Illustrative image (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Promoting investment in green growth was the focus of a forum on sustainable finance in Ho Chi Minh City on May 28. Participants at the event, who included experts from management agencies like the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the State Bank and the State Securities Commissions, commercials banks and international and domestic investment funds, discussed measures to push the implementation of green growth strategy targets. They also looked for ways to mobilise investment capital for climate change adaptation projects as Vietnam is facing increasing challenges from climate change. The International Financial Corporation (IFC) forecasted that from now until 2030, investment in climate-related projects in Vietnam could amount to 753 billion USD, including 59 billion USD in renewable energy and 80 billion USD in green works. Experts said that investment flow and funding from the private economic sector has a crucial role … [Read more...] about Forum seeks to promote investment in green growth
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NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (standing) delivers a speech at the opening of the session. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức HÀ NỘI — Fifteen ministers and leaders of sectors will field questions by lawmakers this week at the 36th session of National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee. The Standing Committee session, which opened on Monday morning, has the question and answer session on the agenda to focus on the implementation of NA resolutions and orders. The ministers and sector leaders to be questioned on Thursday are from the ministries of planning and investment; agriculture and rural development; information and communications; justice; public security; construction; science and technology; labour, invalids and social affairs; finance; industry and trade; transport and the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs. They also include the Chief Justice of the Việt Nam Supreme People's Court, … [Read more...] about NA Standing Committee to question ministers
The prices of about 1,900 different services offered at public hospitals have increased, according to the Ministry of Health. Patients register for health check-ups at Hà Nội Heart Hopsital The current healthcare prices were calculated on the basis of the basic salary of 1.390 million VND (60 USD). Once the basic salary has been revised up to 1.490 million VND (64 USD), effective from July 1, the medical pricing needs to be adjusted. Accordingly, the price of health check-ups and bed charges rose by 4.4 percent while technical service fees increased by 1.1 percent from August 20. The cost of a health check at first-grade hospitals – those under the direct management of the health ministry or the centrally-run cities or provinces people's committees – for example, is 38,700 VND instead of 37,000 VND. Bed charge per day at the special class hospitals goes up from the current 753,000 VND to 782,000 VND. Patients who are receiving treatment at the medical … [Read more...] about Prices of over 1,900 medical services increase slightly
The CPTPP is forecast to generate major opportunities for Vietnam (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is working to align Vietnam’s legal regulations with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – a deal experts see as hugely important to the country. The CPTPP, which took effect in Vietnam on January 14, gathers 11 member states, namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam that altogether make up 13.5 percent of global GDP. Ngo Chung Khanh, Deputy Director of the MoIT’s Multilateral Trade Policy Department, said to make regulations in line with the agreement, the ministry issued Circular No. 03/2019/TT-BCT that stipulates rules of origin for products traded under the CPTPP. This circular came into force on March 8. The MoIT is working with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Finance to compile a … [Read more...] about Regulations being revised to implement CPTPP