Farming production adapts to climate change Business

Farming production adapts to climate change

The agricultural production is in dire need of the international community’s assistance in dealing with climate change, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said.
Singapore prioritises economic reform World

Singapore prioritises economic reform

Singapore has allocated 19 billion SDG (roughly 13.7 billion USD) for economic reform projects during the 2016-2020 period, said Singaporean Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.
Experts: Domestic companies should develop strong brand names Business

Experts: Domestic companies should develop strong brand names

European consumers cannot recognise brand names of almost goods imported from Vietnam since many businesses have not been fully aware of the importance of building trademarks and have not complied with EU standards for exports, said Claudio Dordi, Technical Assistance Team Leader of the EU-MUTRAP Project.
Unsafe produce hurting exports Business

Unsafe produce hurting exports

Weak food safety compliance by agricultural product exporters has negatively impacted Vietnam’s exports to European markets, experts said at a trade policy forum, “Food safety: Opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese exporters,” organised in HCM City on March 30.
Food safety management ineffective Society

Food safety management ineffective

State management of food safety and hygiene should be re-organised as it remains ineffective in monitoring unsafe food sold in the market, experts have said.
Policy forum talks TPP, EU – Vietnam FTA Business

Policy forum talks TPP, EU – Vietnam FTA

A trade policy forum was held in Hanoi on January 22 with a focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and their impacts on Vietnamese small and medium firms.
Society

New plan sharpens ethnic minority focus

A three to four per cent reduction in the number of ethnic minority poor households each year is one of the main targets of a new five-year (2016-2020) plan targeting the minorities.
Society

RoK agriculture official receives friendship insignia

Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong presented the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” to President of the Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) Lee Sang Mu, in Hanoi on December 5.
Vietnam-Europe cooperation on education improves workforce Politics

Vietnam-Europe cooperation on education improves workforce

Vietnam values its cooperation on training and education with international partners, including the European Union, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said in his speech at the EU–Vietnam higher education policy forum in Hanoi on November 14.
Hai Phong hosts TELSOM-ATRC Leaders Retreat Sci-Tech

Hai Phong hosts TELSOM-ATRC Leaders Retreat

The annual TELSOM-ATRC Leaders Retreat is taking place in the northern port city of Hai Phong from April 11-12 to boost cooperation in information and communication technologies (ICT) between ASEAN member countries.
EU, ASEAN share integration experience World

EU, ASEAN share integration experience

The EU-ASEAN Economic and Policy Forum took place in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 18, creating a chance for the two sides to share experience in their economic integration.
Ministers discuss education gap Society

Ministers discuss education gap

Education ministers presented a wide range of solutions to narrow the education gap at the 47th conference of the Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) that concluded in Hanoi on March 21.
Society

Policy forum highlights lifelong learning

A policy forum themed “Lifelong Learning: Policy and Vision” took place in Hanoi on March 20 as part of the 47th Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Council Conference.
VN wants to contribute more to regional education Politics

VN wants to contribute more to regional education

Vietnam always attaches importance to intensifying its participation and contributions to international organisations and forums, including the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation, said President Truong Tan Sang.
ASEAN

ASEAN marks first anniversary of charter

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Dec. 16 commemorated the first anniversary of the ASEAN Charter by hosting the 2nd ASEAN Secretariat Policy Forum at its secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.
ASEAN

ASEAN Secretariat policy forum launched

The ASEAN Secretariat Policy Forum – a platform for encouraging greater public involvement in the activities of the Secretariat – was formally launched on July 14.