Hanoi schools to shut on bad air days Society

Hanoi schools to shut on bad air days

Kindergartens and primary schools in Hanoi will be closed if the air quality index (AQI) hits 300 and above, equivalent to hazardous levels, city authorities announced on December 25.
Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor Environment

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.
Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh receives US ambassador Politics

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh receives US ambassador

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh received US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink in Hanoi on January 8, highly valuing his guest’s role in promoting the two countries’ comprehensive partnership.
Vietnam's economy to grow by 6.7-6.9 percent in 2019 Business

Vietnam's economy to grow by 6.7-6.9 percent in 2019

Vietnam’s economy is forecast to grow by 6.8-6.9 percent in 2019 on the back of sound economic performance in 2018, according to the Vietnam Macro-Economic Outlook 2019, which was announced in Ho Chi Minh City on January 8.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Harvard University’s professor Society

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Harvard University’s professor

Education and training are one of the priorities in Vietnam-US cooperative relations, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a reception for Prof. Thomas Vallely, Director of the Vietnam Programme at the Harvard University, in Hanoi on December 5.
HCM City to determine key exports Business

HCM City to determine key exports

Identifying HCM City’s typical export products should not be based simply on their export volume or value or subjective decisions, but on careful analysis, experts have said.
Vietnam-US ties see remarkable progress in all fields: Ambassador Politics

Vietnam-US ties see remarkable progress in all fields: Ambassador

The Vietnam-US Comprehensive Partnership has seen remarkable progress over the past few years with important achievements obtained in all areas, but huge potential remains unleashed for the cooperation between the two countries, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc.
Vietnam’s shadow economy sparks debate Business

Vietnam’s shadow economy sparks debate

Despite concerns from economic experts about the undetermined scale and scope of Vietnam’s undocumented market transactions, authorities are adamant that the illicit economy is under control and will soon be regulated heavily.