Business

Vietnam to encourage investment in northern Laos

Vietnam will encourage its businesses to invest in Laos’ northern provinces, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told officials of the Lao province of Luong Nam Tha during a working session on August 12.
Business

Real estate market takes long-term view

The domestic real estate market will continue to suffer difficulties in the short term and the market needs more policies to help it make a profit in the long term, said experts.
DPR Korea leader wraps up Vietnam visit Politics

DPR Korea leader wraps up Vietnam visit

President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yong-nam left Hanoi on Aug. 7, successfully concluding his official visit to Vietnam.
Late President of State Council honoured Politics

Late President of State Council honoured

A meeting to mark the 100 th anniversary of the birth of the late President of the State Council Vo Chi Cong, was held in Tam Ky City in the central province of Quang Nam on August 6.
Environment

Climate change could spell doom for delta

Average temperatures in northern central Vietnam can rise by 3.5 degrees centigrade and dry season rainfall reduce by 30 percent by 2100, according to a new climate change report prepared by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Environment

Mekong floods expected early

The annual flooding in the Mekong Delta could occur early this year and reach the third alarm level, the highest, according to the Southern Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
DPR Korea leader on official visit Politics

DPR Korea leader on official visit

Kim Yong-nam, chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), arrived in Vietnam on Aug. 5 for a three-day official visit.
Society

Soldier dismissed for torturing monkeys.

A soldier has been dismissed from military service in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai while two other soldiers are given a warning following public anger over photos posted on Facebook showing the soldiers torturing two monkeys.
DPRK leader to visit Vietnam Politics

DPRK leader to visit Vietnam

President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yong Nam will pay an official friendly visit to Vietnam from August 5-7.