Int’l arrivals to Vietnam increase in January

International tourists in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA) International arrivals to Vietnam rose to nearly 700,700 during January, up 6.6 percent from last month, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Of the travellers, the majority 80.2 percent arrived by air, an 8.2 percent monthly increase, with a paltry … [Read more...]

The PPC’s Chairman works with the State Bank – Quang Ngai branch

The PPC's Chairman speak at the meeting ​Working with the Vietnam State Bank - Quang Ngai branch at a meeting to review its operation in 2014 and deploying tasks for 2015, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Le Viet Chu acknowledged and praised gained achievements of the Bank in 2014, contributing to the socio-economic development of the province. Reportedly, by … [Read more...]

45 Youth Union’s members, youths helping with bridge-building

45 members, youths from the basic Youth Union of the Protection and Mobility Police Division of the Provincial Police and Xuan Long Communal Youth Union (Dong Xuan district) and the residents have completed the wooden bridge across Co river connecting the two villages of Long Hoa and Long My. The fund was comprised of VND 40 million contributed by a number of businesses and … [Read more...]

Central Highlands reviews socio-economic development

PANO - Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee, presided over a meeting held in Dak Lak province on January 26th to review the implementation of socio-economic development and national defence and security tasks in the Central Highlands in 2014, and map out key tasks for 2015. General Tran Dai Quang addressing the meeting … [Read more...]

Defence businesses urged to give top priority to country’s interest

PANO – A conference to review last year’s performance of defence-run economic companies and discuss their 2015 business targets was held in Hanoi on January 26th under the chair of General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence. In 2014, military firms thoroughly grasped and seriously implemented instructions by the Central Military Commission, Ministry of … [Read more...]

Scholarships granted to needy children

PANO – The Gia Lai Viettel branch on January 26th granted the "For children keen on learning" scholarships to 20 needy students with good academic records at four secondary and high schools in the border district of Chu Prong, Gia Lai province. That activity was part of the comprehensive cooperation agreement between the Viettel Group and the Ministry of Education and … [Read more...]

Catching “thai bai” fish

During the last fortnight, "thai bai" fish appear in thick density in coastal ward 6, in the North Da Dien estuary, Tuy Hoa city. In the morning, dozens of athletic youth hold the nets, struggling with the waves to skim "thai bai" fish in the ocean waves. When the net is pulled up, just a hand of the tiny white fish still mixed with sand, many women on the shore remove sand … [Read more...]

Numerous projects for improving hospital quality

Recently, thanks to the support and cooperation of bothinternational and domestic organizations, many hospitals in Phu Yen province have been invested with facilities and equipment to advance the operation competence; creating an opportunity for nurses, doctors to improve their skills, apply advanced technology and modern science in health care. Representatives of Vietnam … [Read more...]

Tribute to Vietnamese heroic mothers

PANO - A working mission of the General Department of Politics has arrived in Thang Binh district (Quang Nam province) to organise a ceremony to air its commitment to take care of 18 Vietnamese heroic mothers in the locality. This is a practical deed to show gratitude to the heroic mothers who had suffered great losses and had sacrificed a lot for the cause of national … [Read more...]

BIDV hands over medical clinic to Bac Kan province

PANO – The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has inaugurated and handed over a medical clinic to Phuong Vien commune, Cho Don district of the Northern mountainous province of Bac Kan. Besides, the bank also presented an ambulance to the province’s Health Department. Delegates cut the ribbon inaugurating the medical clinic This activity was … [Read more...]

Needy people receive practical assistance

PANO – The Minh Tam charitable organization in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, has given 500 gifts to ethnic minority people in Muong Hoong commune, Dak Glei district, the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum. People in Muong Hoong commune receive gifts Besides, a delegation of HCM City businesses handed over 300 gifts, worth VND 250,000 each, to needy residents in … [Read more...]

Second-home segment bouncing back

The second-home market is becoming livelier as the property market emerges from a long slump. Dau Tu newspaper reported that the Vinh Thien Duong Company is wrapping up preparations for its 300 million VND Alma resort in Cam Ranh, comprising of 200 villas and 400 apartments meant as holiday homes. Russian firm State Development is building the Cam Ranh Flowers Resort in the … [Read more...]

Tet assistance to target beneficiaries

Material support is scheduled to be delivered to the poor as well as beneficiaries of preferential policies for those who rendered services to the nation as the Lunar New Year is drawing near, said Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen. The official said the State President decided to give each beneficiary of preferential policies a Tet gift of … [Read more...]

Overseas Vietnamese resources contribute to national development

The Overseas Vietnamese community have made major contributions to Vietnam’s development, especially after the implementation of a resolution of the Political Bureau on overseas Vietnamese (OV) affairs a decade ago. In an interview granted to Vietnam News Agency reporters, Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) … [Read more...]

Experts believe in SBV’s effort to keep forex rate under 2 pct

Experts said the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will succeed in keeping the VND-USD exchange rate from fluctuating to below 2 percent this year. Some have been concerned that the continuing sharp fall in prices of oil, which is one of Vietnam 's key exports, will negatively impact on foreign currency supply and demand. However, Deputy Director of the Central Institute for … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Army units conduct social work

PANO - The Company of Ports (under the Northeast Corporation of the National Defence Ministry) on the morning of January 23rd inaugurated and handed over the gratitude house for the family of the father of martyr Pham Van Dung in village 5, Du Le commune, Kien Thuy district, Hai Phong city. The construction of the 45.9m2 house cost VND 430 million (including VND 50 million … [Read more...]