Illustration photo The resolution aims to raise the quality of management, exploitation, mobilization, and using of resources of the economy in favor of a fast and sustainable economic growth; implement social advancement and equality; improve people’s living standards; safeguard national defense and security; early convert Viet Nam into an industrialized country towards modernity; become an industrialized country towards socialism. Consolidating talent-based career system Regarding human resources, the resolution states that by 2025, the agro-forestry-fishery sector will employ 33% of total labor force. The resolution targets to resolve the job imbalance of supply and demand; establish an employment arrangement system; and consolidate the talent-based career system. By 2035, the agro-forestry-fishery sector will employ less than 25% of the labor force. Human Development Index (HDI) will touch high rate of 0.700-0.799. … [Read more...] about A boost for economic resource management
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Foreign ministers of the MGC countries reached the consensus at their ninth meeting on August 2 within the framework of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings in Singapore. They also agreed to bolster cooperation in agriculture, tourism, culture, transport, businesses, and health care. Joint activities proposed at the meeting included building a joint data centre at Nalanda University in India, a conference on rice germplasm, training activities, tourism promotion, and MGC trade fairs. The MGC Ministerial Meeting also recognised India’s wish to cooperate with the Mekong River Commission, particularly in sharing experience in collecting water resources data, and the proposal to organise the first meeting on management and sustainable use of water resources in New Delhi this year. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh stressed that the two sides’ cooperation potential remains huge. He … [Read more...] about Mekong-Ganga countries to boost ties in water resources management
Zachary Burt, postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, on the need to address sustainability issues and gender inequities in water and sanitation access It was his research on water and sanitation that gave Zachary Burt, postdoctoral fellow at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, his mission and goal. "How we allocate, manage and maintain our water resources largely determines whether we have healthy ecosystems, a strong economy and an equitable society. In particular, I am interested in how economic policies concerning water have impacts on equity, and how equity is negotiated in places of scarce supply," says Burt who will be delivering a talk on 'Water and Sanitation for All: Tracking India's Progress' at the Columbia Global Centers in Mumbai on a topic that is evidently close to his heart. Presently on a Fulbright-Nehru scholarship at IIT Bombay, Burt emphasised on the need for greater proliferation of institutes that would help address India's sustainability … [Read more...] about ‘Few Indian engineers are opting for Civil and Environmental Engineering’
CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2018--The environmental employment sector is an important component of the Canadian economy. ECO Canada recently released a series of research findings demonstrating that this sector is projected to grow steadily and rapidly. Between 2015 and 2024, the core environmental workforce is projected to grow by 90,000 jobs.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180502005430/en/(Graphic: Business Wire)Canada currently counts on 364,000 environmental professionals who combine knowledge, skills and experience to function at an elevated level in job duties that relate to environmental protection, natural resource management or sustainability. In the coming years, the environmental workforce is projected to grow by 24%, bringing the total workers involved in the sector to 464,000 by 2024.ECO Canada’s research findings also indicate that 22% of the environmental workforce is … [Read more...] about 90,000 Additional Jobs Expected To Be Created By 2024 In The Environmental Sector
Foxconn Technology Group is being enticed to come to Wisconsin with numerous regulatory waivers, raising concerns from environmentalists who are wary of the company's reputation in China, where it has been accused of polluting rivers. The Taiwan-based company best known for manufacturing Apple products insists that its new plant won't damage the environment. Regulators say they're simply streamlining the process for the company to set up shop, while still policing its activities. But this being Foxconn's first plant in the U.S., the assurances from the company and its supporters have done little to quell worries about the long-term impacts to wetlands and the state's waterways. Foxconn would be producing liquid crystal display panels, or LCDs, for computers, televisions and other devices. Making LCDs requires heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, chromium, zinc and copper, said Peter Adriaens, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Michigan. But companies in China … [Read more...] about What are the environmental concerns surrounding the Wisconsin Foxconn plant?