Cambodian King desires growing ties with Vietnam

(VOV) - Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni has voiced his wish that the time-honoured friendship and all-around cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam will continue to thrive in the time to come. At a reception for newly-appointed Vietnamese Ambassador Thach Du, who presented credentials to him in Phnom Penh on August 21, Norodom Sihamoni said he hopes the diplomat will make practical contributions to fostering bilateral relations nurtured by his father Norodom Sihanouk, President Ho Chi Minh as … [Read more...]

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Lao leader visits Vietnam

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(VOV) - General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Choummaly Sayasone and his wife paid an official 4-day visit to Vietnam from August 18-21. Vietnam offers assistance to Laos AIPA hosting Vietnam, Laos army mass organisations foster ties Vietnam, Laos eye further judicial cooperation The visit is a vivid demonstration of the special solidarity and comprehensive friendship cooperation between the two counties, Parties, … [Read more...]

EU-funded project helps boost timber production

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(VOV) -The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNAF) in coordination with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) launched "Common Access to the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) Process in Laos and Vietnam" project in Hanoi on August 21. TPP creates obstacles for timber processing sector Vietnam becomes member of int'l timber body The project, sponsored by the European Commission (EC) and The Swedish International Development Cooperation … [Read more...]

Vietnam to host ASEAN Maritime Sea Forum

(VOV) -The coastal city of Danang will host the upcoming 5th ASEAN Maritime forum and the third expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum transpiring from August 26-28. ASEAN to deliberate maritime security and safety in East Sea Kishida's Vietnam visit to focus on maritime security Conference of Maritime Law Enforcement of Thai Gulf opens Vietnam's hosting of the forums shows the country's role, responsibilities and contributions in cooperative areas and reflects ASEAN's priorities in sea cooperation, … [Read more...]

Vietnam to host ASEAN Maritime Forum

(VOV) -The coastal city of Danang will host the upcoming 5th ASEAN Maritime forum and the 3rd expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum transpiring from August 26-28. ASEAN to deliberate maritime security and safety in East Sea Kishida's Vietnam visit to focus on maritime security Conference of Maritime Law Enforcement of Thai Gulf opens Vietnam's hosting of the forums shows the country's role, responsibilities and contributions in cooperative areas and reflects ASEAN's priorities in sea cooperation, … [Read more...]

ADB finances road building projects in south-central region

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(VOV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide US$100 million in non-refundable aid for the five provinces of Binh Phuoc, Dak Nong, Dak Lak, Gia Lai and Kon Tum for road and bridge construction. ADB helps improve Central Highlands' rural infrastructure ADB provides loans for urban environment upgrade ADB funds Vietnam's infrastructure projects The donation was pledged at a working session between the Binh Phuoc provincial People's Committee and a working delegation from the … [Read more...]

Quang Tri receives US$6.1 million aid from NGOs

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(VOV) - Five international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) attended a conference in central Quang Tri province on August 21, at which they signed agreements to provide funding of over US$6.1 million for projects in the region. Norwegian NGOs meet in Binh Dinh Foreign NGOs fund nearly VND75 billion to Dong Thap Quang Tri clears UXO in residential areas The five NGOs include Mines Advisory Group (MAG), World Vision International, Plan International, Zhi-Shan Foundation and Norwegian … [Read more...]

HCM City’s CPI for August edges up 0.05%

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(VOV) - The consumer price index (CPI) for August in Ho Chi Minh City rose 0.05% over July, according to the municipal Statistics Office. CPI for August to inch up 0.2% National CPI rises 0.23% in July HCM City sees smallest monthly CPI gain Since August of last year the City's CPI has increased by 4.93%. Five out of the 11 baskets of goods witnessing price hikes for the month are foodstuffs and dining-out services (0.32%), drinking and cigarette (0.05%), garment and education (0.10%) and … [Read more...]

Vietnam condemns China’s inhuman actions

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(VOV) - Vietnam vehemently opposes China's inhuman actions against Vietnamese fishing vessels operating legally in Vietnam's waters. Vietnam condemns China's East Sea book printing ASEAN Ministers stress importance of peace in East Sea East Sea tensions take centre stage at ASEAN meetings Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh told this to reporters at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on August 21 regarding country's external activities in the coming time and responding to questions of media … [Read more...]

Vietnam condemns China’s inhuman acts against fishermen

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh.

(VOV) - Vietnam vehemently opposes China's inhuman actions against Vietnamese fishing vessels operating legally in Vietnam's waters. Vietnam condemns China's East Sea book printing ASEAN Ministers stress importance of peace in East Sea East Sea tensions take centre stage at ASEAN meetings Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh told this to reporters at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on August 21 regarding country's external activities in the coming time and responding to questions of media … [Read more...]