FAO selects Vietnam as among best hunger fighters Society

FAO selects Vietnam as among best hunger fighters

Vietnam has been selected by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) as one of the four most successful countries in reducing the number of hungry people, together with Armenia, Brazil and Nigeria.
NA approves hydro power in Lai Chau Politics

NA approves hydro power in Lai Chau

A majority of National Assembly deputies approved the investment plan for the 32.5 trillion VND (1.8 billion USD) Lai Chau Hydro-electric Power Plant project on Nov. 7.
Society

Urgent aids to Typhoon Mirinae victims

Vietnam will provide 225 billion VND (12.6 million USD) and 10,000 tonnes of rice to central and Central Highlands provinces to help them overcome the consequences of Typhoon Mirinae.
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Vietnam Buddhism Sangha opens refresher course

Over 400 monks and nuns from 23 cities and provinces nationwide gathered in the northern port city of Hai Phong on November 4 to attend a refresher course cum contest on the dissemination of Buddhism.
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Elevated railway requires mass resettlement

The first phase of Hanoi’s elevated railway early next year will lead to the destruction of 1,811 home units along the 15 km route and the resettlement of almost 8,000 people.
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US helps Vietnamese disaster victims

US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak on October 29 handed over 500,000 USD to the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) to support victims of typhoon Ketsana in four provinces of Quang Nam , Quang Ngai, Gia Lai and Kon Tum.
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Int’l organisations continue support for storm victims

Two non-governmental organisations, the Save the Children of the UK and the US-based World Vision, on October 28 provided money and relief goods totalling over 1 billion VND for the victims of typhoon Ketsana in Hai Lang district, central Quang Tri province.
Economy escapes decline, PM says Business

Economy escapes decline, PM says

The economy has escaped decline and Vietnam has achieved significant growth, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said in a government report on socio-economic development at the sixth session of the 12th National Assembly meeting that opened on Oct. 20.
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Displaced at higher payment

The Hanoi People’s Committee has decided to raise the compensation rate for local residents whose agricultural land is appropriated by the State, with immediate effect.