By Donald Lambert - Principal private sector development specialist Asian Development Bank As a result, many SOEs are no longer borrowing through the government, but they are still using debts sub-optimally. That is a big deal. SOEs accounted for 29 per cent of GDP as of 2016 and comprised seven out of Vietnam’s 10 largest corporations in 2018. They are dominant in infrastructure and other sectors that are key to improving Vietnam’s productivity. … [Read more...] about How to drive the economy by reforming state-owned debt
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In Thursday’s press release, the U.S. State Department affirms that the country stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its ASEAN partners to mitigate the current pandemic, and also to strengthen ASEAN’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future zoonotic and other infectious disease outbreaks. … [Read more...] about US CDC to open Southeast Asian office in Hanoi: State Dept.
It is necessary to build a full system of legal documents, specifying each object, each polluting act and punishment must be heavy enough to deter violators. At the same time, it is necessary to enhance the responsibilities of environmental protection officers at all levels, the environmental police force as well as raising awareness of businesses and people about behaviours that cause pollution and the level of punishment. … [Read more...] about Hà Nội working hard to combat air pollution
Hanoi installed an air monitoring system in 2016 to control air pollution. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has managed and operated a system of 35 automatic air monitoring stations. In addition, the department is implementing a project of building 15 fixed air environmental monitoring stations, integrating three radioactive monitoring devices; one radioactive monitoring device on automatic surface water monitoring station, six underground water monitoring stations; five water monitoring stations and complete the environmental monitoring network in the city in 2021. … [Read more...] about Hanoi working hard to combat air pollution
HCM CITY — The U.S. Department of State intends to provide $5 million to establish the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam in HCM City, to deliver capacity-building seminars to entry-to mid-level professionals aged 25-40 from across Southeast Asia around the themes of technology and innovation, public policy, and entrepreneurship. … [Read more...] about U.S. Department of State launches new YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam