Gender equality helps reduce sex imbalance at birth: official Society

Gender equality helps reduce sex imbalance at birth: official

Raising public awareness of gender equality as well as improving status of women and girls are considered as keys to reduce the unbalanced sex ratio at birth, said Deputy General Director of the General Office for Population - Family Planning Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan on October 8.
Smart city challenges Gov’t, localities Society

Smart city challenges Gov’t, localities

In efforts to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution, cities and provinces in Vietnam are pushing smart city programmes, combining technology with internet-connected devices to enhance municipal management and economy.
New-style rural area building faces many challenges: Minister Society

New-style rural area building faces many challenges: Minister

Middle-income trap, climate change and international economic integration are posing great challenges to agriculture, farmers and rural areas in Vietnam, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said at a conference held in Hanoi on October 5.
Highways hasten urbanisation speed on Indonesia’s Java island World

Highways hasten urbanisation speed on Indonesia’s Java island

The urbanisation progress on Java, which is home to 60 percent of the Indonesian population, will be accelerated as highways will mushroom on the world’s most populous island in the couple of years, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
HCM City seeks to become logistics hub Business

HCM City seeks to become logistics hub

Ho Chi Minh City is working on a logistics development strategy that would make the city a major logistics hub and reduce logistic costs to 16 percent of Vietnam's GDP in 2025.