Politics

Prime Minister asks for achieving targets set for 2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung underscored that ministries and sectors must firmly move towards the targets set from the beginning of the year, including a GDP growth rate of 6.2 percent and an inflation rate of around 5 percent.
Vietnam, Cambodia reach 2015 anti-crime plan Politics

Vietnam, Cambodia reach 2015 anti-crime plan

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior have signed a plan on their cooperation in 2015 following talks between the two ministers in Phnom Penh on January 16.
Society

Vietnam, Cambodia further work for friendship borderline

The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the National Council of Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia’s Motherland (SFDCM) convened in Kien Giang province on December 22 for the fourth conference on building a borderline of peace, friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.
Politics

Vietnam People’s Army expands external relations

Expanding international cooperation in defence is an important vision in the building of the army during international integration process.

The issue is raised in an article “Building the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) in the process of global integration” by Colonel Vu Khanh from the Ministry of Defence’s Institute of Defence Strategy.
Environment

CITES Secretary General welcomed in Hanoi

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 28 for John E. Scanlon, Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Gov’t orders tightened measures to prevent bird flu Health

Gov’t orders tightened measures to prevent bird flu

The Prime Minister has requested ministries, agencies and localities to strengthen the fight against avian influenza by cracking down on cross-border smuggling of poultry and poultry products, in the context of the rise of a wide range of new virus strains in regional countries and territories.
Quang Ninh, Guangxi combat cross-border smuggling Society

Quang Ninh, Guangxi combat cross-border smuggling

Officials from the China-bordering province of Quang Ninh and China’s Guangxi province have sought to combat cross-border smuggling to create a healthy environment for investment and trade in their border-gate areas.
Monetary market, bad debts, health prove hot Politics

Monetary market, bad debts, health prove hot

State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Governor Nguyen Van Binh has taken the floor to discuss the monetary market, capital for production and business activities, and the settlement of bad debts.
Society

VN, Cambodia customs boost border cooperation

The General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) and the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia (GDCE) will increase cooperation, especially between their units along the common border, to facilitate trading and the fight against smuggling and trade frauds.
Ministry hikes petrol prices Business

Ministry hikes petrol prices

Petrol prices increased on March 29 by 2,000 VND (nearly 0.10 USD) per litre, in a surprise move by the Ministry of Finance that brought the retail price of a litre of petrol to 21,300 VND (about 1 USD).
Society

‘Smoking gun' evades Delta officials

While cross-border smuggling in the Cuu Long ( Mekong ) Delta's border areas has decreased somewhat, no headway has been made against the trafficking of cigarette, local authorities concede.