Youth Act for Environment Day - 2011 launched

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a Day of Youth Acting for Environment 2011 in the northern province of Bac Giang on Jan. 2.

Cultural diplomacy helps Vietnam’s position

Vietnam’s successful cultural diplomacy in 2010 was reflected in activities dedicated to ASEAN and the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, and the effort to win UNESCO recognition of the country’s cultural heritages.

Challenge Fund contributes to poverty reduction

The Vietnam Challenge Fund (VNCF) has effectively assisted the development of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as hunger eradication and poverty reduction in disadvantaged areas.]

At the conference to review the two-year operation of the fund in Hanoi on June 4, President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Nguyen Tien Loc praised it as a creative project.