Prime Minister meets with outstanding Vietnamese entrepreneurs The sustainable development of the business community is an important foundation contributing to the nation’s prosperity, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc shared at a meeting with outstanding Vietnamese entrepreneurs and intellectuals with the theme of “Dialogue 2045” in Ho Chi Minh City on March 6. In his opening remarks, PM Phuc affirmed that entrepreneurs and intellectuals have made great contributions to the nation’s development. To stand shoulder to shoulder with powers around the world, Vietnam must have strong businesses and competitive brands at the regional and global levels, and competent human resources who can undertake the great jobs of the country, he stressed. To that end, it is necessary to free all resources and potential of and mobilise the strength of nearly 100 million Vietnamese people, including overseas Vietnamese, and at the same time attract and bring into full play the international resources … [Read more...] about March 1-7: Prime Minister meets with outstanding Vietnamese entrepreneurs
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Vietnam striving to promote sustainable marine aquaculture development Vietnam striving to promote sustainable marine aquaculture development hinh anh 1 A shrimp farming area in Phu Yen province Vietnam is to have 280,000 ha of marine aquaculture area and 10.5 million cubic metres of farming cages by 2025, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Annual marine aquaculture output and export turnover are expected to reach 850,000 tonnes and between 800 million and 1 billion USD, the ministry said. The MARD has taken a series of measures to promote sustainable marine aquaculture in coastal areas nationwide, towards turning the sector into a key part of the country’s maritime economy by 2045. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said agencies have coordinated with coastal localities to review and build a plan for aquaculture development in Vietnam to 2030 with a vision to 2045. The plan will focus on … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS MARCH 7
Việt Nam needs to ensure consistency in legal documents on science and technology development to tap its potentials. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn With great potential amid the ever-growing importance of science and technology, Việt Nam has promoted investment in this field by offering tax incentives and resources. Former Minister of Science and Technology Nguyễn Quân talks to Khoa học và Phát triển (Science and Development) online newspaper about the limitations in legal documents that regulate science-technology investment in Việt Nam and recommendations for the country to unlock its potential in this field. Early this year, the Finance Ministry issued Circular 03/2021/TT-BTC on Corporate Income Tax (CIT) exemption and reduction policies for science-technology enterprises. What is new in this circular? Similar tax incentives on science-technology companies were stipulated in two decrees in 2007 and 2010 respectively and another circular. This new document is expected to make … [Read more...] about Consistency in legal documents needed to develop science and technology: expert
Hanoi is home to the largest number of tangible and intangible cultural heritages in Vietnam and also the most artisans to have been awarded noble titles, with seven People’s Artisans and 69 Meritorious Artisans. The contingent of artisans and heritage workers, including those who directly look after relics, have contributed significantly to preserving, educating and promoting the value of the city’s intangible cultural heritages. At the meeting, the representatives of the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports highly appreciated the efforts to conserve and promote the values of cultural heritages at the grassroots level made by the artisans and those directly involved in the work. In 2020, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has posed difficulties to the work of managing, preserving and promoting the values of the capital’s cultural heritages, with many relics and relevant units having been forced to temporarily shut down operations. Despite this fact, local heritage workers … [Read more...] about Hanoi honours artisans and heritage workers
Monday, March 8, marks the worldwide series of events and celebrations highlighting women’s continuing struggle to achieve equality in society and the workplace. Two themes are running this year. The first aims to point out the lack of female representation in government and senior business roles under the banner of ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World’ and ways to address the issue. “Women have also been acknowledged as some of the most effective leaders during the pandemic, with female heads of government, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, having been praised for their handling of the crisis,” the World Economic Forum said on its website. Within this, it’s noted that women are twice as likely as men to lose (or already lost) jobs and the vital income that predominately supports them and their children, especially since COVID-19 hit the world. It’s noteworthy that the Asia Pacific UN women’s group also pointed out: “Women are … [Read more...] about Choose to challenge, Vietnam!