Growing number of elderly, healthcare insufficient

Growing number of elderly, healthcare insufficient

Elderly Vietnamese people usually postpone regular health check-ups and medical treatment even though on average, they suffer from as many as seven diseases and conditions, said Director of National Hospital of Geriatrics, Phạm Thắng.
Labour market set for stiff competition

Labour market set for stiff competition

While more jobs will be created as the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) comes into effect by the year-end, the number of Vietnamese workers with skills that meet international labour market remains insufficient.
Tourism needs more good products, not only visa exemption

Tourism needs more good products, not only visa exemption

Visa exemption for residents from five key European markets has been considered as a lever but insufficient to create a breakthrough for the tourism industry without diversified and good tourist products.
Salaries inadequate, complain workers

Salaries inadequate, complain workers

According to a survey conducted by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL) on around 2,000 workers, most complained that their basic salary was insufficient to even cover minimum monthly living expenses.
Handicrafts sector needs more gov’t support

Handicrafts sector needs more gov’t support

In the early 2000s, the handicrafts sector was considered a smokeless industry, economically viable and highly sustainable for the rural economy. However, now the sector is facing difficulties from the recent economic downturn and insufficient interest from the government.
Barca stretch lead to seven points as Real held

Barca stretch lead to seven points as Real held

MADRID, Feb 26, 2011 (AFP) - Barcelona moved seven points clear in La Liga after Real Madrid showed plenty of effort but insufficient invention as they drew 0-0 against a well-organised Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.