WB funds Vinh Long’s climate change adaptation Environment

WB funds Vinh Long’s climate change adaptation

The Vietnamese Government and the World Bank (WB) have signed a 126.9 million USD financing agreement to improve access to infrastructure, connectivity and reduce flood risk in the urban core of Vinh Long city in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long, the WB said on January 6.
PM urges solidarity to complete 2022 targets Politics

PM urges solidarity to complete 2022 targets

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on January 5 highlighted solidarity; discipline; safe, effective, and active adaptation; and recovery as the theme of 2022, to complete targets and tasks set for the year.
Lao Prime Minister to pay official visit to Vietnam Politics

Lao Prime Minister to pay official visit to Vietnam

Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh will lead a high-ranking delegation of the Lao Government to pay an official visit to Vietnam from January 8 to 10 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh.
Localities ask for stronger decentralisation, delegation of power Politics

Localities ask for stronger decentralisation, delegation of power

Leaders of cities and provinces across the countries proposed that the Government and the Prime Minister continue speeding up decentralisation and the delegation of power to localities in parallel with suitable allocation of resources and strengthening of supervision and inspection during their online meeting with the Government on January 5.
Government convenes online conference with localities Politics

Government convenes online conference with localities

The Government’s online conference with localities convened on January 5, reviewing performance last year and discussing the implementation of the Party Central Committee’s conclusion and the National Assembly’s resolution on socio-economic development tasks in 2022.
Government proposes 12.8-billion-USD package for socio-economic recovery support Business

Government proposes 12.8-billion-USD package for socio-economic recovery support

A package of fiscal and monetary solutions worth a total of 291 trillion VND (nearly 12.8 billion USD) to support socio-economic recovery and development has been proposed by the Government in a draft resolution delivered by Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, at the first extraordinary session of the 15th National Assembly (NA)
New COVID-19 cases in Laos steep World

New COVID-19 cases in Laos steep

The Lao Health Ministry reported on January 2 that the country logged 644 new COVID-19 cases, including three imported ones, in the past 24 hours in 17 cities and provinces, and six deaths.
WB loan to support Vietnam’s economic recovery Business

WB loan to support Vietnam’s economic recovery

The Vietnamese Government and the World Bank have signed an agreement for financing of 221.5 million USD to support Vietnam’s post-pandemic recovery through policy reforms aimed at improving financial inclusion and spurring greater environmental resilience.