World

Rubber latex plant breaks ground in Laos

Construction of a rubber latex producing plant with an annual capacity of 15,000 tonnes broke ground in Pakse district, Champassak province, Laos on March 10.
Society

385,000 new jobs expected for this year

As many as 300,000 job seekers are expected to get employed or self-employed this year with support of the State-funded job-promotion fund while 85,000 others will be sent abroad on labour contracts.
Society

More funding needed to house poor

The Ministry of Construction has asked the Government to allocate 1.5 trillion VND (83.3 million USD) from the central budget in 2010 to help build houses for 180,000 poor households across the country.
Society

lly restored pagoda opens in Soc Trang

Thousands of pilgrims from Mekong Delta provinces, mostly ethnic Khmer, flocked to the Chua Doi (Bat Pagoda) in Soc Trang province during weekend to celebrate the restoration of the famous monument.
Society

Finnish woman committed to Vietnam

When being in a strange place halfway around the world from home, feeling the icy coldness of a heavily snowy day when temperature falls 30-40 degrees Celsius below zero, hearing a strange voice in your own language is just enough to warm you up.
Dak Lak urged to tap potential for growth Politics

Dak Lak urged to tap potential for growth

PM Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak to take drastic measures to meet the GDP growth target of 12 percent and reduce poverty rate to below 10 percent this year.
EVN plans new power plant projects Society

EVN plans new power plant projects

National power utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has said it would generate an additional 2,000 MW from new hydro-power and thermal projects this year.
Society

Remote schools remain empty after holiday

Students in remote and poor areas nationwide are dropping out of school after the Tet holiday despite the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET)'s best efforts to support poor students returning to class.