Politics

Vietnam views crime prevention as top priority

Vietnam attaches great importance to crime prevention, said a Vietnamese official at the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Salvador , Brazil from April 12-19.
Vietnam pledges to wipe out bird flu Society

Vietnam pledges to wipe out bird flu

Vietnam will continue its efforts and cooperation with the international community to prevent and respond to the H5N1 flu and strive to stamp out the lethal virus in the next 2-3 years.
Society

US assists Nam Dinh in fight against avian flu

The US will provide 229 vaccine refrigerators, 10 global positioning systems and vehicles to the northern province of Nam Dinh to aid its fight against the avian flu, according to the local veterinary sub-department.
Society

Coastal city draws the crowds

Vung Tau is well known as one of southern Vietnam's most popular tourist destinations thanks to enjoy beautiful sunsets, white sand beaches and numerous water activities.
Politics

NA deputies discuss budget reports

The focus of discussion at the ongoing meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on April 14 was State budget collection and spending in 2008 and 2009.
Business

Demand drives up cement price

The cement price is expected to increase slightly in the second quarter of the year due to rising demand, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Society

Massive investment to irrigate Central Highland

With a huge amount of investment from the State, which in 2008 had reached almost 4 trillion VND (208 million USD), so far the Central Highlands has managed to build 1,819 irrigation projects to service over 206,000 ha of crops.
Business

Luxury goods imports soar in first quarter

In the first quarter of the year, Vietnam spent billions of US dollars on imports of luxury items including automobiles, motorbikes and electronic goods, contributing to the high trade deficit of 3.5 billion USD.
Business

WHO urges higher cigarette tax

Raising cigarette taxes could be the most effective way of reducing the high smoking rate in Vietnam, according to participants at a seminar on smoking prevention held in Binh Duong Province last week.