The expressway in northern Vietnam would run through Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh and Thai Binh provinces, with a total length of some 88 kilometers. Under the Law on Civil Aviation of Vietnam, people caught smoking on a plane will be fined VND3-5 million. At the same time, it will make a plan for the science and technology system in Vietnam, linking science and technology organisations and businesses, said the official. At the same time, local authorities have become more responsive to citizen requests for land information. This study is part of an annual series of action research on land information disclosure in Vietnam by local authorities from 2021 to now.
March 14, 2023 05:28 UTC
Bui Thi Nguyen, champion of the SEA Games 31 (Photo: sggp.org.vn)- The Vietnamese national track-and-field team will participate in the Philippines Open Athletics Championships which is scheduled to take place from March 21 to March 26 in the Philippines.Most notably, the event will see Bui Thi Nguyen, champion of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), and her teammate Huynh Thi My Tien compete in the women’s 100m hurdles, reported Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV).The other local athletes on the Vietnamese team will compete in the men’s 400m hurdles and women’s 400m hurdles, both of which are key competitions as Vietnamese athletes prepare for SEA Games 32 which is to be held this May in Cambodia.The Philippine National Open Athletics Championships organised by the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is an annual outdoor track-and-field competition.The tournament was originally scheduled to take place at the PhilSports Stadium in Pasig in 2020, but was postponed due to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, with this year marking the third version of the championships.Vietnam sent a total of 12 athletes to the 2023 edition and the event is considered to be preparation for them ahead of SEA Games 32 in May./.
March 13, 2023 21:00 UTC
Vietnam General Confederation of Labour delegation visits South AfricaPresident of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) Nguyen Dinh Khang led a delegation to pay a working visit to South Africa from March 10-11. The competition attracted 18 teams, including those from six restaurants and 12 community cultural tourism villages in the province. In the framework of the contest, a round-table seminar on the history of diplomatic relations between Russia and Vietnam was also organised. The commission is scheduled to conduct an inspection over IUU fishing in Vietnam in June 2023. Sounthone expressed his hope to collaborate with Vietnam and Cambodia to organise the first meeting of the CLV’s NA leaders in December.
March 13, 2023 16:43 UTC
According to the GSO, Vietnam’s population stood at 99.2 million as of April 1, 2022. (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam is likely to welcome the 100 millionth citizen in April, according to the Population and Labour Statistics Department under the General Statistics Office (GSO). A representative of the department said that amid the global economic competition where all countries consider workforces as the most important tool to improve their competitiveness, the birth of the 100 millionth citizen is a memorable milestone for Vietnam. According to the GSO, Vietnam’s population stood at 99.2 million as of April 1, 2022. With the birth of the 100 millionth citizen in mid-April, Vietnam will officially become one of 15 countries in the world and one of three countries in Southeast Asia, to have a population of 100 million or over.
March 12, 2023 20:46 UTC
Vietnamese women make up 55.5 percent of the country migrant population according to the Viet Nam Women's Union survey. Hang highlighted the role of peace, international cooperation, and partnerships in addressing global challenges. One of his outstanding designs is the Quang Ninh Museum in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province. Regarding cooperation in human resource development, Quang considered bilateral cooperation in training nurses as positive, adding the partnership can help Vietnam acquire new healthcare technologies from Japan. He highlighted potential in cooperation between Vietnam and the UK, including Scotland, in the fields of tourism, education, digital transformation, and renewable energy.
March 09, 2023 21:04 UTC
People pass by Techcombank's headquarters in Hanoi. Women reported less access to all forms of training and career development opportunities, with strong evidence they also faced overt and unconscious bias over childbearing and childcare responsibilities.“Promoting gender equality and women’s representation in leadership positions is important to the State Bank of Vietnam. This report, resulting from the close cooperation between the SBV and IFC, provides a snapshot of where women and men are in the banking sector, the challenges that women face and introduces ideas and recommendations to have more women in leadership and management positions,” the Vietnamese central bank confirmed.The study also showed that while 80% of people felt safe at work, nearly one in five had witnessed bullying and one in ten had personally experienced bullying behavior, with similar responses among men and women. Based on surveys of nearly 40,000 employees from banks as well as sit-down interviews with senior and middle bank managers, the study also showed women wanted better support for work-life balance.“Lack of gender diversity in leadership in the banking sector is a persistent problem globally,” said Thomas Jacobs, IFC Country Manager for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.“While Vietnam is doing better than some other countries in terms of women in bank management, this report clearly shows more should be done to turn commitments into practical steps, enabling women to move into leadership positions. We know that gender balanced leadership leads to better financial returns and other benefits for employees, investors and business.”As a first step and in a bid to help tackle the gender gap in banking, supported by the SBV, IFC is setting up a special initiative for Vietnamese banking institutions to learn from successful global practices, with a focus on talent development, succession planning, and creating more flexible and inclusive workplaces./.
March 09, 2023 09:28 UTC
Mexico's well-known painter Diego Rodarte introduces his paintings to visitors. (Photo: VNA)HCM City (VNA) – The Embassy of Mexico in Vietnam and the Museum of Fine Arts of Ho Chi Minh City on March 7 opened an exhibition that displays paintings by Mexico's well-known painter Diego Rodarte. The exhibition, entitled "BuscandoMéxico" (Exploring Mexico), showcases 32 small-scale oil paintings that feature symbolic places in 32 states or regions of Mexico. His works have been exhibited at international fairs such as the Zona Maco Art Week (Mexico City, 2021) and the prestigious Art Miami International Fair (2021). The exhibition will open to the public until March 16 at the Museum of Fine Arts of Ho Chi Minh City./.
March 07, 2023 21:14 UTC
Illustrative photo (Photo: Courtesy of AFC)Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese U20 football team, with 6 points after having beat Qatar and Australia, is currently in a favourable position to win a berth in the quarter-finals of the 2023 U20 Asia Cup, as it needs only one more point to become the top team in Group B. However, coach Hoang Anh Tuan and his young men have affirmed that they will not aim for a draw against U20 Iran, known as among the strongest in Asia, in their match at 5:00 p.m on March 7. "The last two wins of U20 Vietnam will be meaningless if we lose to Iran," he said. “However, we will not enter the match with any idea about a draw.”Meanwhile, Iranian team’s coach Abdolsamad Marfavi confidently told the media that he has found ways to beat U20 Vietnam after analysing its win against Australia, calling the squad a good team impressive in deploying their tactics in the match. Vietnam is in Group B together with Iran, Australia, and Qatar at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U20 Asian Cup finals which is taking place in Uzbekistan./.
March 07, 2023 19:32 UTC
Thailand’s economy forecast to see better recovery in 2023 (Photo: eastasiaforum)Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand's economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter of 2022 as reduced exports and factory activity, together with tightening monetary conditions, curbed private consumption, according to a recent Reuters poll of economists. As mentioned by median forecast of 19 economists polled from February 9-15, growth in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy was forecast at 3.5% year-on-year in the October-December period, down from 4.5% growth in the prior quarter. A separate Reuters poll found, the Thai economy was expected to grow 3.7% this year and 3.8% in 2024, before slowing to 3.2% in 2025. Bansi Madhavani, senior economist at ANZ, said China's border reopening should provide renewed impetus for Thailand's recovery in 2023 and help offset some of the weakness from the goods export sector. A majority of economists in the Reuters poll expected the BoT to implement another modest rate hike at its policy meeting on March 29./.
February 16, 2023 23:28 UTC
The Moroccan Ministry of Culture invited Vietnam to send art troupes to join the African country’s traditional music festival in July this year. The minister highly valued the role of the EU-ABC and EuroCham as bridges for European businesses’ cooperation with ASEAN and Vietnam. The launch of the joint photo website aims to honour the EFEO’s activities in Vietnam and cooperation with local partners, including research institutes and universities. Finally, a task force is established under the instruction of the Prime Minister. The proposal should be sent to the Prime Minister before June 20, 2023.
February 16, 2023 21:10 UTC
Vietnam looks to boost tourism cooperation with RoK's Jeollabuk-do provinceThe Republic of Korea (RoK) is one of the favourite destinations of Vietnamese tourists, especially young people, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Ha Van Sieu has said. Vietnam is also a market that Jeollabuk-do is targeting, because the province's tourism promotion website has a Vietnamese version, which is friendly for Vietnamese users. Regarding local capital, 13 out of 14 provinces in the region (all except Hoà Bình) have allocated VNĐ2 trillion of local budget capital to implement the three programmes. As of January 31, 13 of 14 provinces have completed the capital allocation, while Tuyên Quang urgently completes the procedures. According to Tran Anh Minh, director of the department, the festival aims to preserve and promote the province’s national intangible cultural heritage and tasty vegetarian food.
February 15, 2023 21:50 UTC
299 old bombs from the Vietnam-American war were discovered by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and the RENEW project in Quang Tri province, Vietnam. They were safely destroyed in An Mỹ Village, Gio Mỹ Commune, Gio Linh District in the central province of Quang Tri. According to Vietnam News, this was the largest number of explosives discovered in a single day by the project this year. Both the NPA and RENEW projects’ mission is to eliminate cluster munitions and make people’s lives safer by reducing accidents, injuries, and death caused by explosive war-time ordinance. Source: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1483372/nearly-300-war-time-explosives-found-in-quang-tri.html
February 15, 2023 19:22 UTC
At the event (Photo: VNA)Bandar Seri Begawan (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held a roundtable discussion with Brunei energy and oil and gas enterprises in Bandar Seri Begawan capital on February 11, as part of his ongoing visit to Brunei. Delegates discussed and proposed new business ideas and opportunities to lift bilateral economic, trade and investment ties, especially in energy and oil and gas. A representative of the Brunei Government shared the vision, socio-economic development strategy and economic restructuring and diversification plans under the Brunei Vision 2035 that turns the country into an economy with dynamic and sustainable development. PM Chinh committed all possible support for Brunei firms to do business effectively and sustainably in the country. He asked for measures to step up collaboration in energy, chemicals, and Halal food for Islamic people.
February 11, 2023 23:01 UTC
Vietnamese police on duty in Turkey (Photo courtesy of the delegation)The team works at the site (Photo courtesy of the delegation)– A 24-member team deployed by the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security has begun engaging in search and rescue efforts in the Turkish southeastern city of Adiyaman, which is among localities bearing the brunt of the devastating February 6 earthquake.According to the ministry’s police department of fire prevention, fighting and rescue, the delegation arrived in the Istanbul international airport on February 10. Due to difficulties in traveling and having to transport 15 tonnes of equipment for rescue work, they were divided into two groups to reach the site where their services are needed.On February 11, they began working at the rubble of a building in Adiyaman where the local authorities said 15 people are trapped.Related inspection and planning activities are thoroughly conducted given extremely difficult conditions, as the temperature drops to minus 6 degrees Celsius and collapsed buildings continue to fall, said a representative of the team.The group left Vietnam for Turkey on February 9, marking the first time Vietnam has sent a delegation on an international search and rescue mission to a disaster site far away from its territory./.
February 11, 2023 09:48 UTC
Watching the film, people can also see images of changes and development of Vietnam today, he said. On the morning of February 10, an individual of this kind of primate appeared in the garden of Le Van Thanh in Cam Tu village. Le Thanh Tung, head of Cam Tu village, said after receiving information from locals about the presence of the primates in the village, village authorities asked local residents not to hunt them. It was recognised by the Vietnam Records Organisation (VietKings) as the biggest of its kind held in Buddhist rituals in Vietnam. To boost traditional and historical education to younger generations, the event also shows people’s dreams, aspirations and cultural creativity, contributing to preserving national cultural identity.
February 11, 2023 08:31 UTC