Society

More social housing built in Hanoi

Viglacera Corporation on May 16 started the construction of a social housing and school project in Hanoi.
The project covers 6.2 hectares in the Dang Xa II urban area, providing 1,500 apartments and schools. It will cost 793 billion VND, equivalent to almost 37.3 million USD.
Environment

Developing renewable energy a top priority: report

Vietnam’s ever increasing energy demands mean developing renewable energy is a top priority in its national climate change strategy and efforts to minimise greenhouse gas emissions, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) said.
Society

Photo contest illuminates EVN’s devotion to country

The Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) in association with the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) has launched a special contest in preparation for the group’s 60th founding anniversary celebrations on December 21, 2014.
Business

Rising petrol prices to drive up CPI

The recent rise in petrol prices will drive the consumer price index (CPI) up by 0.1 percent, said a Ministry of Finance official at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on July 19.
Environment

Geological heritage tourism in Vietnam

The sustainable exploitation of natural resources, mineral resources in particular, has always been a hot issue and priority for developing countries. Among the potential solutions to this issue is the harmonisation of exploitation and conservation of the national natural and geological heritage to promote tourism.
Society

Entries sought for friendship building prize

The Tran Nhan Tong International Prize for Reconciliation and Compassion has been made public on the website www.trannhantongprize.org by Tran Nhan Tong Academy of Harvard University.
Business

Productivity explored at Hanoi forum

The Vietnam Productivity and Quality Centre (VPQC) in coordination with the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) on Feb. 17 held the 16 th forum on productivity and quality in Hanoi, to discuss methods of renewing management systems as a way to develop businesses.
Culture - Sports

UNESCO listing helps save dying art

Efforts to preserve traditional Vietnamese xoan singing have received a boost after the art form was listed by UNESCO as an example of world cultural heritage that need urgent protection.
Business

PVI Holdings finds strategic partner

HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG, a member of German insurer Talanx Group, on Aug. 17 signed a deal to buy a 25 percent stake in Vietnamese insurer PVI Holdings (PVI).