The Hanoitimes - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has helped bring down the poverty rate from 60% in the mid-eighties in Vietnam to 16% in 2016. IFAD aids Vietnam’s climate change response IFAD funds VN’s agricultural development project Gov’t direction on IFAD aid Vietnam – the country with more than 70% of the population living in rural areas – has experienced significant changes with the elimination of hunger, reduction of poverty, and most of all the improvement of livelihood over the past 25 years. IFAD's Associate Vice-President Donal Brown. Photo: IFAD How could Vietnam reduce its poverty rate from around 60% of total population in the mid-eighties to 16% in 2016? The presence of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since 1993 has greatly helped to drive down the rate in the Southeast Asian country. Over the past 25 years, the IFAD has financed total US$565.4 … [Read more...] about How does Vietnam rural area change over 25 past years?
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The programme aims to empower participants to shape the future of the textile-garment, footwear and other export industries. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – A training programme on how to create better work in businesses is being held in Ho Chi Minh City on March 19-20 for leaders of trade union organisations in southern localities. Better Work - a partnership programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – focuses on activities to promote occupational health and safety, and effective social dialogues. The programme aims to empower participants to shape the future of the textile-garment, footwear and other export industries. It will provide basic knowledge about the global supply chain and how to manage social responsibility issues as well as experience in promoting dialogues between employers and employees. It also develops skills for workers, reform working conditions, and harmonise relations between business … [Read more...] about Trade union organisations trained to create better work in businesses
Vu Thanh Huyen from the MOLISA Department for Work Safety. Efforts bear fruit These days, Vu Thanh Huyen from the Department for Work Safety under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), is gearing up her efforts in compiling contents and agendas for next OSH workshops following the first of its kind had been organized successfully at Ho Chi Minh City Vocational College last year. Huyen was one of the six participants selected to join a OSH course held at Aalborg University Copenhagen as part of the “Understanding Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) – Mechanisms, Assessment and Preventive Actions” project funded by the Danish Government. Lasting for six consecutive weeks, the course attracted 24 representatives specializing at the field of OSH from Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The participants, every week, focused their attention on studying major OSH topics in Denmark, notably relevant policies and regulations, the OSH … [Read more...] about Denmark-funded project yields spillover effects upon occupational safety work
The Hanoitimes - The movement will firstly leave influences on the hospitality segment and other services. No vacancy in luxury hotels in Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit The second meeting of US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, which is scheduled to take place in Hanoi next week, will leave positive impacts on Vietnamese tourism and real estate market, according to Savills Vietnam. Nguyen Hong Son, director advisory Savills Hanoi. Photo: Savills Vietnam The event, for the short-time, drives up tourism sector thanks to a surge of international visitors to the country, said Nguyen Hong Son, director advisory Savills Hanoi. The movement will firstly leave influences on the hospitality segment and other services. In fact, demand for hotel rooms in the city is expected to sharply increase days around the summit due to the attendance of politicians and delegations, media, security and logistics personnel, he said. Earlier … [Read more...] about How does Trump-Kim summit affect Vietnam’s real estate market?
Last man standing -- Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (L) accepted the best picture Oscar for "The Shape of Water" from Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 2018. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?