(CPV)- The Connectivity Scorecard 2010 shows Vietnam finishing in 15th position among resource and efficiency-driven economies, with a score of 3.42. Of the four other ASEAN economies included in the rankings, Vietnam trails Malaysia, which scored 7.11 to take the top spot, and Thailand (3.53), but managed to stay ahead of the Philippines (2.97) and Indonesia (2.14). Vietnam performs best in the consumer category of the Scorecard. The country achieved its highest score of 0.67 in the consumer usage and skills sub-category, where its performance comes close to the top-scorer Malaysia (0.74). This is largely on account of its high literacy rate, which is close to the median score on this metric. High levels of voice usage and moderate performance in internet usage (a score of 0.43 on a 0 to 1 scale) further boost the country's score in this area. While Vietnam offers a relatively strong performance in the consumer-related sub-categories, a lackluster performance in the business segment … [Read more...] about Connectivity Scorecard 2010: Vietnam – Undone by low scores in the business segment
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Economic globalisation has lifted millions of people out of poverty - but free trade agreements are facilitating the rapid movement of processed food and tobacco products into developing economies and posing a new threat to health, the International Conference on Realising the Rights to Health and Development for All was told. Transnational corporations have identified new markets and strategies for their products, particularly young people and women in the developing world, Dr Paul Kowal, a scientist with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle, said. "The presence of a large tobacco company pretty much assures that smoking rates will go up in a country." "Corporations are adapting their marketing practices to counter tobacco control measures, including selling cigarettes by the stick or promoting them as a desirable lifestyle to women and youth," Dr Kowal said. "Just as with tobacco, junk food and soft drinks sold by transnational … [Read more...] about Tobacco set to kill more in the developing world than AIDS
VNGOP - The United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations 2008 was solemnly started in the morning of May 14 in Hà Nội, under the theme: "Buddhism's Contribution to Building a Just, Democratic and Civilized Society". Addressing the opening ceremony, State President Nguyễn Minh Triết asseted that, the event, hosted by Việt Nam, proves the Vietnamese State's respect and support to the UN's decision to adopt the Vesak Celebrations Day the world's cultural and religious day, as well as affirms its respect to good moral values brought about by different religions, including Buddhism. "Việt Nam always has regard for religions' good moral values which bring people to truth, goodness and ethics, especially those appropriate to traditional culture, morality and lifestyle of the Vietnamese people, encouraging them to engage in the construction of a new society and the cause of a wealthy population, powerful country and an equal, democratic and civilized society", President Triết emphasized. … [Read more...] about UN Day of Vesak Celebrations 2008: For a Nirvana land in the real world
PANO - Experiences and good practices in implementing Politburo Resolution 51, strengthening the Communist Party of Vietnam's leadership in military businesses, were introduced and discussed in a seminar in Hanoi. The seminar was co-organized by the Vietnam People's Army Newspaper and the General Department for Defence Industry on September 10th. Military businesses have played an important role in Vietnam's economy. Especially, in the fiercely competitive market economy and the global economic downturn, military businesses managed to develop in strategic areas to produce and supply goods for the society and defence tasks. One of the keys in their success is the Party's leadership. However, during the implementation of the Resolution, there have been some problems with the structure of businesses, and relations between the leaders of the companies and their positions, which result in misinterpretation about the role of political work in the businesses. At the seminar, the … [Read more...] about Seminar discusses ways to boost Party’s leadership in military businesses
On the morning of 22 June 2007, Dong Nai Provincial Party Committee organized a meeting to have a preliminary review on the compliance with Resolution 09 of Ministry of Politics involving "Strengthening Party's leadership in the matter of Vietnamese veteran during this stage of new revolution". The meeting has been attended by Mr. Tran Dinh Thanh - Secretary of Provincial Party Committee; Vo Van Mot - Provincial People's Committee's Chairman; Bui Ngoc Thanh - Head of Public Relations Board of Provincial Party Committee. Provincial Party Committee's Secretary Tran Dinh Thanh grants For 5 years of carrying Resolution 09 into force, all levels of Party's Executive Committee have frequently directed and communicated new State and Party's guidelines and policies to War Veteran Association, organized and orientated all Association's activities, facilitated the Association's opinion contribution to building policies and legislations of the Party and Government so as to effectively … [Read more...] about Preliminarily reviewing the compliance with Resolution 09 issued by Ministry of Politics in regard of enhancing Party’s leadership in the veteran matter after it has been brought into effect for 5 years.