Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor Environment

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.
Bac Giang firms advised on preparations in anticipation of CPTPP Business

Bac Giang firms advised on preparations in anticipation of CPTPP

The potential impacts of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Bac Giang’s enterprises were discussed at a workshop held by the provincial People’s Committee and Germany’s Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom on July 19.
Solar PV rooftops to help meet energy targets Business

Solar PV rooftops to help meet energy targets

Vietnam has favourable conditions to develop solar energy across the country, but it needs an economical, technically feasible net-metering scheme to promote solar PV rooftops in the country, experts said.
Vietnam, EU increase constructive dialogue Politics

Vietnam, EU increase constructive dialogue

Increasing constructive dialogue between the EU and Vietnam is the aim of the visit from February 21-23 of a delegation from the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Impacts of FTAs on state budget collection discussed Business

Impacts of FTAs on state budget collection discussed

A workshop assessing the impacts of free trade agreements (FTAs) on State budget revenues was organised in Hanoi on June 19 by the National Institute for Finance (NIF) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Business

Agriculture sector told to reform

Change your way of thinking and doing business. Form production chains to become more competitive. This was the key message that Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Cao Duc Phat conveyed to stakeholders at a recent online conference to discuss opportunities and challenges presented by international integration of the agriculture sector.
Society

How ASEAN integration affects labour migration in Vietnam

Vietnam is well positioned to benefit from ASEAN Economic Community integration, but economic integration could mean movements of workers both in and out of the country. Sally Barber and Max Tunon, International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, analyse the issue.