Society

Vietnam strives for better social security

Despite economic difficulties and limited resources in 2013, Vietnam has ensured social security thanks to the government's efforts to allocate sufficient resources to poverty reduction programmes and social policies, reported Radio the Voice of Vietnam.
Labour export to continue upward trend: official Society

Labour export to continue upward trend: official

With a highly skilled labour force, Vietnam is leading the markets of Japan and some European countries, Dao Cong Hai, deputy head of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Overseas Labour Management Department, has told Tin Tuc (News) daily.
Society

For struggling farmers, actions speak louder than words

After five years implementing the Party Central Committee's Resolution N°7 on agriculture, farmers and rural development, weaknesses remain in the agricultural sector, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Society

Ethnic affairs strategy implementation launched

The implementation of a strategy on ethnic affairs until 2020 was launched at a national conference in Hanoi on December 29, during which, ministries, agencies and localities across the country were assigned with key tasks to realise the set goals.
Business

Few low-income earners get home loans: experts

A 30 trillion VND (nearly 1.5 billion USD) package to shore up the real estate sector was announced in mid-May this year. Some 70 percent of the package will be provided as loans to low-income earners who want to purchase houses at low interest rates of about 6 percent per year.
Politics

PM Dung presents Government’s report at National Assembly

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung presented the Government’s report on the socio-economic situation in 2013, results of the first three-year implementation of the five-year plan 2011-2015 and the tasks for 2014-2015, on the first day of the 6 th session of the 13 th National Assembly, which opened in Hanoi on October 21.
Large-scale farms lead the way Society

Large-scale farms lead the way

New production models including large-scale farming that have been introduced and proven effective in recent years will drive the agriculture sector's growth in coming years, heard a seminar in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on September 4.
Vietnam attends IFAD Annual meeting Politics

Vietnam attends IFAD Annual meeting

A Vietnamese delegation attended the 36th session of the Annual Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome from February 13 to 14.
Month for the poor launched Society

Month for the poor launched

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has called on organisations and individuals at home and abroad to provide support to poor people, especially those in mountainous and remote areas and calamity-prone regions to help them overcome difficulties and escape poverty.
Business

Rubber cultivation lifts growers out of poverty

Rubber cultivation has helped many families, especially from ethnic minorities, in the central province of Binh Thuan escape poverty, according to the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Society

Teacher inspires ethnic students

Teacher Le Viet Minh has been teaching ethnic minorities in the mountains of the north-central province of Quang Binh for so long that there is a little of the ethnic Vietnamese in him.
World

Better get used to high-priced food

Catastrophic flooding and crop losses in Thailand, the world's leading rice exporter, are raising concerns that another food crisis may be in the offing. Further disquieting is the possibility that the world may have already entered a new era where persistently high food prices are the “New Normal.”
Society

German fund helps improve VN women’s lives

Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan on Nov. 2 in Hanoi, received a delegation from the German Saving Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) led by Heinrich Haasis, President of the German Saving Banks Association.
Society

Women's group reaches out to poor

The HCM City Women's Union plans to ensure that it will reach out to all poor women in the city with various kinds of support during the coming five years (2011-2016).