Hanoi (VNA) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 500-million-USD policy-based loan to allow the Philippines to quickly access emergency financing in the event of disasters triggered by natural hazards or public health emergencies. The Philippines has been hit by several major disasters in recent years, including typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the Taal volcano eruption in January 2020, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ADB Vice-President Ahmed Saeed said in a statement. "This new contingent disaster financing instrument will help the government manage fiscal risks posed by those shocks and lessen the economic and social impacts on people's livelihoods and the country's economy," Saeed added. ADB Financial Sector Specialist for Southeast Asia Benita Ainabe said the Disaster Resilience Improvement Programme will support government policy reforms aimed at ensuring the government to quickly address the needs of vulnerable segments of the population following disasters. It will … [Read more...] about ADB approves 500 million USD loan to boost Philippines’ disaster resilience
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Each university in Hanoi has roughly 10,000 students. Similarly, there are up to seven universities on a one-kilometre section of Nguyen Trai Street in Thanh Xuan District. Giai Phong Street in Hai Ba Trung District is in the same situation. Nguyen Trai Street often faces traffic congestion … [Read more...] about Sluggish university relocation worsens Hanoi traffic
The Army Commander of the capital city, the Department of Health and the Division of Military Health arranged quarantine places for athletes of the Vietnam People’s Army’s tank team who took part in the Tank Biathlon event of 2020 International Army Games in Russia’s Moscow. … [Read more...] about Hanoi still closes bars, karaoke parlors
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will open a regional office in Hanoi to increase its public health engagement in Southeast Asia, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced after an online ministerial meeting with the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations hosted by Vietnam on Thursday. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
On September 3, she took a flight from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi to France for her further study with the two-hour transit in Qatar. One day later, she landed in France and had a positive Covid-19 test result. She is now being isolated at a dormitory of Paris IV University. … [Read more...] about Hanoi student tested positive for Covid-19 in France