Grassroots healthcare clinics to be upgraded Health

Grassroots healthcare clinics to be upgraded

Vietnam is one of the few countries with a complete healthcare network which had been widely expanded to villages to provide primary treatment to local people, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen has said.
Mobile money pilot project submitted to PM for approval Business

Mobile money pilot project submitted to PM for approval

A mobile money pilot project has been submitted to the Prime Minister for approval, marking a bold step for the development of payments using telecommunication accounts in Vietnam, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Le Minh Hung said at the dialogue between the PM and the business community last week.
Ride-hailing cars must display taxi signs Society

Ride-hailing cars must display taxi signs

All cars providing passenger transportation services via ride-hailing applications will be treated like taxis from the beginning of April, when the pilot project for tech-based cars ends.
Organic farms fuel sustainable development Business

Organic farms fuel sustainable development

Born in Dien Ban Town, Quang Nam province, 37-year-old Duong Hien Tu has developed the area's first organic ecological agriculture system and a sustainable farming model over the past seven years to create the An Phu organic farm brand.
HCM City sets development goals for 2020 Business

HCM City sets development goals for 2020

This year, Ho Chi Minh City will continue to restructure the economy, improve competitiveness and labour productivity, and meet the city’s State budget target as set by the Government.
First plastic waste project to launch in Da Nang Environment

First plastic waste project to launch in Da Nang

The central city of Da Nang’s Environment and Urban Company (URENCO), in cooperation with EverGreen Labs Consultant and EverGreen Social ventures, will start a pilot project on plastic waste recycling in the city later this year.
Japanese organisation willing to fund Hanoi river clean-up Environment

Japanese organisation willing to fund Hanoi river clean-up

The Japan Environment and Business Organisation (JEBO) has said it is willing to pay all costs to clean the heavily polluted To Lich River and West Lake in Hanoi following a remark by an environment official saying the firm's sewage treatment technology had failed.
Digital farming holds key to solving agriculture paradox Society

Digital farming holds key to solving agriculture paradox

Digitisation of farming is inevitable and Vietnam should embrace it to resolve the agricultural paradox of producing more while preserving natural resources and to grab the opportunities brought by free trade agreements, experts have said.