Vietnam, Taiwan cooperate in vocational training

Khanh Hoa residents oppose medical waste treatment system People in central coastal Khánh Hòa Province's Nha Trang City are protesting against a solid waste treatment system in the provincial General Hospital after it was launched recently, the Voice of Vi?t Nam (VOV) has reported. More than 60 households located near the hospital have sent a petition to the city authorities complaining that the location of the system would affect the environment there, according to the VOV. Most of them disagreed with the hospital's construction, when they attended recent talks with the investors, such as the hospital and the provincial health…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – More youth involvement is necessary in making policies that affect young people’s life, participants said at a seminar on August 18 on a draft plan to implement the national strategy on youth development, second phase (2016-2020). UNFPA Deputy Representative Ritsu Nacken urged the Ministry of Home Affairs to do more to encourage young people to join in the policy making process. She emphasized that young people play an important role and can create a difference in national development, thus investment in young people in terms of health, education and their involvement in politics is needed in order…... [read more]

As President Obama continues his three-day Vietnam visit in the country’s commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City, young Vietnamese look forward to meeting the President on Wednesday morning and getting their various questions answered. Around 700 Vietnamese youths who are members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) program will be meeting President Barack Obama on Wednesday morning at the GEM Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, where the president will deliver a speech, before taking questions from the young crowd. Obama’s signature program launched in 2013, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youths…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently signed a decision to allocate socioeconomic development tasks and plans to eight ministries, namely the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. The Ministry of Planning and Investment is responsible for accelerating the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 6.7 per cent in 2016, maintaining consumer price index (CPI) at below 5 per cent, and…... [read more]

Vietnam's overall unemployment rate stood at 1.84 percent in early July 2014, the lowest within the previous 12 months, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs reported Wednesday. The ministry released the good news at a press conference held in Hanoi yesterday to issue a report that provides the latest information related to the labor market in Vietnam. By the end of June this year, the country had 871,800 people, including 393,000 women, in the working age that were out of work, the report said. In Vietnam, the working age starts from 15 to 60 for men and…... [read more]

Recently, the Social Policy Bank-Phu Yen branch (Phu Yen VBSP) has effectively implemented the policies of preferential credit for poor households, nearly-poor households and other policy objects, meeting the loans for people in the province. Phu Yen VBSP has currently focused on improving credit quality to gradually increase the incentive-capital's efficiency. According to Phu Yen VBSP, since the early 2014, the unit has allotted VND 96 billion to implement the preferential-credit programs, including VND 80 billion for loans to nearly-poor households, VND 15 billion to the program of clean-water and sanitation in rural areas, VND 1 billion for labor-export. In…... [read more]

Students at the FPT University library. University graduates are facing a serious unemployment crisis and part of the problem is that they are not well trained for jobs available in the market, experts say. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Tu by Minh Thi HA NOI — It has been nine months since Bui Thu Hang, a former student of the Ha Noi School of Public Health graduated. She has submitted applications to potential employers, including those in fields not related to public health, but she has failed to find a job. "Many employers ask for professional experience of at least one…... [read more]

(VOVworld) - South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, announced its election manifesto on Saturday, highlighting priorities to build a strong economy, reduce unemployment rate, and eliminate poverty and inequality. To achieve this goal, ANC will focus on developing a comprehensive economy based on programs stated in the National Development Program built by the government last year. Accordingly, investment for infrastructure development will be increased together with the provision of houses and basic services for people, while the agrarian reform will be boosted.... [read more]

The Indonesian Government is effectively carrying out an ambitious programme in a bid to reduce unemployment rate, boost the nation's economic growth and narrow the development gap between regions. The Master Plan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia's Economic Development (MP3EI), which was launched from May 2011 as a strategic breakthrough, was designed as part of the agenda for "development for all." The MP3EI projects are geographically divided into six economic corridors, including the corridors of Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Sulawesi, Bali-Nusa Tenggara, and Papua-Maluku. Sumatra is being designated as a centre for agriculture and energy, Java for industries and services,…... [read more]

--> The Hanoitimes - Ho Chi Minh City has set the targets of a 9.5 percent growth rate in gross domestic product (GDP) and annual GDP per capita at US$4,000 for 2013. The southern economic hub will also strive to increase export turnover by 13.5 percent, mobilise VND248.5 trillion in social development investment, and keep the yearly consumer price index (CPI) at below the nation's figure. The targets are set in a resolution adopted by the municipal People's Council's 7th session early this month. During the year, the city will make every effort to create jobs for 265,000 people, reduce…... [read more]




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