Society

ADB helps supply clean water for rural areas

Hundreds of thousands of people living in central Vietnam will receive clean water and sanitation facilities provided by a project that received a loan of 45 million USD from the Asian Development Bank on Feb. 2.
PM talks labour, migration in Geneva Politics

PM talks labour, migration in Geneva

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on January 26 received the leaders of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the UN Office in Geneva.
Society

Int’l Buddhist women continue efforts to fight poverty

Vietnamese and international Buddhist women to the 11th Sakyadhita International Conference, which closed in Ho Chi Minh City on Jan. 4, affirmed to continue their efforts to achieve long-term development goals set by the United Nations.
World

UN helps Myanmar achieve anti-poverty goals

The United Nations will support a review of Myanmar’s efforts to reach its global anti-poverty targets, otherwise known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and help the country to upgrade its agricultural sector.
Business

WB to launch 1.5 billion USD agricultural fund

The World Bank (WB) will set up a trust fund to assist the agricultural sector in poor and under developed countries with an initial 1.5 billion USD, said it’s President Robert Zoellick on Nov. 30, warning of the risk of another food price crisis.
Government web portal opens Politics

Government web portal opens

The opening of the Government Web Portal not only reflects the maturity of the portal but also marks a new advance of the e-government, making an important contribution to the country’s administrative reform process.
Health

EU aid helps to improve health care

The European Union will grant a package of non-refundable aid worth 14.75 million EUR (21.7 million USD) to help Vietnam carry out a “Health Sector Capacity Support Project”.