Da Nang city to see water shortage Society

Da Nang city to see water shortage

The central city of Da Nang will face a shortage of clean water as the salinity of water produced by the Cau Do water plant has reached an alarming 13.568mg per litre.
Record downpour to hit northern region Society

Record downpour to hit northern region

More torrential rain, forecast to be stronger than the record extensive downpour in July 1986, will hit the northern region from July 31 to August 8 with estimated rainfall of up to 300-400mm.
Business

Vietnam to benefit from RCEP market region

Vietnam will be able to access a huge market of 3.4 billion people when it joins the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Countries in RCEP will have a combined GDP of 21 trillion USD, accounting for 29 percent of the world's GDP, said Nguyen Anh Duong, Deputy Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM).

Speaking during a workshop held in Hanoi on July 17 on the impact of RCEP on Vietnam's economy and the opportunities and challenges it would pose, Duong said regulations on origin in RCEP would be simpler and more liberal than in other economic pacts. In addition, the parties would make more commitments on freedom of trade in goods and services and investment.
Society

HCM City fosters youth connectivity in Mekong sub-region

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Communist Youth Union teamed up with the city’s Student Association to hold a meeting between local students and a youth delegation of the Mekong Friendship Project on July 7 to foster people-to-people connectivity.
Society

Heavy rains to cool northern region

Heavy rains and lightning are expected to hit the northern region on late July 4, giving local residents a respite from the extremely hot weather that lasted nearly a week.
Japan, Cambodia agree to work on Mekong region development World

Japan, Cambodia agree to work on Mekong region development

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong agreed to keep working together over infrastructure development in Cambodia and four other countries along the Mekong River during their meeting in Tokyo on June 2.
Japan to promote quality growth in Mekong region World

Japan to promote quality growth in Mekong region

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek support from leaders of five Southeast Asian nations for promoting high-quality growth during the upcoming Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo, sources from the Japanese government said on June 28.
Four die as typhoon hits northern region Society

Four die as typhoon hits northern region

Heavy rain from typhoon Kujira raised river water levels and caused flash floods in the northern mountainous province of Son La on June 24, claiming at least three lives, including a four-year-old child, the provincial Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control reported.
Society

Northern coastal region braces for Storm Kujira

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong City to urge vessels at sea to take shelter and get ready to deal with big rains and floods as Storm Kujira is forecast to land in Quang Ninh on June 23 night.