Representatives from the embassies of ASEAN countries in Vietnam attend a seminar to discuss the agenda for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) 2018 will take place in Hanoi from September 11-13 under the theme “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Ahead of the event, diplomats shared their viewpoints on the organisation of the WEF ASEAN as well as the opportunities and challenges for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) amid Industry 4.0. Malaysian Ambassador to Vietnam Zamruni Khalid expressed his support for Vietnam hosting the forum, as the country has experience in organising successfully the APEC Year 2017. Vietnam will be successful in organising the WEF ASEAN, he believed. While evaluating opportunities and challenges offered by Industry 4.0, he said ASEAN countries could learn from each other to promote the movement and run … [Read more...] about WEF ASEAN meets common concerns of regional countries and beyond
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A PSI project model implemented in Phu Thanh commune, Nghe An province is displayed at a conference in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Tighter regulations are needed to ensure good quality water is sourced for years to come, according to Nguyen Thi Hong Khanh, from the Ministry of Construction’s Technological Infrastructure Department. She believes a solid legal framework is necessary to make sure there is plenty of water for future generations. “We need a scheme for the Water Supply Law, and submit it to the Government and the National Assembly,” Khanh said. There are more than 200 water supply enterprises in Vietnam, mainly operating as joint stock companies. The national programme to ensure water supply and prevent water loss in the 2018-25 period has been implemented to promote investment and improve modern and energy-saving water treatment technology. It also establishes criteria for evaluating a safe water supply work. At a recent conference hosted … [Read more...] about Legal framework for water supply essential in Vietnam
The talks were held on the occasion of Hue’s attendance at the 15th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS) and the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO). Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (L) and Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng meets in Nanning on September 11 Deputy PM Hue spoke highly of the organisation of the 15th CABIS and CAEXPO in coincidence with the 15th anniversary of the ASEAN-China strategic partnership. He noted with satisfaction that relations between Vietnam and China have continued the positive development trend and made new strides with important common perceptions reached during visits and meetings between their leaders. China remains the biggest trade and tourism partner of Vietnam, and Vietnam also ranks first and eighth among ASEAN and global trade partners of China, respectively. While cooperation in agriculture, science-technology, culture, sports, tourism, education and health care has enjoyed good progress, … [Read more...] about Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue holds talks with Chinese Vice Premier
Therefore, the Government of Vietnam has been striving to combat natural disasters by reducing risks and promoting preparation and development for different climate change-related scenarios. These activities have further affirmed Vietnam’s policies on guaranteeing human rights, especially the rights of vulnerable groups in the society. Vietnam actively responds to climate change. (Photo for illustration: baotainguyenmoitruong.vn) It is worth noting that the Government of Vietnam has made a strong political commitment to responding to climate change. At forums on the cooperation on climate change response or during diplomatic meetings, Vietnamese leaders have always emphasized the realization of international commitments and the effective implementation of related international commitments, and wished to coordinate with other countries in the field. Especially at the 74th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York (the US) this September, … [Read more...] about Vietnam proactively responds to climate change to guarantee human rights
Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?