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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.



Two additional enterprises allowed to export pangasius to EAEU

HCM City has ambitious greenery plans for 2022

HCM City plans to add at least 10 hectares of parks and two hectares of public green spaces, and plant or rehabilitate 6,000 trees this year to make the city greener and more beautiful.

Two additional enterprises allowed to export pangasius to EAEU

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (FSVPS) have recently added two more seafood enterprises to the list of Vietnamese firms permitted to export to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), as of May 4.

Vietnam seeks climate finance from G7

The partnership with the world’s advanced economies will help Vietnam address financial problems to pursue the low-carbon strategy.

Hoa Phat fined for having no independent board members

Hoa Phat Group JSC (HPG), a leading Vietnamese steelmaker, has been fined VND125 million for having no independent members on its board of directors.


Miss Supranational Vietnam 2022 debuts in HCM City


SEA Games 31: Vietnamese archers secure two silver medals

HCM City set to pilot casino scheme at luxurious hotels

HCM City is planning to pilot the opening of casinos at hotels rated five stars and above in popular tourist destinations for Vietnamese citizens aged 18 and over.

Fresh opportunities for Vietnam-US cooperation in tourism development and trade

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has voiced his hope that US partners to support Vietnam in policy consultation, capital, human resources, infrastructure systems, technology, and governance.

Prime Minister invites US investment in digital transformation

Meeting with US financial corporations, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Vietnam is dealing with problems to make the capital market develop in a safe, transparent, effective and sustainable way.

Vietnam's stock market has potential in long term

After the longest losing streak in the past ten years, the VN-Index fell off the 1,200-point mark - an important support level established in 2018.

HCMC seeks to remove obstacles facing 38 property projects

The HCMC government has asked the Department of Construction to coordinate with other departments and agencies to quickly remove bottlenecks facing 38 real estate projects in the city as proposed by the HCMC Real Estate Association (HoREA).

Vietnam removes anti-dumping duties on steel imports from China, S.Korea

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to remove anti-dumping duties on coated steel imports from South Korea and China after five years of imposing the duty.

Local gold regulation considered 'outdated' amid skyrocketing prices

With the price of a tael of gold in Vietnam more than US$800 higher than in the rest of the world, local experts say the local regulation of gold prices is unsuitable.

Encouraging results with Mobile Money deployment in VN

Le Anh Dung, deputy director of the Payment Department under the State Bank of Vietnam, noted that the Mobile Money service has grown positively.