Culture - Sports

Vietnamese cultural days begin in South Africa

“Vietnamese Cultural Days in South Africa” began in Pretoria on August 31 to celebrate the 64 th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (Sept. 2) and the 16 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries (Dec. 22).
Quang Nam builds new bridge Business

Quang Nam builds new bridge

Construction of the Cua Dai bridge spanning the Thu Bon river kicked off on August 30 in the central province of Quang Nam in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
Border trade zone draws thousands Business

Border trade zone draws thousands

The official opening of the Tinh Bien Commercial Zone in An Giang Province on August 22 coincides with a festival to promote high quality Vietnamese goods in the Tinh Bien area that borders Cambodia.
Society

New anthology marks General Giap’s birthday

Academics from the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humunities have compiled a giant anthology to mark the 99th birthday of General Vo Nguyen Giap (August 25) and National Day (September 2).
World

China, US ready for strategic and economic dialogue

More than 100 Chinese officials, led by Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, will attend the first round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, scheduled for July 27-28 in Washington.
Business

Hai Duong plans seven new IZs

The northern province of Hai Duong is striving to build seven new industrial zones (IZs) by 2020 while expanding the area of its current three IZs, according to the zones’ management board.
Politics

Cambodian Deputy PM visits Binh Duong province

Cambodia wants to strengthen its friendship, solidarity and cooperation with Vietnam in general and with Binh Duong province in particular, said Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An while visiting the southern province on June 24.
Business

PetroVietnam, PVEP sign oil production sharing contract

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and the PetroVietnam Exploration and Production Corp. (PVEP) on June 25 signed a production sharing contract for Block 05.1(a) of the Dai Hung (Big Bear) oilfield, 265km offshore southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.