Politics

Quang Binh, Khammouane vow to boost ties

Vietnam and Laos pledged on October 20 to step up investment, trade and tourism promotion activities, create favourable conditions for the two sides’ businesses, and build a borderline of peace, friendship, stability, cooperation and development.
US policy maker to visit Vietnam Business

US policy maker to visit Vietnam

Ambassador Susan Schwab, a US policy maker, will work with the Vietnamese government, Hanoi National University and major economic groups, as well as chair international seminars to be held in the Southeast Asian country from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.
Society

Vietnam’s HDI continues to rise: UNDP

Vietnam ranks 116th out of 182 countries and territories in terms of its Human Development Index (HDI), according to the UNDP’s 2009 Human Development Report.
Health

Local clinics to join in A/H1N1 testing

The Health Ministry said it will examine local health clinics’ laboratory capacity to see if they are qualified to test for the A/H1N1 virus as the workload has become a burden on existing facilities.
Business

Local firms raise salaries despite recession

The average gross salary increased 16.47 percent during the period from April 2008 to March 2009, according to the latest announcement from the Navigos Group, the leading recruitment solutions provider in Vietnam.

This is one of the final results of the Vietnam Salary Survey 2009 which was released on September 23 in Ho Chi Minh city.
3,950 A/H1N1 cases reported to date Health

3,950 A/H1N1 cases reported to date

September 8 alone witnessed 173 more people testing positive to the A/H1N1 virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,950 so far, of whom three have died, reported the Ministry of Health.