Society

EVN reveals operational plans to year-end

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) is expected to generate 2,156 MW more for the national grid by the year’s end, bringing the group’s supply to the network to 3,150 MW.

EVN also has a plan to start building 32 power plants and complete the construction of 49 power grids of 220-500 KV this year.
Politics

Workshop: How to strengthen VN-China ties

Chinese researchers, their Vietnamese counterparts and the authorities from several provinces that border with China gathered in Hanoi on August 24 for a workshop on how to bolster confidence in Vietnamese-Chinese relations, from the point of view of the border provinces.
Society

Flash flood kills four in single district

Flash floods have claimed four lives, including a seven year-old girl, after raging in Muong Te district in the mountainous northern province of Lai Chau from July 28-31.
Business

Loan limits raised for key hydro power project

The Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has approved proposals from three commercial banks to allow them to exceed their chartered capital by 15 percent on loans to the Huoi Quang hydro-power project in the mountainous northern province of Lai Chau.
Relief aid given to flood hit provinces Society

Relief aid given to flood hit provinces

The Vietnam Red Cross Association has decided to give 200 million VND and 200 packages of goods in emergency aid to three northern mountainous provinces, which have been hard hit by floods and torrential rains over the past few days.
Culture - Sports

Frenchmen explore Vietnam’s social history

Frenchmen Philippe le Failler and Olivier Tessier - co-editors of the re-published book “Techniques du Peuple Annamite” (Skills and Crafts of the Annamites) one of the earliest documentation of industrial development in Northern Vietnam in the early 20th century, hope they will be able to safeguard this valuable Vietnamese bibliographical treasure.