Deputy PM speaks to UN on climateNov 25, 2014 Viet Nam would stand together with the world in fighting climate change, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh pledged at the United Nations Climate Change Summit on Tuesday.
Economic restructuring remains difficult Nov 12, 2014 The bi-annual Autumn Economic Forum 2014 held in the northern province of Ninh Binh last Saturday was seeking fresh ways to speed up Viet Nam's economic restructuring process.
Dialogue spotlights Penal Code changesNov 12, 2014 Officials and international experts discussed ways to amend the Penal Code in light of the 2013 Constitution at the second annual Legal Policy Dialogue yesterday.
Resolving institutional bottlenecks, governance reforms key for Viet Nam's developmentMar 23, 2014 The Vietnamese Government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will jointly hold an international conference titled “Economic Reforms for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: International Experience and Lessons for Vietnam” in Hanoi on 24 and 25 March to bring international lessons and experiences to assist Vietnam in furthering the economic reforms in its pursuit for more inclusive and sustainable growth.
“600.000 officials in asset-declaration list is vast”Jan 24, 2014 If Vietnam would like to effectively manage the asset declaration of public officials, the important thing is to clarify which income and what sources the declaration aims at. If it is only their salaries, I would say that many of them are living far beyond their formal income
Public polled on justice system satisfactionOct 7, 2013 Viet Nam's first-ever justice index was released yesterday, casting light on citizens' feelings towards the country's judicial procedures. The findings revealed that some people have lost faith in the system due to the inefficiency of State agencies to meet legal requirements, address civil disputes and respond to administrative complaints. The Justice Index 2012 polled more than 5,000 people from a cross-section of society across 21 provinces and cities nationwide.
Right to live free of pollution unprotected in VietnamOct 7, 2013 Nguyen Van Muoi has been falling sick every few weeks ever since a composite ware factory opened adjacent to his house a year ago. “You wouldn’t know how terrible the smell of recycled plastic is,” said the 50-year-old motorbike mechanic in Long An Province’s Chau Thanh District. “All my neighbors and I have complained to local authorities at several levels. They did inspect the site but it only made the factory owner more cunning by working at night to avoid inspectors.”