Vietnam PM sums up China policy: Cooperation, not Compromise


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung speaks to the National Assembly in a televised session on November 19, 2014. Photo: Ngoc Thang … [Read more...]

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Korea supports E-learning for National Economic and Technical College

The conference on E-learning in NETC on November 11. (Photo: Vu Oanh)

(CPV) - The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Samsung Electronics on November 12 handed over the project of improvement of capacity and education environment to the National Economic and Technical College (NETC) in Hanoi - a Public Private Partnership of KOICA. Accordingly, some of USD145,000 spent for the construction of a KOICA-Samsung E-learning center with installed hardware and software from July to November 2014. The project is a cooperation result proposed and … [Read more...]

President Sang’s activities on sidelines of APEC Meeting

President Sang attending a roundtable discussion with US business representatives.

(VOV) - President Truong Tan Sang has met with his Philippine counterpart Benigno Aquino III, attended a roundtable talk with US businesses and visited the Vietnam Embassy in Beijing. Meeting with President Benigno Aquino III on the fringes of the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting on November 9, President Sang noted with satisfaction the fine development of the friendship and all-around cooperation between the two nations. The two sides agreed to hold the … [Read more...]

Political News 22/9

Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand takes office Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Viet Dung presented his credentials to Governor-General of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae at a ceremony in the capital Wellington on September 17 to start his working term there. Governor-General Mateparae congratulated Dung on his new mission while showing his delight that the two countries are carrying out the second phase (2013-2016) of their action plan together with activities to herald the 40 th anniversary of … [Read more...]

VN, Russia Expect to Conclude FTA Talks Early Next Year

Vietnam and Russia have agreed to strive for the conclusion of the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan by early next year. The agreement was reached on September 6 (local time), in Vladivostok, Russia at the 17th meeting of the Vietnam - Russia Intergovernmental Committee on Economic - Trade and Scientific - Technological Cooperation which was co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai and his Russian counterpart … [Read more...]

Six Vietnamese receive Cambodia’s Royal Order of Sahametrei

Six Vietnamese people were honoured with Cambodia's Royal Order of Sahametrei at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 5, in recognition of their contributions to the countries' friendship and interests. The recipients are Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong, Chairman of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (VCFA) Vu Mao, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Cooperatives Alliance (VCA) Dao Xuan Can and Nguyen Hai Giang. Most Venerable Thich … [Read more...]

HCM City to host Int’l travel expo in September

HCM City to host Int'l travel expoSaigontourist cooperates with JATA Representatives of Saigontourist met with Vice Chairman of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Kazuaki Maruo on August 22, discussing measures to increase the flow of tourists between Vietnam and Japan. Speaking at the meeting, also attended by a group of leading Japanese travel agencies, Vo An Tai, Saigontourist Director General and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said the … [Read more...]

Dutch Members of Parliament visit Vietnam


VietNamNet Bridge - A delegation from the Netherlands' Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, headed by Chairman Raymond de Roon, will visit Vietnam from 17 August to 24 August 2014. The Dutch MPs like to be informed about the current political and economic situation in Vietnam. In particular, they conduct this working visit to see how the transition from Dutch aid to trade develops and how further opportunities for bilateral trade and economic cooperation can … [Read more...]

Dutch parliamentarians to visit Vietnam to boost trade cooperation

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A delegation of the Netherlands' Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, headed by Chairman Mr Raymond de Roon, will visit Vietnam on Sunday to seek economic and trade cooperation opportunities. During the visit, which will last until August 24, Dutch members of parliamentary will learn about the current political and economic situation in Vietnam, according to a press release issued by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vietnam on Friday. … [Read more...]

Dutch Members of Parliament to visit Vietnam

(CPV) - A delegation from the Netherlands' Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, headed by Chairman Mr Raymond de Roon, will visit Vietnam from August 17-24. They conduct this working visit to see how the transition from Dutch aid to trade develops and how further opportunities for bilateral trade and economic cooperation can be explored. So far, the two sides are already active in many sectors such as water management, agriculture, energy, logistics and … [Read more...]

