World

Japan, Laos agree to enhance economic ties

Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Lao President Choummaly Sayasone have agreed to promote bilateral economic ties, with Japan committing to expanding its official development assistance (ODA).
Business

More bio-fuel plants to be grown

The country needs to expand the cultivation of bio-fuel plants in order to produce enough bio-fuel to meet 5 percent of its annual energy needs by 2020 as set out in the bio-fuel development project until 2025, said an industry insider.

Dr Do Huy Dinh, a member of the National Science and Technology Policy Council, said that the country will focus on developing crops that provide bio-fuels such as sugarcane, cassava, sweet kaoliang, and jatropha, to ensure enough materials for bio-fuel plants from 2010 to 2025.
VN actively joins APEC activities, says Deputy PM Politics

VN actively joins APEC activities, says Deputy PM

A Vietnamese delegation led by State President Nguyen Minh Triet has actively participated in all activities of the 17 th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM), contributing to the success of the meeting.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem stated this while granting an interview to Vietnamese reporters in Singapore on November 15.

Environment

Creating energy from rice husks

Vietnamese and foreign energy experts and businesses gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on Nov. 12 for a seminar to discuss the potential for energy development using rice husks.
Business

Property remains strong, attractive

Vietnam’s property market remains strong and will attract even more investors in the near future, delegates said at a two-day international real estate conference that ended on Oct. 22 in HCM City.
Environment

Working toward cleaner energy

Japanese and Vietnamese scientists will join hands for a five-year research project, which has an important significance in saving and using clean energy.
Vietnam encourages green technologies Business

Vietnam encourages green technologies

It is essential to encourage cooperation between Vietnam and foreign partners, including the European Union, to conduct research into the development of green technologies.
PM wraps up Denmark visit, heads to Hungary Politics

PM wraps up Denmark visit, heads to Hungary

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung wrapped up his official visit to Denmark on September 17 after numerous meetings with leaders of government and industry, both Danish and Vietnamese, in the country.
Business

Vietnam welcomes investors in energy sector

The Vietnamese government calls upon domestic and foreign businesses to invest in energy works and is committed to creating favourable conditions for them to do so, a senior official said.