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PM presides over monthly government meeting
Improving business climate and national competitive edge is an urgent and key task, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told a monthly’s government meeting in Hanoi on March 2.

Festival commemorates nation’s legendary mother
The northern midland province of Phu Tho launched a festival paying homage to Vietnam’s legendary mother Au Co.
Ngoc Hoi–Dong Da Victory celebrated
A festival was held in Hanoi on Feb 23 to mark the 226th anniversary of the Ngoc Hoi–Dong Da Victory.
Vietnam rings in New Year with firework, music
Millions of people across Vietnam took to the streets in jubilant celebrations of the Lunar New Year.
President extends New Year greetings
President Truong Tan Sang extended his best wishes to all Vietnamese people on the eve of Lunar New Year.
More Tet gifts come to less fortunate people
More gift packages are being delivered to needy people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year.
Vietnamese abroad cheer upcoming Tet
Vietnamese expatriates gathered in foreign countries on February 8 in celebration of Lunar New Year.
Front leader pays pre-Tet visit to Phu Tho
Vietnam Fatherland Front President Nguyen Thien Nhan presented Tet gifts to AO/dioxin victims in Phu Tho.
VN targets diversified cultural diplomacy
The PM approved the National Strategy on Cultural Diplomacy through 2020.
Exports help lower trade deficit
28/02/2015 | 16:56:00
A surge in exports has seen Vietnam's trade deficit drop sharply in the first two months of the year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said.

At the end of February, the trade deficit stood at 61 million USD, much lower than the 361 million USD recorded in January, it said.

Politics
Vietnam attends UN Human Right Council meeting
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Cuong led a Vietnamese delegation to participate in the high-level segment of the UN Human Right Council’s 28th session, which opened in Geneva, Switzerland on March 2.
World
ASEAN pushes for stronger regional economic integration
The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as of late 2015 underscores the urgent of additional measures on building a freer and more integrated economic structure for the region, said a Malaysian official.
Society
HCM City to launch call centre to renew driving licences
Ho Chi Minh City will allow drivers to make appointments to renew their licences by calling a new phone centre on 1081, starting from March 9.
Business
Industrial production rises 12 percent in two months
Vietnam's index of industrial production (IIP) grew by 12 percent in the first two months of this year over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Culture-Sport
Crowds flock to Hue during spring festivals
Renowned sites in central Thue Thien-Hue province have hosted nearly 438,000 tourists, including 165,400 foreigners, over the past two months, generating nearly 427 billion VND (20 million USD) and representing a 10 percent increase from the same period last year.
Sci-Tech
Vietnam plans development of 4G services
Vietnam is expected to start developing 4G services by the end of 2015, experts believe, adding that the services will ensure competitiveness and enjoy widespread popularity.
Health
Healthcare sector awarded Independence Order
The health sector has been awarded Independence Order, first class, in recognition of its great contributions to the cause of caring for people’s health as well as comprehensive progresses it has made over the years.
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