Vietnam striving to promote sustainable marine aquaculture development Vietnam striving to promote sustainable marine aquaculture development hinh anh 1 A shrimp farming area in Phu Yen province Vietnam is to have 280,000 ha of marine aquaculture area and 10.5 million cubic metres of farming cages by 2025, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Annual marine aquaculture output and export turnover are expected to reach 850,000 tonnes and between 800 million and 1 billion USD, the ministry said. The MARD has taken a series of measures to promote sustainable marine aquaculture in coastal areas nationwide, towards turning the sector into a key part of the country’s maritime economy by 2045. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said agencies have coordinated with coastal localities to review and build a plan for aquaculture development in Vietnam to 2030 with a vision to 2045. The plan will focus on … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS MARCH 7
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Vaccine passports – the future?, illustration photo, source: internet At the end of December, thousands of Europeans received the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine after the company received authorisation in the EU. Since then, other countries such as the US, Israel, the UAE, Bahrain, India, and several Asian countries, including Vietnam, have also started to receive or order vaccines to prepare for mass vaccination programmes. This has awakened optimism about an end to the pandemic and the idea of a vaccine passport. A heated discussion Some parts of the world, such as the Seychelles, Cyprus, and Romania, have begun to remove quarantine requirements for visitors who have been vaccinated. In early January, Denmark also announced that it would issue vaccine passports to citizens within the next three to four months. To get digital vaccine passports, Danish citizens will have to declare their medical and vaccination status on a government-issued app. … [Read more...] about Vaccine passports – the future?
From March 8, Hanoi will remove social distancing on means of public transport. Spraying disinfectant on buses. The Hanoi Department of Transport has also issued detailed instructions on prevention and control of Covid-19 in the new situation on intra-municipal passenger transport vehicles. Accordingly, public transport vehicles still have to seriously take measures to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic, implementing the government’s 5K message. The Ministry of Health previously announced a message featuring 5K (in Vietnamese) Khau trang (facemask)- (Khu khuan) disinfection- (Khoang cach) distance- (Khong tu tap) no gathering – (Khai bao y te) health declaration to help citizens get used to living safely with the COVID-19 pandemic in a ‘new normal’ state. Public transport vehicles must have hand sanitizer solution (at least 60% alcohol content) and trash cans with lid. Transport enterprises and vehicle owners have to require drivers, attendants and passengers to … [Read more...] about Hanoi stops social distancing requirement on public transport from March 8
The journey to rescue dogs and cats in Vietnam On a cold drizzly day at the end of 2020, while everyone was rushing to complete the unfinished work of the old year and preparing to start anew in 2021, around a dozen members of animal protection organisations in Vietnam were assisting the owners of a dog and cat meant restaurant in Thai Binh city remove the signboard and bring the 25 dogs and cats into special care. Ninh Thi Phuong Thao, programme advisor at Four Paws, an international animal protection organisation with branches in 15 countries, said the success in Thai Binh has been a special turning point for not only Four Paws but also other animal protection organisations because this was the first time they managed to persuade the owner of a dog and cat restaurant to quit. The victory was made even sweeter for it taking place in Thai Binh – the citadel of cat meat trade in Vietnam. Goodbye from a cat meat restaurant owner Located in the city’s Tran Lam ward, Pham Van … [Read more...] about The journey to rescue dogs and cats in Vietnam
Despite participating in the labor market at a remarkably high rate, women in Vietnam still face multiple and persistent labor market inequalities, plus the double-pronged burden of work and family responsibilities, a new research brief by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Vietnam shows. More than 70 percent of Vietnam’s working-age women are in the labor force, compared to the global level of 47.2 percent and the average of 43.9 per cent in Asia and the Pacific, according to the research 'Gender and the Labor Market in Vietnam: An Analysis Based on the Labor Force Survey.' However, the research indicated that the high labor force participation of women in Vietnam should not be interpreted as an indicator of equal opportunity. Although recent progress on gender equality in the labor force has been seen in the country, men’s participation rate still stood at 9.5 percent higher than women’s, the study suggested. Uneven distribution of family responsibilities in … [Read more...] about Vietnamese women’s participation in labor force high above global average: ILO