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Hanoi steps up Ebola preventative measures

Hanoi steps up Ebola preventative measures

Aug. 7 | The Hanoi Health Department is strictly monitoring the highly aggressive and infectious Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to prevent it from entering and spreading widely in Vietnam. Director of the Department Dr. Nguyen Khac Hien also said medical centres should...

China’s arrest of six Vietnamese fishermen under fire

China’s arrest of six Vietnamese fishermen under fire

Jul. 8 | The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VFS) has released a statement, strongly protesting against China’s recent apprehension of six Vietnamese fishermen and their boat. VFS vice president Vo Van Trac said Chinese authorities on July 3 detained the Vietnamese...

Thieu Lychee: one of the best fruits in Vietnam

Thieu Lychee: one of the best fruits in Vietnam

Jun. 19 | Representatives of the country’s two largest Thieu lychee-growing provinces, Bac Giang and Hai Duong, together with people from ministries and localities, have discussed ways to further boost the consumption of the fruit in the southern region. In...

Canon Vietnam supports VND4.8 bil to Vietnamese students

Canon Vietnam supports VND4.8 bil to Vietnamese students

Jun. 17 | Representatives from the HCM Communist Youth Union and Canon Vietnam signed a cooperative project to grant 240 scholarships worth VND4.8 billion from 2014-2020 to Vietnamese students who overcome difficulties to achieve good academic results. Under the...

Symposium on General Vo Nguyen Giap – Dien Bien Phu Victory

Symposium on General Vo Nguyen Giap – Dien Bien Phu Victory

May. 7 | Professors, doctors, scientists and military leaders gathered in Central Quang Binh province’s Dong Hoi city on May 6 to attend a symposium featuring General Vo Nguyen Giap and the historic Dien Bien Phu victory. More than 40 reports presented at the...

Vietnam, US sign nuclear agreement

Vietnam, US sign nuclear agreement

May. 7 | May 6 saw Vietnam’s Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan and US ambassador to Vietnam David Shear, sign an official agreement on peaceful civilian nuclear energy cooperation (The 123 Agreement), authorised by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung...

HCM City wants to borrow $1.5 billion for transportation and flood prevention

HCM City wants to borrow $1.5 billion for transportation and flood prevention

Apr. 22 | To have enough capital to invest in traffic works and to prevent flooding in the next three years, Ho Chi Minh City has proposed borrowing $1.5 billion of soft loans from the World Bank (WB). The city government has sent the list of projects proposed...

Southern salt workers earn their living under heat spells

Southern salt workers earn their living under heat spells

Apr. 22 |  In the current heat spell in the southern region, the temperature on the salt fields these days may reach 40°C at noon. But this is the best time for salt workers in Bac Lieu, the largest salt field in the Mekong Delta, to earn their living.   Bac...

Dialogue focuses on empowering women and girls

Dialogue focuses on empowering women and girls

Apr. 1 | Roughly 150 delegates from state management agencies, research units, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on March 31 attended a dialogue in Hanoi aimed at strengthening the involvement of women and girls in the social welfare system. Addressing the...

NA leader honoured with UNICEF award

NA leader honoured with UNICEF award

Feb. 28 | The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has presented a humanitarian award to National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan for her contributions to the country’s efforts in child mortality rate reduction. In her speech at a February...