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Rice allocated to drought-hit provinces

A farmland in the southernmost province of Ca Mau is affected with saltwater (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has asked the Finance Ministry to allocate more than 5,200 tonnes of rice sourced from the national reserve, to five provinces suffering from the severe drought caused by El Nino. They include the northern ... Read More »

Myanmar appoints 29 regional ethnic affairs ministers

President Htin Kyaw (L) and NLD chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi (Photo: Reuters) Hanoi (VNA) – Myanmar’s new government has appointed 29 regional ministers for ethnic affairs for 13 regions and states, according to an order of the President’s Office released on March 31. The 29 ministers of ethnic affairs include those of Bamar, Shan, Lisu, Rawang, Mon, Pa-O, Chin, Kayin, Rakhine, Lahu, Akha, ... Read More »

Vietnamese travellers urged for “civilised tourism”

Vietnamese tourists on Sam Son beach (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese people were called to improve their image when travelling abroad, at a forum held by the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) on March 31. At the event, VITA Vice President Vu The Binh highlighted that the forum was a turning point in VITA’s efforts to better Vietnamese travellers’ reputation ... Read More »

Vietnam works to address wartime bombs’ consequences

Post-war unexploded ordnances were discovered in the central province of Quang Tri. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – It is estimated it will take 100 years and 10 billion USD to clear post-war mines remaining in Vietnam, stated the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs at a press conference in Hanoi on March 31. Between 1945 and 1975, more than ... Read More »

Vietnam promotes tourism in Ukraine

Visitors at the Vietnamese stall. (Photo: VNA) Kiev (VNA) – Vietnam is participating in the 22nd Ukraine International Travel Tourism Show (UITT) held in Kiev, Ukraine from March 30 to April 1. The event attracts over 700 travel companies from 60 countries to market their strategies, sell products, and promote services. The Vietnamese booth drew a lot of businesses and ... Read More »

Bac Lieu announces disaster emergency level 2

A completely ruined rice field in Hung Hoi, Vinh Loi district in Bac Lieu (Photo: VNA) Bac Lieu (VNA) – On March 31, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu declared a level 2 emergency situation for drought and saline intrusion, which has plagued the province for months. The natural disaster has taken its toll on Bac Lieu since October ... Read More »

Indonesian legislature leader keen on increased ties with Vietnam

Chairman of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly Zulkifli Hasan (Photo: antarasumbar.com) Jakarta (VNA) – Chairman of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly Zulkifli Hasan has pledged to do his best to foster ties between Vietnam and Indonesia as well as their legislatures. During a working session with Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Hoang Anh Tuan on March 31, Hasan said he was impressed ... Read More »

Vietnam’s aquatic exports up 1.7 percent in Q1

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam’s aquatic export value in the first quarter of this year hit 1.36 billion USD, up 1.7 percent year-on-year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. However, many aquatic enterprises have forecast that Vietnam is facing numerous difficulties and challenges ahead due to the negative effects caused by ... Read More »

Vietnam responses to animal health and zoonoses

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The government has approved the draft content of an agreement on establishing an ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Animal Health and Zoonoses (ACCAHZ) in Vietnam. A zoonosis is an infectious disease of an animal that can be transmitted to human beings. In recent years, the world has recorded several new dangerous zoonoses such as ... Read More »

Malaysia warns it will sink foreign illegal fishing boats

Illustrative photo (Photo: news.xinhuanet.com) Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Foreign ships illegally fishing in Malaysia’s waters could be sunk and turned into artificial reefs, or auctioned off along with their catch, if convicted under Malaysian law. The statement was made by Maritime Admiral Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar, Director General of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), reported The Star newspaper on ... Read More »