Military official demands resumption of AO victim’s lawsuit Society

Military official demands resumption of AO victim’s lawsuit

Major General Tran Ngoc Tho, former Chief of Staff of Military Region 7, sent a letter on April 16 to US courts to demand the resumption of the lawsuit filed by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange (AO) in 2004 against 37 US chemical firms, including Monsanto and Dow Chemical.
Can Tho expects to become smart city by 2025 Society

Can Tho expects to become smart city by 2025

Can Tho, the most populated city in the Mekong Delta region, aims to become the first smart city in the southwestern region by 2025, according to Dao Anh Dung, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.
US-China trade war a boon for Vietnam Business

US-China trade war a boon for Vietnam

Vietnam is at the top of the list of markets that could benefit from trade diversion coming from US-China trade tensions, building on its increasing competitiveness in manufacturing, according to Pham Hong Hai, CEO of HSBC Vietnam.
Vietnam looks to an economy with globally extensive connectivity: PM Politics

Vietnam looks to an economy with globally extensive connectivity: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has delivered Vietnam’s strong message, aspiration, and determination to become a “country of renovation and creativity” and an economy with globally extensive connectivity when engaging in every activity of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 in Davos, Switzerland.
Weather forecasting capacity needs to be improved further Society

Weather forecasting capacity needs to be improved further

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control to continue improving its forecast and coordination capacity to minimize damage caused by natural disasters in 2019.
Philippines extends martial law in Mindanao for one more year World

Philippines extends martial law in Mindanao for one more year

The Philippine Congress voted on December 12 to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for another year until the end of 2019, due to concerns over continued threats from rebels and groups sympathetic to Islamic State militants.
Indonesia to maintain stable monetary policy in 2019 World

Indonesia to maintain stable monetary policy in 2019

Bank Indonesia (BI) said on November 27 that it will continue to adopt its pre-emptive and ahead-of-the-curve monetary policy in a bid to maintain economic stability amid the high external pressure in 2019.