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Industrial development policy to take shape

A scheme on Vietnam’s industrial development policy is being completed to give a fresh boost to the industry two years after the Prime Minister signed two decisions approving the nation’s industrial development strategy.  Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Speaking at a dialogue on industrial development policy in Hanoi last ... Read More »

Domestic sector loses forestry market to foreigners

The domestic sector has lost the local and export forestry markets to the foreign sector, Huynh Van Hanh, general director of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City has said. As a result, foreign sector companies from Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Thailand have swooped in and taken control of production in Vietnam and now have at ... Read More »

Ministry to transform VN logistics

The industry and trade ministry is drafting an action plan for lowering logistics costs to touch 18 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020. The industry and trade ministry is drafting an action plan for lowering logistics costs to touch 18 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020. The costs for logistics ... Read More »

Fundraising golf tournament to kick off in September

VietNamNet Bridge – A golf tournament to raise scholarship funds for the “Giving strength to students” initiative will begin on September 3 at the Long Thanh golf course in southern Dong Nai Province. A golf tournament to raise scholarship funds for the “Giving strength to students” initiative will begin on September 3. — Photo vcmedia.vn Nearly 150 local and foreign ... Read More »

Women’s football: Ha Noi 2 beat Son La

VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi 2 defeated Son La 2-1 in the 10th round game of the National Women’s Football Championship in HCM City on August 30. Ha Noi 2 versus Son La in the 10th round game of the National Women’s Football Championship in HCM City on August 30. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn   Heavy rain continued through the match ... Read More »

21 teams in national U-21 football tournament

VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty-one teams will take part in the qualifying round of the Thanh Nien Newspaper National U-21 football tournament from October 3 to October 13. The Thanh Nien Newspaper National U21 football tournament will start on October 3-13. — Photo motthegioi.vn They will be divided into four groups, competing in a round robin. The top four teams and ... Read More »

Viet Nam conservationist honoured as biodiversity “Hotspot Hero”

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Dao Thi Nga, co-founder and director of the Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development (WARECOD), a Vietnamese non-governmental organisation, was among 15 Biodiversity “Hotspot Heroes” to be honoured on September 4 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Dr. Dao Thi Nga. — Photo courtesy of IUCN The conservationists, selected by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund ... Read More »

Gov’t charts Formosa payment plan

VietNamNet Bridge – The Government has announced how compensation will be paid to people affected by the toxic discharge by a steel plant owned by Taiwanese firm Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation that caused Viet Nam’s biggest ever environmental disaster along the central coast. A view of Formosa Ha Tinh Steel plant in central Ha Tinh Province. The ... Read More »

5,000 people face risk of losing homes

VietNamNet Bridge – Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh yesterday asked the Ha Noi People’s Committee to verify information according to which nearly 5,000 people risked having their homes destroyed. Nearly 5,000 people risked having their homes destroyed in Dinh Cong Ward, Hoang Mai District in Ha Noi to build a complex containing an ecological park, villas, high-rise residential ... Read More »

Tuition fees must be announced publicly: MoET

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has requested that tuition fees at all education levels should be made public. The tuition fees for public education in kindergartens, primary, junior and high schools will be adjusted according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the 2016-2017 school year. – Photo: VNA/VNS  In a document sent to the ... Read More »