Vietnam loses 2.4 million jobs in first two quarters Society

Vietnam loses 2.4 million jobs in first two quarters

A total of 2.4 million jobs have been lost in Vietnam in the first two quarters this year, the biggest reduction for the period in the past decade, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh.
Indonesia adjusts GDP growth goal for 2020 World

Indonesia adjusts GDP growth goal for 2020

Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati recently adjusted the country’s GDP growth goal for 2020 down to -0.2 to -1.1 percent from the previous 2.3 percent, and 4.5 to 5.5 percent for the next year.
Ca Mau forecasts growth of 5.28 percent this year Business

Ca Mau forecasts growth of 5.28 percent this year

The COVID-19 outbreak and the severe drought will make it difficult for the southernmost province of Ca Mau to achieve this year’s growth target of 7 percent but a figure of 5.28 percent is certainly achievable, local authorities have said.
Biodiversity conservation plan to be built Environment

Biodiversity conservation plan to be built

A plan for biodiversity conservation for the 2021 – 2030 period will be build, covering nature reserves, areas with high biodiversity, important ecological landscapes, and important wetlands.
Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh visits Laos Politics

Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh visits Laos

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh held talks with his Lao counterpart Bounthong Chitmany and met with National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou on December 10 as part of his official visit to Laos.
JETRO studies investment climate in Hau Giang Business

JETRO studies investment climate in Hau Giang

Representatives of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) worked with leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on October 30 to learn about the local investment environment.
Party official receives ILO Country Director Politics

Party official receives ILO Country Director

Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 19 for Chang-Hee Lee, Country Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Vietnam.
Foreign languages key for development of education Society

Foreign languages key for development of education

Foreign-language instruction could greatly improve the quality of the educational system, but language-proficiency outcomes in recent years have been disappointing, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha has said.
Ceremony honours 468 families of fallen soldiers Society

Ceremony honours 468 families of fallen soldiers

A ceremony was held in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on July 22 to present certificates honouring 468 families of fallen soldiers, as part of the activities to mark the 72nd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).
Alarms on low fertility in urban areas Health

Alarms on low fertility in urban areas

Facts have shown that in disadvantaged areas, the fertility is high, in contrast, in urban areas, the birth rate is low, even far below the replacement level in some places.