Vietnamese flag flies in San Francisco

Vietnam’s Consulate General in San Francisco, USA, coordinated with local authorities to raise the Vietnamese flag on the local administration’s headquarters on Sept. 2, Vietnam’s National Day.

ODA attraction on the right track

With Vietnam expecting to draw 5.5 billion USD in official development assistance (ODA) this year and Japan planning to provide a record amount of funds, ODA attraction efforts are off to a flying start.

UN meeting talks how to cope climate change

The third World Climate Conference (WCC-3) opened on August 31 in Geneve, bringing together some 2,500 experts to discuss the global access to information and services for countries worldwide to better cope with climate change.

Ninh Thuan moves to seek out investment

This October the southern central coastal province of Ninh Thuan will hold a conference to promote investment opportunities available to enterprises to take advantage of its abundant resources in energy, minerals, tourism and agriculture.

Tourists return historic edicts

Ten Vietnamese royal honour-conferring edicts have been given back to the Vietnam History Association by American tourists.

Japan starts lower house election

Japanese voters on August 30 began voting for a 480-member House of Representative board in a general election which may create a change of power on the Japanese political arena.

China speeds up nuclear power production

China has approved a plan to start the third phase of the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in Jiangsu province from October next year, said a government agency.

PM urges greater efforts to meet GDP target

To meet the targeted annual GDP growth rate of 5 percent, the country must achieve a growth rate of at least 6.5 percent in the last quarter of the year, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Co To island urged to boost economic development

Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC) and Head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Ha Thi Khiet has urged the Co To island district in the northern province of Quang Ninh to try its best to boost economic development and ensure national defence and security.

Chevron wants to be Vietnam’s reliable partner

Chevron Corporation, the second biggest US energy company, wants and hopes to be a reliable partner of the Vietnamese Government and people, affirmed General Director of Chevron Vietnam Hank Tomlinson.

Doors open for people with disabilities

Twenty-three students with disabilities have completed a graphic technicians course held by the Hi-Tech Vocational Training Centre, an arm of the public funded Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City.

Complex tasks to cut losses from grid

Electricity of Vietnam says the goal to reduce annual transmission losses to 8 percent by next year is not feasible because of lack of funds and the complicated nature of the country’s power grid.