Society

Vietnam promotes itself as safe, friendly tourism destination

Vietnam is working hard to build its image as a safe and friendly tourism destination, given the number of foreign tourists to the country in the first half of 2015 experienced a year-on-year decline of 10 percent, as heard during an online workshop in Hanoi on July 15.
Society

Kien Giang actively implementing ethnic policies

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has spent around 600 billion VND (27.6 million USD) building and upgrading infrastructure facilities to support disadvantaged households in ethnic minority areas since 2011.
Lao Cai province betters tourism services Society

Lao Cai province betters tourism services

The northern province of Lao Cai is improving the quality of its tourism services and developing transport infrastructure towards becoming a striking destination in the northern mountainous region.
Environment

Binh Dinh to develop waste water treatment facility

Authorities of the central province of Binh Dinh hope to improve environmental sanitation and facilitate production and businesses operating in the locality through building concentrated waste water treatment plants in local industrial parks (IPs).
HCM City health sector calls for vigilance Health

HCM City health sector calls for vigilance

The Preventive Health Centre in Ho Chi Minh City called on residents to remain highly vigilant over prevalent diseases such as dengue and chickenpox, even though most of the diseases are on the decline at present.
Society

Ha Nam responds to national clean water week

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Farmers Union (VFU) have launched nationwide activities in response to the National Week Clean Water and Environmental Hygiene 2015 (April 29-May 6).
Japanese businesses study investment opportunities in ASEAN ASEAN

Japanese businesses study investment opportunities in ASEAN

ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh has called on Japanese businessmen to study possible investments in infrastructure across telecommunications, transportation, electricity, water supply, and environmental sanitation, to facilitate broader ASEAN connectivity.
Society

Can Tho works to better water supply capacity

The Mekong Delta City of Can Tho is implementing a number of water supply projects in a bid to raise total water supply capacity to 491,606 cu.m a day by 2020 in accordance with the Government’s approved plan in the 2015-2020 period.
Society

UNICEF helps Vietnam improve environmental sanitation

A programme on environmental sanitation jointly carried out by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Health in Vietnam since 2009 has contributed to raising public awareness of using hygienic toilets and giving up the indiscriminate defecation habit.