Gasoline prices fall to a record low

RON92 is currently sold at VND17.880 per litre, the lowest rate in four years. NDO – The retail price of 92-octane (RON 92) gasoline was decreased by 2,050 VND per litre as of 3pm on December 22, announced State-owned Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex). >>> Vietnam sees eleventh petrol price cut The largest-ever price cut of RON92 is the 12th … [Read more...]

Social News 22/12

Six fishermen rescued from sinking ship Two fishing boats from Quang Tri Province rescued six fishermen from Da Nang off the coast of Thua Thien – Hue Province yesterday, as well as towed their sinking ship. The Da Nang's Coastal Information Radio Station said yesterday that the fishing boat, DNA 90388TS, was half submerged in the waters off Thua Thien Hue Province on … [Read more...]

More houses for policy beneficiaries

PANO – Army Corps 2 has completed 19 houses for its needy officers and non-commissioned personnel and two others for policy beneficiaries and those who had rendered good service to the nation in Quang Nam province’s Dai Lanh district and Quang Tri province’s Gio Linh district. The houses were constructed with financial assistance from the Ministry of National … [Read more...]

Social News 21/12

USAID supports farmers to understand land rights The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a first-of-its-kind project worth US$800,000 in Vietnam to empower farmers, especially women, to enhance their access to land by increasing their awareness of existing land rights under current legislation. The two-year pilot project will help set up and train … [Read more...]

Paintings auctioned for poor children

PANO - The Sakura Montessori International School on December 19th hosted a charity program for poor children in Hanoi. The painting "Beloved Vietnam" made of egg-shell pieces, seeds and wool being sold at VND 18 million In this program, some paintings, drawn by the school’s kids, featuring the One Pillar Pagoda, sunflowers, peacocks, beloved Vietnam and made of … [Read more...]

Thai foundation grants scholarships to medical students

(VOV) - The Pfizer Thailand Foundation has granted scholarships to three outstanding students at the Hanoi Medical University. Each selected student receive VND 21 million (US$1,000) per year in support of tuition fees, textbooks, food allowances, and dormitory until they graduate. Awardees include Dang Tuan Dung and Nguyen Thanh Son, 5th year students and Hoang Minh Tien, … [Read more...]

Demonstrating the technique of processing canned-seafood

The Center for Industry and Trade Promotion (Department of Trade and Industry) has recently held the above-mentioned event at Ba Hai Joint Stock Company (Hoa Hiep Industrial Zone, Dong Hoa district). Workers manipulating the canning machine 307 Ba Hai Co. has invested in the lines of processing canned-seafood with the total cost of over VND 16 billion; currently … [Read more...]

8,800 blood units collected in 2014

More than 8,800 blood units were collected in 2014 (Photo: internet) ​ It has been announced by the provincial Red Cross at the conference of reviewing its operation in 2014 and deploying tasks for 2015 held on December 18. ​ Reportedly, in 2014, the Red Cross at all levels in the province implemented well activities about humanitarian, charity, community health care and … [Read more...]