From 1961 to 1971, the US military sprayed 80 million liters of toxic chemicals 61 percent of which were Agent Orange, containing at least 366 kg of dioxin - the most toxic substance on a quarter of the acreage of Southern Vietnam. As a result 4.8 million Vietnamese were exposed to Agent Orange and more than 3 million fell victims of such toxic chemical. Among them are many handicapped children due to the after-effects of AO/dioxin. Hanoi currently has over 50,000 AO/dioxin victims, and only 19,000 of them could enjoy monthly allowance. … [Read more...] about Hanoi marks AO/Dioxin victims’ Day
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The two-day conference is to focus discussions on the implementation of a Resolution adopted by the fourth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee on strengthening Party building and rectification, driving back degradation in political thought, moral virtue, and lifestyle, as well as the behaviours of “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” in internal affairs, in tandem with Party inspection and supervision work. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES JULY 12
Senator Kerry was the Chairman of the Special Committee on Prisoner of War and Missing in Actions Affairs (POW/MIA). At that time, the Vietnam War was still a very sensitive issue, a painful wound for Americans. But, with dozens of trips to Vietnam and Southeast Asia, and by studying thousands of documents and images, Kerry clarified the rumours of US soldiers imprisoned in “secret prisons" in Vietnam. That helped him gain a high reputation in the US Congress. … [Read more...] about Looking back on 25 years of Vietnam-US relations: role of parliamentarians
According to the adjusted development plan for aviation sector until 2020 with a view to 2030, Con Dao Airport will be used for military purposes and civil services with a capacity to serve 2 million passengers a year. It will cover a 141-ha land and cost VND2.3trn. … [Read more...] about Con Dao Airport extension project to cost $99mil.
The Brenthurst Foundation’s 2020 publication, The Asian Aspiration, identifies the lessons in economic best-practice that characterised the Asian Miracle. Even the lessons have been written in a fairly short and accessible way, the point is how to put them into practice within African contexts. Against this backdrop, the Foundation proposes a short study tour to Japan and Vietnam in late 2020 or early 2021 – a date conditional on Covid-19. The tour group will be made up of African policy specialists and influencers (leading politicians, businessmen, international journalists) who will be able to implement and/or contribute to shaping public discourse on Asian-African relations and especially the policy options facing the African continent. The study-tour will be led by the Chairman of the Brenthurst Foundation and former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, along with former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and will be hosted by the patron and founder … [Read more...] about Vietnam on focus of African friends and partners