Teleconference on raising retirement age roadmap (Source: Vietnam+) Hanoi (VNA) - Themed "Choosing a suitable roadmap for raising retirement age," a tele meeting organized by the Vietnam Social Security and Nhan Dan newspaper was held in Hanoi on May 21 to answer questions about the roadmap of raising retirement age, the specific time to start applying this roadmap, the right to retirement and provisions to create conditions for employees to exercise this right ... Finding the right route Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW states: "From 2021, adjusting the retirement age according to the goal of increasing the general retirement age, narrowing the gender gap in the retirement age regulations; to special occupations, employees are entitled to retire 5 years earlier or later than the general retirement age." In this spirit, the adjustment of raising the retirement age also needs to match the size, structure, quality, health status and longevity of Vietnamese workers, avoiding sudden adjustments to … [Read more...] about Raising retirement age: which roadmap is suitable?
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Vietnam’s average disbursement rate is much lower than that of other recipients of the Asian Development Bank’s ODA loans, largely due to cumbersome and time-consuming procedures, said Eric Sidgwick, ADB country director for Vietnam. Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung speaks at a teleconference in Hanoi on June 26. Red tape is one of the main reasons for slow loan disbursement – PHOTO: THOI BAO TAI CHINH Speaking at a teleconference in Hanoi on Wednesday, Sidgwick said Vietnam had a good rate of disbursement in the past. However, the rate has been on the decline since 2014, and it is currently very slow, reported the local media. Vietnam’s average disbursement rate in 2018 reached 11.2%, or half of the rate in the 2011-2014 period, at 21.7%, and half the rates of other countries, according to the director. He pointed out that even minor changes in projects such as increases in scale, six-month loan extensions, cost structure changes or the use of … [Read more...] about Red tape results in low ODA disbursement in Vietnam: ADB
The Thai parliament has held a meeting on the preparation for the 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) (Photo: thainews.prd.go.th) Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Thai parliament has held a meeting on the preparation for the 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). Senate Speaker Pornpet Wichitcholachai, who chaired the meeting, said the Thai delegates are tasked with hosting the event, reporting on the latest updates on the meeting, and attending the assembly themselves. He said those responsible for reporting will provide the chair of the assembly with necessary information. The meeting also discussed recreational activities that will be organized during the assembly. This year Thailand, as the chair of ASEAN and the host of the 40th AIPA General Assembly, is planning to showcase its tradition and culture through a myriad of fun activities. The 40th AIPA meeting will be organized from August 25 to August 30 in Bangkok under … [Read more...] about Thai legislators hold meeting on preparation for 40th AIPA General Assembly
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will lead a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to attend the 40th General Assembly of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 40) and pay an official visit to Thailand from August 25-30. The trip will be made at the invitation of Speaker of the Thai House of Representatives Chuan Leekpai, who is also Chair of AIPA 40. The high-ranking Vietnamese delegation taking part in AIPA 40 aims to continue affirming the Vietnamese legislature’s active and responsible participation in AIPA’s activities and improving Vietnam’s external activities. The AIPA 40 will take the theme “Advancing Parliamentary Partnership for Sustainable Community”, during which NA Chairwoman Ngan will assume the role of AIPA Chair from Speaker Leekpai, organising the AIPA 41 next year and other activities within … [Read more...] about NA Chairwoman to attend AIPA 40 in Thailand
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Lower Mekong countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam are likely to face severe droughts that hurt cultivation and agricultural production by January 2020. Experts from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) issued the warning on November 19 amid droughts that have made the Mekong River at its lowest level in the past six decades, adding that Thailand and Cambodia are more heavily hit than Laos and Vietnam. The drought and flooding management centre in Phnom Penh warned that the risk of drought could prolong while local residents could lack water for daily use. The situation is forecast to worsen from December to early January when the rainfall is at its low. Founded in 1995, the Mekong River Commission is an inter-governmental organisation that directly works with the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on common water resources management and the sustainable development of the Mekong River./. … [Read more...] about Severe droughts forecast in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam