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Former PVN official Dinh La Thang arrested

Society

Former PVN official Dinh La Thang arrested

The Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security on December 8 issued a decision to arrest and start legal proceedings against Dinh La Thang, former Chairman of the Member Council of PetroVietnam (PVN).

SMW-3 submarine cable to be fixed by December 26

Sci-Tech

SMW-3 submarine cable to be fixed by December 26

Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SMW-3) submarine cable troubles are expected to be fixed between December 21-26, 2017 instead of December 10 as planned, according to a representative from the Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT).

NA’s fifth session slated for mid-2018

Politics

NA’s fifth session slated for mid-2018

The fifth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) is scheduled to take place from May 21 to June 18, 2018, heard the December 13 sitting of the NA Standing Committee as part of its ongoing 19th meeting.

Xoan singing has been saved: UNESCO

Culture - Sports

Xoan singing has been saved: UNESCO

Xoan singing, a folk music genre in Vietnam, has been removed from UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Vietnam’s protected forest dwindling

Environment

Vietnam’s protected forest dwindling

Despite positive reports from authorities on the steady increase of the national forest cover, the size of the country’s protected forest is in fact decreasing at an alarming rate, experts said.

Vietnam to cut costs, rules for firms

Business

Vietnam to cut costs, rules for firms

The private business sector in Vietnam is vital for the economy, however, obstacles and challenges remain, which can only be overcome through the combined efforts of policymakers and business leaders.