PPP investment form helps develop agriculture

Given the current serious climate change, public - private partnership (PPP) investment form is expected to lure more investment in the agriculture sector as prices of agricultural products will increase and stay high in the years to come, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) reported. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat also said that the results of PPP projects made him expect a sharp rise in PPP in agriculture in the near future. According to the minister, … [Read more...]

PPP in Agriculture: Unlocking Enormous Potential


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development opened two consecutive conferences on agricultural investment in the form of public - private partnership (PPP) in April 2014 alone, showing the high interest of investors in and the good prospects of this investment form. … [Read more...]

Central Steering Committee worked with Quang Ngai


​In the morning of April 23rd, Mr. Nguyen Van Bien, Deputy Chairman of Vietnam Cooperative Alliance, representing the Central Steering Committee met with Quang Ngai provincial Steering Committee of National Target Program on building the new rural areas. As reported, so far, the National Target Program on new rural building in Quang Ngai has achieved lots of positive results. 19 subjects and 209 production development models have been approved and implemented, raising incomes for people in the … [Read more...]

Vietnam urged to play greater role in global partnership

(VOV) - Middle-income countries (MICs) should play a greater role in the global partnership based on sharing experiences in the development process and advantages of each nation. The statement was made by Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at the first high-level meeting of the Global Alliance for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico on April 16. Dung affirmed that Vietnam agreed with the meeting's joint statement that called on development partners to adopt a … [Read more...]

Political News Headlines 17/4

President Truong Tan Sang (R) welcomes Prosecutor General of Mongolia Dorligjav Dambii. (Photo: VGP)

US Senator begins Vietnam visit President Pro Tempore of the US Senate Patrick Leahy arrived in Hanoi on April 16, beginning his five-day official visit to Vietnam, which aims at further developing the two countries' bilateral ties. The visit is made at the invitation of National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. As scheduled on April 17, the senator will hold talks with top legislator Hung. Two-way trade between the two countries reached US$ 29.10 billion in 2013, a year-on-year rise … [Read more...]

Political News Headlines 16/4

Deputy PM encourages Vietnam-US environment cooperation The environment protection agencies of Vietnam and the US should strengthen cooperation in the areas of mutual concern, including biological technology development, pollution control, and environmental protection in the river basin. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the proposal while receiving Gina McCarthy, administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency in Hanoi on April 15. Both sides need to increase joint … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 28/3

Vietnam's Hoa Sen Group plans to invite limbless Australian motivator Nick Vujicic to return to Vietnam again this May.

Nick Vujicic back to Vietnam The group that specialises in steel and plastic pipes and sheets sponsored Vujicic's May 2013 trip to Vietnam will organise a gala night in HCM City on May 21 and another similar event in Hanoi on May 24 to honour people with disabilities who overcome hardship and reap success in life. Vujicic is scheduled to attend both events. Hoa Sen Group CEO Le Phuoc Vu said he hopes the events will instil passion for work and study in the community, especially disabled … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 27/3

US launches cooperation strategy for Vietnam The US Consulate General in HCM City has announced the US Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Vietnam in 2014-2018. The strategy aims to help strengthen the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US. At a March 25 launch for the strategy, USAID Mission Director in Vietnam Joakim Parker gave a presentation on the contents of the strategy to partners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and representatives from the … [Read more...]

Higher education in ASEAN: “Developing a vision for the future”

Photo: Lan Huong

(CPV) - Education leaders and experts from Vietnam, Laos and the UK are gathering in Hanoi on March 21 to discuss different scenarios that face the higher education sector in ASEAN. The program was organised by the British Council and used the university vision approach, which was designed and implemented by the University Alliance, a group of 22 business-engaged universities in the UK. Representatives from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Japan International Cooperation … [Read more...]