World

Developing nations urged to grow economy sustainably

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) urged developing countries to place emphasis on the transition to a more sustainable economy instead of ‘tightening their belts’ in response to the financial crisis.
Society

Work stopped on 40-storey building

HCM City’s District 1 authorities ordered construction of a 40-storey building to stop after evidence that it caused collapse of two houses and damaged eight others.
World

Int’l donors discuss rebuilding Haiti

International donors are scheduled to meet in Montreal, Canada, on Jan. 25 to discuss immediate moves for long-term reconstruction efforts for quake-devastated Haiti.
Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake World

Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

Hundreds, possibly thousands of people have been buried beneath the rubble of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, which hit the Caribbean country of Haiti on January 12, an official from an international aid organisation in Haiti has reported.
EVN to invest more in power projects Business

EVN to invest more in power projects

The Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) has reported that it is to invest almost 58.5 trillion VND in power projects this year, up 10.8 trillion VND compared to 2009.
Public smoking ban starts soon Society

Public smoking ban starts soon

In 10 days time the ban on smoking in public spaces will take effect, but many people still have no idea about the new regulation.
Business

Da Nang builds low-income housing

Construction on two housing projects for students and low-income families has begun in the central city of Da Nang, at a total investment of more than 300 billion VND (16.8 million USD).