The southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City has spent VND465 billion (US$20.2 million) supporting more than 336,550 business households and employees seriously affected COVID-19, according to Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan.
VOV.VN - For the first time Vietnam is launching a series of relief packages worth approximately VND600 trillion (US$25 billion) to get the national economy back on track after being badly affected by the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19).
A survey has found that 59% of social enterprises will cancel their support for disadvantaged groups to ensure their businesses survive if the global COVID-19 pandemic lasts until September this year.
VOV.VN - The Government has green-lighted a VND61,580 billion social welfare package for people most affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic to help them stabllise their lives.
The sixth ASEAN Plus Three Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development was held in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on November 22.
VOV.VN - Representatives from Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on social welfare cooperation in Hanoi on August 28.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will propose that the Government reduce the eligible age for social welfare benefits from 80 to 75, said Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung.
The Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City held a ceremony on March 20 to ink contracts on the granting of the country’s non-refundable assistance to social welfare projects in six Vietnamese localities.
Vietnam will focus on completing its social welfare legal and policy system while prioritising the reform of social insurance and life-long learning for women and girls, and creating jobs for elderly and migration women, thus fulfilling the gender equality targets, stated Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Dao Ngoc Dung.
BP Solar 1 solar power plant in the south central province of Ninh Thuan was inaugurated on January 20, becoming the first Vietnamese constructed project to get connected to the national grid so far.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been very active in social welfare projects across Vietnam, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung at a conference in Hanoi on December 19 to promote cooperation with NGOs in this field.
A ceremony to honour outstanding groups and individuals of KOVA Prize 2018 in the fields of applied science and technology and social welfare was held in Hanoi on November 24.
The third ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women (AMMW-3) concluded in Hanoi on October 25 after eight working days, seeking regional and national measures to improve social welfare for women and girls.
Vo Van Phuong, deputy head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, has paid a visit to the Czech Republic for experience exchange in developing social welfare policies.
Governments of the ASEAN member states should design suitable policies to control risks and seize opportunities related to the return of their expatriates, said speakers at a discussion within the framework of the 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) in Hanoi on September 13.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) must apply measures to curb year-on-year inflation in 2018 at below 3.7%-3.9%, said Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.
A conference on solidarity for peace and sustainable development took place in the central province of Quang Tri on May 21 and 22, gathering representatives from 12 foreign countries.
The Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, tenth tenure, convened its 16th meeting on April 17 to discuss the local socio-economic development in the first quarter of 2018 and a mid-term review plan.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long to make greater efforts to become a leading locality in terms of development in the next decade with its economy and local people’s income rising fourfold.
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien talks with Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) about projects to build more hospitals and provide better services for patients.