Social News Headlines 20/2

The Ha Noi Police and Noi Bai International Airport on Monday set up a team of traffic police officials to increase safety at Noi Bai Airport.

Traffic safety rules tightened at Noi Bai This is being done as the passenger traffic at the airport is increasing and also in preparation for the operation of T2, the second terminal that is under construction. According to Major General Nguyen Duc Chung, director of the Ha Noi Police Force, the team was set up at the request of Minister of Public Security Major Tran Dai Quang and Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang. These leaders demanded increased mobilisation of traffic police … [Read more...]

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ILO-Vietnam Decent Work Country Programme reviewd

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The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), reviewed the implementation of the ILO-Vietnam Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) in Hanoi on February 18. The DWCP was signed on May 24, 2012 and two meetings were held in May 2012 and May 2013 to set priorities for each partner. Over the past two years, relevant DWCP parties have implemented the program within the confines of the set priorities, including … [Read more...]

ILO, Vietnam review sustainable employment cooperation

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(VOV) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), reviewed the implementation of the ILO-Vietnam Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) in Hanoi on February 18. ILO specialist honoured with trade union insignia Vietnam joins ILO sustainable development conference ILO calls for urgent global action to fight occupational diseases The DWCP was signed on May 24, 2012 and two meetings were held in May 2012 and May 2013 to set … [Read more...]

ILO, Vietnam review employment cooperation

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(VOV) - The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), reviewed the implementation of the ILO-Vietnam Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) in Hanoi on February 18. ILO specialist honoured with trade union insignia Vietnam joins ILO sustainable development conference ILO calls for urgent global action to fight occupational diseases The DWCP was signed on May 24, 2012 and two meetings were held in May 2012 and May 2013 to set … [Read more...]

13 cooperatives meeting the standard of provincial advanced models in 2013

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The 5th Conference of advanced Cooperatives in 2013 has recently been held by the Cooperative Union, to sum up the movement in economic cooperation area during the 3 years from 2011 to 2013 and to propose plan for period 2013 - 2015. According to Provincial Cooperative Union, at present the province has 194 cooperatives and 1 cooperative group, operating in the fields of agriculture, industry and small industries, transport, trade and services, people's credit. In recent years, these … [Read more...]

Development of agricultural co-operatives associated with environmental protection

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On November 8th in Hai Phong city, Vietnam Cooperative Alliance and Natural Resources and Environment Newspaper ( MONRE )in collaboration with the Institute for Cooperation and Economic Development Cooperation held the Seminar : " Assessment of pollution and impacts on the environment. Agricultural cooperative models associated with environmental protection. " The seminar were chaired by Mr. Nguyen Huu Nga , Deputy Director of Institute for Development and Economic Cooperation ( IDEC) , … [Read more...]

Vietnam Red Cross links with ten organizations for humanitarian activities

Vietnam Red Cross on October 14 signed an agreement with ten domestic organizations and agencies to coordinate for implementing humanitarian activities for the period 2013 to 2018. President Truong Tan Sang was present at the signing ceremony, and expressed his appreciation of the work and effort put in by the Vietnam Red Cross and all affiliate organizations and agencies. The ten organizations and agencies coordinating with the Vietnam Red Cross include the Ministry of Public Security, … [Read more...]

Bettering Healthcare for Workers in Enterprises

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For labourers, health is a very important factor, but healthcare for workers is now not given proper attention. Many businesses remain indifferent to building medical networks and organising medical checkups for their employees, while this is an essential and legitimate demand to ensure the life of their employees and sustain their development. In many companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, where machinery, equipment and technologies are outdated, workers are prone to high … [Read more...]

There Is More Room for Business Travel Development in Vietnam

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Vietnam Business Forum is given an exclusive interview with Mr Pham Tien Dung, Director of Golden Tour & Convention Centre, Director of ICT Promotion Agency after he has just returned Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Australia. Giang Tu reports.How do you assess the development of business travel services in Vietnam? In Vietnam, business travel services are usually limited to meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions (MICE); thus, this form of tourism is not … [Read more...]

