Ministries join hands to control imbalanced sex ratio at birth Society

Ministries join hands to control imbalanced sex ratio at birth

A cooperation programme was launched between the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) at an official ceremony in Hanoi on October 9 to promote gender equality and control sex imbalances at birth during the 2014-2020 period.

Community-based tourism aims to improve local livelihoods

Developing community-based tourism is expected to help local residents improve their living standards and promote their cultural values, a senior tourism official said at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 26 on the occasion of World Tourism Day.
Vietnam vows multi-sectoral efforts in outbreak fighting Health

Vietnam vows multi-sectoral efforts in outbreak fighting

Vietnam will launch multi-sectoral efforts in combating epidemic diseases and join with countries worldwide in this endeavour, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien told the Global Health Security Conference in the US on Sept. 26.
Vietnam seeks to improve health care for elderly Health

Vietnam seeks to improve health care for elderly

Measures for improving health care for Vietnam ’s aged population were the focus of a conference organised by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Hanoi on September 26.

Thai universities prepare for AEC next year

Some Thai universities such as Kasetsart and Mahidol are working out a plan to develop new curriculums in preparation for the integration of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) next year.

Thai tourism not affected by martial law

Tourism in Thailand is not affected by martial law, the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) told a recent conference with Japanese reporters.

Outstanding farmers to be honoured this month

As many as 63 farmers from all over the country are to be honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 11 for their outstanding production efforts and contributions to building new-style rural areas.

Thai Binh mobilsies over 6.3 trln VND for new rural building

The northern province of Thai Binh has so far this year invested more than 6.3 trillion VND (approximately 300 million USD) in building new-style rural areas, according to the provincial Steering Committee for the National Target Programme on New-Style Rural Area Building.

Binh Dinh keen to extend large-scale fields

The central province of Binh Dinh aims to expand the size of its agricultural cultivation area to comprise 250 large-scale fields by 2015, with 230 paddy fields on 10,000ha, according to a conference organised by the provincial People’s Committee on October 6.

Scientific evidence improves policy making

Vietnam and Laos agreed to share their experience in boosting basic research on social science and improving scientific evidence to serve policy making in a seminar held in Hanoi on October 6.

Workshop tackles illegal trade in chemicals, waste

The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme jointly held a national capacity building workshop on controlling the illegal trade in chemicals and waste in Hanoi on October 6.

Vietnam to expand low-carbon rice farming model

Reducing greenhouse gases in agricultural production is currently a general trend in the world. In Vietnam, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has carried out many programmes and projects on adaptation to climate change, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) reported.

Khanh Hoa vows to implement WB-funded environmental programme

The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa pledged to ensure the effective operation of its new environmental facilities, which are currently still under construction with support from the World Bank, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Duc Vinh said.