PM requests effective solutions for economic recovery in coming years Business

PM requests effective solutions for economic recovery in coming years

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 19 chaired a meeting of the Government’s permanent members to discuss draft development plans for coming years, asking for effective and feasible solutions to minimise COVID-19-caused losses and recover the economy in both short and medium terms.
Workers are returning to work, for now Business

Workers are returning to work, for now

Some 70,000-80,000 workers across the country have returned to work since the mass disruption caused by the novel coronavirus in Vietnam, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Le Van Thanh at an online conference held on June 3 to discuss and share experience in job creation and sustainable business in the new normal [after COVID-19].
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.
Shadow economy measuring scheme to be proposed in Q1 Business

Shadow economy measuring scheme to be proposed in Q1

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has been tasked with compiling a project on measuring Vietnam’s non-observed economy (NOE), to be submitted to the Government in the first quarter of 2018, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phuong.
Experts stress social insurance for informal sector Society

Experts stress social insurance for informal sector

Vietnam can and should extend social protection to those in the informal economy through a mix of contributory and non-contributory schemes in order to achieve universal coverage, experts said at a conference on November 29.