Politics

Vietnam affirms solidarity policy with Cuba

Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the State Council and the Council of Ministers, will pay an official visit to Vietnam from July 8 and 9.
Business

City supermarkets lure wary customers

Supermarkets, shopping malls, and even traditional markets in Ho Chi Minh City have launched a slew of promotions to stimulate consumption, but to little effect.
Society

Hoa Hao Buddhists mark 73rd anniversary

The Hoa Hao Buddhist Sect celebrates its 73 rd founding anniversary (May 18 on lunar calendar) with a ceremony on July 6 at An Hoa Tu temple in Phu Tan district, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
German bank supports rural power supplies Business

German bank supports rural power supplies

The Northern Power Corporation, an arm of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN NPC), launched a project on July 5 to improve the efficiency of the national power grid in rural areas using loans from the German Reconstruction Bank (KFW).
Voters' opinions count, says Party leader Politics

Voters' opinions count, says Party leader

Voters' opinions are very important and listening to them improves democracy, said Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at a meeting with voters from Hanoi 's Ba Dinh and Hoan Kiem districts on June 29.
Society

Disease strikes Delta longan crop

Witches' broom disease is sweeping through more than 60 percent of the longan-growing area in the Mekong Delta, leaving many farmers with severe losses, according to the Plant Protection Department.
Politics

Vietnam, Cambodia celebrate diplomatic ties

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Royal Palace of Cambodia, Kong Som Ol, visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh on June 21 to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnamese-Cambodian diplomatic ties (June 24).
Politics

VN, Laos relationship to reach new level

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed on June 13 that Vietnam will do its best to preserve and develop its special relationship with Laos for the benefit of both countries. He made the statement at a reception in Hanoi for Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee Chansy Phosikham during his working visit to Vietnam.