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President meets with Truong Son war veterans
President Truong Tan Sang said he expects that war veterans and ex-voluntary youths will inspire young generations to dedicate their efforts to the nation on its path to growth.

Hue Festival a big feast of art, music
The nine-day Festival Hue was a big feast of art and music.
Vietnam-Brazil trade surges in Q1
Two-way trade between Vietnam and Brazil reached 675.158 million USD in Q1.
Festival honours Goddess Ponagar
The annual Ponagar Festival opened in Nha Trang city on April 20.
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.
PM orders anti-measles measures
The PM has urged ministries and local authorities nationwide to intensify measures against measles.
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.
Ageing population poses challenges to Vietnam: seminar
21/04/2014 | 20:49:00
Ageing population is requiring the health system to renew in terms of services provision and healthcare finance, heard a seminar in Hanoi on April 21.

According to experts, Vietnam’s population is aging at one of the world’s five fastest paces, which will result in the lack of human resources for national development in the coming decades.

Statistics show that there were more than 8.6 million elderly people of 60 years old and above in 2011, accounting for nearly 10 percent of Vietnam’s population, while the rate of over 65-year-old was 7 percent and is predicted to rise rapidly to 14.75 percent by 2039.
Politics
Hanoi commemorates first leader of Soviet Union
A delegation from the Party Committee, the People’s Council, and the People’s Committee of Hanoi on April 22 laid wreaths at the statue of Vladimir Ilych Lenin – the first leader of the Soviet Union, in Lenin Park, on the occasion of his 144th birthday (April 22, 1870).
World
ADB: More insurance against natural disasters needed in Asia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has urged Asian countries to develop disaster risk financing packages to better cope with natural catastrophes.
Society
Vinalines ex-boss pleads guilty at first appeal hearing
The former Chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) Duong Chi Dung pleaded guilty to deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences, on the first day of an appeal hearing in Hanoi on April 22.
Business
Japanese businesses seek cooperation opportunities in Can Tho
A delegation of Japanese businesses operating in the infrastructure and financial-banking sectors visited the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on April 22 to eye investment opportunities there.
Culture-Sport
Vietnamese ancient pottery displayed in Hanoi
As many as 75 ancient terracotta exhibits, which date from thousands years ago to the early 20th century, are being displayed at an exhibition that opened on April 22 at the National History Museum in Hanoi.
Sci-Tech
Int’l science workshop in Binh Dinh ponders universal questions
Seventy astrophysicists from 20 countries and territories around the world are gathering in Quy Nhon city, the central province of Binh Dinh, for an international workshop on extra-solar planets that kicked off on April 21.
Health
Hanoi conference tackles measles crisis
Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent measles, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen emphasised at a Hanoi conference on April 22 evaluating the ongoing outbreak of the disease.
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