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HCM City lacks elderly care facilities

HCM City lacks elderly care facilities

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.

Banks urged to serve low earners

Banks urged to serve low earners

Vietnam has significant room to promote inclusive finance, given 70% of its population is living in rural areas and many are locked out of the conventional banking system due to low income, experts have said.

Social insurance sector moves to slash red tape

Social insurance sector moves to slash red tape

The social insurance sector has made significant improvement in administrative procedures reform after four years implementing the Government Resolution on improving the business environment, delegates told a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on September 28.

Vietnam prepares to support aging population

Vietnam prepares to support aging population

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Vietnam is among the countries with the fastest aging rate in the world, which has widespread and long-term impacts on the country, requiring comprehensive proactive policies for the elderly.

Coping with an aging population in Vietnam

Coping with an aging population in Vietnam

VOV.VN - To manage the trend of the aging Vietnamese population it’s important for people to rethink their education, work, and retirement plans, says the General Department of Population and Family Planning.

HCM City okays expanded waste-to-power project

HCM City okays expanded waste-to-power project

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have agreed to build a large-scale project on producing electricity from waste, aiming to cut the volume of buried waste by 50 percent by 2020.

Awareness rally marks World Population Day

Awareness rally marks World Population Day

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health organized an awareness rally in Hanoi today (July 11) to mark the 40th annual observation of World Population Day, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

Dengue fever outbreaks threaten Hanoi

Dengue fever outbreaks threaten Hanoi

VOV.VN - The Hanoi Centre for Preventive Medicine announced today (May 17) that there have been 165 reported cases of dengue fever in districts throughout the capital city since the beginning of the year.