Are toilets and bank accounts connected? In India, yes

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Are toilets and bank accounts connected? In India, yes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to develop India includes creating toilet access for all 1.2 billion people and opening a bank account for every adult who doesn’t already have one. India’s state-owned lenders are being called on to do both, threatening to erode profits and add expenditures at firms saddled with nonperforming loans.

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Vietnam follows low-carbon growth strategy to battle climate change

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VietNamNet Bridge – “World leaders must take climate action now” is the title of an article by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and two co-authors, which has received positive reaction from scholars from many other countries and international organizations.

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Vietnam should cut salt intake for better health: WHO

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Vietnam should cut salt intake for better health: WHO

Sixty percent of the Vietnamese population consume salt over two times as much as WHO’s recommended level, so the country should take action against the abuse of salt to reduce deaths from heart diseases and stroke, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

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Austrian enterprises eye growing Vietnam market

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Vietnam, with a young population and increasingly wealthy and growing middle class, was a potential market of 90-million customers, said Thomas Loidl, Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam during a Austria-Vietnam business meeting in Hanoi on September 29.

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Austrian enterpries eye growing Vietnam market

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Vietnam, with a young population and increasingly wealthy and growing middle class, was a potential market of 90-million customers, said Thomas Loidl, Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam during a Austria-Vietnam business meeting in Hanoi on September 29.

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Austrian enterpries eye growing Viet Nam market

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Viet Nam, with a young population and increasingly wealthy and growing middle class, was a potential market of 90-million customers, said Thomas Loidl, Austrian Ambassador to Viet Nam during a Austria-Viet Nam business meeting in Ha Noi yesterday.

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Parade raises awareness of gender imbalance at birth

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Parade raises awareness of gender imbalance at birth

VGP – A parade was held on September 28 in Ha Noi to demonstrate efforts to address the imbalance at birth in Viet Nam.

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Campaign calls for joint efforts to end gender imbalance at birth

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A campaign was launched in Hanoi on September 28 to call for more efforts from the Government and relevant agencies to stop the gender imbalance at birth, one of the forms of discrimination.

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Taking action

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Taking action

The Viet Nam Farmers' Association in co-ordination with the United Nations Population Fund on Saturday organised a parade in Ha Noi to call on the Government and all stakeholders to join hands to end gender-biased sex selection.

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Singapore’s population at 10-year low

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Singapore's population is at its lowest in over a decade since the government tightened immigration, according to figures released by the Statistics Department of Singapore on September 25.

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Photo story: The man who cleans Saigon’s canal for free

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Photo story: The man who cleans Saigon’s canal for free

VietNamNet Bridge - Over the last 30 years, Pham Van Tan, 75, has been clearing rubbish from the polluted Cau Me Canal in District 11, HCM City, every day.

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Vietnam seeks to improve health care for elderly

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Measures for improving health care for Vietnam ’s aged population were the focus of a conference organised by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Hanoi on September 26.

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Vietnam to get out of middle-income trap by 2058: OECD

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has forecast that it will take Vietnam 40 years to get out of the middle-income trap.

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More Vietnamese teenagers give birth in early age: UNFPA

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The United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA) yesterday warned that the rate of Vietnamese teenagers giving births was higher than their peers in other Asian coutries.

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Hanoi to build over 1,000 supermarkets and shopping centres

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Hanoi to build over 1,000 supermarkets and shopping centres

A retail network comprising over 1,000 supermarkets and shopping centres is to be built in Hanoi by 2020 to serve the needs of its citizens, Vice Director of Hanoi’s Department of Industry and Trade Tran Thi Phuong Lan has said.

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