Thu, 61, is a housewife and completely dependent on her husband. He is 66 and works as a construction worker. They struggle to make ends meet and their healthcare expenses take up much of their income. Thu says: "My daughter has no problem giving us money, but her husband does not seem too pleased to support us. So I don’t feel happy taking it. Sometimes my son-in-law asks my daughter behind our back why we keep borrowing money from them." In order not to bother their daughter and her family, the old couple ask other people in their circle. But who can lend them money constantly? Growing up during the war, Thu used to be a farmer and then ran a small business. Neither she nor her husband has pensions, and their savings are not enough for retirement. "When I was in my 30s, I saved hundreds of millions of dong. But suddenly I became sick and my situation became serious. I spent most of my savings at that time. Now I have less than 20 million left. Our life is so unstable now." … [Read more...] about Seniors’ struggle to cope without pension or savings
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Hanoi would continue to foster cooperation with Palestine, especially in economic, cultural, education and tourism activities. Palestine highly regards solidarity and friendship with Vietnam and sees it as a motivation to move forward. Delegates at the Congress. Photo: The Hanoi Times Palestine’s Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama gave the remarks at the 3 rd Congress of the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association – Hanoi chapter for tenure 2022-2027. On this occasion, Salama expressed his appreciation to the Hanoi Association of Friendship Organization (HAUFO) and the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association – Hanoi chapter for their efforts in bolstering the affection and understanding between the two peoples. A report from the Vietnam-Palestine Friendship Association for the 2017-2022 tenure noted despite the severe Covid-19 impacts over the past two years, the association has been working closely with the HAUFO, the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity … [Read more...] about Solidarity with Vietnamese people motivates Palestine moving forward: Amb.
Asia's leading HR magazine - HR Asia - recently announced the list of "The Best Places to Work in Asia 2022" based on the overall and complete evaluation criteria of employee satisfaction through the T.E.A.M model. The evaluation contents include three groups of indicators: corporate culture (Core), level of cohesion (Self) and team spirit (Group). Thanks to the outstanding HR strategy with Talented Values (Employee Value Proposition, “EVP”) built and maintained over the past 10 years, AEON Vietnam was honored to receive the award “Best Places to Work in Asia 2022” for the fourth time. For four consecutive years, the evaluation results of AEON Vietnam have always scored higher than the industry average in all three groups of survey criteria. Representatives of AEON Vietnam receive the award "Best Workplace in Asia 2022" These achievements were achieved thanks to AEON Vietnam's values of attracting talent (EVP) through a comprehensive human resource … [Read more...] about AEON Vietnam honored as best workplace in Asia
The Best Companies to Work for in Asia Award is a prestigious international award presented annually by HR Asia to honour businesses with outstanding human resource policies, attractive remuneration, leading culture and working environment, and regularly organised internal activities to connect employees. To achieve this prestigious Asia's Best Place to Work award, businesses need to go through three rounds of surveys with rigorous evaluation criteria, proving that it has created a highly cohesive working environment. At the same time, the businesses must be evaluated by their own employees as one of the businesses with the best working environment in Asia and one of Asia's selected excellent employers. HR Asia’s representative presented the award to Nguyen Bach Kim Vy, deputy CEO of NovaGroup Operations At the award ceremony, Nguyen Bach Kim Vy, deputy CEO of NovaGroup Operations said that the award contributes to asserting the correct and effective HR strategy … [Read more...] about NovaGroup awarded Best Workplace in Asia 2022 by HR Asia Magazine
A performance staged as part of the camp (Photo: VNA) Berlin (VNA) – The Association of Vietnamese Students in Germany ( SiviDuc ) and its Hamburg chapter organised a summer camp in the German port city on August 13 and 14, gathering hundreds of participants from across the European nation. In his opening speech, President Trinh Hoang Long said the camp, marking the association’s 10th founding anniversary, aims to connect Vietnamese students across fields of study via practical activities. In the time to come, SiviDuc will work to attract the participation of Vietnamese coming to Germany for vocational training in addition to the current university students and postgraduates, he added. Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh lauded the organisation of the event after years of activity interruption due to the COVID-19. Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Vu Quang Minh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA) He expressed his hope that Vietnamese youth will join … [Read more...] about Vietnamese students’ association in Germany holds summer camp
Tran Thi Huy, 28, of Dien Chau District in the north central Nghe An Province, is the wife of 31-year-old Nguyen Van Uoc, who has been confirmed dead in a mill fire in Oldham, Manchester back in May. On Saturday, Huy received a phone call from the U.K. The person on the other side was a representative of the Manchester police, informing her fingerprint analyses of a body found in the aftermath of the fire showed that it belonged to Uoc, one of four Vietnamese nationals reported missing last month. They said a DNA analysis would be done next to confirm the fingerprint analysis. A month ago, hair and nail samples of Uoc’s family members were sent to the U.K. police by a Vietnamese citizen living in the U.K. who came back home to collect them. "We have been praying hard at the altar, hoping a miracle would happen for Uoc. But that hope is gone," Huy said. At the end of 2016, just months after the couple had welcomed their second child, Uoc left his wife and family and went to … [Read more...] about Crushed: family mourns husband, son killed in UK fire
Viet Tri city of Phu Tho province (Photo: phutho.gov.vn) Phu Tho (VNA) – Phu Tho province’s efforts to improve its business and investment environment have paid off evidenced by the fact that the northern midland locality has attracted many important projects which are expected to help open up more socio-economic development opportunities. Phan Trong Tan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, said to promote socio-economic development , the Party Delegation to the provincial People's Committee proposed 19 key projects for 2022, of which 15 are transited and four are new; and at the same time set out specific tasks and solutions for each project in the coming time to ensure their progress. To that end, right from the beginning of this year, the committee started directing departments and localities to work out specific plans, consider and fulfil procedures related to investment, land and construction. Developed transport infrastructure in Viet Tri … [Read more...] about Phu Tho’s efforts to better business, investment climate pay off