Gender equality action plan announced
The Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour has announced an action plan for gender equality for the 2016-2020 period. The plan aims to raise people’s awareness of gender equality and women’s role in work and life.
Under the plan, the confederation will host training classes for female workers. It also targets a 30 per cent rate of women on managing and directing boards in enterprises by 2020.
Government starts safe food programme
The government and the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee have announced a programme on the production and distribution of safe food during the 2016-2020 period.
The government has asked the ministries of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development and Industry and Trade to be in charge of the programme.
They will work with provincial fatherland fronts and authorities to offer high agricultural technologies for cooperatives and farmers, and encourage them to produce safe food. Local food distributors have also been encouraged to sign a memorandum committing to offer safe food to the market.
MIC launches official online e-portal
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on Thursday launched mic.gov.vn, the official electronic portal of MIC.
The e-portal aims to improve the ministry’s management and leadership, to disseminate information about the government’s policies and guidelines related to information technology, and to receive individuals and organisations’ responses to reach a social consensus.
SÀI GÒN GIẢI PHÓNG
(Liberated Sài Gòn)
Road upgrades for Central Highlands
The Traffic Safety Management Board is seeking approval from the Ministry of Transport for a project to improve transport infrastructure in Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands).
The project has total investment capital of US$170 million, including a $150 million loan from the World Bank.
The board plans to upgrade 142km of National Highway 19, connecting Bình Định and Gia Lai provinces. The project will be implemented from 2017 to 2022.
(Việt Nam Investment Review)