Party leader begins visit to Russia

(VOV) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his senior delegation arrived in Moscow on November 23 for their official visit to Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin.

The delegation was warmly welcomed by ASEAN Ambassadors to the Russian Federation along with numerous Vietnam embassy staff and Vietnamese community representatives waving flags of Vietnam and Russia to greet the Party chief and other distinguished guests.

An official welcoming ceremony was held solemnly at Vnukovo airport where Party leader Trong reviewed the guard of honour.

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Earth dragons awaken riverbanks

Folk often call ruoi (Nereidae) earth dragons because they have a somewhat dragon-like shape but live underground.

Riverside residents invest in irrigational systems to regulate river water, providing favorable conditions for ruoi to live. In the photo: Pham Van Phuong has built a water regulation sewer in the ruoi exploitation area in Tam Ky commune (Kim Thanh district)

Riverside residents invest in irrigational systems to regulate river water, providing favorable conditions for ruoi to live. In the photo: Pham Van Phuong has built a water regulation sewer in the ruoi exploitation area in Tam Ky commune (Kim Thanh district)

It is those earth dragons that are animating riverbanks which have seemingly been dormant for years, promising to turn them into “gold grounds”.

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Vietnam’s most advanced coast guard vessel DN2000 started to build

Vessel 9004 launched

(CPV) - The Song Thu Corporation under the General Department of Defence Industry organized a keel laying ceremony for the vessel DN2000 for the Vietnam Coast Guard High Command and launched the coast guard vessel 9004 at the Song Thu port in Da Nang … [Continue reading]

Art exchange program toward the national sea and islands

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(CPV) - The Border Guard High Command, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Television organized an art exchange program with the theme "For offshore ships" to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam … [Continue reading]

Panama, Vietnam hold first deputy-ministerial consultation

Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc have agreed on a proposal to facilitate visits at all levels and establish effective cooperation mechanisms with Panama in a recent political consultation with his Panamanian counterpart Luis Miguel Hincapie. This … [Continue reading]

BIDV increases support for businesses in Russia

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) officially launched its working team in the Russian market at a ceremony in Moscow on November 22. The launch ceremony saw the presence of Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son, … [Continue reading]

OVs in UK support scientific research in homeland

A working delegation from the Ministry of Science and Technology on November 22 introduced FIRST, a project to foster innovations through scientific and technological research, to Vietnamese experts and intellectuals working in the UK. Addressing … [Continue reading]

Hue’s largest imperial tomb set for makeover

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A temple in Emperor Tu Duc's Tomb complex. Photo: Bui Ngoc Long … [Continue reading]

OVs in UK called to support Vietnam’s scientific research

Overseas Vietnamese in UK. Photo: Vietnam+

A working delegation from the Ministry of Science and Technology on November 22nd introduced FIRST, a project to foster innovations through scientific and technological research, to Vietnamese experts and intellectuals working in the UK. Addressing … [Continue reading]

Photo exhibition features Vietnam’s ethnic groups

Photo for illustration. Photo: yenbai.gov.vn

A photo exhibition featuring the beauty of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups is underway at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. The exhibition showcased 250 selected photos from a competition which drew the participation of 837 photographers … [Continue reading]

Ministry of National Defence holds charity activities in Ninh Binh province

Presenting gratitude house to wounded soldier Le Van Minh's family

PANO - The Nho Quan convalescence center on November 22nd inaugurated and put into use the memorial house for national contributors and presented a gratitude house to wounded soldier Le Van Minh. The memorial house was constructed in Nho Quan … [Continue reading]

Military Medical Academy cares for needy people

The medical staff providing medical check-ups for local people

PANO – The Military Medical Academy on the morning of November 22nd provided free health check-ups, medicines and health consultancy for people in Soc Ha commune, Ha Quang district, Cao Bang province. Major General Do Quyet, President of the … [Continue reading]

Vietnam’s typical characteristics to be highlighted at Hanoi International Film Festival

The press conference on the festival

PANO – A press conference was held on the evening of November 22nd for the opening of the third Hanoi International Film Festival. The Film Festival aims to honor outstanding films rich in humanity, largely capturing public attention, creating … [Continue reading]

Test Flight of Airbus A350 XWB conducted

Airbus A350 XWB. Photo: Vietnamplus

PANO - Airbus Group and Vietnam Airlines on November 22nd conducted the first flight testing of the new Airbus A350 XWB airplane in Hanoi. Vietnam Airlines will be among the first airlines in the world to put this airplane into operation in … [Continue reading]

The 4th ND2000 ship for Vietnam Coast Guard to be built

Ship CSB-9004 launched

PANO - Song Thu Corporation on November 22nd laid the keel for the 4th DN2000 ship, the most modern multi-functional one for the Vietnam Coast Guard. The ship with 90.5 meters in length and 14 meters in width and the capacity of 12,016 horsepower … [Continue reading]

Vietnam’s tea gets customs clearance in Taiwan

Vietnamese green tea. Photo: doisongphapluat.com

Taiwanese customs approved about 70 containers of Vietnamese tea products after initially stopping them because of contamination allegations that were later proved false. Taiwanese media reported that Vietnamese tea plants were grown in soil … [Continue reading]

‘Candy Doll Collection’ on Yahoo Japan is less innocent than it sounds

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School age girls in Japan. … [Continue reading]

Vietnam vows to accelerate poverty reduction efforts

The adoption of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and the Framework for Action will serve as a direction for the sustainable development of agriculture, food and nutrition security in Vietnam , Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long has said. The … [Continue reading]

Bac Giang strives to make life easier for ailing firms

The northern province of Bac Giang has devised a series of measures to support struggling enterprises, including easier access to loans, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Bui Thi Thu Thuy said. At the request … [Continue reading]

China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation: sources

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The headquarters of China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, is pictured behind an iron chain in Beijing, June 21, 2013. … [Continue reading]