Trade Joining so many FTAs makes no sense: expert By Thuy Dung Friday, Nov 22, 2019,14:33 (GMT+7) Joining so many FTAs makes no sense: expertBy Thuy Dung Visitors inspect a machine at a fair for the textile and garment sector. The country’s participation in so many FTAs makes no sense - PHOTO: TL HANOI - Vietnam has signed many free trade agreements (FTAs) since 2010 but its participation in so many FTAs makes no sense, noted Tran Toan Thang from the National Center for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast. At an international conference, themed “Prospects of Vietnam’s economy in the 2021-2025 period: opportunities and challenges from new-generation free trade agreements,” held in Hanoi on November 21, Thang stated that since the Laws on Enterprises and Investment came into force, 16 FTAs have been signed, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership … [Read more...] about Joining so many FTAs makes no sense: expert
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Major General Bùi Trung Dũng, Deputy Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard (first row, first left) takes a group photo with delegates on the sidelines of the second Coast Guard Global Summit in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng TOKYO — Major General Bùi Trung Dũng, Deputy Commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard, is joining coast guard leaders from 57 countries and eight international organisations at the second Coast Guard Global Summit in Tokyo on Wednesday and Thursday. In his opening remarks, Commandant of the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) Shuichi Iwanami laid stress on the changing global security environment with emerging non-traditional security threats. As no single nation could cope with security challenges in an effective manner, the JCG in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation is organising the summit to promote collaboration and coordination among coast guard forces around the world, he said. At … [Read more...] about VN attends second Coast Guard Global Summit in Tokyo
Report shows 81% don't exercise enough with effects on health, brain development and social skills. Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such analysis. The World Health Organization says children's health is being damaged as well as their brain development and social skills. It says failing to take the recommended hour a day of exercise is a universal problem in rich and poor countries. Boys were more active than girls in all but four of the 146 countries studied. What exercise counts? Pretty much anything that makes the heart beat more quickly and the lungs breathe harder. It could include: running cycling swimming football hopping skipping gymnastics The target is 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise a day. "I don't regard it as a ridiculous target," the WHO's Dr Fiona Bull says. "It is evidence-based to establish good health and development." The difference between moderate and vigorous is … [Read more...] about ‘Global epidemic’ of childhood inactivity
Illustrative image (Photo: dangcongsan.vn) HCM City (VNA) – More than 7,000 people with disabilities from Ho Chi Minh City and 16 southern cities and provinces will join the 20th camp festival in Ho Chi Minh City on November 30. During a press conference on November 22, a representative of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said the festival is meant to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) and the 20–year journey of the charity festival. Participants will have a chance to play folk games, enjoy puppet shows and free lunch buffet, read books, as well as visit landmark destinations at Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park. A highlight of the event will be exchanges with outstanding citizens 2018. The event costing over 2.5 billion VND (108,000 USD) will be funded by the park and philanthropists./. VNA … [Read more...] about Over 7,000 disabled to join 20th camp festival in Ho Chi Minh City
The water supply market is beset with many groups of interests, according to Luu Binh Nhuong, a National Assembly Deputy. WHA Utilities and Power PLC (WHAUP) has announced the completion of a transaction in which it acquired 34 percent of shares of the Song Duong Surface Water Company. The deal is worth 2.762 billion baht, or VND2.080 trillion. Song Duong Water Plant 2011 was the time when Vietnam witnessed a movement of investment in the water supply sector. A lot of foreign investment funds also jumped into the market. Also in the province, the holding company of WHAUP has another investment project – WHA Industrial Zone 1, capitalized at VND22 trillion ($1 billion), covering an area of 3,200 hectares. Mai Lan Hanoi's water plant releases raw sewage after water crisis The Da River water plant was found to have flushed thousands of cubic metres of raw wastewater used to cleanse their tanks to the environment, days after it was involved in a polluted water … [Read more...] about Should foreign companies be allowed to join Vietnam’s water supply market?