Politics

Vietnam appreciates developments in Lebanon

A Vietnamese representative to the UN said Vietnam welcomes positive developments in Lebanon in the past six months but still expressing concerns about challenges currently facing the country.
Society

More donations for Vu A Dinh scholarship fund

The Vu A Dinh scholarship fund, a foundation of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union for poor and well performing ethnic students, has to date received 500 million VND from the Unilever Vietnam Group.
Ha Giang zones off land to preserve rare primate Environment

Ha Giang zones off land to preserve rare primate

The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has decided to zone off over 2,000 ha of land to create a nature reserve to preserve snub-nosed langurs (Rhinopithecus avunculus), one of the world’s 25 most endangered species.
More A/H1N1 deaths reported Health

More A/H1N1 deaths reported

The Health Ministry on Oct. 9 confirmed two new deaths from the A/H1N1 flu, bringing the total fatalities from the disease in the country so far to 22.
Health

Meeting marks World Sight Day in Hanoi

Vietnam has an estimated 400,000 blind people, 66.1 percent of whom have cataracts, reported the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO) in Hanoi on Oct. 8.
Society

Gov't issues urgent measures against dengue fever

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on October 26 issued instructions on measures to be taken promptly against dengue fever in the wake of a surge in infections from the disease which is likely to evolve into a large-scale outbreak.
Business

Property remains strong, attractive

Vietnam’s property market remains strong and will attract even more investors in the near future, delegates said at a two-day international real estate conference that ended on Oct. 22 in HCM City.
Business

Japan supports farmers in Mekong Delta

A 3.9 million USD project funded by the Japanese government started this month to help citrus fruit growers in the Mekong Delta region improve their farming system and cultivation techniques.
Business

Garment makers eye Brazil market

Under a national trade promotion programme, a business delegation of executives from 14 spinning and garment companies has visited Brazil to explore business opportunities.
Business

Market sees mixed trading

The VN-Index closed largely unchanged on Oct. 19 at 607.11, as trading remained mixed on the HCM Stock Exchange.
Politics

Vietnam supports UNMIK’s role in Iraq

Viet Nam continues to support the critical role of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in maintaining security and stability in Kosovo.
Society

FAO supports food security in mountainous north

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will continue to assist northern mountainous areas of Vietnam in the research of improved rice varieties and other support programmes to ensure food security.