Seminar talks national action program on plastics in Vietnam

Seminar talks national action program on plastics in Vietnam

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) held a meeting in Hanoi on July 17 to discuss the launch of a national action program on plastics for Vietnam.

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Concerted measures needed to ensure energy security

Vietnam needs to take concerted measures to ensure national energy security, experts said at a conference on the role of the oil and gas sector in ensuring energy security held in Hanoi on July 18.

PM urges cancer hospital to improve patients’ satisfaction


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc awarded third-class Independence Order to K Hospital, Vietnam’s leading cancer hospital, during a ceremony in Hanoi on July 18 celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Program helps empower ethnic minority women via 4.0 technology


A conference was held in the Northern province of Bac Kan on July 17 to connect ethnic minority women with partners under a program supporting them to develop economic activities via Industry 4.0 technology.

HCM City, UK partner in building smart urban


Ian Gibbons, Consul General of the UK in Ho Chi Minh City, and representatives of the City, on July 17 signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in carrying out projects to support the building of HCM City as a smart urban area.
PM asks for acceleration of non-stop toll collection implementation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued an official dispatch asking for the speeding up of the implementation of automated non-stop toll collection on all build-operation-transfer (BOT) highways across the country with a deadline of end of the year.

Unemployment insurance covers nearly 13 million people


Vietnam has recorded continuous expansion of unemployment insurance coverage over the last 10 years with the number of people under this scheme approximating 13 million at present.

Regional minimum wage set to increase by 5.5 percent in 2020


The regional monthly minimum wage will increase by 5.5 percent from January 1, 2020 after representatives of the State, employers and employees reached consensus at their second round of negotiations on July 11.

Quang Ninh completes land clearance for Van Don – Mong Cai highway


The northeastern coastal province of Quang Ninh has completed land clearance for the construction of Van Don – Mong Cai highway, a local official has said.
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