World

Japanese PM visits tsunami-hit area

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on April 10 visited a devastated fishing area in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, conducting his third trip to northeastern Japan since a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the region nearly a month ago.
Society

Country prepares to face climate change

Vietnam must get ready to cope with climate change, which was forecast to bring erratic and extreme weather this year, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said at a meeting to review storm and flood prevention and control in Hanoi on March 31.
VN urged to map out climate change strategy Environment

VN urged to map out climate change strategy

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Chu Pham Ngoc Hien on March 18 stressed the need for Vietnam to build a national strategy on climate change as natural disasters occur more frequently.
Politics

Expatriates closely follow Party Congress

Overseas Vietnamese from all walks of life in Russia and Germany have expressed confidence in greater success on the path towards a modern industrial nation after the new Party leadership is voted into office.
Ethnic students to get free schooling Society

Ethnic students to get free schooling

Students from the smallest ethnic minority groups at all education levels will be exempted from education fees beginning in March this year following a recently issued Government decree.
Politics

Vietnam proactive in ASEAN Social Community

The activities of the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community (ASCC) in 2010 have distinctly reflected Vietnam’s role in orienting priorities for the Community and formulating a roadmap to implement these priorities with regard to ASEAN member countries’ benefits and interests.
Society

NGOs grant scholarships to ethnic students

The People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) on Nov. 19 granted 50 scholarships, each worth 1 million VND, to ethnic students in Van Quan district, in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son.
Politics

Briefing on developments of ASEAN defence and military cooperation by ADMM+ Chairman

ASEAN Member States are moving forward with cooperation and integration to build Southeast Asia into a region of peace, stability and development. The ASEAN Charter coming into effect has ushered in a new era of regional cooperation that would lead to the creation of a strong ASEAN Community by 2015 with three pillars – Political-Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community. ASEAN has been also boosting its cooperation with external partners to enhance broader peace, stability and development.
Society

WB helps central region cope with natural disaster

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the World Bank (WB) held a conference to prepare for the international natural disaster risk management (WB5) project in Quang Tri provincial city of Dong Ha on September 30.
Society

Canadians help highlanders recover from storms

The Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) has handed over 182 carts, useful in earth moving, for storm victims in Kon Ray district in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.
ASEAN air-force commanders meet in Hanoi Politics

ASEAN air-force commanders meet in Hanoi

Vietnam’s defence ministry and people’s army strongly support its air and air defence force playing an active role in all bilateral and multilateral military cooperation within the ASEAN framework.