Banks blamed for high rates of real estate-related bad debts

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The Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the Deputy Minister of Finance and the Minister of Construction answered NA deputies' questions on January 24 about the bad debts on loans in the real estate market. NA deputy Tran Du Lich from HCM City appreciated that the SBV set the limit of 3% of total outstanding loans for real estate investment loans. However, he said the lending terms and interest should be made stable for at least three years to attract customers. He … [Read more...]

Law on Cooperatives Subject to Be Amended under New Trend

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The Ministry of Planning and Investment recently held a press conference to consult on ideas on the draft for the amendment of the Law on Cooperatives. On the sidelines of the press conference, the Vietnam Business Forum interviewed Mr Dang Huy Dong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment on this issue. Anh Phuong reports. Could you please reveal the process of preparing the draft for the amendment of Law on Cooperatives at this time? With responsibility delegated by the State to draft and … [Read more...]

Vietnam Central Party member rebuked for unethical lifestyle

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The Central Inspection Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam has rebuked a senior Party member for violating Party norms in adopting an ostentatious and "unethical" lifestyle. Pham Trung Dung, Secretary and Vice Chairman of Vietnam Cooperative Alliance … [Read more...]

Vocational training needs changes

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(VEN) - Institute of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance former director Vu Hy Thieu said there continues to be a major shortfall in vocational training available at craft villages and these shortcomings were affecting the development of handicraft villages. He spoke about the issue in an interview with Vietnam Economic News' reporter Viet Nga. What is the role of vocational training in the development of handicraft villages? … [Read more...]

Cooperatives: Weak Economic Force

Although the Vietnamese Government promulgated a lot of policies on incentives for cooperatives, these policies have not been put into practice. According to a report released by the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance, in the first seven months of this year, the Ministry of Finance extended the payment term for value-added tax (VAT) for 208,250 businesses, extended corporate income tax payment term for 8,260 enterprises, reduced land rents for 3,150 enterprises. Unfortunately, a very few cooperatives … [Read more...]

Enhancing the role of collective economy

(VEN) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance recently held a conference to review 361/KH/BCT-LMHTXVN plan in the 2010-2012 period, and signed a plan for the 2012-2015 period. Stability and development According to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa, after two years of the implementation of Prime Ministerial Decision 23/QD-TTg dated January 6, 2010 on the project focusing on the development of rural trade in the 2010-2015 period and the … [Read more...]

PM stresses development of cooperatives

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The development of cooperatives should be combined with the national industrialisation and modernisation and the building of new rural areas, said the Government leader. At a ceremony to mark the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives in Hanoi on July 7, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said that in addition to developing new cooperatives, it is necessary to consolidate and improve the efficiency of existing ones. He suggested that the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA), as a representative … [Read more...]

VN celebrates int’l year of cooperatives

VGP - A meeting was held on July 7 to mark the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 with the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the meeting to mark the International Year of Cooperatives 2012, Hanoi, July 7, 2012 - Photo: VGP Over the past 200 years, cooperatives have made substantial contributions to socio-economic development in countries across the world. Nearly 750,000 cooperatives have contributed to improving living standards of half of … [Read more...]

Hanoi marks International Year of Cooperatives

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More than 1,000 local and international delegates attended a meeting in Hanoi on July 7 to mark the 18th anniversary of the International Year of Cooperatives and the 90th anniversary of International Cooperative Day. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung emphasized that, with great efforts and determination from the Party and the people, Vietnam will overcome its difficulties and fulfill its targets to develop into a modern industrialized country by 2020, and the … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/6

Deputy PM lauds result of price stabilisation effort Price-stabilisation programmes had shown positive results over the past months and their practical effects should be further promoted, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said on Saturday. Chairing an online conference at the Government headquarters, Hai said price-stabilisation schemes had provided interest-free or low-interest loans to companies so they could offer essential items at lower-than-market prices. "These were among … [Read more...]

Danang hosts conference on cooperative fisheries

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Fisheries should work together and share valuable knowledge in order to overcome industry challenges, claimed the International Cooperative Fisheries Organization (ICFO) at a recent conference hosted in Danang. Held on June 15, the ICFO conference brought together professionals from East Asia to discuss global issues that affect local fisheries. The ICFO, an organisation that aims to improve the social status of the world's fisheries and protect the rights of its fishermen through … [Read more...]