Since 2000, USAID, through the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, has provided more than $26 million in disaster response, preparedness, and risk reduction assistance in Vietnam. Through the Department of Defense, the U.S. Government has also provided more than $28 million since 1998 to train military and civilian emergency responders and develop and equip disaster management centers, maritime response centers, and disaster shelters at the community level. USAID continues to support Vietnam’s disaster relief efforts and plans are underway to provide additional assistance. … [Read more...] about The United States Announces Assistance to Vietnam to Respond to Tropical Storm Linfa
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To cope with Covid-19, many governments around the world have had to accept economic sacrifices, with a rise in the public debt-to-GDP ratio and budget deficits. The budgets of quite a few governments have fallen into a situation of more spending and less revenue: spending on the health system, cash and credit supports for workers and the business community, plus reductions and deferment of payments of various taxes. In some states with a decent social security system like in Europe, the ratio of public debt to GDP is up to 80-110%, while budget deficits reach 8-9% of GDP. … [Read more...] about Demand stimulus: where to begin?
He said the region also included three UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites, including the Huế Monuments Complex, Hội An town, Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary and Chàm Island-Hội An world biosphere reserve in Quảng Nam as well as world intangible heritages. … [Read more...] about Domestic market to help tourism sector in post-COVID-19-period
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in co-ordination with the Quang Nam provincial People's Committee and the Private Economic Development Research Board launched the National Tourism Conference 2020 on November 28 with the theme of "Linking, Action and Development". In attendance at the event were hundreds of travel operators from across the country. Speaking at the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized that the local tourism industry has since established for 60 years and has development associated with several national historical periods. Overall, it has made plenty of positive contributions to boosting economic development, expanding diplomatic relations, and encouraging cultural and people-to-people exchanges between with other countries across the globe. The Deputy PM added that digital transformation in tourism development is vital, not only for the industry, but for all other economic sectors. The digital transformation and application of … [Read more...] about National Tourism Conference seeks solutions to save tourism industry