The Hanoitimes - Senior government officials said that electricity and gasoline are items leaving impacts on the economy and catching public attention. PM orders checking of power price hike following social outcry Vietnamese media has questioned the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) about labeling “secret” the plans for raising electricity and gasoline prices. Government April meeting with the chairmanship of Chairman Mai Tien Dung. Photo: VGP VnExpress asked the MOIT at the government’s regular meeting last weekend why it tagged the adjustment of power and gasoline prices as “state secret” and basing on what ground. In response, Deputy Minister of MOIT Do Thang Hai said that the ministry keeps the plans unrevealed before the official announcement with an aim to avoid any unexpected impacts on the society due to the crucial role of electricity and petroleum in the economy. Hai attributed the Law on Protecting State … [Read more...] about Why does Vietnam label plans on energy price hike “secret”?
Why does wildlife need protecting
The Hanoitimes - One of the reasons making Vietnam a key partner of the US is its well-equipped army with the import of advanced weapons over the past years. Washington looks to send second aircraft carrier to Vietnam this year How Vietnam, US heal wounds of war to build up comprehensive partnership? Vietnam, US look to advance maritime security ties Vietnam, US share views on regional peace maintenance Vietnam, US discuss settlement of disputes in East Sea US Assistant Defense Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver once affirmed that Vietnam has appeared to be a valued partner for Washington in the Indo-Pacific region. Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and US Defense Secretary James Mattis on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue 2018 in Singapore in June 2018. Photo: AP The senior official discussed the US-Vietnam strategic cooperation during a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in … [Read more...] about Why does the US consider Vietnam an important Indo-Pacific partner?
“Although childhood is considered to be the best time in one’s life, many children have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD due to sexual abuse. I always wanted to do something to prevent these crimes from happening so no child would have to suffer their consequences”, said Dinh Van Loc, a senior from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy’s Education Management Faculty and the brain behind “We need protection”. The project with slogan “Try to protect kids until you can still do it” carried out by Dinh Van Loc and his friends won the third prize of the national contest “Students with scientific research” and the first prize of the 2018 Eureka Awards, aiming to encourage and honor local students’ scientific projects, organized by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. “We need protection” consists of three contents. In addition to providing information on various body parts, the … [Read more...] about ‘We need protection” – A project from a blind student
Viet Nam News Trần Ngọc Hùng, chairman of the Việt Nam Construction Association, speaks to Việt Nam News Agency about key reasons for the delays in the renovation of old living quarters in Hà Nội. How do you evaluate the national programme to renovate old living quarters? The national programme to renovate old living quarters was launched more than 10 years ago, but its implementation has been very slow. As a consequence, its results have been limited. According to the latest report, some 25 percent of the old living quarters have been described as “very dangerous.” They could collapse at any time and the lives of people living in these building are at risk. What are the main factors preventing the programme from following its approved plan? The Government’s policy is totally right, yet specific guidelines and solutions to implement the policy have not been translated into real life. I should say the implementation of the … [Read more...] about Why does renovation of old living quarters proceed so slowly?
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference. (Source: VNA) Kon Tum (VNA) – The brand of Ngoc Linh ginseng needs protection as a national one, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a conference on developing Ngoc Linh ginseng and other medicinal herbs in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on September 6. The Government leader said Ngoc Linh ginseng, which is dubbed as a national treasure, could become a source of national livelihood in different aspects, whether job generation or State budget contribution. He raised the question on how to help Vietnam’s herbal medicines and health products join the global playground, and set the target of earning billions of US dollars in production and export values from those products in the next decades. Phuc added that the target is feasible given the high growth rate forecast for the international ginseng market. To that end, it requires prompt and organized actions to assist Kon Tum and central Quang … [Read more...] about PM: Ngoc Linh ginseng needs protection as national brand