Society

VN to reach poverty reduction target by 2010

Despite worries over the CPI and the global economic crisis, it is believed that Vietnam will reach its target of reducing the poverty rate to 10-11 percent by 2010.

Representatives from the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and UNDP revealed this at a meeting to release a mid-term review of the National Targeted Programme for Poverty Reduction between 2006 and 2010 on Oct. 2.
Environment

US helps remove AO in Da Nang

The US Government has announced a 1.69 million USD environmental remediation project to support Vietnam in addressing Agent Orange/dioxin contamination at the Da Nang Airport.
Business

EC proffers assistance to Vietnam in WTO integration

The European Commission has announced the granting of seven aid packages worth a total of 1.6 million EUR to Vietnamese business associations and universities that have put forth proposals to improve their capacity on trade policy in order to integrate in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Society

Australian warship to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Australian Navy warship HMAS DARWIN will pay a diplomatic visit to Vietnam to strengthen the goodwill and relations between the two countries, according to the Australian Embassy in Hanoi.
Politics

Vietnam hopes for diplomatic resolution on Mid-east

Vietnam welcomes and supports the efforts made at various levels by the Quartet, the League of Arab States, regional countries and the international community at large to help the parties resume peaceful negotiations in the Middle East, said a diplomat.
Business

Vietnam remains ‘hot spot’ for global investors

Vietnam has been identified as one of the key markets for global investors, ranking number one on the top 10 emerging markets beyond the BRIC group (Brazil, Russia, India and China) for investors over the next five years.

This is one of the findings in the “Survive and Prosper: emerging markets in the global recession” report which was newly-published by the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) publication.

Australia sees Vietnam as valued partner in Asia-Pacific Politics

Australia sees Vietnam as valued partner in Asia-Pacific

On the eve of the coming official visit to Australia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nong Duc Manh, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has affirmed that Vietnam is a highly valued partner for Australia in Asia-Pacific region.
Environment

Seminar on climate change held in Hanoi

A seminar on supplying the press with information on climate change, co-organised by the United Nations (UN) and the Vietnamese Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, was held in Hanoi on June 3.