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Two biosphere reserves in Vietnam win UNESCO recognition
Two biosphere reserves in Vietnam win UNESCO recognition

The UNESCO designated the Nui Chua National Park in the central province of Ninh Thuan and the Kon Ha Nung Plateau in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai as global biosphere reserves.

Two Vietnamese universities enter academic ranking of world universities 2021
Two Vietnamese universities enter academic ranking of world universities 2021

Ton Duc Thang University and Duy Tan University in Ho Chi Minh City have broken into the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2021.

Vietnam among ten friendliest countries in the world in 2021
Vietnam among ten friendliest countries in the world in 2021

Vietnam has ranked ninth among the ten friendliest countries in the world, the World Population Review quoted a survey conducted by InterNations.

Special attention paid to Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims
Special attention paid to Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims

Sixty years have passed since the US army dropped tens of millions of extremely toxic chemicals on various areas across the south of Vietnam, but their devastating impact still lingers. Over the years, special attention has been paid to Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims.

Hanoi prioritises urgent measures to prevent and control COVID-19
Hanoi prioritises urgent measures to prevent and control COVID-19

Prompt tracing in the shortest possible time and screening patients with symptoms such as cough, fever, respiratory distress and loss of taste are among the measures taken by Hanoi to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Three Vietnam tourist cities among world's 100 greatest places
Three Vietnam tourist cities among world's 100 greatest places

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc have made it onto the global list of 100 greatest places to explore on Earth as voted by Time magazine.

Businesses: Online public services beneficial
Businesses: Online public services beneficial

Ninety-nine percent of businesses said online public services are beneficial or highly beneficial, according to the E-commerce White Book 2020.

85.48 percent of people, organisations satisfied with State agencies' services
85.48 percent of people, organisations satisfied with State agencies' services

The measurement of public satisfaction on State services aims to objectively assess the quality of State administrative agencies’ services and their provision. It is based on five criteria: access to services, administrative procedures, civil servants, service outcomes and complaint settlement.

Quang Ninh tops 2020 administrative reform index for 4 consecutive years
Quang Ninh tops 2020 administrative reform index for 4 consecutive years

The northern province of Quang Ninh continues topping the 2020 Public Administration Reform (PAR) Index, the Government’s Steering Committee for Administrative Reform announced on June 24.

Developing e-government towards digital government by 2025
Developing e-government towards digital government by 2025

Digital government is oriented to be open for people, firms and other organisations to properly participate in the activities of and interact with state agencies, in a bid to jointly improve transparency and service quality, solve problems, and create value for society together.

Central bank continues to top 2020 administrative reform index
Central bank continues to top 2020 administrative reform index

The State Bank of Vietnam continues topping the 2020 Public Administration Reform (PAR) Index, the Government’s Steering Committee for Administrative Reform has announced.

Step forward to innovate national governance
Step forward to innovate national governance

The projects on national population database and on citizen ID card production, issuance and management have basically completed set targets.

Social distancing imposed in HCM City
Social distancing imposed in HCM City

Social distancing under directive 16 will be imposed in Ho Chi Minh City from July 9.

Noticeable points of Law on Residence
Noticeable points of Law on Residence

There are several noticeable points of the Law on Residence that takes effect from July 1, 2021.

Hanoi sets target of jumping 5 steps in PAPI rankings every year
Hanoi sets target of jumping 5 steps in PAPI rankings every year

Hanoi sets a target of jumping five steps in the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) rankings every year.