Politics

Quang Binh, Khammouane vow to boost ties

Vietnam and Laos pledged on October 20 to step up investment, trade and tourism promotion activities, create favourable conditions for the two sides’ businesses, and build a borderline of peace, friendship, stability, cooperation and development.
Society

Deputy PM orders boats to port

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Sept. 28 took control of measures to handle the effects of Tropical Storm Ketsana, which follows floods that claimed at least nine lives.
Business

Vietinbank ok’s loan for major port project

The Vietnam Industrial and Commercial Bank (Vietinbank) is set to provide a credit package worth over 110 billion VND (roughly 6.1 million USD) to the Petroleum Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) to build the new Hon La port.
Environment

Hundred of rare primates found in Quang Binh

Experts from The Fauna and Flora International (FFI) have announced their findings regarding the presence of hundreds of rare primates in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang world natural heritage site in central Quang Binh province.
Business

PetroVietnam affiliate to operate Hon La port

The Hon La deep-water seaport in the central province of Quang Binh has been handed over to an affiliate of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) for management and operation.
Business

EZs need to up their game

Major breakthroughs should be made for economic zones as most of them have not yet fulfilled their role as the motive force behind the economy, said economic experts.
Society

Coconut shell mosaic depicts famed victory

A giant coconut shell mosaic depicting General Vo Nguyen Giap and his victory at Dien Bien Phu has been placed on display in time to celebrate the hero’s upcoming 99 th birthday on August 25.