Japan pledges record ODA loan for Vietnam Politics

Japan pledges record ODA loan for Vietnam

The Japanese government will provide Vietnam with the biggest ever official development assistance (ODA) loan in 2009, exceeding the record 1.1 billion USD loan in 2007, the Japanese Ambassador told the Vietnam News Agency on Aug. 26.

Thailand to pump more investment in Vietnam

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce Spokesman said on August 14 that Thai investors are getting more interested and will invest more in Vietnam as the country could become a strong base for production for ASEAN in the future.

VNA helps to alleviate AO victims’ plight

The Vietnam News Agency has sent 20.5 million VND in aid to 25 Agent Orange/dioxin victims nationwide and built a house valued at 15 million VND for a victim’s family in southern Tien Giang province.

More attention to be paid to workers in nuclear industry

The nuclear power development programme from now until 2020 will need more than 1,000 highly trained staff, therefore more attention needs to be paid to developing the sector’s labour force, said Dr. Vuong Huu Tan, Director of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute.

Romanian foreign minister talks bilateral ties with VN

Romanian Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu has granted an exclusive interview to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) on the occasion of the official visit to Romania by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem and the upcoming 60 th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries in February 2010.