The Finance Ministry reported to the National Assembly that the state budget expense in 2022 was VND342.6 trillion, making up 3.6 percent of the national GDP. This is a drop of VND61.7 trillion compared to estimation of 4.3 percent of GDP.
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor yesterday informed that out of the estimated 3.4 million eligible laborers to receive rent support from the Government according to Decision No.08 by the Prime Minister, only 1.2 million received this aid until August 15, with a total disbursed amount of VND876 billion (US$37.4 million).
The Government Office yesterday announced the Prime Minister’s direction for the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs to identify the reasons of the tardiness in rent support distribution to employees nationwide and apply corresponding solutions to accelerate this task.
The tuition fee of higher education and vocational education will rise, even by two times, among many public universities, including newly financial autonomy ones, from the academic year of 2022 according to Decree No.81/2021 by the Government. Therefore, to financially aid students, policies on tuition exemption and reduction, scholarship offering have been introduced by several educational institutes.
The Ministry of Information and Technology (MIC) yesterday held a conference to promote the support program to help small and medium enterprises in their digital transformation process (SMEdx). The program aims at accelerating this process among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) via the use of selected digital platforms to optimize operation.
The People’s Committee of HCMC on November 2 sent an urgent dispatch to the Department of Education and Training, the Department of Finance and the People’s Committees of Thu Duc City and 21 districts across the city to implement a financial aid worth VND427 billion (US$18.7 million) for students in the city in the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made many a large number of people living in Ho Chi Minh City, especially those from other provinces, face so many financial difficulties. The municipal authorities have tried all ways to offer both physical and spiritual help to those vulnerable individuals. In reality, however, there are still cases that have not received sufficient support. A collaboration between the localities and communities is they key to cover all emergency situations.
On July 28, Mr. Le Thanh Liem, member of the Standing Committee of HCMC Party Committee, Head of the Internal Affairs Committee of HCMC Party Committee and city officials visited Covid-19 patients and frontline workers at checkpoints, quarantine areas, and treatment facilities in District 6.
The Police of Ho Chi Minh City and Long An Province yesterday gave a total of VND400 million (US$17,311) in financial aid and medical equipment to help Cambodia's police units fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday decided to provide financial aid worth VND80 billion ((around US$4 million) in cash from state contingency fund in 2020 to help flood-hit people in Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri and Quang Nam provinces soon overcome current difficulties.
A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City led by Deputy Chairwoman of the Municipal People’s Council Phan Thi Thang yesterday visited and handed over more than VND5.7 billion (US$ 245,643) to people affected by recent floods and storms in Thua Thien- Hue Province.
Many workers have unexpectedly lost their own jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to help them overcome their hard time, HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs have cooperated with HCMC Federation of Labor to offer them suitable work positions immediately, while quickly processing requests for financial aids and unemployment insurance.
The People’s Committee of Ward 6, Tan Binh district, HCMC said that two days ago they provided the financial aid worth of VND17 billions (US$ 740,000) to 18 households who had farmed in the ground area that is called vegetable garden and now is being planned for a school complex.