Truong Viet Dung, deputy director of the Hanoi’s Department of Planning and Investment, speaks to Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) newspaper on what the city has done to become a leader in attracting foreign investment. Hanoi remains Vietnam's most appealing destination for foreign investment Hanoi attracts investment for environment and consumption of agricultural products Worker at an assembly line of the South Korean-invested Synopex Viet Nam Co Ltd in the Quang Minh industrial park in Hanoi. — VNA/VNS Danh Lam In the first six months of 2019, Hanoi remained a leading locality in attracting foreign investment. What is Hanoi doing to attract foreign investors? Our investment and business environment has improved considerably. This is a driving force for the city to attract foreign investors. From early 2019 to June 20, Hanoi has attracted more than US$4.9 billion in foreign investment – accounting for 28.6 percent of the total … [Read more...] about Hanoi ranks top in attracting foreign investment
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A child is examined at City International Hospital in Bình Tân District. Photo courtesy of the hospital HCM CITY— Nguyễn Thị Hoàng Yến (not her real name) of Hóc Môn District often goes to Từ Dũ Obstetrics Hospital in HCM City’s District 1 on Saturday for periodic gynaecological examinations. “I am free only on Saturday because of work. Từ Dũ Hospital is always crowded with patients in regular office hours,” Yến said. The quality of examination outside regular office hours is the same as in regular office hours, she said, adding that she does not have to wait for a long time. Yến’s friends also like to have health examination and treatment outside office hours at the MEDIC Medical Centre, Tân Phú District Hospital and others when they are ill. After working hours (often ending at 4:30 p.m or 5pm), they visit these health facilities for examination. … [Read more...] about Hospitals go above and beyond outside regular hours
Teleconference on raising retirement age roadmap (Source: Vietnam+) Hanoi (VNA) - Themed "Choosing a suitable roadmap for raising retirement age," a tele meeting organized by the Vietnam Social Security and Nhan Dan newspaper was held in Hanoi on May 21 to answer questions about the roadmap of raising retirement age, the specific time to start applying this roadmap, the right to retirement and provisions to create conditions for employees to exercise this right ... Finding the right route Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW states: "From 2021, adjusting the retirement age according to the goal of increasing the general retirement age, narrowing the gender gap in the retirement age regulations; to special occupations, employees are entitled to retire 5 years earlier or later than the general retirement age." In this spirit, the adjustment of raising the retirement age also needs to match the size, structure, quality, health status and longevity of Vietnamese workers, avoiding sudden adjustments to … [Read more...] about Raising retirement age: which roadmap is suitable?
Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep (Photo: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep has shared foreign nations’ experiences in keeping elderly employees to work in schools and factories, and even leadership positions. The draft revised Labour Code was submitted to the National Assembly for comments, under which the retirement age will be raised in accordance to the roadmap. Many lawmakers voiced their concerns over the increase in the retirement age as many young people have found it hard to seek jobs and the healthy longevity of Vietnamese people is not high. Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, deputy head of the draft revised Labour Code compilation board, cleared up several concerns over the issue while talking with the press. Reporter: Some voiced their concerns that the life-span of Vietnamese people is high but the number of their healthy life … [Read more...] about MoLISA puts forth solutions to ease impacts of retirement age hike