11th Party Congress announces CPVCC members Politics

11th Party Congress announces CPVCC members

The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on January 18 elected 175 official members and 25 alternate members to CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) for the 11th tenure.
Society

‘Smoking gun' evades Delta officials

While cross-border smuggling in the Cuu Long ( Mekong ) Delta's border areas has decreased somewhat, no headway has been made against the trafficking of cigarette, local authorities concede.
VN, Cambodia to open three more border gates Politics

VN, Cambodia to open three more border gates

Vietnam and Cambodia will open three remaining border gates among seven international ones at the beginning of next year under an agreement on road transportation between the two countries.
Waste energy to be used for cement production Environment

Waste energy to be used for cement production

Holcim Vietnam Cement Ltd., Co will develop a facility which produces electricity from waste energy for cement production at its Hon Chong cement plant, located in the Mekong delta province of Kien Giang , in early February, 2011.
Society

Cargo ship sinks in East Sea

Twelve sailors remained missing after a Vietnamese cargo vessel sank in the southern area of the East Sea on Dec. 28, the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre reported.
Environment

Coastal cities face costs of global warming

The impact of climate change will cost the two economic hubs, Hai Phong City and Dong Nai province, 1.25 percent of their GDP each year, a study by the Institute of Hydro-meteorological and Environmental Sciences has found.
Society

More fallen soldiers in Cambodia rest at home

A ceremony was held at a cemetery in Ha Tien town, the southern province of Kien Giang, on Dec. 20 to bury the remains of 109 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts fallen in Cambodia.
Environment

Warning as tropical low nears

A low tropical pressure formed to the west of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rains to coastal provinces from Quang Ngai to Ca Mau and Kien Giang, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.
Politics

Vietnam awards charity fund head Friendship Order

Irish woman, Christina Noble, has been awarded the Friendship Order of Vietnam in recognition of her great contributions to social care and charitable activities to the Vietnamese disadvantaged children.
Mekong Delta to greet 19 million visitors Travel

Mekong Delta to greet 19 million visitors

The Mekong River Delta expects to receive 19 million visitors this year, 200,000 more than last year, according to the regional tourism agency, the Mekong Delta Tourism Association.
Society

Workplace accidents on the rise in rural areas

Professor Doctor Le Van Trinh, head of the National Institute of Labour Protection, said there was still not an office in charge of controlling labour accidents and occupational diseases in rural areas.
Society

Host provinces set for tourism year

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the list of provinces that will host the annual National Tourism Year from 2012 to 2017.