Japan greatly values ties with Vietnam

Japanese Justice Minister Tanigaki Sadakazu congratulating Vietnam on its National Day.

(VOV) -The Japanese Government attaches great importance to strengthening the friendship with Vietnam and hopes for broader investment and security cooperation in the future. Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Hirotaka Ishihara was speaking at a National Day reception hosted by the Tokyo-based Vietnam Embassy on September 1 with the participation of more than 500 delegates representing the Japanese Government, diplomatic corps in Tokyo, Japanese firms and Vietnamese community … [Read more...]

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Ba Dinh Square’s historical milestones

Ba Dinh Square viewed from Independence road.

(VOV) - Ba Dinh Square in Ba Dinh district, the site where President Ho Chi Minh on September 2, 1945 proclaimed the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam - the first Southeast Asian democratic state - is the leading historical site of the capital city. Located to the west of Hanoi's old city gates, until the early 20th century, Ba Dinh Square was a space with abandoned grounds, and newly-levelled ponds. The French had built a garden here named Puginier … [Read more...]

Additional 38 workers safely return home from Libya


(VOV) - An additional 38 Vietnamese labourers, who were working in the coastal city of Misrata in north-west Libya, were safely evacuated to Tunisia on September 1 via the Ra Adjir border gate. Nguyen Duc Nam, head of a special working group in Tripoli from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) said the workers came to Libya pursuant to a contract with SONA Ltd Company and Misrata General Construction Company (GCCM). The two companies helped them make travel arrangements … [Read more...]

Vietnam attends BEXASIA expo in Singapore

(VOV) - Representatives from nearly ten Vietnamese companies along with 10,000 participants of 400 firms from 35 countries around the world are attending the 7thBuild Eco Xpo (BEXASIA) taking place in Singapore from September 1-3. The expo is generally considered a leading business forum in the region for construction material producers, construction bidders and designers. This year's event features the latest in environmentally friendly materials and green building technology. The organizing … [Read more...]

Truong Thi May shows her patriotic pride with unique dress


(VOV) - Truong Thi May showed her love for her country and peace when she sported an unusual traditional long dress (Ao Dai) patterned with an ancient Vietnam map. The dress is part of an "aspiration for peace" collection that designer Thuan Viet recently released. Some images: … [Read more...]

Senior leaders pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh

(VOV) - Vietnamese Party and State leaders on September 2 paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum and offered incense at the Monument to fallen soldiers on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of National Day. The senior delegation included Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; former General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, former General Secretary Nong Duc Manh; National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, former National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Van An along with other Politburo members … [Read more...]

Vietnam Embassy in Turkey celebrates National Day

Embassy staff and Vietnamese community representatives.

(VOV) - The Vietnam Embassy in Turkey hosted a solemn ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Ankara marking the 69th anniversary of National Day (September 2), attended by Turkish senior officials, foreign ambassadors along with business and overseas Vietnamese representatives. In his speech at the ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen The Cuong highlighted the great significance of National Day with President Ho Chi Minh's Declaration of Independence and reviewed the glorious paths and the tremendous … [Read more...]

Tour bus plunges down ravine in Lao Cai killing 12


(VOV) - A bus accident in Lao Cai late on the evening of September 1 sent a bus veering off the road and plummeting down a ravine, leaving at least 12 people dead and 41 others injured. The accident occurred at around 8pm in Tong Sanh village, Bat Sat district, Lao Cai province when the driver of a bus, owned by Sao Viet (Viet Star) Company transporting 53 passengers from Lai Chau to Hanoi, lost control causing it to fall to the bottom of a 200m-deep abyss. Doctor Nguyen Ba Hue, Lao Cai … [Read more...]

Shipping industry to be developed by 2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently approved a development plan for Vietnam's shipping industry for 2020, with a vision for 2030, aiming to ease the transportation burden on roads. According to the plan, the majority of imports and exports are to be transported by sea, embedding Vietnam further into the global shipping network and connecting the country to distant destinations, such as Northern Europe or South America. By 2020, the industry is expected to meet nearly all domestic shipping … [Read more...]

Start-up workshop on climate change adaption

A five-day start-up workshop on "Adaption in the Mekong Delta (AMD) in Ben Tre and Tra Vinh provinces", a climate change response programme, was launched on September 1, focusing mainly on the project's technical details. The People's Committees of the two Mekong Delta provinces of Ben Tre and Tra Vinh, in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), are hosting the event. Roshan Cooke, IFAD's Regional Climate and Environment Specialist, said workshop … [Read more...]