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After 30 years, Vietnam's fertility rate drops by nearly half

Over the past 30 years, Vietnam's fertility rate has fallen dramatically. The total fertility rate (TFR) fell from 3.8 children/woman in 1989 to 2.09 children/woman in 2019.




Vietnam has maintained a stable fertility rate at replacement level for more than a decade. Having two children is still common in the country.

This result has shown that Vietnam has successfully implemented the population family planning program with the goal of reducing fertility.

Currently, fertility in rural areas is higher than that of urban areas and higher than replacement fertility, with TFRs of 2.26 children/woman in 1989 and 1.83 children/woman in 2019.

The northern midland and mountainous areas and the Central Highlands have the highest fertility rates in the country, with 2.43 children/woman.

The Southeast and the Mekong River Delta have the lowest fertility rates in the country, with 1.56 children/woman and 1.8 children/woman, respectively.

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in 2019 was 111.5 boys/100 girls, showing that the sex imbalance ratio at birth is very high.

The SRB started to increase in Vietnam around 2004, reaching 112 boys per 100 girls after 2010 and has leveled off since then.

This information was released at a recent conference to announce the results of in-depth studies of the 2019 Population and Housing Census organized by the General Statistics Office in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam.

Collection of sketches of National Emblem recognized as national treasure

A collection of sketches of Vietnam's National Emblem by painter Bui Trang Chuoc has been recognized by the Prime Minister as a national treasure in 2021.

This collection was created during 1953-1955. It is now preserved at the National Center for Archives.

The artist drew 112 sketches by pencil. Of these, 15 samples were selected by the Central Committee of Fine Arts to submit to the Ministry of Propaganda, and then to the Prime Minister in October 1954. One of these samples was then selected for editing to become the official national emblem of Vietnam.

APG submarine fiber optic cable to be fixed in February 2022

The incident that occurred on the APG cable on December 13 will be fixed from February 2 to 6, 2022. This is the fourth time in the year that the APG cable has encountered problems - on January 9, May 11, October 29, and December 13.

The last incident had a relatively large impact on Internet connections from Vietnam to the rest of the world.

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HCM City considers incentive policies for two-child families

HCM City considers incentive policies for two-child families

With the lowest fertility rate in the country, HCM City is pursuing incentive policies for married couples to have at least two children, including support for social housing and payment of hospital fees to reduce child-raising costs.

Health Ministry proposes reward of up to VND9 million to couples who have second child

Health Ministry proposes reward of up to VND9 million to couples who have second child

People in areas with low fertility rates may receive a reward twice as much as the regions’ minimum wages if they have a second child.


10 houses with special architecture in Vietnam

With bold ideas, architects can create houses that are both aesthetic and functional. Here are 10 interesting houses in Vietnam.

89 people killed in traffic accidents during seven-day Tet holiday

A total of 152 traffic accidents occurred nationwide, killing 89 people and injuring 111 others during the 2023 Tet Lunar New Year holiday from January 20-26, reported the Traffic Police Department.

End of Tet holiday marked by high traffic congestion around major cities

In a bid to avoid the congestion, many people opted to return on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.

Water resources planning scheme for 2021-2030 announced

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has announced a water resources planning scheme for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050, which was approved by the Prime Minister in December 2022.

Vietnamese businesses could join global supply chains with sound strategies: experts

A survey conducted by the association showed 63% of Japanese enterprises said they would continue investing in operation expansion in the next 1-2 years, reflecting that investors have great expectations for Vietnam's economic growth.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau welcomes nearly 2,400 international cruise tourists

International cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 with 2,370 tourists docked at SP-PSA port on January 26.


Da Lat faces traffic congestion due to tourist surge


Cashless payments continue to grow in popularity

What is the driving force for economic growth ahead in 2023?

The impressive growth momentum during the past year is expected to be a premise for Vietnam to achieve the growth target of 6.5% in 2023, according to economic experts.

Almost 3,000 tonnes of farm produce exported to China via Lang Son's border gates

Exports of agricultural and fruit products, mainly dragon fruit and mango, reached almost 2,700 tonnes to China through Lạng Sơn Province border gates on January 24, the third day of the Lunar New Year.

Should the personal income tax law be amended before 2026?

While analysts and workers hope the personal income law (PIT) will be amended as soon as possible, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) says it plans to amend the law in 2026.

Singer Ha Phuong releases three songs, turns fairy in Tet photoshoot

During her visit to Vietnam on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2023 (Tet), Vietnamese American singer Ha Phuong has released three new songs and an Ao Dai photoshoot.

Stronger FDI inflows expected this year

Despite enduring the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam still managed to attract a large amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2022, with the outlook forecast to be optimistic moving into 2023.

Blockchain technology used in many fields in Vietnam

Vietnam is now among the leading countries using blockchain. Many people often associate blockchain with Gamefi or cryptocurrency, but it is used in many areas.

Hoang Sa exhibition centre affirms national sovereignty

The Hoang Sa exhibition centre in Da Nang City displays and archives historical documents, exhibits and images which testify to Vietnam’s legitimate sovereignty over the two archipelagos.