Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will optimise external resources to spur national economy as the impact of the outbreak of acute respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19) on foreign investment flows into the country is visible, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI). The General Statistics Office (GSO) estimated that Vietnam would attract 39.6 billion USD in foreign investment in 2020 if the virus had not come. The amount would reach 12.1 billion USD in the first quarter, 8.4 billion USD in the second and third quarters, and 10.7 billion USD in the last three months. However, the complex developments of the outbreak have prompted China -Vietnam’s biggest trade partner- to tighten its control of border gates and restrict exports and imports, thus greatly affecting production and foreign direct investment (IDI) in Vietnam this year. China’s investment in Vietnam is forecast to halve during the January-March period and drop 30 percent in … [Read more...] about Vietnam braces for economic effects of COVID-19
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Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan said the average use of plastic per capita in Vietnam is not as high as that of developed countries in the world. However, with a population of nearly 100 million and an incomplete solid waste management infrastructure, plastic waste has been a big challenge for developing countries like Vietnam, he said. Being aware of the role and mission in addressing the global plastic waste crisis, Vietnam as a responsible member of the United Nations has committed to taking actions to reduce plastic waste to protect the marine ecological environment and oceans, Nhan said. In December 2017, Vietnam officially joined the list of 127 countries adopting a resolution of the UN Environment Assembly on addressing plastic waste and marine debris. At the expanded G7 Summit in Canada in 2018, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called for global cooperation in solving the ocean plastics problem. The Ministry of Natural Resources and … [Read more...] about Vietnam builds public private collaboration to address plastic waste
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (middle) chairs a monthly government meeting that opens in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống NhấtViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has instructed the Government to renew its management work and address shortcomings recently revealed by the National Assembly and members of the public. The PM made the request at a monthly government meeting that opened in Hà Nội yesterday. … [Read more...] about PM instructs Government to renew management work
In the 2021-25 period, the province will continue to renovate 25 more historic relic sites, including the first base of Tay Ninh Province’s Communist Party in Giong Nan Hamlet in Chau Thanh District’s Long Vinh Commune, the memorial site dedicated to war martyr Duong Minh Chau, Loi Thuan guerrilla warfare tunnel, and Rung Nhum Base, among others. … [Read more...] about Tay Ninh to renovate historic sites for tourism with nearly US$19mil.
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 70 per cent of infectious diseases are transmitted from animals to humans, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has stated in its latest document asking for tightened management over illegal wildlife, trafficking and trading in response to the pneumonia caused by COVID-19. … [Read more...] about MoNRE to strengthen management over wildlife trade to prevent coronavirus