Residents of Mu Cang Chai District in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai are enjoying better lives thanks to their special ethnic fruit called Son Tra.
Vietnamese women spend an average of five hours a day on unpaid work such as household chores and childcare while men spare around three hours.
In one of its most ambitious anti-poverty plans yet, Vietnam has set the target of lifting the income for farming communities by the year 2020, as it tries to improve living standards for rural areas.
The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai is stepping up poverty reduction efforts in the last quarter so as to cut the household poverty rate by 2.6% this year.
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan spoke to the Vietnam Economic Times about the operation of the fund for the poor over the past 16 years.
VOV.VN - The past 30-year renewal has enabled Vietnam to escape poverty and backwardness and become a dynamic, middle-income country. An exhibition entitled “Renewal – A journey of dreams” reveals how renewal has changed Vietnam.
More than one million Vietnamese people are not having enough food to eat, according to a new official report, which has blamed severe drought and the recent toxic spill scandal for worsening the nation's poverty problem.
Soft loans provided in the northwestern region helped lift more than 318,000 families out of poverty between 2011 and 2015.
Promoting social-economic development and ensuring security in the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia development triangle area was the focus of a conference held in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, on September 21.
The Prime Minister has approved the National Target Programme on Sustainable Poverty Reduction in 2016-2020, which aims to cut the rate of poverty among households nationwide by 1- 1.5 percent each year based on the multi-dimensional poverty criteria.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has said economic development, better living conditions and poverty reduction will be key to improve the effectiveness of religious and ethnic work.
Hanoi is attempting to reduce the rate of poverty by 1.3%, equivalent to 27,000 poor households, in 2016, with preferential policies.
A contest with the theme “Community-based Sustainable Poverty Reduction Initiatives” was launched in Hanoi on August 2.
A Government programme on assisting poor households in central region build flood and storm-proof houses has reached 11,253 needy families as of the end of the second quarter this year, said the housing and real estate market department under the Ministry of Construction.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong praised Victoria Kwakwa’s attainments during her seven-year position as the World Bank’s Country Director for Vietnam at a farewell reception in Hanoi on June 30.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue asked the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) to increase lending under poverty alleviation programmes such as credit for the poor, labour export schemes and economic projects which can create more jobs and develop local economy.
Soft loans for poor households from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) have helped lower the poverty rate in the Central Highlands to 7.34%, according to the Steering Committee for the region.
The HCM City People’s Committee has approved an action plan for a national poverty alleviation project that will be piloted in the city.
Vietnam will spare no effort to ensure better fundamental human rights for people, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva , Switzerland, on June 13.
VOV.VN - In response to the recurring drought that has ravaged households in Binh Thuan Province, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on June 12 gave US$150,000 for their benefit.