Climate change causes severe damage to Thailand: report World

Climate change causes severe damage to Thailand: report

Floods caused by climate change have claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people and led to damage of 12.59 trillion baht (363 billion USD) to Thailand over the past 30 years, according to a new report by the country’s National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).
Vietnam stresses ASEAN’s commitment to enhance development cooperation World

Vietnam stresses ASEAN’s commitment to enhance development cooperation

On behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang affirmed the bloc’s strong commitment to enhance development cooperation at a general debate of the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs Committee of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on September 29.
Three scenarios affect Thai economic growth World

Three scenarios affect Thai economic growth

Thaland's National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) reckoned that the Thai economy can be affected by three scenarios taking into account the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and other geopolitical conflicts.
WB, Japan support greater access to legal services for the poor in Vietnam Business

WB, Japan support greater access to legal services for the poor in Vietnam

The World Bank (WB) and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) on July 26 signed an agreement on the provision of a 2.5 million USD grant from the Japan Social Development Fund to finance a project that will strengthen the delivery of legal aid services to vulnerable groups in the northern part of Vietnam, focusing on Dien Bien and Yen Bai provinces.
Thailand to revise economic forecast for 2022 World

Thailand to revise economic forecast for 2022

Thailand's Finance Ministry plans to revise its 2022 forecast for Thai economic growth next month, focusing on the impact of rising inflation and spiking energy prices, said a ministry source who requested anonymity.
WB, Japan help care for older persons in Vietnam Society

WB, Japan help care for older persons in Vietnam

The World Bank (WB) and partners on September 29 launched a project aiming to reduce economic and health vulnerability of older persons in Vietnam, under a 2.75-million-USD grant, funded by the Government of Japan through the Japan Social Development Fund.
Thailand shifts focus to high value-added economy World

Thailand shifts focus to high value-added economy

Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has approved a framework for the country's 13th national economic and social development plan, spanning from 2022 to 2026, with the focus placed on high value-added economic development.
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.
Vietnam shares development experience at UN session Politics

Vietnam shares development experience at UN session

Head of Vietnam's delegation to the United Nations Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy shared the country’s development experience via promoting digital technology at the 59th session of the UN Commission for Social Development that is underway virtually from February 8-17.
Thailand faces labour shortage due to border closures ASEAN

Thailand faces labour shortage due to border closures

A labour shortage, particularly in manpower-intensive industries such as agribusiness and food processing, is likely to intensify over the long term in Thailand as the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult for foreign labourers to move across borders.
Thailand’s July exports drop 11.3 percent World

Thailand’s July exports drop 11.3 percent

Thailand’s exports in July contracted 11.3 percent year on year to 18.81 billion USD, while its imports were valued at 15.47 billion USD, contracting 26.38 percent compared to the same period last year.
Facebook launches “We Think Digital" programme for Vietnamese youths Sci-Tech

Facebook launches “We Think Digital" programme for Vietnamese youths

Facebook in collaboration with Vietnet Information Technology - Media Center (Vietnet-ICT), the University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Hanoi National University, HOCMAI Education System and Institute of Social Development Studies (ISDS) officially launched the We Think Digital programme in Vietnam on July 22.