Brunei ambassador greets PM 

PM Nguyen Tan Dung (R) and the Brunei ambassador.  (Photo:VGP)

(VOV) -Brunei ambassador Pengiran Haji Sahari bin Pengiran Haji Salleh has come to greet Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, marking the start of his working term in Vietnam. At an April 24 reception, PM Dung expressed his pleasure at the positive developments in Vietnam-Brunei relations and believed that the Brunei diplomat, during his tenure, will closely cooperate with relevant agencies to strengthen friendly relations and cooperation between the two nations for mutual benefit, thus making … [Read more...]

Seminar discusses sustainable and responsible tourism

(VOV) - A seminar was held in Thua Thien Hue central province on April 24 to discuss the implementation of a project on sustainable and responsible tourism in the central region. The US$920,000 project will be implemented by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Thua Thien and Quang Nam provincial People's Committees in the 2014-2015 period. Funding for the project will be sourced from the Luxembourg … [Read more...]

Businesses praise mechanical exhibition in Hanoi


(VOV) -Many trade deals were signed at the 3rd International Precision Engineering, Machine Tools and Metalworking Exhibition (MTA Hanoi 2014) that concluded in the capital city recently. Leading mechanical exhibition underway in Hanoi 130 businesses to attend MTA Hanoi 2014 The event drew 4,000 visitors and witnessed the signing of numerous deals between local firms and foreign trade partners. As many as 143 foreign businesses from 19 countries took part in the exhibition to introduce … [Read more...]

France helps Vietnam improve supermarket management

(VOV) - The transfer of supermarket management books from international development partners to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) was ceremoniously celebrated in Hanoi on April 24. Utilising the books, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia will cooperate in developing vocational education under the sponsorship of the International Francophone Organisation (OIF), the association for the promotion of education and training abroad (APEFE) and Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). The aim of … [Read more...]

April inflation rises modestly


(VOV) -Inflationary pressures in 2014 have remained low, reflecting both weak domestic demand and subdued commodity prices, according to economists at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). Inflation in April remains stable February inflation strikes historic five year low Vietnam takes on inflation by expanding credit HSBC reports that the inflation rate in April rose a modest 4.45% year on year, picking up slightly from last month's rate, and forecasts that prices are … [Read more...]

Pacific Alliance offers tremendous opportunities


(VOV) -The Pacific Alliance (PA), consisting of Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, held a seminar in Hanoi on April 24, shedding light on abundant opportunities for cooperation in Latin America. Vietnam joins Asia-Pacific food expo Local book company among top 500 Asia-Pacific retailers Vietnam attends Asia-Pacific trade meeting Cu Chi Loi, Director of the Institute of American Studies, described Latin America as a dynamic region with plenty of investment opportunities. The PA currently … [Read more...]

New manufacturing facility opens in Dong Nai

(VOV) - Aureole Fine Chemical Products Inc. (AFCP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's Mitani Sangyo Group, inaugurated its first manufacturing plant in Long Thanh Industrial Park, in Dong Nai on April 24. The facility was constructed on an area of 30 hectares with a total investment of US$10 million. According to representatives from AFCP, the company will begin operating in early May, producing various types of chemicals along with differing powders used in the food processing and … [Read more...]

National radio broadcasting festival opens in Da Lat city


(VOV) -The 11th National Radio Broadcasting Festival kicked off in Da Lat city in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong on April 24. Regional broadcasting union opens annual forum Radio broadcasting role highlighted at Asia conference VOV to introduce folk culture in broadcasting The event co-hosted by Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and the Lam Dong provincial Radio and TV Station, received 271 entries from 78 broadcasters. From the preliminary rounds the jury board selected 189 of … [Read more...]

RoK group builds 40 homes for disadvantaged families

(VOV) - Hanhwa Life Insurance group from the Republic of Korea (RoK)on April 24 signed an agreement to build 40 houses in six provinces at a cost of US$1,600 each. Six provinces include Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Long An, Vinh Long, Dak Lak and BInh Dinh. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Kim Ki Young, Director of the ACEF Korean Cultural Centre said that these projects will greatly improve cultural exchange and friendship between the two nations. Le Van Hong, President of Kien Giang province's … [Read more...]

Steering Committee for International Integration set up

(VOV) - The Prime Minister has signed a decision on the establishment of a National Steering Committee for International Integration. The committee headed by PM Nguyen Tan Dung consists of three other deputy heads- Vu Van Ninh, Vu Duc Dam and Pham Binh Minh. The National Steering Committee has three inter-agency steering commissions. The commission responsible for politics, national security and defense is headed by the Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh. The commission for … [Read more...]