PPP projects undertaken in the past include the Sai Gon Bridge and Phu My Bridge, expansion of the Ha Noi Expressway and construction of the Tan Son Nhat – Binh Loi belt road, works that have helped smooth traffic and fostered socio-economic development. … [Read more...] about HCM City seeks developers for nearly 300 PPP projects
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I was fortunate to meet Senator McCain in the early days of the normalising process between the two countries. During his more than 20 visits to Viet Nam, I accompanied Senator McCain for more than 10 trips, including his last visit in June 2017. During this trip, he was very grateful for the decision of the National Assembly and the Government of Việt Nam to have arranged for him to visit the destroyer USS John S. McCain, which was named after his father and grandfather. What I deeply feel about Senator Mccain is his outspokenness and great political determination in promoting relations with Việt Nam. For me, the senator is a symbol, a monument of Việt Nam-US relations, of the spirit of reconciliation, who had overcome the past to come to normalisation and continue to promote relations with a partner who was a former enemy. With his positive contributions, he had a very special position in the history of Việt Nam-US relations. … [Read more...] about Looking back on 25 years of Vietnam-US relations: The role of US Senators
Experience from around the world has demonstrated that the risks and incidences of gender-based violence are likely to increase, and the ability for women to access support services is more difficult during social isolation. There is also evidence from within Vietnam that addressing women’s livelihoods can also exacerbate gender-based violence if gender equality is not addressed with both men and women. … [Read more...] about Australia helps Vietnam’s northwestern communities recover from Covid-19
The pronunciation is the most difficult thing for me when learning Vietnamese. Sometimes the staff at the embassy often suggest that I speak Vietnamese, but when I say it aloud, they say ‘no, wrong’. Sometimes when I am out, I try to speak Vietnamese, but people don’t understand. I hope my Vietnamese skills will be better as I stay longer in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about What would the US Ambassador to VN wish for if he had a magic lamp?
Lam’s family has been making banh gai for a long time. Lam’s mother, Nguyen Thi Tam, said, “No one knows when banh gai was first made. I started making this kind of cake when I was just a little girl in Mia village. It’s a painstaking process to make banh gai. In the past, we made everything by hand. It’s much easier now with the help of machines”. … [Read more...] about Banh Gai – a speciality of Mia village, Thanh Hoa province