This was part of the company’s practical activities to realize the Government’s Resolution 30A on assisting needy localities. Also at the event, Viettel handed over nearly VND 18 billion in cash to help the district carry out social welfare programs during the 2019-2020 period, such as building new gratitude houses and handing over breeding cattle and seedlings to needy households, constructing schools and public facilities, and purchasing medical and educational equipment. At the ceremony Lo Van Thang, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ba Thuoc district, has highly appreciated Viettel’s great support over the past time. For the past nine years, the group has financed the district with VND 80 billion, helping the locality reduce poverty, he added. Meanwhile, Deputy Political Chief of Viettel Can Long Giang held that once operational, the school and medical clinic will benefit local people and the district’s education and … [Read more...] about Viettel supports poor district in Thanh Hoa
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Le Ngoc Anh, owner of Deborah JSC, shows customers bathroom equipment provided by the company (Photo courtesy of the company) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – There are around 145,000 small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) currently run by women in Vietnam, accounting for a quarter of all SMEs nationally. Such businesses play a crucial role for growth, contributing 30 percent of GDP and more than half of job creation. But it’s not just at the top where women are making a difference. The World Economic Forum says Vietnam is among the top 25 countries in the world closing the gender gap in the labour force. Of all women, 73 percent are in gainful employment, just 10 percent lower than their male counterparts. By 2020, Vietnam wants one million enterprises and of them they are targeting more than a third owned by women. That means in the next two years, the amount of companies with a woman at the helm will have to increase threefold. And that’s a challenge. Last year was a … [Read more...] about Woman power helps boost Vietnam’s economy
Peter Chang, president of the Asian Health Literacy Association, speaks about global health literacy plans and governmental action at a conference on Monday in HCM City. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc HCM CITY — Health literacy can contribute to reducing disparities among different groups of people in accessing universal healthcare services, Professor Dianne Levin-Zamir from Israel's University of Haifa said on Monday (November 11) at an international conference held in HCM City. In many countries, communication with patients and the public is increasingly becoming digital. “This trend has great advantages, among them bringing health information and navigation directly into homes, allowing for personal data to be stored and then accessed for the benefit of the patient as well as increased efficiency. And it creates big data for analysis and technology development and more,” she said. According … [Read more...] about Digital literacy helps to reduce disparities in universal healthcare
At the thematic discussion held in Hanoi on February 28, UNDP Country Director in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen highlighted that control of corruption must be sped up for sustainable development of all nations and societies. The UNDP supports the study as part of efforts to share experience with Vietnam in penalising the bribery of foreign public officials, thus helping the country complete its legal framework to combat corruption in the business sector, she said. A member of the research group, PhD Dao Le Thu, director of the comparative legal research centre under the Hanoi Law University, said that global economic integration has increased the risks of local investors giving bribes to officials at foreign governments, agencies and organisations to seek competitive advantages in international trade and investment. The US, the UK, Japan, the Republic of Korea and China, which have criminalized the act of offering bribes to foreign officials, were chosen as case studies in service of … [Read more...] about Study helps complete legal framework to combat corruption
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?