HCM City approves largest-ever relief package Society

HCM City approves largest-ever relief package

The People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City has approved the largest-ever relief package worth over 7.3 trillion VND (321.3 million USD) to support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HCM City to implement third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND Society

HCM City to implement third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND

Ho Chi Minh City will carry out the third relief package worth 7.3 trillion VND (around 320.7 million USD) sourced from the local budget to help more households and informal workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Vo Van Hoan, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.
Immediate action required to deliver aid to pandemic-hit people Society

Immediate action required to deliver aid to pandemic-hit people

One week after the Government issued instructions on implementation procedures, 33 provinces and cities have reported their plans to provide assistance under the Government’s Resolution 68/NQ-CP. Many have worked out specific support policies for freelancers.
NESDC: Thai economy posts highest contraction since 1998  World

NESDC: Thai economy posts highest contraction since 1998

The State planning agency National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) of Thailand said on February 15 that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 6.1 percent in 2020 due to the wide spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the highest contraction in the past more than two decades.
Press conference: PM demands no yielding to challenges Politics

Press conference: PM demands no yielding to challenges

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Government members to adopt measures to push economic growth forward in the first half of this year and perform the three key tasks of carrying out the resolution adopted by the 13th National Party Congress, fighting COVID-19, and preparing for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Vietnam does well on inequality reduction commitment Society

Vietnam does well on inequality reduction commitment

Vietnam has done well on the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII), coming second within ASEAN, and ranking 77 out of 158 countries this year, according to a new analysis from Oxfam and the Development Finance International which was released on October 8.
Indonesia disburses 44 percent of economic recovery budget World

Indonesia disburses 44 percent of economic recovery budget

The Indonesian government has disbursed 304.6 trillion Rp (20.5 billion USD), or 43.8 percent of the 695 trillion Rp national economic recovery (PEN) budget, with social safety net spending accelerating but healthcare spending still lagging.