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Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Phong receives and works with the World Bank
(BNP) – In the morning of December 10th, Mr. Nguyen Van Phong, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee received and worked with Mr. Michal Rutkowski, Global Director of the World Bank's Division of Social Security and Employment on the situation of caring for the elderly and developing the elderly care system in the province.
Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Phong takes a photo with the delegation of the World Bank.
At the meeting, Mr. Michal Rutkowski, Global Director of the World Bank's Division of Social Security and Employment said that the rate of population ageing in Vietnam is progressing rapidly, including Bac Ninh province. Facing with this situation, measures are needed to deal with population aging, building models and elderly care services. The World Bank has supported Thailand and China to successfully implement the elderly care service system.
Through the meeting, Mr. Michal Rutkowski expressed the idea in developing the elderly care service system in the province with an aim to helping the elderly have access to the most comprehensive care services, contributing to ensuring social security in the province.
Welcoming the delegation of World Bank to work in Bac Ninh, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Phong briefly introduced the outstanding achievements of the province's socio-economic development in recent years. In parallel with the economic development, the province also paid attention to social security, especially caring for the elderly. Currently the province has more than 153,000 elderlies, accounting for 11.16% of the total population. In the recent years, the province has issued many policies to support the elderly. In addition, the elderly have also participated in many activities in the residential areas as well as encouraged the elderly to live happily, healthily and effectively, thereby, continuing to promoting their capacities and wisdom to build their homeland and the country.
The Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee emphasized that Bac Ninh is one of the localities with an aging trend. In the province, there is only 01 Center for nurturing and caring for lonely, helpless elderly people. The Vice Chairman agreed and appreciated the idea of the Global Director of the Social Security and Employment Division. The World Bank will pay attention and support the development of the elderly care service system in the province in the future, he added.