Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and delivered remarks at an open debate of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security, which was held in the form of video conferencing on February 23. Following is the full text of the Prime Minister’s remarks. Mr. President, I applaud the initiative of the UK Government and yourself, Mr. President, to host this important UNSC open debate on “Addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security”. I would like to thank UN Secretary General António Guterres and Chair of the UN Youth Advisory Group Nisreen Elsaim for your insightful and substantive information and recommendations. Mr. President, Earth – our blue planet, and our shared home – is suffering from grievous impacts of climate change. 2020 was one of the three hottest years in modern history, and was faced with the constant and severe … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc at UNSC meeting on addressing climate-related risks to international peace, security
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The vaccine was jointly studied and produced by AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company and the UK’s Oxford University. Deputy Health Minister Truong Quoc Cuong highlighted the significance of the vaccine delivery at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is erupting in Hai Duong, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh. With the delivery, Vietnam has become one of the first countries in Asia to access a prestigious vaccine in the world. In order to achieve the dual goal of fighting the pandemic and developing the economy, it is necessary to increase vaccination to reach community immunity, he said. Apart from stepping up the trial and production of vaccines at home, the Health Ministry is working to import more vaccines from other producers as directed by the Government while preparing for vaccination in the priority list, he added. Vu Thu Ha, Director of the Vietnam Vaccine JSC (VNVC) – importer of the vaccine, said the batch will be brought to the VNVC’s super cold facilities for storage in line … [Read more...] about First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Vietnam
The groups include health professionals, the pandemic prevention and fight task force (members of steering committees, people working in quarantining areas, reporters and others), diplomats, and customs and immigration staffs, military personnel, police force, teachers, and the elderly aged over 65. Others include those working to maintain the supply of essential services such as aviation, transportation, tourism, electricity and water supply, as well as people with chronic diseases,people going abroad on a mission, to work, or study, and those in pandemic-hit areas. The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced the plan on the reception, preservation, distribution, and use of COVID-19 vaccines during 2021-2022 with the support of the COVAX Facility – the global procurement mechanism of COVAX. Vietnam aims to have 80 per cent of its population get vaccinated against COVID-19. However, due to the limited supply, the rate can hit 20 per cent in 2021-2022. COVAX is co-led by the … [Read more...] about 11 priority groups eligible to first COVID-19 vaccination in Vietnam
In the last decade .their investments in Vietnam swelled by an average of 13 percent a year. By the end of last year their total investment was only around $13 billion, not enough to put Thailand in the top five list, but still managed to have large market shares in several sectors by concentrating their investment in a handful of sectors. In the retail sector, some leading supermarket chains are controlled by two Thai companies, Central Group and TCC Group. Central Group, Thailand’s leading retailer, which belongs to the Chirathivat family, started off in Vietnam as a fashion merchandiser in 2012, distributing products from brands such as SuperSports, Crocs and New Balance. In 2015, it acquired a 49 percent stake in electronics retailer Nguyen Kim through its subsidiary Power Buy. In the same year, it bought out supermarket chain Lan Chi, which operates mainly in northern rural areas. In 2016, it bought supermarket chain Big C Vietnam from France's Casino Group for over $1 … [Read more...] about Which sectors in Vietnam are dominated by Thai companies?
The HCMC Urban Environment Company (Citenco) and the HCMC Finance and Investment State-owned Company (HFIC) said the projects would use advanced technologies to promote sustainable development and foster a green economy. One of the projects is to complete a 20 ha landfill at the Phuoc Hiep waste treatment complex in Cu Chi District. The landfill, which can process 2,000 tons of waste each day, is expected to commence within the first quarter this year and be completed in three months. The VND200 billion landfill project will be a backup plan when existing landfills become overloaded or stop operating. The construction of a VND3 trillion waste-to-energy power plant within the same landfill is another project. With an incinerating capacity of 1,000 tons of waste a day, the plant is expected to help reduce trash in the city while producing electricity for the national grid. Another project, relocating a hazardous waste treatment plant from Hoc Mon District to Cu Chi, would also be … [Read more...] about HCMC firms to spend $261 mln on environmental projects