Society

Fashion timeline caught on film

A film crew from the HCM City Television Film Studio accompanied by fashion designers has travelled around Viet Nam and Europe to make a documentary on the garments worn by royals and commoners since the founding of Vietnam.
Society

Vietnam likely to reach poverty reduction target by 2010

Despite worries over the increase in the consumer price index (CPI) and the impacts of 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.

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.
Business

More investment needed for rural development

Although investment in agriculture and rural areas has improved remarkably in recent years, the number of projects and the volume of investment capital in this sector are still less than in other economic sectors.

According to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), in 2008, the agro-forestry-fisheries sector attracted 45 new projects with a combined investment of over 252 million USD; accounting for 3.8 percent of all projects and 0.42 percent of newly registered investment. The respective percentages for the first eight months of the year were 2.57 percent and 0.46 percent.
Travel

Tourists take to life down on the farm

With a myriad of tourists attractions in the Hanoi area, more and more people are now spending their holidays at the “Countryside Farm”, a new destination in Hanoi ’s suburban District of Ba Vi.
Instead of spending their holidays in luxury, tourists are flocking to the countryside’s peaceful environment, which provides a pleasant escape from the busy life of the city.
Society

EVN reveals operational plans to year-end

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) is expected to generate 2,156 MW more for the national grid by the year’s end, bringing the group’s supply to the network to 3,150 MW.

EVN also has a plan to start building 32 power plants and complete the construction of 49 power grids of 220-500 KV this year.
Society

New TV series target teenagers

Local film studios are making several new programmes for the teenage market following the recent successful run of a TV series for young people.
Business

Industrial production value continues to grow

Vietnam posted an increase of 5.6 percent in its industrial production value to top 443 trillion VND in the past eight months of this year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).