Doãn Mậu Diệp. — Photo tienphong.vn Doãn Mậu Diệp, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Việt Nam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees How do you respond to a proposal that Việt Nam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and Việt Nam is no exception. For example, in the Republic of Korea, the … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu expressed his admire to the donors and his hope that blood donation will reach further in the community, thus helping ease the shortage of the life-ensuring liquid, especially at major hospitals. The current drive was launched on December 26 in Hanoi, expected to collect about 50,000 blood units during the 2019 Chu Nhat Do (Red Sunday). The annual event is organised by Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper, the National Steering Committee on Traffic Safety and the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusions (NIHBT). Photo: baocantho.com.vn It was first held in 2008 for one Sunday in Hanoi, hence the name. The campaign is an effort to ease the blood supply shortage in hospitals throughout the country during the holidays. The one-month long event will take place in 39 provinces and cities across the country, including the main festival in Hanoi on January 6. Many localities have … [Read more...] about Nearly 70 blood donation points nationwide for Tet
According to statistics of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, 1.3 million people nationwide received regular social allowances and 11.8 million others were entitled to health insurance in the year. More than 59,500 national national contributors and their family members received education and training support. As of August 2018, the country supported over 178,120 households to build and upgrade their houses. This year, the country searched for remains of fallen soldiers, finding 1,772 and identifying 161 cases that lacked information. Rice support is provided for disadvantaged people in Thuan Nam district, the south central province of Ninh Thuan The rate of poor households nationwide was reduced by 5.35 percent (down 1.35 percent compared to the previous year) thanks to localities’ attention to poverty reduction, support policies on health care, education, credit, agriculture and forestry expansion. The country offered monthly social … [Read more...] about More vulnerable groups supported in 2018
At the event (Source: VNA)Hung briefed board members of the local socio-economic development this year, and hailed active contributions of Hoa Hao Buddhist followers, especially in social and charity activities such as building houses and presenting notebooks, bicycles and insurance to the poor; providing meals for hospitals and schools; and joining in environment protection and climate change response.He wished the board, dignitaries and followers would continue the tradition of great national unity, apply technological advances in production, actively join campaigns launched by the VFF such as “All people stay united to build new-style rural areas and civilised urban areas”, and the “Vietnamese people prioritise Vietnamese goods”.Hung hoped that they will also join in environment protection and climate change response, contribute to food safety and hygiene as well as traffic safety, and step up social welfare services, towards successfully accomplishing … [Read more...] about Greetings from Front on Hoa Hao Buddhism sect anniversary
A supportive construction inaugurated in Xuan Son pre- and primary school in Phu Tho province. (Photo: NFVC)According to Mr. Tien, the assistance is carried out through 17 programs on supporting heart, eye, mouth and lip surgeries. Additionally, the money has also been used to give scholarships, safe water, schools and boarding houses for disadvantaged and mountainous area pupils; and provide rescue to those in natural disaster and epidemic-affected regions. Free milk provision, eye care, dissemination of autism children information, and support for pupils at risk of dropping out of school are among four outstanding programs using the assistance capital. In the upcoming lunar New Year festival, the NFVC in collaboration with Vietnam Television will organize the 12th art performance “Spring for Children” which is expected to collect donation from communities for giving Tet presents to disadvantaged children. Throughout 11 times, the program collected over VND1 trillion and … [Read more...] about Nearly 105,000 disadvantaged children assisted