Business

Localities more careful when attracting FDI

Many localities have become more careful when attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) as they have laid out specific conditions and commitments for investors, will only select projects that are in line with their development objectives and will halt any projects that are way behind schedule.
 Vietnam’s economy likely to grow 6.5-6.8 percent Business

Vietnam’s economy likely to grow 6.5-6.8 percent

The country’s GDP is likely to reach 6.5-6.8 percent this year, meeting the National Assembly-set target, said the Ministry of Planning and Investment at a monthly government meeting that took place in Hanoi on July 1-2.
Society

Lao Cai residents relocated to safer areas

The landslide-prone northwestern province of Lao Cai has finished moving about 100 households out of high-risk areas, as it was forecast to receive heavy rainfall over the next four days.
Society

Japan helps VN improve natural disaster control

The Japanese Government will help Vietnam raise capacity in coping with natural disasters caused by climate change through a programme worth 2 billion JPY (22 million USD), according to the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi.
Thai rice market share down in ASEAN World

Thai rice market share down in ASEAN

Thai rice exports to ASEAN are facing more challenges, as relatively higher prices and tariff cuts under the ASEAN Free Trade Area or AFTA make Thai rice less appealing to regional buyers.
Society

US seeks concept papers for HIV/AIDS prevention in VN

The US Mission to Vietnam is seeking concept papers from local public, non-profit organisations and civil society groups interested in designing and implementing small activities for HIV/AIDS public diplomacy and outreach communication in 2010.
Business

Vietnam committed to green growth

On June 16, the head of the Vietnamese delegation to the Second East Asia Climate Forum has stressed the need for a new model of economic development, citing a range of new measures to be taken to deal with the effects of climate change.
Society

Campaign for drug-free world launched

A campaign calling on young people to take action for a drug-free world was launched on June 13 in the northern city of Hai Phong in response to the Drug Prevention Month.
Police work hard to fight frauds and grafts Society

Police work hard to fight frauds and grafts

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong has praised police for their great efforts in the fight against economic crimes in order to protect business circles amidst global integration.
NA hearings focus on pricing, public debts Politics

NA hearings focus on pricing, public debts

Minister of Finance Vu Van Ninh admitted problems in price control while affirming the effective use of loans, saying the country has no bad debts so far, at live-televised National Assembly hearings on June 10.
Environment

Climate forum making on track

Vietnam sought international experience in setting up a national forum for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation at a consultative meeting in Hanoi on June 17 to meet a roadmap deadline in August.