As of April 1, Ho Chi Minh City’s population was nearly 9 million, being the most populous locality of Vietnam, announced vice head of the municipal Statistics Office Vo Thanh Sang on October 11.
VOV.VN - Vietnam's population has grown to 96.2 million people, including 47.88 million males and 48.32 million females, as of April 2019.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has committed to achieving population and development goals, said Vice Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien at a ceremony in Hanoi to mark World Population Day (July 11).
Hanoi will increase activities to improve its population quality in the time ahead, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Hoang Duc Hanh stated on July 9.
Over 90 percent of the population in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue is expected to be given access to clean water by 2020.
The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) reported that the number of participants in health insurance has increased to 83.6 million, or 87.7 percent of the population.
A plan approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc targets that 11 percent of Vietnam’s population will have bought life insurance by 2020, and the rate will reach 15 percent by 2025.
Hanoi’s population had spiralled out of control with the capital’s total number of residents already exceeding the target set for 2030, according to a report by the National Assembly.
A factory treating surface water of the Duong River to supply for about one-third of Hanoi’s population was officially put into operation on October 13.
16 Administrative units at administrative units and 637 units at communal levels will be organized by 2021.
Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan has pointed out problems in the status of district- and commune-level administrative units, noting that over 80 percent of these units do not meet criteria in terms of area and population.
The General Statistics Office has announced that the 2019 national population and housing census will begin on April 1 next year.
Some 81.3 million people across Vietnam have been covered by health insurance by the end of May, up nearly 21 million people from 2012 or 35.6% and representing 81.7% of the population.
Expected to account for 33% of Vietnam’s population by 2020, the middle class is a major contributor to the country’s development, according to Phung Duc Tung, head of the Mekong Development Institute.
Vietnam’s population is estimated to reach 94.7 million at the end of 2018, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) under the Health Ministry.
A lack of funding is a major problem in implementing the master plan on simplifying administrative procedures, citizenship papers and the population management database for 2013-2020, according to officials.
Though Vietnam has a golden population structure until 2042, with the rapid population aging speed like at present, economic gains from population will sharply decline from 2019.
The Ministry of Health’s General Office for Population Family Planning held a meeting to launch the National Action Month on Population on December 9.
An ageing population is posing mounting challenges to providing care for elderly people in Vietnam. However, in a country where most families look after old parents in their own homes, the idea of a ‘nursing home’ or geriatric centre remains an alien concept.
Vietnam has adopted policies to enable ethnic minority groups to develop equally, helping to gradually bridge development gaps with the rest of the population, said National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.