Con Dao island launches zero plastic waste programme Environment

Con Dao island launches zero plastic waste programme

Local authorities of Con Dao Island District, off the coast of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), have launched a Zero Plastic Waste programme, aiming to eliminate single-use plastic products.
Building resilience to drought in Southeast Asia World

Building resilience to drought in Southeast Asia

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have released the Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia report.
Vietnamese, Maldivian Foreign Ministers hold phone talks  Politics

Vietnamese, Maldivian Foreign Ministers hold phone talks

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held phone talks with Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid on October 9 to discuss bilateral ties and regional and global issues of shared concern, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Vietnam, Sri Lanka foster economic cooperation Politics

Vietnam, Sri Lanka foster economic cooperation

The Vietnam Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) held a virtual workshop entitled “50 years of Vietnam-Sri Lanka Diplomatic Ties: Achievements and Prospects” on September 22.
Traveling safely amid the pandemic Travel

Traveling safely amid the pandemic

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has hit Vietnam twice and ravaged many parts of the globe, but has failed to freeze all tourism activities as there are still safe places to go around the world.
ASEAN – success story of regional cooperation World

ASEAN – success story of regional cooperation

The 53-year history of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has proved that a united grouping with close linkages and combined national and regional interests will be able to maintain its central role.
Indonesia remembers 2004 tsunami victims World

Indonesia remembers 2004 tsunami victims

A memorial was held on December 26 in the Indonesian province of Aceh for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami 15 years ago, one of the worst disasters in history.