Vietnam shares agricultural development experience at WEF 2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh shared Vietnam’s experience in developing a sustainable agriculture, ensuring national food security at a high-level dialogue on Global Agenda for Food Security as part of the recent 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF 2015) in Davos, Switzerland. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (right) at … [Read more...]

Health check-ups, gifts for poor, ethnic people

As many as 1,000 impoverished households in three communes in the central province of Quang Nam have been given free medical check-ups and gifts thanks to a campaign implemented on January 24-25. (Photo for illustration). Source: The drive was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Red Cross and the Vietnam Young Physicians’ Association in honour of the … [Read more...]

Media’s role in water pollution control highlighted

A conference was held on January 23 to discuss the role of the media in monitoring and detecting water pollution, advocating responsive policies, and calling for the stronger community engagement in managing water pollution. At the conference. Photo: Media involvement is considered important in preventing water pollution as it comprehensively and accurately … [Read more...]

Spring festival held for naval soldiers

PANO – Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Culture House, the Tuoi Tre Newspaper, Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City, and Ho Chi Minh City Television on the afternoon of January 23rd co-organized the 4th festival, themed "Spring on the islands". The festival was attended by former Vice President Truong My Hoa and Ho Chi Minh City’s Deputy Secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha. An … [Read more...]

Overseas Vietnamese in Czech support border guards

PANO – Overseas Vietnamese in the Czech Republic on January 24th handed over VND 1.3 billion to the Quang Ngai provincial Fatherland Front Committee during the second session of the 8th National Congress of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee held in Ho Chi Minh City recently. Presenting the money to representatives of the Quang Ngai provincial Fatherland … [Read more...]

Military group strives for VND 230 trillion in 2015

PANO – The military-run telecom group, Viettel, on January 24th held a politico-military conference to review its performances last year and work out tasks for 2015. At the conference. In 2014, the group reached a turnover of VND197 trillion and profit of VND 42 trillion, up by some 20 and 15 percent year on year, respectively, and contributed VND15 trillion to the … [Read more...]

Boarding rooms handed over to rural school

PANO – Four boarding rooms were handed over to the Ta Ngai Cho Secondary School in Ta Ngai Cho commune, Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province, on January 24th. At the handover ceremony. The VND 250 million facility, donated by the Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB), MB Securities JSC, MB Capital, and MB AMC (Asset Management Company), was carried out by the … [Read more...]

Cambodian high-ranking military mission visits Dong Nai province

PANO – A high-ranking mission from the Royal Cambodian Army, led by General Prum Din, Deputy Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army and Commander of the Special Military Region of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, visited the Dong Nai provincial armed forces. * Vietnamese and Cambodian military zones boost cooperation At the working session. The mission was received … [Read more...]

Party leader calls for further solidarity to tap future opportunities

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: VNA The nation has its eye on great opportunities and chances ahead, requiring the whole Party, people, and army to strengthen consensus and utilise all resources and creativity to push the country forward in its path of renewal and development, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has stated. Granting an interview to the … [Read more...]

Got a spare billion? Investment bankers are keen to help

Gary Cohn, President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs, speaks at the Ending the Experiment event in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2015. The growing ranks of the super rich and their increased appetite for risk have caught the eye of investment bankers. Traditionally focused on companies and institutions, investment banks are hiring staff and … [Read more...]

Yemen risks disintegration as south rejects Shi’ite group’s takeover

Supporters of the Houthi movement clash with anti-Houthi protesters during a rally in Sanaa January 24, 2015. Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the biggest demonstration yet against the Houthi group that dominates Yemen, two days aft No sooner had Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced his resignation than his country's tenuous political fabric … [Read more...]

Australian police probe Labor Party member over Syria conflict

A Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter fires a weapon installed at the back of a pickup truck during clashes with Islamic State fighters on a frontline in the southern Ras al-Ain countryside January 19, 2015. Picture taken January 19, 2015. REU Australian police said on Sunday they were investigating a former trade union official and member of the Australian Labor … [Read more...]

Festival in Danang brings Thai guests

A performance troupe from Thailand will take part in the Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival on Son Tra peninsula, central Danang city, on April 5-7, according to the organising board. The annual festival held at the Quan The Am Pagoda is one of the area's leading cultural events, calling upon crowds of up to 10,000 visitors in past years. The main festival, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese girl as guest at Obama’s State of the Union address

(VOV) - Katty Pham, an American girl of Vietnamese origin, became a special guest at US President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address on January 20. Pham who lives in Washington D.C is a computer scientist with a passion for public service. Throughout her career, she has used technology to tackle pressing challenges. From Google to IBM to Harris Healthcare Solutions, … [Read more...]

Festival in Da Nang brings Thai guests

A performance troupe from Thailand will take part in the Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival on Son Tra peninsula, central Da Nang city, on April 5-7, according to the organising board. The annual festival held at the Quan The Am Pagoda is one of the area's leading cultural events, calling upon crowds of up to 10,000 visitors in past years. The main festival, … [Read more...]

Art performance marks Party anniversary

An art performance at the programme (Photo: VNA) A special art performance entitled "Mai mai niem tin theo Dang" (Viva the trust in the Party) was broadcast live on Vietnam Television on January 24 to mark the 85th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) (February 3, 1930). The event saw the presence of former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, Vice … [Read more...]

Intangible cultural preservation means human protection

A palanquin procession ceremony at the Hung Kings festivals NDO – Since UNESCO started honouring spiritual and cultural values of humanity with the intangible cultural heritage title in 2003, the official status has been granted to nine intangible cultural heritages in Vietnam, posing challenges for the country in preserving the heritages in accordance with its … [Read more...]

Trade deficit hits US$522 million in first half of January

(VOV) - Vietnam’s total imports and exports in the first half of January increased by 6.2% to US$12.11 billion compared to the same period last year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. However, comparing with the second half of December 2014, the trade balance registered a deficit of US$522 million, accounting for more than 9% of total exports … [Read more...]

Careers with the highest incomes in VN

VietNamNet Bridge – Pilots, air traffic controllers, and oil and gas officers have some of the highest incomes in Vietnam. A report released recently by Vietnam Airlines showed that in 2013, the pilots working for the air carrier received VND74.8 million a month. The figure was VND4.5 million lower than 2012 and VND6.7 million than 2013. However, the salary is still … [Read more...]