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Can Tho seeks to be trade-services hub in southwestern region

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – Building the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho into a trade-services hub in the southwestern region was featured at a seminar on December 31. Le Van Tam, permanent Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, reported that the city recorded a high economic growth over recent years, ... Read More »

Priority should be given to develop transport in northwestern region

Illustrative image (Source: duongbo.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested the Ministries of Transport, Planning and Investment, and Finance to prioritise investments in transport infrastructure in the northwestern region. Speaking at a conference to review five-year investment in transport in the region on December 31, Phuc, who is head of the Steering Committee for the ... Read More »

Power, agriculture sectors brace for water shortages

Farmers water their plants in the central province of Quang Ngai. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have agreed to regulate water held in hydropower reservoirs power supplies and water for agricultural production activities. Due to the low water volume flowing into hydropower reservoirs, power generation has decreased. ... Read More »

Dong Nai holds rehearsal of oil spill, fire-fighting response

Dong Nai holds rehearsal of oil spill and fire-fighting response. (Photo: VNA) Dong Nai (VNA) – More than 200 people took part in an exercise to deal with oil spill and fires on Dong Nai River, the southern province of Dong Nai, on December 31. The drill was jointly organised by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and ... Read More »

ASEAN goes far beyond Summits

Illustrative image (Source: linkedin) Hanoi (VNA) – Its summits and ministerial meetings get a lot of media coverage, but ASEAN’s engagement with its stakeholders, partners and constituencies goes far beyond official venues. For example, the ASEAN Foundation was created during ASEAN’s 30th anniversary in 1997 with the t win objectives of promoting greater awareness about ASEAN, greater interaction among the ... Read More »

Hanoi’s budget collection valued at 6.85 billion USD

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi collected a total of 155.7 trillion VND (6.85 billion USD) for the state budget as of December 31, exceeding estimates by nearly 10 percent. Meanwhile, the capital city’s budget spending reached 87.7 trillion VND (3.85 billion USD), according to the Hanoi State Treasury. To well manage budget collection and spending, the treasury ... Read More »

Female guest workers in Binh Duong, Dong Nai better cared for

17 “healthy holiday” events have been organised. (Photo: laodong.com) HCM City (VNA) – More than 100,000 female guest workers in factories in the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai have better awareness of reproductive health care and gender equality thanks to a project funded by Marie Stopes Vietnam. The project, started in 2013, aims to advance the social ... Read More »

Competition increases in Vietnam’s aviation sector

Illustrative photo. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Growing demand for air travel during national holidays, especially the lunar New Year (Tet) has heated up competition in Vietnam’s aviation sector. Vietnamese airlines have launched a stream of promotions for both domestic and foreign routes. In an effort to attract customers, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is offering 50 percent discounts ... Read More »

Vietnam Airlines makes impressive performance in 2015

A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of  Vietnam Airlines at Heathrow airport, London (Source :VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang praised Vietnam Airlines for its prominent outcomes in 2015 at a conference in Hanoi on December 30, affirming that the firm’s good performance significantly contributes to the transport sector’s achievements in the year.  Reports presented at the conference showed that ... Read More »

AEC brings opportunities, challenges for Vietnam’s tourism

Hanoi (VNA) – The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) officially came into being on December 31, opening up opportunities for more intensive cooperation in various areas among member countries. The AEC will allow the free flow of labour among ASEAN countries in eight sectors, including tourism, which affords both opportunities and challenges to employment. Logo of the ASEAN Economic Community. (Photo: ... Read More »