Business

Canadian group pushes Atlantic corridor

Transport and education officials from four Canadian provinces are holding a series of business meetings, tours, presentations and discussions with their Vietnamese counterparts during a trade mission in Vung Tau, HCM City, Hai Phong and Hanoi.
World

Thailand plans logistics centre to boost cross-border trade

Thailand plans to develop a logistics centre in the northern border province of Loei , which will also connect to China and Vietnam in order to promote cross-border trade with Laos, China and Vietnam, said a Thai commerce official.
Business

ODA forecast to pass 5 billion USD

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has forecast that the country can reach its ODA commitments of 5.056 billion USD this year, after intensifying its efforts to attract ODA over the last ten months.
Business

Red River pontoon open for business

The Hanoi People’s Committee in cooperation with the Ministry of National Defence on Nov. 23 opened a pontoon bridge over the Hong (Red) River to reroute traffic from Thang Long Bridge which is currently undergoing repairs.
Culture - Sports

Man-U, Liverpool stars in friendly

Vietnamese veterans will play friendly matches against former Manchester United and Liverpool stars in a two-day competition in Hanoi on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. The friendly tour, Masters Vietnam, organised by the Vietnam Football Federation and DC media company, will take place at 40,000-seat My Dinh National Stadium.
Society

Gial Lai offers investment incentives

The Central Highland province of Gia Lai has issued a list of projects calling for investment from now to 2015, in addition to a set of attractive investment incentives, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
Vietnam, Japan to boost relations within Mekong framework Politics

Vietnam, Japan to boost relations within Mekong framework

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Nov. 7 held talks with his Japanese counterpart, Yukio Hatoyama, during which they pledged to promote relations between Japan and Mekong subregion countries, as well as the bilateral Japan-Vietnam relations.
President Triet busy with economic promotion Politics

President Triet busy with economic promotion

October 24 was a busy day for State President Nguyen Minh Triet travelling around Phu Yen province to inaugurate a new air route, grant investment licenses for three major projects and launch construction of a transport system.
Business

Chu Lai open economic zone seeks ways for development

The establishment of the Chu Lai development investment fund and the Government approval of an international airport plan are expected to breathe new life into the Chu Lai open economic zone in central Quang Nam province.
World

Australia, Vietnam boost aviation security ties

The Australian government has announced a funding of 148,000 AUD to assist Vietnam in strengthening its aviation security practices, according to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.