At a press conference on April 5, the MoF reported that total state budget revenue reached VND 381 trillion (over USD 16.4 billion) during the last three months, equivalent to 27 percent of the targeted figure for this year – higher than the 23 percent of annual targeted revenue achieved during the same period last year. That sum included VND 315.4 trillion gained from domestic sources, up 13.8 percent year-on-year, the ministry said, adding that 49 of the 63 provinces and centrally-run cities had revenues from domestic sources equivalent to over 24 percent of their estimates for this year. Fifty-four localities reported year-on-year increases in their Q1 revenues. Photo: baohoabinh.com.vn. Meanwhile, the state budget spending during the period surpassed VND 315 trillion, equivalent to 19.3 percent of this year’s spending estimate. The MoF said spending tasks have been performed in line with the set plans, ensuring social security. As the spending demand … [Read more...] about State budget surplus recorded in Q1: Finance Ministry
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A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
Vietnamese sprint star Le Tu Chinh - dubbed Southeast Asia's Queen of Speed - will face a tough test in the defense of her 200m Southeast Asian Games title on Saturday after Filipina Kristina Marie Knott set a new competition record in the heats. Both runners won their respective qualifying races in the morning session of the first full day of athletics at the 20,000 capacity stadium at the Games' main hub in New Clark City on Saturday. Knott, 24, clocked a time of 23.07 seconds to break the SEA Games best, while the 22-year-old Vietnamese came in on 23.61. Chinh won a sweep of sprint titles in the 2017 Games in Kuala Lumpur - the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay - and is aiming to defend all three in the Philippines in the coming days. Medals will also be decided on Saturday in the men's pole vault, long jump, 200m and 10,000m, and the women's hammer and triple jump. Men's and women's teams will also contest the 4 x 400m relay. Le Tu Chinh finishes first in the second qualifying … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s ‘Queen of Speed’ faces stern test in SEA Games title defense
Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien PANO - For all performances Vietnam's young swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has made over the past four days of the 28th SEA Games in Singapore, she literally deserves to be known as "Iron Girl". In a talk with PAN's reporters in Sports Hub, Singapore, the 18-year-old versatile swimmer, a non-commissioned officer of the Vietnam People's Army, shared that her main goal is not to break the games' records but to win herself. Her coach Dang Anh Tuan also reminded her every time that her rivals are not other athletes and success lies in overcoming herself, she added. She stressed that she obviously could not win all the events, especially those which are not her specialties, and hoped that her fans do not overestimate her chances for success. When the young athlete was questioned whether she was stressed while being registered in so many swimming categories of the 28th SEA Games, she revealed that the coach understood her ability and he made suitable decisions … [Read more...] about Military swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien: “Iron Girl” of Vietnam sport
Each of the students will enjoy the opportunity of receiving the Honda YES Plus Award worth US$10,000 if they choose to study abroad in Japan. Alternatively, they could earn US$7,000 if they accept and participate in internships at universities, research institutes, laboratories, or companies throughout Japan for a period of between two and a half months to a year for a total of four years starting from the date on which they won the award. Upon successful completion of the internship period, if the candidate is able to return to Japan to study for a Master's and PhD degree, he or she will receive an additional US$3,000 for academic and research work. Le Huu Phuc, Deputy General Director of Honda Vietnam, said that with the desire to seek and develop young talent throughout the field of science and technology, since 2006, the Honda Foundation of Japan working in collaboration with Honda Vietnam and the Ministry of Science and Technology have jointly deployed the Honda YES award for … [Read more...] about Honda honours young Vietnamese engineers and scientists