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Special Report :
Vietnam treasures ties with United States: NA Chairman
Vietnam’s top lawmaker has affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to the relations with the US and is resolved to implement reached agreements in accordance with the spirit of the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

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
Party chief meets key US senator
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has proposed that the US continue to work closely with Vietnam in healing the pains of war, especially through demining and supporting victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam.
World
Thai PM requests testimony postponement
Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has requested a postponement of her testimony over her alleged violation of the constitution in connection with the transfer of personnel several years ago.
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
Vietnamese, Chinese businesses seek cooperation
Vietnamese and Chinese businesses gathered at a seminar in Hanoi on April 17 to exchange information and seek cooperation opportunities.
Culture-Sport
Vietnam withdraws hosting of ASIAD
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to withdraw from hosting the 18th Asian Games (ASIAD-18), which is slated for Hanoi in 2019, according to the Prime Minister’s Office on April 17.
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.
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