Quang Ngai halts UNESCO geopark recognition plans Environment

Quang Ngai halts UNESCO geopark recognition plans

Despite having prepared a dossier for the UNESCO recognition of the Ly Son-Sa Huynh Global Geo-Park last November, local authorities have shelved plans to apply for the park's recognition after years of efforts and some 160 field surveys and scientific seminars.
Russia scholars, media confident in Vietnam’s new leadership World

Russia scholars, media confident in Vietnam’s new leadership

Vietnam’s new leadership have recently been on the radar of Russian scholars and media, especially after Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone call with the Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and sent his congratulations to newly-elected leaders of Vietnam.
Local banks earn high profits in Q1 Business

Local banks earn high profits in Q1

In the first quarter of this year, all local banks reported high profit growth amid the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the profit growth does not reflect the complete economic picture, according to banking insiders.
Foreign scholars have high expectations for Vietnam’s new leadership World

Foreign scholars have high expectations for Vietnam’s new leadership

Vietnam’s new leadership is expected to continue inheriting and building on impressive achievements made in the past tenure to carry the country forward, contributing to ensuring peace, stability and development in the region and the world, said Dr. Takashi Hosoda, an expert on Asia-Pacific from the Czech Republic’s Charles University.
German experts pin high hopes on Vietnam’s new government World

German experts pin high hopes on Vietnam’s new government

German experts and scholars have appreciated Vietnam’s achievements in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and in economic recovery and development, and pinned high hopes on Vietnam’s new government during their interviews granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)'s correspondents in Berlin.
New interest rate level forecast in Q2 2021 Business

New interest rate level forecast in Q2 2021

After staying at a low level last year, deposit and lending interest rates will probably increase in the second quarter of this year as credit demand is high again when the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled and the economy rebounds further, according to experts.
Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta Environment

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Mekong Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.