Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has just returned from a five-day trip to Russia— his first visit to any foreign nation since assuming his new post. Laying a wreath of red carnations on May 17 at the base of the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin Chatting with members of the Overseas Vietnamese community in Russia Laying a wreath and planting a tree at the President Ho Chi Minh statue in Moscow on the 126th birth anniversary of the nation’s greatest leader (May 19) At an ASEAN-Russia Commemorate Summit … [Read more...] about The highlights of PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Russia
(VOVworld) – The Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled "Obama aims to deepen ties on Asia trip. It said "Mr. Obama will spend 3 days in Vietnam, an unusually long presidential visit for a single country that is intended to show the US’s interest in expanding ties". The newspaper quoted Jonathan London, an expert on Vietnam and professor at the City University of Hong Kong, China, saying President Obama’s visit is the final step of the decade-long peace process. The Los Angeles Times said for President Obama, the visit to Vietnam and Japan sends a message that peace process requires effort and time. Meanwhile, the CNN reported that during the visit, President Obama will witness a country which is developing rapidly and enhancing relations with the US. … [Read more...] about US media highlights Vietnam-US relations prior to President Obama’s visit
HCM City continues to have highest number of blood donations in the country. Last year, more than 242,000 blood units were donated. Of them, over 97 per cent was "clean" blood. In the city, more than 10,000 people are on standby to donate blood in emergency cases. Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) Competition organised for airport The Ministry of Transportation has been assigned to organise a competition to find the best design for the Long Thanh International Airport. Under the law, all construction major projects with a high level of capital and large size have to undergo a competition for the best design. Tuoi Tre (Youth) … [Read more...] about Blood banks grow in HCM City
Viet Nam News wants to hear from you Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor. Next Week: Should we be drinking milk? For many of us, cow milk is the first thing we remember drinking, and we've always been told it's a healthy choice. It's packed with calcium and fortified with vitamin D, both of which are essential for building strong bones. However, in his latest paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, Harvard professor David Ludwig said typical supermarket milk may deplete bones' calcium content. Would that stop you from drinking milk? Many people in Viet Nam say they would continue to drink milk in support of the country's dairy sector. What do you think about this? Please reply by email to: [email protected], or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Viet Nam News, 79 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi. Replies to next week's questions must be received by … [Read more...] about Should we be drinking milk?
Animals Asia Foundation (AAF), a government-registered charity based in Hong Kong, will co-operate with the Dak Lak Province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to carry out various programmes for rescue and conservation of elephants. David Neale, AAF's animals welfare director, said the department would sign a co-operation agreement with AAF as well as organise an international workshop on elephant conservation and participate in rescue of captive elephants. The Central Highlands province is home to 80-100 wild elephants and 43 elephants held in captivity, according to the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Centre. Tuoi Tre (Youth) Photo contest depicts Mekong Delta beauty A photo contest on the exploration of southern lands kicked off on Monday in celebration of the National Tourism Year Phu Quoc – Mekong Delta to be held in Kien Giang Province. Photos of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta in the last two years are eligible. Entries can be submitted via … [Read more...] about Animals Asia to help with elephant rescues