She said the Singaporean Embassy is working with Vietnamese relevant agencies to devise regulations on trade and travel between the two countries in line with the current context, voicing her hope that Hanoi will support and create favourable conditions for the implementation of the rules. … [Read more...] about Singapore to use strengths to support Hanoi: Ambassador
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Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam has seen certain achievements made in tobacco harm prevention and control but challenges continue to emerge, including the increasing trend of smoking e-cigarettes, Associate Professor and Dr Luong Ngoc Khue has said. At a meeting with partners of the Bloomberg Initiative in Hanoi on January 19, Khue, who is also Vice Chairman of the National Medical Council and Director of the Fund for Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control, highlighted encouraging outcomes after seven years of implementing the law on prevention and control. A decline has been recorded in smoking in public places like schools, offices, and public transport; a behaviour subject to increasing objections from the community. Smoking is now almost never seen at meetings, weddings, or funerals. Many non-smokers have also recognised their right to have their health protected and spoken out to remind others not to smoke in places where it is banned, Khue said. Pointing out new challenges, he cited the … [Read more...] about E-cigarette use on the rise: Expert
Manulife is giving each of its 35,000 employees around the world the spending equivalent of fifty Canadian dollars in their local currency to ‘pay it forward’ and create acts of kindness in their local communities this holiday season. … [Read more...] about Manulife spreads kindness through its employees
Hanoi (VNA) – Prof. Dr. Huynh Thi Phuong Lien has been awarded with the title of “Hero of Labour in the “Doi Moi” (Renewal) Period” in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the development of the vaccine industry in Vietnam from 2009 – 2019. Lien is a senior specialist at the State-owned Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (Vabiotech) under the Ministry of Health, who had 53 years of experience in medicine. The title was presented to the 80-year-old professor by Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, who is also the First Vice President of the Central Council for Emulation and Rewards, in a ceremony held at the Hanoi-based Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology on January 19. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thi Phuong Lien delivers an acceptance speech during the ceremony. (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...] about 80-year-old vaccine researcher honoured with Hero of Labour title
The percentage of renewable power in solar and wind in the mix of Vietnam should be higher after 2021 due to numerous wind power projects being commissioned. The record comes from multiple projects of less than 1MW being allowed at the same site, a financially attractive FiT2, and strong support from local bankers. … [Read more...] about Booming solar power: signal for worry or delight?