Social News 25/11

Vietnam leads way in forest protection Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Viet Nam's excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia's Crawford School of Public Policy. Tacconi made the statement yesterday in Ha Noi at a seminar on payments for environmental services. Enterprises benefiting from unharmed forests fund the programme in Viet Nam, while in … [Read more...]

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Art & Entertainment News 25/11

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Israeli exhibition shows VN's beauty … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 24/11

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Bun Cha listed top 10 world's best street food … [Read more...]

More schools in the province mark Vietnam Teachers’ Day 2014

Chairman of the PPC Le Viet Chu is talking with PVD University

​ In the morning of November 20, province leaders attended ceremonies held by schools in the province to mark the 32nd anniversary of Vietnam Teachers' Day (1982-2014). … [Read more...]

Social News 23/11

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Japan applies single tourist visas for Vietnamese citizens The Japanese Embassy in Hanoi announced that on November 20, Japan started a simplified application procedure for single tourist visas for Vietnamese nationals as part of efforts to further promote people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. Accordingly, Vietnamese individuals are able to apply for single tourist visas when they take part in package tours (with a stay of less than 15 days) organised by local travel agencies … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 21/11

Paris exhibition honours Vietnamese people in World War I Vietnamese people in the First World War (1914-1918) is the highlight of a photo exhibition being held in Paris from November 19 to December 30. On display are more than 100 documentary photos depicting the working and living conditions of the first Vietnamese who were brought to France by the French colonial government in the early 20th century to serve the war. Historian Pierre Brocheux introduced the historical context since nearly … [Read more...]

Vietnamese films improve cinematography, storylines

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Recently, more directors of Vietnamese dramas and movies have paid greater attention and resources to improving their films' images and storylines to attract viewers. … [Read more...]

Social News 20/11

New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which … [Read more...]

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New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which … [Read more...]

Gov’t: support industry needs support

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang starts the three-day question-and-answer session yesterday. - VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

HA NOI (VNS) - Ministry of Trade and Industry Vu Huy Hoang yesterday conceded that the Government has not provided sufficient support to the domestic supporting industry, but added that there were several factors inhibiting its growth. … [Read more...]

NA vice chair gets most high-confidence votes

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Will stamp policy weaken beer manufacturers?

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VietNamNet Bridge - Beer manufacturers believe the requirement that they need to stamp their products will increase their production costs and weaken competitiveness. … [Read more...]

Social News 17/11

Newspaper fined for inaccuracy The Ministry of Information and Communications' Deputy Chief Inspector, Do Thi Tinh, has decided to fine the Dan Viet online newspaper VND 15 million (US$714) for publishing inaccurate information. The story in question, "The world's most magnificent presidential palaces," was carried on November 2. The paper could appeal or contest the decision, the ministry said. The Information and Communication Ministry this year has issued fines on a large number of online … [Read more...]

Government News 17/11

RoK, Vietnamese experts discuss solutions to territorial disputes A workshop on peaceful solutions of territorial disputes in the East Sea was organised by the Youngsan University in the Republic of Korea's city Busan on November 14. The fourth workshop on the East Sea issue organised by the university was attended by researchers from the university's Institute of Vietnam and the Institute of Maritime Law, the RoK's Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, and Vietnam's Hanoi University of … [Read more...]

Labelling on beer worries producers

Workers pack beer at Dai Viet Beer Factory. Beer producers have been instructed to label and clean beer. - VNA/VNS Photo Tran Viet

HA NOI (VNS) - Stamp-labelling on beer products has stirred the concern of Vietnamese producers and specialists, who noted that the purchase of the required stamps would raise business expenses by several billion dong. … [Read more...]

NA announces votes of confidence results

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Results of parliamentary confidence vote on Vietnam’s top leadership

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The results of the Vietnamese National Assembly's ballot on the performances of 50 top officials, which was carried out this morning, have been announced. … [Read more...]

NA releases outcomes of second confidence vote

VGP - The National Assembly on Saturday conducted the second vote of confidence for 50 positions elected by the Legislature. No.NameHigh confidenceConfidenceLow confidenceVotesVotesVotes1 State President Truong Tan Sang38084202 Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan302168153 National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung34093524 National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu344124145 National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan3908696 National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong325127317 … [Read more...]

Raising Baby Clams in Thai Binh

Harvesting baby clams at a farm in Nam Phu Commune. Photo: Viet Cuong/VNP

To learn more about the production of baby clams which has taken a big step forward in Thai Binh Province, Nguyen Van Lu, an agricultural cadre from Nam Phu Commune, took us to visit the clamfarm owned by the family of Tran Ngoc Canh. There, we saw a bustling working atmosphere because it was the time for harvesting baby clams. All farmers were busy collecting baby clams and transporting them to near submerged fields for panning sand before releasing them on farms for raising or selling to other … [Read more...]

Vietnam Economy: Ailing Private Sector and Fragile Recovery

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"The economy has bottomed out of crisis and has shown signs of recovery. However, the recovery is still fragile and coupled with enormous risks," said economic experts at the seminar "World and Vietnam Economy: Economic 2014 Review and 2015 Prospects" organised by Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VPBank).Escaping crisis … [Read more...]