President urges promoting patriotism, self-reliance, national sustainable development

Currently in Vietnam, very few companies have visions for sustainable development at the heart of their business strategies. This concerns people working to promote sustainable development in Vietnam. Looking to the world, sustainable development has become the focus of global agendas. The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, held in September 2015, adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the 2015-2030 period. Remarkably, this is the first time 193 UN member states strongly urged the business sector to adopt innovative business solutions to address sustainable development challenges.  Sadly, while businesses in countries around the world, especially in developed countries, are extremely…... [read more]

Vietnam has a vast cultural treasure of 40,000 tangible heritages and 60,000 intangible heritages. Dr. Nguyen The Hung, Head of the Department of Heritage at the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, said the national sustainable development strategy includes incentives for individuals, social groups, and businesses to get involved in preserving heritages.He said “Cultural heritage and sustainable development are interrelated and interdependent. Cultural preservation means sustainable development, a task to be carried out regularly. The State should complete its legal system, continue its preferential policy towards artisans, and prioritize the training and management of culture.”  Dr. Nguyen Trong Chuan, former Director…... [read more]

The meeting brought together ASEAN ministers responsible for women’s issues, representatives from China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Australia, and a number of international organizations, and female citizens of ASEAN countries.Themed “Enhancing Gender Perspectives and ASEAN Women's Partnership for Environmental Sustainability", the meeting discussed recent achievements in implementing the projects and plans of the ASEAN Committee on Women, aiming to promote gender equality, women’s rights, and social justice. The participants committed to accelerating women’s involvement in building the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).In his opening speech, Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengxavath spoke highly of the meeting’s theme, noting its relevance…... [read more]

NDO – Over the past 61 years, since the day when all the gateways of Hanoi were beautifully adorned on its liberation day on October 10, 1954, the capital city has rallied every effort to overcome difficulties and bring about significant progresses.Upholding fine traditional value as well as the country’s achievements in the Doi Moi (Renewal) process, Hanoi’s Party Committee, authorities and people have mobilised to promote the position and huge potential of the capital city with a determination to lift Thang Long-Hanoi to a new height.On October 10, 1954, Hanoi was liberated from the occupation of French colonialists, marking…... [read more]

  The Ministry of Planning and Investment recently collaborated with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to organise Start-up Workshop on rolling-out of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development in Vietnam with the theme “The SDGs - Everyone’s business”.According to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phuong, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at the Summit of the United Nations held on 25-27 September 2015 in New York with 17 general objectives and 169 specific targets. The goal of the programme is seen as a global orientation and each country needs to set out the objectives consistent with…... [read more]

Deputy PM Dam who is also President of the National Council on Sustainable Development and Competitiveness Capacity said that the Vietnamese Government has adopted a national sustainable development strategy and devised an action plan on sustainable development.Vietnam is also a staunch and pro-active member in regional and international activities regarding sustainable development.The Vietnamese Government ardently encourages businesses to pay greater attention to sustainable development by improving competitiveness capacity, boosting administrative reform, creating a proper mechanism for natural resources and human resources allocation.United Nations (UN) Country Director in Vietnam Pratibha Mehta applauded the Vietnamese business community’s efforts to promote sustainable development…... [read more]

The objective of Agenda 2030 is to maintain sustainable economic growth coupled with the implementation of progress in social justice and ecological environmental protection; efficient management and use of resources and actively respond to climate change. At the same time, it aims at ensuring that all people can bring into play their potential; participate in and benefit from the development outcomes; build a peaceful prosperous, democratic, equal, sustainable and civilized society.At the seminar "Agenda 2030 for the sustainable development and updates on the implementation in Vietnam" held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Hanoi, Nguyen Le Thuy, Deputy…... [read more]

The Construction and Investment Joint Stock Company No. 18 (Licogi 18), founded on May 19, 1961 in Quang Ninh province, was twice named the hero of the nation: Hero of People’s Armed Forces (1998) and Labour Hero (2000). The company was also awarded the First-class Independence Order, Labour Order and many other honours.Currently, Licogi 18 is a holding company with seven member companies, including four subsidiaries and one single-member limited liability company. With the nationwide business presence, Licogi 18 now has 266 officers, masters and engineers and 939 skilled technicians. In the past 50 years, Licogi 18 has built more than…... [read more]

Meeting with Angolan Interior Minister Angelo de Barros V.Tavares inHanoi on October 21, the State leader expressed his belief thatAngola will reap further successes in its national reconstruction. He spoke highly of the two countries’ flourishing collaboration inhealth and education and asked both sides to increase mutual support atinternational forums. The Angolan minister thankedVietnam for its support to his country as a candidate for anon-permanent seat at the United Nations. Briefingthe outcomes of a working session between the Angolan Ministry ofInterior and the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, the officialsaid the newly-inked agreement on public security and order cooperationwill open…... [read more]

President Truong Tan Sang attends the VASH conference held in Hanoi on November 30. (Photo:VNA)Hanoi (VNA) - President Truong Tan Sang has urged the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences (VAHS) to mobilise all capacity to complete the National Annals of History as soon as possible. The president made his request while making a speech at a VASH conference held in Hanoi on November 30 after listening to a report on the association's operation from 2010 to 2015. He pointed out five key tasks for the association including the mobilisation of all capacity to complete the National Annuls of History with the…... [read more]