Hanoi launches “Month for the Poor” Society

Hanoi launches “Month for the Poor”

Chairwoman of the Hanoi Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Lan Huong has called on organisations, businesses and individuals at home and abroad to continue supporting the poor, contributing to the “Fund for the Poor” as well as other social security programmes of the capital city.
Workers in industrial zones face dual challenges amid pandemic Society

Workers in industrial zones face dual challenges amid pandemic

Workers, especially in industrial zones, are encountering dual challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic: keeping their job in uncertain times while continuing to demand that their rights and entitlements remain protected, the deputy head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Vietnam said.
HCM City most populous in Vietnam: official Society

HCM City most populous in Vietnam: official

As of April 1, Ho Chi Minh City’s population was nearly 9 million, being the most populous locality of Vietnam, announced vice head of the municipal Statistics Office Vo Thanh Sang on October 11.
Da Nang to set livable city criteria Society

Da Nang to set livable city criteria

A set of criteria to build a “livable city” was in the final stages at a consultation conference hosted by the Da Nang City Commission for Publicity and Education on February 27.
Unions demand better conditions for workers Society

Unions demand better conditions for workers

The minimum wage is too low for workers to survive on while social housing is inadequate and too expensive for them, trade unions told Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders at a recent meeting.
Climate change forecast to shrink rice yield Environment

Climate change forecast to shrink rice yield

Vietnam risks a loss of 7.2 million tonnes of rice yield and 3.2 percent of its agricultural land by the late 21st century as a result of climate change, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecast.