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Vietnam Plans to Become Solid Middle-Class Nation by 2025

Vietnam’s top leaders have resolved to become at least a middle-income country over the next five years, an about-face from abject poverty in the 1980s, by attracting more foreign investment in manufacturing. The Communist Party’s Central Committee wrapped up a plenary session October 8 held to ...

Ralph Jennings

Anti-flood projects should be carried out synchronously: HCMC Party Chief

Mr. Nen made the statement at a yesterday meeting between the delegation of the city Party Committee, the People’s Committee and the Department of Construction.   According to HCMC Party Chief Nguyen Van Nen, city authorities have found the best solutions for anti-flooding program for years and ...

Quoc Hung - Translated by Anh Quan

Development project of Mekong Delta interdisciplinary database system approved

Its goal aims to establish and operate interdisciplinary database system for the Mekong Delta on the basis of implementing integrated solutions, connectivity, sharing, linking databases between ministries, central agencies, localities, the Mekong River Commission of Vietnam (MRC), International Mekong River Commission and related agencies and ...

An Ha- Translated by Huyen Huong

My Son Sanctuary landscape protection zone established

A landscape protection zone for the My Son Sanctuary, a world cultural heritage site in the central province of Quang Nam, has been set up to preserve both historical and cultural relics and biodiversity there. It covers more than 1,160ha of land, including over 1,100ha of natural forests, in Duy Phu ...

HSBC, WWF Vietnam join hands to recover submerged forests

HSBC Vietnam has teamed up with World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) Vietnam in rolling out a project worth 10 billion VND (431,800 USD) to recover submerged forests at the Ca Mau Cape National Park in the southernmost province of Ca Mau. The five-year project strives to retrieve ...

VNA

Vietnam to sign emissions reduction purchase agreement

Vietnam will be the fifth partner in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to sign an Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA), according to Standing Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan. As part of efforts to implement the 2015 ...

Vietnam floods and landslides displace 90,000 people as new cyclone nears

Floods and landslides in Vietnam are reported to have left at least 102 people dead or missing, while tens of thousands of people have lost their homes to rising water. Two storms that hit central Vietnam in the first two weeks of October, Storm Linfa and Storm Nangka, ...

Ashley Lampard in Hanoi

Vietnam Has 3rd-Highest Sex Ratio Imbalance in the World, Report Says

Families are choosing to have more boys than girls, and experts worry this will cause problems in the future. SGGP reports that new data from the United National Population Fund (UNFPA) shows that in 2019, Vietnam’s sex ratio was 111.5 boys per 100 girls, an imbalance behind only ...

Saigoneer

Vietnam’s vision and goals for a digital nation

Vietnam has been eager to reinvent itself and key among its strategies is their digital transformation. The nation is are keenly aware of the decisive role perception plays in this. Digital platform development is a breakthrough solution to promote faster digital transformation, reduce costs and increase efficiency. ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Vietnam: Devastating landslides hit army camp

Rescue teams in Vietnam raced against the clock on Sunday in search for a dozen men, after a series of landslides overwhelmed an army camp.  Heavy rain has pounded over central Vietnam for more than a week, resulting in floods and landslides that have killed at least 64 people, according to the country’s disaster management authority.  “From 2 ...

jcg/rc (AFP, Reuters, dpa)

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