Jakarta (VNA) – Representatives of ASEAN member countries and UN officials reviewed the implementation of projects and cooperation activities within the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action for 2016-2020, during their annual meeting on September 15. The virtual meeting between the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN and UN officials was co-chaired by Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, head of the Vietnamese mission to ASEAN, and UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Khaled Khiari. The delegates commended major development steps in the ASEAN-UN comprehensive partnership, with regular meetings at different levels, and the completion of 97 out of 103 action lines set in the action plan. These cooperation activities cover the three pillars of politics-security, economy, and culture-society, as well as experience exchange in narrowing the development gap and enhancing connectivity in ASEAN, and improving the capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat. … [Read more...] about ASEAN, UN vow to advance comprehensive partnership
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Vinafood 2 had been incurring loss until equitization. The situation did not become better after equitization despite the presence of the strategic investor. The corporation took a loss of VND43 billion in Q2 2020. By the end of H1, Vinafood 2 had incurred z loss of VND160 billion, raising the accumulative loss to VND2.188 trillion. … [Read more...] about SOE equitization: state takes loss, and investors lose money
According to lawyer Vo Thien Hien from the HCM City Bar Asociation, the real transaction prices of property was not often shown in contracts. The price in the contracts was often lower or equivalent to the minimum in the regulated land prices frame. … [Read more...] about Land prices frame proposed to be more market-based
Modern, digital, transparent bookkeeping We are also leveraging our vast global network of partners to eradicate the digital divide which SME owners face. For example, we’ve teamed up with cloud-based business solutions provider Zoho, which provides SME owners with access to digital tools like accounting software which helps automate and digitise time-sensitive, paper-based accounting processes. … [Read more...] about Boosting Vietnamese SMEs by bridging the “digital divide”
Surveys have found that family members and family conditions have serious influences on students’ career trends. Parents tend to tell their children to take ‘hot’ jobs that can bring big money instead of jobs which fit the children’s tastes and abilities. “Many 12th graders still don’t know what they will be. They just say they want to study the majors which bring a lot of money,” Phuong said, adding that it is necessary to introduce careers to students before it is too late. … [Read more...] about Why is MOET giving career guidance to elementary school students?