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Vietnam selects Asian Beach Games 2016 logo, mascot

VietNamNet Bridge – A logo created by Nguyen Phuoc Duc from Ho Chi Minh City has won a contest designing logo and mascot for the 5th Asian Beach Games that Vietnam will host in 2016. Duc’s design persuaded the jury with letter V stylised sea waves and a red sun running above the words “5th ... Read More »

Project launched to support footwear businesses

A project to help footwear enterprises meet product safety requirements was launched in Hanoi on September 30. The project is jointly run by the Leather and Shoe Research Institute, the University of Northampton in the UK and the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO), and is approved by the European Union. It aims to increase the capacity of small- ... Read More »

Khanh Hoa develops new tourism products

The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa’s Department of Tourism has developed a number of new tourism services in the run-up to the 6 th Asian Beach Games in 2016 in order to attract more holidaymakers to its Nha Trang city. Among those are dolphin performances at Vinpearl Land and Flyboard, a water jetpack that propels those fearless enough to ... Read More »

Ha Giang farm produce displayed at China-Vietnam Int’l Fair

A range of agricultural products made in the northern border province of Ha Giang are being showcased at the China-Vietnam International Trade and Tourism Fair in Tianbao border gate, Wenshan County, Yunnan province of China. The exhibits, including tea, honey and furniture, are highly appreciated by Chinese consumers. As part of the 2012-2015 cooperation programme between Ha Giang and Wenshan ... Read More »

Approximately 12 percent of urban youth out of work

Nearly 12 percent of young urban residents aged 15-24 are jobless, three times more than in rural areas, according to the General Statistics Office’s data on the first nine months of this year. The survey showed that the industrial sector provided more jobs as of September 1, up by 0.7 percent from the previous month, and up by 4.2 percent ... Read More »

Vietnamese leaders congratulate China on National Day

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang on September 30 sent congratulations to General Secretary of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee and President Xi Jinping on the occasion of China’s 65th National Day (October 1, 1949). The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also extended his congratulatory wishes to his Chinese counterpart Li ... Read More »

Laos’ female NA deputies welcomed in Hanoi

Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received a visiting delegation from the Female National Assembly Deputies Group of Laos led by its head Boungong Boupha in Hanoi on September 30. At the meeting, Vice Chairwoman Kim Ngan spoke highly of Laos’ successful organisation of the 35th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-35). Highlighting the ... Read More »

Hanoi ceremony marks Germany’s National Day

The Vietnam-Germany Friendship Association held a ceremony in Hanoi on September 30 to celebrate Germany’s 24th National Day (October 3, 1990). Addressing the event, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang, who is also Chairman of the association, congratulated the German friends in Vietnam on this occasion. He said since the Vietnam-Germany strategic partnership was established in 2011, bilateral ... Read More »

PM: Drastic measures needed to realise GDP growth target

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung requested drastic measures be taken to achieve a gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 5.8 percent this year during his final speech at the Government’s regular meeting on September 29-30. He pointed out an array of economic problems, including weak aggregate demand, great bad debt, slow disbursement of investment capital, budget imbalances, and several ... Read More »

Chairman of J.P Morgan in Asia visits Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh received Nicolas Aguzin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Asia-Pacific business at J.P Morgan Chase and Co., a global banking firm, in Hanoi on September 30. The Deputy PM spoke highly of the firm’s monetary and financial support for Vietnam to recover its economy, especially its statement to the country’s long-term development. As Vietnam ... Read More »