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Thailand: two leaders of Red Shirt movement arrested

Leader of Red Shirt Jatuporn Prompan (Source: Zimbio.com) Bangkok (VNA) – Two prominent leaders of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship – a political wing of the Red Shirt movement in Thailand – were detained as they were heading to Rajapakti Park in Prachuab Khiri Khan province, which is at the centre of a ... Read More »

Vietnam, China boost UN peacekeeping-related cooperation

Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Xuan Thanh, one of the three officers sent to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese and Chinese defence officials discussed professional knowledge about and China’s experience in joining United Nations peacekeeping missions at talks in Hanoi on November 30. Colonel Hoang Kim Phung, Director of the Vietnam Peacekeeping ... Read More »

Hanoi accelerates construction of flood warning system

A street in Hanoi is flooded with rainwater (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The construction of a real-time flood warning system in Hanoi will quicken as technical cooperation between the National Hydro-Meteorological Service (NHMS) and the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI) progresses. Nguyen Kien Dung, Director of the Application Centre under the NHMS, said that through technical support from the DHI, ... Read More »

Logistics upgrade a must to integrate

Illustrative photo (Source: vneconomy.vn) HCM City (VNA) – International logistics cooperation is essential for Vietnam, especially in the context of global integration and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), delegates heard at an international logistics conference held in HCM City on November 29. “According to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index, Vietnamese logistics ranks fourth in ASEAN and 48th in the world. ... Read More »

FDI disbursement up 17.9% in 11 months

FDI disbursement up 17.9% in 11 months Workers operate the tire production chain in Korean-invested Kumho Tire Vietnam Limited Company in Dong Nai Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Vu Sinh HA NOI (VNS) — Disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Viet Nam reached an estimated US$13.2 billion from the beginning of 2015 until November 20, up 17.9 per cent against ... Read More »

Farming eyes local market ahead of TPP

Farming eyes local market ahead of TPP A worker feeds milch cow in a farm of the TH Group. The agricultural sector will focus more on the domestic market rather than exports. — Photo Courtesy of the TH Group HCM CITY (VNS) — Local companies in the agricultural sector should begin to focus more on the domestic market rather than ... Read More »

Debt of state-owned firms rising but within safe ratio

Debt of state-owned firms rising but within safe ratio HA NOI (VNS) — While a recent government report showed that total debts of the 93 biggest state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in 2014 increased 8 per cent compared to 2013, a representative from the Government said the figure was still within the safe ratio. Speaking at a press conference held after the ... Read More »

HCM City looks to attract Japan tourists

HCM City looks to attract Japan tourists HCM CITY (VNS) — HCM City’s tourism industry looks at Northeast Asia, including Japan, as a key market for promotional programmes, tourism officials have said. Japan has been among the top 10 sources of visitors to the city for the last three years, La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the HCM City Tourism ... Read More »

Korean flavour

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Cultural centre opens at Hue royal office site

Cultural centre opens at Hue royal office site Iconic headwear: A woman demonstrates traditional way to make a bamboo conical hat. — Photo dantri.vn HUE (VNS) — The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre has opened a new culture centre for tourists at a historic site that had been an office during the Hue royal dynasty. The site is located at 79 ... Read More »