“The parties are committed to strictly implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and resuming COC negotiations in accordance with international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS),” he concluded. … [Read more...] about PM Phuc: China, US are ASEAN’s major partners
How building muscle works
The Department of Construction will review the management of villas built before 1954 and report difficulties to the People’s Committee. It will review villas with French architecture that must be preserved. On that basis, a list of ancient houses will be proposed to the Co-operation Programme with the French Embassy for consideration. According to the city's leaders, in recent times, many renovations and design changes for the old buildings have taken place. For example, in Phạm Đình Hổ Ward (Hai Bà Trưng District), there have been a series of renovated and repaired villas transformed into restaurants and bars. Also in the ward, Villa No 7, Lane 2, Hàng Chuối Street, originally a Group 3 villa, was demolished and replaced with a seven-storey building. However, the construction work in a narrow alley unreasonably impacted neighbours, while the basement construction was found to be against regulations, so construction was suspended. … [Read more...] about Hanoi stops renovation and repair of old villas
Speaking at 'Cashless Society: Implementing Policies, Look to the Future' last week, Pham Tien Dung, director of the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV)’s payment department, said with the Government’s strong push, non-cash transactions have increased sharply in recent years. … [Read more...] about Govt to keep pushing for cashless payment
“I have an older friend that has stayed at home and taken care of his family for more than five years,” she said. “Due to an unfortunate layoff, he lost his job and started to invest more time in his family. He told me that although he felt uncomfortable at first, he was glad he married a successful woman who is very supportive of every move he makes in his life." … [Read more...] about “Men make houses, women make homes”: is this relevant today?
Despite beginning the ASEAN Chair Year that has faced numerous difficulties caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the nation has been demonstrating its leadership capacity through a swift and active response in co-ordinating joint activities between member countries and ASEAN partners. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 response clearly demonstrates Vietnamese role as ASEAN Chair