Society

Two foreigners adrift at sea saved

Two men carrying Myanmar identity papers were rescued at sea by a Vietnamese fishing vessel, a border military officer of the southern central province of Binh Thuan said on Aug. 10.
Business

EZs need to up their game

Major breakthroughs should be made for economic zones as most of them have not yet fulfilled their role as the motive force behind the economy, said economic experts.
Health

Cancer top threat to human life: Ministry

Some 200,000 Vietnamese will be diagnosed with cancer and 100,000 will die of the disease during this and next year, making it the biggest threat, among non-contagious diseases, to public health.
Society

Catholics strengthen fight against poverty

The role of the Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics has been strengthened in recent years, contributing to the development of culture, the economy and charitable work in the country, according to Father Nguyen Cong Danh, head of the committee.
Business

WB helps upgrade Mekong delta major cities

The World Bank (WB) has selected five major cities in the Mekong delta to help upgrade infrastructural facilities and improve social welfare, according to Deputy Chairman of My Tho city’s People’s Committee Nguyen Hoang Dam.
Health

US helps Vietnam combat epidemics

The United States has offered a 57,000 USD assistance package to help Vietnam quickly respond to potential new outbreaks of avian or H1N1 influenza.
Business

Undersea cable to power southern islands

The Electricity Company No 2, an affiliate of the Electricity of Vietnam, will install a 110kV undersea cable in 2010 to provide power to the Phu Quoc island touted as a resort paradise, in the southern province of Kien Giang.