A delegation of Vietnam attended the Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which took place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on November 12-13 (Photo: vtv.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of Vietnam attended the Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which took place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on November 12-13. The delegation, comprising of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry Industry and Trade, actively participated in discussions and made various contributions to the compilation of dossiers for the 30th meeting of APEC ministers of foreign affairs and economy. The CSOM is the first event of the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, which runs through November 18. At the CSOM, APEC senior officials spoke highly of the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang city of Vietnam for maintaining the momentum of … [Read more...] about Vietnam takes part in 2018 APEC CSOM in Papua New Guinea
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A corner of Hội An, a popular tourism city in the central coastal region. — VNS Photo Xuân Đăng HCM CITY — The central coastal region continues to face challenges in tourism development even though the area is rich and diverse in natural and cultural resources. In recent years, the number of tourists to the region has exploded but has accounted for only 12.4 per cent of the country's total tourism income. The central coastal region has a coastline of nearly 1,400 km with many islands, including the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. In addition, there are ecotourism sites, including three national parks and 14 nature reserves. It also has four out of eight of the country's World Heritage sites, almost 300 cultural and historical relics and revolutionary relics, including 12 special national monuments. This area is also home … [Read more...] about Central coastal region to collaborate on tourism development
Contestant Ng Zhen Long Desmond (Singapore). Photo courtesy of the organiser HÀ NỘI The final round of the ASEAN+3 Song Contest 2019 will be held on July 26-28 in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, home of the Hạ Long Bay World Heritage Site. Hosted by Radio the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV), the contest is for professional singers aged 18-35 of regional countries with the aim of boosting mutual understanding and enhancing knowledge about the culture and tourism of the countries involved. The contest also encourages young talents in the music industry. Representive of Việt Nam, Trần Thị Hồng Nhung. Photo courtesy of the organiser The contest will draw the participation of 22 singers from 10 ASEAN member countries. Guest singers from China, Japan and South Korea will also perform. The finale will be broadcast live on radio channels VOV3 and VOV5 (English) and on television channels VTC1 and Vietnam … [Read more...] about Final round of regional singing contest to be take place in Quảng Ninh
Belgian ambassador to Việt Nam Paul Jansen visits Măng Cành Kindergarten in Kon Plong District in Kon Tum Province on Thursday. — Photo courtesy of Belgian Embassy HCM CITY — The Belgian government is placing priority on a number of non-refundable projects in education, public health, water and sanitation in Việt Nam, Belgian ambassador to Việt Nam Paul Jansen said during a visit to the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum. During the visit from December 11-13, Jansen surveyed the progress of Belgian-funded projects in Kon Tum, Hà Tĩnh and Nghệ An provinces The projects include “Support for Responsive Accountable Local Governance” with a budget of 1 million euros (US$1.113 million) for each province. It aims to strengthen citizen-government engagement as a means of promoting more transparent, accountable and responsive local governance. It … [Read more...] about Belgium funds projects on governance, education in Central region
Hanoi (VNA) - Resolution No.27-NQ / TW 2018 states that by 2020,the minimum wage must ensure minimum living standard of employees. Will the results of the National Wage Council’s meeting make this goal reachable? The National Wage Council convenes the first meeting, discussing regional minimum salary hike 2020 (Photo: VietnamPlus) On June 14, the National Wage Council will convene its first 2019 meeting to discuss raising the minimum wage. 7-8 percent wage hike proposal Talking with reporters at the beginning of the meeting, deputy head of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL)’s Department of Labour Relations Le Dinh Quang said the 2018 minimum wage negotiations helped raise 2019’s minimum wage, meeting about 95 percent of the minimum living standard for employees. “The economic landscape for 2019 is favourable for a minimum wage hike by 2020. 'Filling' the gap between the minimum wage and the minimum living standard is VGCL’s … [Read more...] about National Wage Council’s meeting: Is salary hike 2020 ‘reachable’?