Deputy PM asked for sustainable development in ethnic minority areas Society

Deputy PM asked for sustainable development in ethnic minority areas

Promoting rapid and sustainable development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas, and narrowing the development gap between them and other areas is the Party and State’s consistent policy in the national socio-economic development, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has said.
Vietnam’s beekeeping aims to generate a buzz Business

Vietnam’s beekeeping aims to generate a buzz

The rate of ‘foreign’ honeybee species kept in Vietnam should be raised from 75 percent at present to 80 percent in 2020 in order to increase the quality and productivity of honey, heard a conference in Hanoi on August 17.
Ministry questioned on resettlement for those affected by projects Society

Ministry questioned on resettlement for those affected by projects

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has been asked to clarify policies on compensation and support for resettlement when building irrigational and hydropower works; dam and reservoir safety; and measures to stabilise ethnic minorities’ lives in the northern mountainous region.
Eight killed in plane crash in Indonesia World

Eight killed in plane crash in Indonesia

Indonesia authorities on August 12 announced that a plane carrying seven passengers and two crew members crashed at remote mountainous area in the eastern part of the country, killing eight people.
People nationwide turn hearts to floods victims Society

People nationwide turn hearts to floods victims

The programme to raise funds for the benefit of flood victims through sending SMS has received 21,490 responses, each with a value of 20,000 VND (0.9 USD), according to the Vietnam Red Cross Association.
 Prompt actions needed to overcome storm consequences Society

Prompt actions needed to overcome storm consequences

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has asked steering boards for disaster prevention, and search and rescue in northern cities and provinces affected by storm Son Tinh to promptly mobilise forces and facilities to deal with the aftermath.
Localities urged to protect crops from torrential rains Society

Localities urged to protect crops from torrential rains

The Directorate of Water Resources under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a notice on ensuring safety of irrigation facilities and preventing crops from being flooded by torrential rains in northern and north central regions.