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Nhieu Loc Canal – a time to revive

VietNamNet Bridge – For those who have lived along Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal for decades, the scenery there 20 years ago is unthinkable now. A place where people kept at arm’s length in the beginning has been transformed into a converging point for city dwellers as well as visitors. And further transformation is in the ... Read More »

Dong Nai to relocate industrial zone to curb pollution

VietNamNet Bridge – Southern Dong Nai province has decided to remove the Bien Hoa Industrial Zone 1 at a cost of more than VND11 trillion ($523.8 million) to reduce pollution on the Dong Nai River. The project will be carried out by Sonadezi Corporation from now to 2025, with three phases. Almost 50% of the capital will be used to ... Read More »

Hanoi to honour outstanding students

VietNamNet Bridge – A ceremony to honour 50 elite Vietnamese students who recorded high results in their academic studies and have won international prizes has been scheduled for November 3 in Hanoi.  The information was released by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) at a press conference on October 30. At the event, 11 students who won gold medals ... Read More »

Vietnam-US trade could approach $35b

VietNamNet Bridge – Trade between Viet Nam and the US continues to expand in spite of domestic and international economic difficulties. Bilateral trade may reach US$34.9 billion this year after hitting $24.9 billion in 2012 and $29.7 billion in 2013, a healthy increase of nearly 20 per cent for two years in a row. — Photo baohaiquan The American Chamber ... Read More »

US Group discusses VN’s Civil Nuclear Program

VietNamNet Bridge – US-based Lightbridge Corporation’s Executive Chairman, Thomas Graham, met today in Hanoi with Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai to discuss continued support of that nation’s emerging civil nuclear energy program. Deputy Prime Minister Hai told Graham that Lightbridge’s continued advisory support was essential as the government’s agencies develop clean, safe, affordable nuclear energy to support the nation’s economic ... Read More »

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 1-10 (daily updated)

Melting Pot 6: Art Music Festival 08 and 09 Nov, 12 pm – 11 pm Saigon Outcast 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, Dist 2, HCMC First of all, we are super excited for the return of Melting Pot: Art and Music Festival at Saigon Outcast! For those who don’t know, Melting Pot is an incredible weekend that gathers the ... Read More »

Tech growth lags on lack of funding

Limited investment in research and poor management have hindered the development of science and technology in the country. According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, there are 438 national research projects ongoing at the moment, and some have yielded some practical results already in agriculture, new materials, engineering and automation, environmental protection, and disaster prevention, but their progress is ... Read More »

Government rolls out measures to clean up bad debt

The Government has devised a series of measures to accelerate the settlement of bad debt and restructure credit institutions in a bid to limit bad debt holdings to around 3 percent by late 2015. For a start, the Government will fine-tune the legal regulations on trading non-performing loans (NPLs) and collaterals, and the responsibility of borrowers and creditors. The Vietnam ... Read More »

Vietnam promotes agro-forestry-fishery products in Egypt

The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt and the Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria city jointly organised a conference on October 30 to promote Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fishery products and boost bilateral trade. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Dao Thanh Chung highlighted the two countries’ trade cooperation potentials and ways to promote their relationship via trade fairs, exhibitions, and investment conferences. ... Read More »

Vietnam, Russia prioritise aquaculture development affiliation

The Vietnam-Russia Joint Committee for Fisheries convened the 5th session in Hanoi on October 31, agreeing to give priority to cooperation in aquaculture development. The two sides will prepare for joint programmes on researching fishery resources in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, applying advanced technology in fishing and aquaculture, piloting the farming of Russia’s seaweed in Vietnam’s seas, and training personnel. ... Read More »