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Investors to seek opportunities in Hanoi at upcoming event

Hanoi in 2016. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Hundreds of Vietnamese and foreign investors interested in business opportunities in Hanoi will be present at a conference slated for June 4 in the capital city. They are among at least 500 domestic and foreign delegates to the event, which is themed “Hanoi 2016 – Cooperation, Investment ... Read More »

PM hosts German, Cuban science ministers

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Hessen state’s Minister for Science and the Arts Boris Rhein (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has always attached importance to cooperation with the German state of Hessen and regards this as an example for relations between the country and foreign localities, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. At a reception for Hessen state’s ... Read More »

Deputy PM urges to double effort to fight smuggling

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – No areas should be sealed off in the combat against smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods, said Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh. The official made the request at a working session with the National Steering Committee on Prevention and Control of Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Fake Commodities (Committee 389) in Hanoi on ... Read More »

Indonesia lags behind other countries: Vice President Kalla

Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla (Source: antaranews.com) Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia is lagging behind other countries in economic development because of its own wrong policies, not because it lacks capability or potential, Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla said. “If we had not spent so much money on fuel subsidies in the past 10 years, we would have been able to ... Read More »

Son La: Floods kill three people

Floods damage houses in Thuan Chau district (Source: baotainguyenmoitruong) Son La (VNA) – Three people were killed following floods triggered by prolonged torrential rain from May 22-30 in the northern mountainous province of Son La. The victims were Lo Thi Hong, 40 in Chieng Ly commune, Thuan Chau district; Ca Van Luon, 49, and Ca Thi Lanh, 47 from Muong ... Read More »

VNA presents gifts to AO victims in Quang Tri

A representative from VNA’s central office gives gift to an AO victim in 2013 (Source: VNA) Quang Tri (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has presented a charity house and gifts, worth nearly 100 million VND (4,500 USD) to Agent Orange (AO) victims in the central province of Quang Tri.  The VNA’s Fund for AO Victims in coordination with ... Read More »

Vietnam contributes to global health care issues

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien addresses the meeting (Source: VNA)  Geneva (VNA) – Vietnam has actively contributed to global health issues during the 139th meeting of the governing bodies of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said. During an interview granted to Geneva-basedVietnam News Agency correspondents, Minister Tien, who attended the meeting on May ... Read More »

Financial-monetary advisory council asked to consult in major projects

Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The National Council for Financial and Monetary Policy Consultation should promote its advisory role in major projects in the field, suggested Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue during a meeting with the council’s members on May 31. Deputy PM Hue, who is also head of the council, requested the council to focus on ... Read More »

Australia’s Ambassador ends Vietnam term

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam Hugh Borrowman (Photo: baochinhphu.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam Hugh Borrowman pledged to continue contributing to stepping up his country’s cooperation with Vietnam when saying farewell to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on May 31. PM Phuc hailed the outgoing Ambassador’s accomplishments in his working ... Read More »

Deputy PM lures Japanese investors in infrastructure

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (L) and Kyohei Takahashi, President of the Vietnam-Japan Economic Committee (Source: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – The Vietnamese government will make efforts to complete a legal framework and policies to create a transparent, open and stable investment and business environment for foreign investors, including Japanese businesses, to succeed. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung made the ... Read More »