Women-led businesses on the rise

The four-year programme will run until 2021. It aims to help the country register 1 million new formal private enterprises by 2020, increase the percentage of women-led enterprises, accelerate the growth in private sector employment, strengthen property rights, develop more competitive factor markets and improve enforcement of competition policy, facilitating Vietnam’s regional and international economic integration.

Sustainable development critical to businesses’ existence

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Planning and Investment is collecting opinions on a draft study report proposing the inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the socio-economic development strategy for 2021 – 2030 of Vietnam. This will also be a legal basis for the country to realise its commitments to the international community, […]

Japan funds project against women, child trafficking in remote areas

Hanoi (VNA) – The Japanese Government will provide a non-refundable assistance worth more than 482,000 USD for a project on women and child trafficking prevention in mountainous and remote areas of the northwestern border province of Dien Bien. Speaking at a signing ceremony in Hanoi on February 26, Ambassador Kunio Umeda said Japan hopes to […]

Vietnam should not become drug transit route: PM

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam must avoid becoming one of the world’s major transit points for illegal drugs, according to a directive issued recently by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on behalf of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Law enforcement forces, ministries, State agencies and provincial authorities have been urged to pull out all the […]

German-funded project to support Vietnam in Paris Agreement implementation

Hanoi (VNA) – The German government has provided 10.3 million EUR in non-refundable ODA to support Vietnam in the implementation of the Paris Agreement from 2019 to 2023. The joint project “Support to Vietnam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and […]

Philippines bans single-use plastics in Government offices

Hanoi (VNA) – The Philippines has banned single-use plastics, including plastic bags, straws, spoons and forks, in Government offices following a resolution which became effective on February 26. The resolution was issued by Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Roy Cimatu, who is also chair of the National Solid Waste Management Commission. Specifically, the ban […]

Trade minister asks for optimising EVFTA commitments

Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on February 26 asked relevant departments and agencies to optimise commitments in the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) which will take effect later this year. He made the request during a working session in Hanoi to discuss the government’s action programme […]

Travellers from affected areas must be quarantined: Deputy PM

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has ordered continued quarantine and close monitoring of those entering Vietnam from regions hit by COVID-19 outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Dam, who is also head of the national steering committee for the SARS-CoV-2-caused acute respiratory disease (COVID-19) prevention and control, made the request […]

Deputy PM receives Germany’s Hessen state minister

Hanoi (VNA) – Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on February 26 lauded Germany’s Hessen state as a most active factor in Vietnam – Germany strategic partnership. During a reception in Hanoi for Minister of Higher Education, Research and the Arts of Germany’s Hessen State Angela Dorn, Binh said two-way trade between Vietnam and Hessen state […]

Working session discusses support to sectors hit by COVID-19

Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh chaired a meeting in Hanoi on February 26 to discuss support to sectors hit by COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Industry Department, Vietnam’s manufacturing and processing sector mostly relies on materials and spare parts imported from China, the Republic […]