At a recent conference on population work, the Office said the country’s population stands at 93.7 million at present, ranking 13th in the world and third in the Southeast Asian region.

Newborn babies at Hung Vuong Hospital in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo for illustration:

The GOPFP reported that more than 1.3 million babies were born in the country last year. Hanoi led provinces and cities in the number of births with over 117,000, almost double the number registered in Ho Chi Minh City (nearly 60,000).

With life expectancy on the trend of rising, Vietnam is facing challenges of an aging population in terms of employment, labour, health care and social security, thus requiring solutions to improve life quality for the elderly.

Source: VNA