Prize-winning mathematician welcomed at home Society

Prize-winning mathematician welcomed at home

Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese mathematician to win the Fields Medal, was warmly welcomed at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi upon his return from India on the Aug. 28 morning.
ASEAN needs to develop green energy strategy Business

ASEAN needs to develop green energy strategy

Participants at an ASEAN energy forum in Da Lat city, Central Highlands Lam Dong province on July 20, stressed the need to boost research and cooperation to develop green energies in the region.
State Audit to improve auditing capacity Society

State Audit to improve auditing capacity

The State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) signed an agreement with the Ernst & Young Vietnam Co., Ltd (EYVN) signed a cooperative agreement in Hanoi on June 25 on cooperation on an equal and mutually-beneficiary basis.
Politics

CPVCC Office enhances ties with Lao counterpart

The Party General Secretary and State President of Laos, Chummaly Sayasone, on June 8 received a delegation from the Office of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), led by its Head Ngo Van Du.
Sci-Tech

Software industry advisory council set up

An advisory council to develop policies for the software industry made its debut in Hanoi on April 21 with the task of raising the capacity of software firms and drawing up development policies for Vietnam’s software and information technology (IT) industry.
Society

Vietnam hosts int’l dam development conference

More than 800 representatives from 90 member countries of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) gathered in Hanoi on May 25 for its 78 th annual meeting on irrigation, hydropower and the environment.
Politics

German NGO vows legal aid for VN’s labour union

Germany’s Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) on May 6 said the foundation is willing to continue its support for the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) in building worker-related laws and policies.
Society

Baha’i community grows well

Since the Baha’i Community of Vietnam has been recognised as a religious organisation by the Government, the entire community has entered a new development stage and gained numerous achievements in a wide range of its activities.
Society

Workshop held on Buddhist approach to HIV/AIDS

A training workshop began in Hai Phong on April 27 for Buddhist monks, nuns and followers in northern provinces on the use of the tenets of Buddhism in providing advisory services to people infected with HIV/AIDS.
Business

Gov't improves unsecured loan eligibility for farmers

Farmers will be allowed to borrow up to 500 million VND (26,300 USD) without collateral, five times higher than the current limits, according to a Government decree on credit regulations intended to raise agricultural and forestry production.
Politics

President Triet’s activities in Saudi Arabia

Vietnamese State President Nguyen Minh Triet on April 11 delivered a speech at the consultative council of Saudi Arabia - the Ash Shura Council - as part of his three-day visit to the country.
Society

IFC, ECOM to establish training centres

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement to establish the first training centre for Vietnamese coffee farmers.