Ban on asbestos use in Vietnam is urgent: workshop Health

Ban on asbestos use in Vietnam is urgent: workshop

The Non-governmental Organisations-Information Centre (NGO-IC) held a workshop in Hanoi on November 27 to call for joining hands with Vietnamese agencies in a bid to draw a roadmap for the ban of white asbestos use in the country.
VSIP Quang Ngai progresses on right track Business

VSIP Quang Ngai progresses on right track

The Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) based in the central province of Quang Ngai has taken a proactive approach building infrastructure and calling for investments at the same time.
Bac Giang wakes up tourism potential Society

Bac Giang wakes up tourism potential

Located 50km north of Hanoi, Bac Giang province is considered to be well-suited to develop tourism, especially due to its good transport connections, including road, railway and waterway infrastructure.
Press freedom must abide by law: PM Politics

Press freedom must abide by law: PM

The freedom of the press is a basic civil right. However, the implementation of this right must comply with legal regulations to ensure the liberties of one party do not infringe those of another, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said.
ASEAN, Canada bolster ties World

ASEAN, Canada bolster ties

The ASEAN and Canada have agreed to further expand and deepen cooperation in a number of areas such as non-traditional security issues, human rights, SMEs development, technology and innovation, food security, education, disaster management and public health among others.
Culture - Sports

Dutch footballer visits HCM City

Veteran Dutch footballer Edgar David is visiting Ho Chi Minh City as an ambassador for Tiger Street Football 2012, an international tournament for street football players.
Business

Nation sees decline in global competitiveness

Vietnam has plunged 10 places from last year to be ranked 75th out of 144 economies in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2012-13, according to a report released by the World Economic Forum on Sept. 5.
World

ASEAN, China further liberalise trade in services

ASEAN and China signed a protocol to implement the second package of commitments under the ASEAN-China Trade in Services Agreement (AC-TIS) on the sidelines of the ASEAN-China Summit in Bali, Indonesia on Nov. 19.
Business

Retail trade poised for development

Although traditional markets are still dominating the Vietnamese retail market, the popularity of supermarkets and retail shops is forecast to increase strongly in the near future, Nguyen Nu Tuyet Hong, deputy director of TNS market research company, said at a seminar held on June 7 in HCM City.