Society

Joint efforts to address threat of UXO

Representatives from central provinces and a number of foreign embassies, and international organisations have discussed joint efforts to deal with unexploded bombs and mines (UXO).
Business

First ever conference to unite whole nation

The first conference of overseas Vietnamese, convened by the Foreign Ministry in Hanoi on Nov. 21-23, with the attendance of more than 1,500 domestic and overseas delegates, will underline the strength of the nation’s unity.

This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem in an article published in the Nhan Dan (The People) daily newspaper on Nov. 20.
State Bank Governor explains financial solutions Politics

State Bank Governor explains financial solutions

The Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, Nguyen Van Giau answered NA deputies’ queries about interest rate subsidies and other monetary policies at the 6th session of the 12th National Assembly on Nov. 17.
Vietnam, Japan to boost relations within Mekong framework Politics

Vietnam, Japan to boost relations within Mekong framework

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Nov. 7 held talks with his Japanese counterpart, Yukio Hatoyama, during which they pledged to promote relations between Japan and Mekong subregion countries, as well as the bilateral Japan-Vietnam relations.
Society

Adoption law puts local families first

Encouraging Vietnamese couples to adopt local children was a main topic in the Draft Law on Adoption under discussion at Nov. 2 National Assembly meeting in Hanoi.
Stimulus packages continue at lower loan interest subsidy Business

Stimulus packages continue at lower loan interest subsidy

The Government will continue with its policy to stimulate the economy and support social welfare in 2010, extend stimulus packages but lower loan interest subsidy, limiting the number of targeted beneficiaries and shortening the duration of loans.
Deputy PM Hai visits Ireland Politics

Deputy PM Hai visits Ireland

Vietnam and Ireland have agreed to facilitate their business circles’ investment in Vietnam, especially in Ireland’s strong fields including energy, information technology, finance-banking, medical equipment and bio- technology.
Politics

PM active in ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is joining leaders from other ASEAN countries at the 15th ASEAN Summit which opened in Cha-am and Hua Hin, Thailand, on Oct. 23.
Business

Business Confidence Index increases, says survey

The business confidence index (BCI) in the third quarter of 2009 increased by 6 points over the previous quarter, which is also a 36 point rise compared to the first index in the third quarter of 2008.
Politics

Vietnam prepares for 2010 ASEAN Chair

Sub-committees under the National Committee for ASEAN 2010 are nearing completion of their assigned tasks in preparation for Vietnam’s assumption of the bloc’s rotating chairmanship.
Society

Vietnam joins regional youth media festival

Four Vietnamese young reporters took part in the first-ever regional youth media festival hosted by the non-governmental organisation Plan, which concluded in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 4.
Society

Overseas Vietnamese look towards homeland

Overseas Vietnamese at the ongoing VFF Congress in Hanoi have expressed their feelings and aspirations as well as their opinions on the festive day that celebrates national solidarity.
Environment

Public to be consulted on climate change

More than 100 members of the public will be selected to take part in a workshop on “World Wide Views on Global Warming” to discuss climate change and responses to this global issue.