Building resilience to drought in Southeast Asia World

Building resilience to drought in Southeast Asia

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have released the Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia report.
Ministry seeks ideas on Mekong Delta master plan Business

Ministry seeks ideas on Mekong Delta master plan

The Ministry of Planning and Investment, in coordination with the World Bank, held a conference on November 26 to seek ideas and consultations from leaders of Mekong Delta localities, experts and scientists for the delta’s Integrated Regional Master Plan in 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050.
Businesses get access to non-interest loan package Business

Businesses get access to non-interest loan package

Forty businesses have received money from the Government’s non-interest loan package of 62 trillion VND (2.7 billion USD) to pay salaries to nearly 1,200 employees who have stopped working due to the serious impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wood industry regains growth momentum Business

Wood industry regains growth momentum

Despite a tough year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national wood sector sets to achieve its export turnover target of 12 billion USD, and some wood processing businesses have so many orders while they are in short of workers to complete them, according to the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (Vietforest).
Wood industry regains growth momentum Business

Wood industry regains growth momentum

Despite a tough year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national wood sector looks set to achieve its export turnover target of 12 billion USD, and some wood processing businesses have so many orders while they are in short of workers to complete them, according to the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (Vietforest).
37th ASEAN Summit concludes on a high note: Thai Ambassador ASEAN

37th ASEAN Summit concludes on a high note: Thai Ambassador

The 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings concluded on a high note, showing the wider region and the world that the COVID-19 pandemic could neither derail ASEAN’s commitments nor delay its plans, affirmed Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Thailand to ASEAN Phasporn Sangasubana.
ASEAN moves firmly, collectively ahead: FM Pham Binh Minh ASEAN

ASEAN moves firmly, collectively ahead: FM Pham Binh Minh

ASEAN has continued to move firmly and collectively towards the goal of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, while dealing with emerging challenges, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said on November 10.
7th Vietnam – Brazil political consultation held Politics

7th Vietnam – Brazil political consultation held

Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and his Brazilian counterpart Marcia Donner Abreu on November 6 held the 7th Vietnam – Brazil political consultation at the deputy FM level, in the form of a teleconference.
PM holds phone talks with Thai counterpart Politics

PM holds phone talks with Thai counterpart

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke with his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha by phone on November 6 on bilateral ties and regional cooperation ahead of the 37th ASEAN Summit.
The last “book doctor” in Saigon Society

The last “book doctor” in Saigon

Vo Van Rang has restored millions of old books in his shop in Ho Chi Minh City for 40 years. He is now the only person restoring books in the city and is called the “doctor” for old books by his customers.