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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The government believes that the high state ownership ratio make enterprises less attractive in the eyes of investors. It also makes it difficult to change corporate governance, thus affecting enterprises’ production and business performance. If problems still exist, not only will enterprises suffer, but the whole economy will also be affected. In the case of Vinafood 2, for example, as the big rice trader met difficulties, this affected rice production, exports, farmers’ lives and the nation’s food security. … [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
Ready-to-go e-commerce For larger SMEs who are ready to expand their market reach, we have developed Simplify Commerce, a multifaceted solution that covers a broad range of business needs, such as setting up their own website, through to selling products and services via e-commerce channels. We recognise that most small business owners do not have the time or resources to start an e-commerce operation from scratch, which is why we developed an “out-of-the-box” product which gives business owners access to a broad range of tools necessary to take their business online, and out into the broader market. … [Read more...] about Boosting Vietnamese SMEs by bridging the “digital divide”
Phuong once travelled to An Giang province to give career guidance. He asked the students who live near rice fields and fish farming ponds “Why don’t you study veterinary or plant protection?”. The students replief: “Are these also called occupations? … [Read more...] about Why is MOET giving career guidance to elementary school students?