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.
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.
With a total population of more than 400 million, the 16-country Middle East is a promising market for Vietnam’s farm exports, economic experts said.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is going to assist Vietnamese agencies to collect and use high-quality data to serve the implementation of development plans and the Sustainable Development Goals until 2021.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has thoroughly examined the preparations for activities of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week scheduled for the central city of Da Nang in November.
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.
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.
A seminar to acquire feedback on the 2019 population and housing census, the fifth of its kind, took place in Hanoi on September 7.
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.
The Vietnamese population is getting older, a problem expected to continue well into the coming years.
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.
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.
Vietnam saw good socio-economic development indexes in the first six months of 2017, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed at the Government regular meeting on July 3.
The average height of Hanoians is 2-3 cm taller than 10 years ago, according to head of the Hanoi Department of Population and Family Planning Nguyen Dinh Lan.
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.
The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has approved a project to build a smart Phu Quoc city in the 2016-2020 period.
The Association in Support of Disabled People and Orphan Children said it has assisted more than 6 million people in the past five years.
The southern hub is in the grips of a major affordable housing shortage amid a rapidly growing population.
While population growth has slowed, the country is grappling with a slew of problems, including gender imbalance and an aging workforce.