PM vows to realise socio-economic development plan Politics

PM vows to realise socio-economic development plan

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has pledged that the Government will persist in drastically implementing set objectives, tasks and measures in an effort to fulfill the 2013 socio-economic development plan at the highest level.
Business

Khanh Hoa urged to develop diversified economy

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has asked central Khanh Hoa province to make the most of its potential to develop a tourism, services and maritime-based economy in a sustainable manner.
ADB helps Vietnam improve rural healthcare Health

ADB helps Vietnam improve rural healthcare

ADB on June 22 announced that it has approved 60 million USD in loans  to help  Vietnam improve its health services, particularly in poor, remote communities which lack skilled workers and quality health facilities.
Health

Work starts on Vietnam-Cambodia joint hospital

Construction work was started on May 15 for the Cho Ray – Phnom Penh multiclinic hospital, a joint project between Vietnam ’s Saigon Medical Investment Joint Stock company and Sokimex company of Cambodia.
Business

Tobacco tax aims to reduce smokers

An increase in the tobacco tax will help reduce the number of smokers in Vietnam , according to an overview survey on tobacco tax in Vietnam conducted by the Public Health University on March 9 in Hanoi.
Health

Family doctors network planned in HCM City

HCM City will carry out a pilot project to build a network of doctors specialising in family medicine in its districts by 2010 in order to improve health services, according to the head of the municipal Department of Health.
Society

Health experts seek solutions for the elderly

International and domestic health experts gathered for a two-day conference in Hanoi to discuss practical way to improve health care services for elderly citizens at a reasonable cost.