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Special Report :
Firm instructions needed to reach annual growth goal: PM
This year’s economic growth rate goal of 5.8 percent is unlikely achievable in the absence of firm instructions and high resolution.

Cabinet meeting: economy keeps on track
July continues to see positive socio-economic development, heard a Cabinet meeting in Hanoi on July 30.
VN, US Agent Orange victims meet
Representatives of the second and third generations of AO victims from VN and the US met in Hanoi on July 29.
Leaders pay tribute to war heroes
VN’s top leaders on July 25 laid a wreath and offered incense in tribute to war heroes and martyrs.
Seven-month CPI sees lowest rise in 13 years
The CPI in the first seven months of 2014 was up 1.62 percent year-on-year.
ASEAN, EU look towards strategic partnership
ASEAN and the EU agreed to develop their ties into a strategic partnership.
VNA, PRD to enhance information sharing
The VNA and Thailand's Public Relations Department (PRD) have vowed to enhance information exchange.
Seminar marks 60 years of Geneva agreement
A seminar was held in Algeria to mark the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Agreement.
VN ready for Int’l Chemistry Olympiad 2014
Everything is in place for the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad, which will kick off in Hanoi on July 21.
Entering ASEAN - a decision of historical significance
29/07/2014 | 16:47:00
Joining the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a decision of great historical significance at both national and regional levels, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh has stated on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of Vietnam’s official membership in the bloc (July 28, 1995-July 28, 2014).

In an interview granted to the press, the diplomat said at the national level, the decision paved the way for Vietnam to become more integrated into the region, allowing the country to join hands in building a regional environment of peace, stability and cooperation.
Politics
Vietnamese agencies work to ensure safety for citizens in Libya
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is coordinating with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Vietnamese representative agencies in Libya and other regional countries to ensure the optimum safety for the Vietnamese citizens there.
Society
Con Co Island strives to become safe tourist end
A ceremony was held in the central province of Quang Tri on July 31 to mark the 10th founding anniversary of Con Co Island district which is striving to become a culture and tourism destination in the near future.
Business
Action plan aims to increase transparency in ODA use
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an action plan on improving the implementation of projects and programmes using official development assistance (ODA) and preferential loans in the 2014-15 period.
Sci-Tech
Intel launches first ‘Made-in-Vietnam’ CPU
Intel Products Vietnam, an affiliate of the US-based Intel Corporation, on July 29 launched its first central processing unit (CPU) product named Haswell manufactured at its factory in the Saigon Hi-tech Park.
Health
Australian-funded vision project continues to benefit southerners
The Department of Health of the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on July 30 launched the second phase of an eye care project funded by the Australian Government.
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