake-tsunami survivors in Indonesia

World

IMF raises funds to aid quake-tsunami survivors in Indonesia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s staff have raised a total of 2 billion Rupiah (around 131,000 USD) to assist survivors of earthquakes and subsequent tsunami in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province as well as quake-affected people in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara province.

Experts concern over virus Enterovirus 71

Health

Experts concern over virus Enterovirus 71

The reoccurrence of virus Enterovirus 71 (EV71), a common cause of life-threatening illnesses for hand-foot-mouth (HFMD) patients, has made the disease dangerous and could easily spread into an outbreak, health experts have said.

Vietnam always treasures special ties with Laos: Party leader

Politics

Vietnam always treasures special ties with Laos: Party leader

The Party, State and people of Vietnam will do their best, together with the Lao counterparts, to preserve and develop the Vietnam-Laos special relationship, for the prosperous development of the two nations as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.