Highway contractors must work faster

A stretch of Ho Chi Minh Highway in Dak Lak Province. The Ministry of Transport has requested that BOT contractors complete the construction of the highway by May 2015. -- VNA/VNS Photo Duong Giang

HA NOI (VNS) - The Ministry of Transport ordered BOT (Build - Operate - Transfer) contractors of the Ho Chi Minh Highway project to speed up their assigned tasks or risk being replaced. … [Read more...]

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Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

French friendship association introduces Vietnamese culture

Members of Le Liseron watching a film about  Vietnam's water puppet art. (Photo: VNA)

The Vietnamese culture was the highlight of a gala dinner held by the France-Vietnam Friendship Association (Le Liseron) in Carrieres Sous-Poissy city on November 15th on the occasion of the association's 15th founding anniversary. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung spoke highly of the operations of Le Liseron, the Lien Viet Association and Viet Vo Dao (Vovinam) club, all of which were established by Jean-Marie Pognon, a French of Vietnamese origin. The three … [Read more...]

Travel News 17/11

Conde Nast Traveler lists Long Bien Market a world's best Conde Nast Traveler named the Long Bien wholesale market in Hanoi located under the famous Long Bien Bridge that was repeatedly bombed and repaired during the war with America on its list of the world top 7 street markets. Heralded by the Communist party as a symbol of Vietnam's resilience, today the bridge watches over a buzzing hive of vendors selling live frogs and sweet mangosteens. Since this is a daily market, it's best to make … [Read more...]

French friendship association celebrates Vietnamese culture

The Vietnamese culture was the highlight of a gala dinner held by the France-Vietnam Friendship Association (Le Liseron) in Carrieres Sous-Poissy city on November 15 on the occasion of the association's 15 th founding anniversary. Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung spoke highly of the operations of Le Liseron, the Lien Viet Association and Viet Vo Dao (Vovinam) Club, all of which were established by Jean-Marie Pognon, a French of Vietnamese origin. The three … [Read more...]

Press digest – November 13

PM meets with US President PM Nguyen Tan Dung on Thursday met with US President Barack Obama in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on the sidelines of the 22nd ASEAN Summit and related meetings. The two leaders expressed their pleasure at the progress of the relations between Viet Nam and the US, especially after the two sides set up comprehensive partnership in 2013. The Vietnamese Government chief also asked the US to completely lift the ban on the lethal arms sales to Viet Nam. President Obama pledged … [Read more...]

Court delivers verdict on floating dock embezzlement case

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The defendants are found guilty of embezzlement. … [Read more...]

Japan provides non-refundable aid for education, healthcare in VN

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VGP - The signing ceremony of the Japanese Government's non-refundable aid for five projects in Viet Nam was held at the Japanese Embassy in Ha Noi on November 12. The aid, worth more than US$500,000, aims to expand two health care centers in My Hao, Hung Yen Province and Cam Giang, Hai Duong Province, build a primary school in Phu Luong, Thai Nguyen Province and a secondary school in An Thi, Hung Yen Province and provide medical equipment for Phong Chi Linh hospital in Hai Duong Province. … [Read more...]

Trial of Vinalines officials accused of embezzlement begins

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The defendants stand trial on charges of embezzlement. … [Read more...]

The stars come out for Lynk fashion show

Second runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 Duong Truong Thien Ly

(VOV) - A large gathering of stars from around the globe came out for the Lynk fashion show on November 11in Ho Chi Minh City co hosted by actress and former Tourism Ambassador Ly Nha Ky, showcasing designs by Peet Duallert and Toni Maticevski. Some photos: … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 12

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Here are the top news stories in Vietnam in brief for today, November 12, 2014. -- Police in Vietnam have arrested two suspects, one 61 years old and the other 43, in Hanoi for forging the signature of the country's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to cheat their business partners. … [Read more...]

City ready to send drug addicts to compulsory detoxification centers

>> Vietnam legislature committee OK's plan for compulsory drug detoxification center establishment  >> Government wants to pilot compulsory drug detoxification centers, delay law's articles

Ten compulsory drug detoxification centers in Ho Chi Minh City are ready to receive and handle addicts, as the National Assembly (NA) has adopted a resolution to allow drug addicts to be sent to the facilities pending court judgments. >> Tuoi Tre seminar offers solutions to drug detoxification problems in Vietnam megacity>> 7,000 added to list of drug addicts annually in Vietnam: ministry … [Read more...]

Social News 11/11

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70 percent of cancer patients in country detected late … [Read more...]

Government News 10/11

TPP Agreement unlikely to be reached by the end of 2014 The 12 ministers negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) failed to identify a clear course of action to conclude talks by the end of this year at a meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing, but agreed to accelerate the negotiation progress as much as possible. Japan's minister in charge of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, Akira Amari, informed the press after the 12 TPP trade … [Read more...]

President Truong Tan Sang sets off for APEC meeting

Vietnam's State President Truong Tan Sang  (Photo: VNA)

On November 9, State President Truong Tan Sang set off for attending the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Beijing, China from November 9-11. The attendance is made at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The President is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh; Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang; Chairman of President's Office Dao Viet Trung; Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Social News 9/11

HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful. The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc and Binh Chanh. As of plan to evacuate 15,000 households living in … [Read more...]

Social News 8/11

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Quang Ninh police nab smugglers The Mong Cai City Police in the northern province of Quang Ninh yesterday temporarily detained Dang Thi Mai Lan, 36, for smuggling cigarettes. Lan was caught in the act on Monday in Ka Long Ward, while transporting 2,060 packets of cigarettes of the Zenlong brand that is manufactured abroad. Lan admitted to the police that she had bought the cigarettes in China. On Wednesday, the Mong Cai Police also caught Nguyen Ngoc Anh, 40, who was illegally keeping … [Read more...]

Vietnam to raise minimum wage for three groups in 2015

>> Minimum wage should be raised on schedule: labor official

Nearly 5 million wage earners nationwide, belonging to three groups, will receive higher wages from January 1, 2015, according to a proposed plan that was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Thursday. >> Min wage fails to cover min living cost in Vietnam: survey>> HCMC hopes to woo experts with $7,000 salary cap … [Read more...]

Social News 6/11

Drug smuggling ring brought to light Ho Chi Minh City police announced they have smashed a gang trafficking drugs from China. The police said they opened their investigation last month after discovering a man named Nguyen The Manh in Tan Binh district selling drugs to small dealers in Ho Chi Minh City. From Manh, the police tracked down more suppliers and finally reached the ring leader, 36-year-old Vu Xuan Nhat from the northern province of Hai Duong. Nhat bought drug in China and … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list

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Vietnam's egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list … [Read more...]