Environment

Geological heritage tourism in Vietnam

The sustainable exploitation of natural resources, mineral resources in particular, has always been a hot issue and priority for developing countries. Among the potential solutions to this issue is the harmonisation of exploitation and conservation of the national natural and geological heritage to promote tourism.
Business

More Saudi investment requested for Vietnam

Vietnam is seeking to inspire more investors from Saudi Arabia to participate in new transport infrastructure projects, especially in seaports, airports, highways and railways, said Finance Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.
Environment

VN to welcome World Environment Day

Vietnam will hold various activities during June 4-6 in the northern Bac Kan province to respond to World Environment Day (June 5) and International Forest Year 2011, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) Bui Cach Tuyen said.
Business

Bac Kan promotes agro-forestry investment

The People’s Committee of the northern Bac Kan province launched the Agro-Forestry Promotion and Investment Fund (APIF) at an investment promotion conference on June 29, aiming to encourage public-private partnership in the fields of agro-forestry and tourism.
VN, Luxembourg step up development cooperation Politics

VN, Luxembourg step up development cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem has expressed his wish that Luxembourg would continue to prioritise Vietnam for official development assistance (ODA) in the future as the country was making great efforts in socio-economic development.
Society

Freeze hits kids, kills livestock

Prolonged icy weather has seen large numbers of people hospitalised and killed hundreds of buffalo and cows through exposure in northern mountain provinces while additional cold spells have been forecast for the area this month.
Society

Lawmakers applaud administrative reform

Project 30, introduced in 2007 to simplify administrative procedures, has been a breakthrough, Deputy Tran Du Lich of HCM City told the National Assembly Nov. 9.
Politics

Lawmakers hold televised session

Numerous deputies used their alloted seven minutes to address the trade deficit; pollution and the widening income gap during the second day of 12th National Assembly's discussion session telivised live nationwide on Nov. 2.
Society

Need shown for communal post offices

Although the communal cultural post office in On Luong commune, Phu Luong district, northern Thai Nguyen province, only closed for maintenance a short time ago, many people have already asked representatives from the local People's Council for it to be re-opened.
Health

A/H1/N1 flu outbreak hits Bac Kan again

A A/H1/N1 flu outbreak has been reported in Huu Trac Commune, in northern mountainous Bac Kan province, said the director of the Preventive Medicine and Environment Department, Nguyen Huy Nga.
Society

French Red Cross helps in storm relief

The French Red Cross (FRC) has committed 19 billion VND (roughly 1.03 million USD) in relief aid for storm victims in several central and Central Highlands provinces.
Culture - Sports

Famous French singer supports mountainous orphans

A cheque worth 386 million VND was handed over by France’s Ambassador to Vietnam Herve Bolot and Philippe Bouler, representing famous French singer Francis Cabrel, to a nursery for orphans in Bac Kan province at a ceremony in Hanoi on December 8.
Culture - Sports

Tay ethnic group’s charming village

Located in the heart of the Ba Be National Park in northern Bac Kan province, Pac Ngoi hamlet is one of a few hamlets that still keeps to the traditions, customs and habits of the Tay ethnic group, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam.