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President receives US Senate President Pro Tempore
President Truong Tan Sang has lauded the US ’s commitment to strengthening its long-term cooperation for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific.

Localities urged to work harder against measles
Local healthcare departments have been urged to keep a close eye on measles.
Hue Festival offers feast of traditional music
The Hue Festival offered visitors a feast of traditional music in the evening of April 16.
Deputy PM undertakes productive UK visit
Vietnam and the UK have committed to fostering trade and investment cooperation.
Thua Thien-Hue full of festive atmosphere
Hue is in a festive atmosphere as numerous activities are being held as part of the 2014 Hue Festival.
Hanoi plans monorail system
Hanoi is planning to build a monorail system to ease its traffic congestion.
Vietnam, Australia deal with UXO consequences
Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh is on a working visit to Australia from April 7-12.
VN stresses peaceful, stable environment for future Asia
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam addressed the opening session of Boao Forum in China.
Khmer people gather ahead of festival
Get-togethers were held for Khmer people ahead of their traditional Chol Chnam Thmay festival.
Foreign investors eye manufacturing
16/04/2014 | 10:44:00
Foreign investment in manufacturing has increased significantly in Ho Chi Minh City and the neighboring provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong as international firms seek to take advantage of the country's accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

In the first quarter they have invested 2.3 billion USD in 141 projects in the three places, accounting for 70 percent of the total FDI they attracted. Binh Duong topped with nearly 800 million USD, and HCM City followed with 710 million USD.
Politics
Vietnam-India strategic dialogue productive: Deputy FM
The sixth Political Consultation and the third Strategic Dialogue between Vietnam and India in New Delhi on April 16-17 have ended up fruitfully, said Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh.
World
Malaysia, Turkey sign free trade deal
Malaysia and Turkey inked their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on April 17 in Ankara after five years of negotiations.
Society
Overseas Vietnamese’ guaranteed rights: Foreign Ministry
Vietnam is examining nationality registration procedures for overseas Vietnamese to ensure their legitimate rights and interests, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh.
Business
Trade surplus widens to 1 billion USD in Q1
Vietnam was estimated to enjoy a trade surplus of more than 1.08 billion USD in the first quarter of this year, the General Department of Vietnam Customs noted on April 17.
Culture-Sport
Vietnam’s first Book Day to promote reading
A book festival will officially kick off on April 19 to commemorate Vietnam's first ever Book Day on April 21, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Sci-Tech
Experts suggest ministries rethink IT approach
Many experts have stressed that ministries and local government offices need to hire IT service providers to manage their computer systems, rather than attempting to build and maintain their own – a practice that is currently widespread.
Health
Anti-measles inspection intensified
The Health Ministry said on April 18 that it has set up five inspection teams to scrutinise measles treatment and prevention in the country’s two major cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, with the aim to reduce deaths caused by the disease.
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