Vietnam, India push for stronger strategic partnership

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(VOV) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's forthcoming visit to India aims to further the strategic partnership between the two countries with a major focus on economic cooperation. PM Nguyen Tan Dung will pay an official visit to India from October 27-29 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. The time-honoured friendship between Vietnam and India had formed from the first decades of the 20th century which was founded by late Prime Minister Jawaharlan Nehru and late President … [Read more...]

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Vietnam, Japan join architectural heritage conservation efforts

(VOV) - A panel of Vietnamese and Japanese experts on October 25 spoke about the importance of preserving and conserving Asian architectural heritages at an international seminar in Hue city. In particular, the seminar focused on conserving and developing the Vietnam Hue imperial relic complex - a Word Cultural Heritage Site. At the event, Dr Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Relic Conservation Centre, said many cultural heritages in Vietnam and Japan face challenges resulting from the … [Read more...]

XoneFM – online music site launched

(VOV) - XONE FM, a hot music radio programme for Vietnamese youth broadcasting nationwide for 10 hours per day on VOV3 channel - Voice of Vietnam (VOV), launched an online music site on October 24. Vietnamese youth will now have the chance to listen and watch their favourite music videos online at http://www.xonefm.com/. Nguyen Quynh Trang, head of the XoneFM station in Ho Chi Minh City said apart from songs and videos, the website updates news. A special programme called Happy Lunch will … [Read more...]

President Obama thanks Vietnamese American nurse

(VOV) - Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team." Pham said on October 24 at a press conference. "The Ebola experience was a very stressful and challenging time," she said adding "I am on my … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa to develop tourism into a spearhead industry

(VOV) - The northern Thanh Hoa province aims to develop tourism into a spearhead economic industry by 2020, attracting some 250 foreign and 9 million local visitors annually. The scheme was unveiled at a recent conference in HCM city to call for investment in infrastucture, sea port and tourism in Thanh Hoa province. Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Trinh Van Chien said the province boasts great potential for developing the industrial sector thanks to diversified mineral … [Read more...]

Hanoi ‘Must See Attractions’

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(VOV) - With its thousand year history and six million strong population, the jewel of Vietnam is its capital city, Hanoi. Here are some must see travel destinations in the cosmopolitan city that attract tourists from all around the globe. Ta Hien-Luong Ngoc Quyen-Dinh Liet streets Ta Hien, Luong Ngoc Quyen and Dinh Liet streets often appear in foreign tourism websites. They are well-known for their old houses, boutiques, restaurants and street vendors. Foreign visitors usually come to Ta … [Read more...]

Vietnam attracts US$13.7 bil in FDI in ten months

(VOV) - New and additional foreign direct investment (FDI) registered by foreign investors during the first 10 months of the year increased 71.2% on-year to US$13.7 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). During the 10 month period, 1.306 investment certificates were issued for new foreign projects capitalised at US$9.95 billion and 469 certificates were issued for supplementary capital of US$3.74 billion. The manufacturing and processing sector leads in attracting foreign … [Read more...]

Chinese State Councilor to visit Vietnam next week

(VOV) - Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi is due to make a visit to Vietnam from October 26-27, the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on October 24. The visit is made at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Minh and his host will co-host the 7th Meeting of the Vietnam-China Steering for Bilateral Cooperation. Earlier, State Councilor Yang Jiechi also attended a meeting of the committee held in June in Hanoi. … [Read more...]

Draft revised laws on housing, real estate scrutinised

National Assembly (NA) deputies voiced their opinions about the draft revised laws on housing and on real estate business during their plenary sitting at the legislature's ongoing eighth session on October 24. In the morning, they discussed contentious points in the draft amended Law on Housing, with a focus on housing business and transaction, social housing and overall regulations on housing development. The housing ownership for foreign organisations and individuals was also an issue of … [Read more...]

Japan, Vietnam hold fifth Strategic Partnership Dialogue

The fifth Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Dialogue took place in Hanoi on October 24, under the chair of Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama. The two sides exchanged views on the bilateral strategic partnership, their respective countries' foreign policies and security-defence situation, as well as on regional and international issues of mutual concern. They agreed to maintain regular visits and contact between senior officials, … [Read more...]