Business

Nation mulls plan to build nuclear power plants

Vietnam has expanded a national plan to build nuclear power plants over the next 20 years.

Primer Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a goal to generate 15-20 percent of the country’s total power output from nuclear power by 2050, and the Law on Atomic Energy took effect on January 1 of this year, creating a legal framework for the plan.
Society

Vietnam focuses on developing craft villages

Developing craft villages so they can enable rural residents to earn a stable income, is one of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MARD) major policies, said a senior ministry official.
Environment

Poachers threaten rare species

Illegal hunting and trading of wildlife are increasing at an alarming rate, posing a serious threat to rare and endangered species, conservationists have said.
Health

Clinical tests of new drugs discussed

Almost 200 domestic and foreign managers and scientists are gathering in Lam Dong province in the central highlands to discuss circulating memo’s on the clinical tests of new drugs and standard procedures for the ethics council in biomedicine research on humans.
Society

Sectors coordinate in A/H1N1 flu control

Representatives from 15 cities and provinces in the central region and Central Highlands on Sept. 11 gathered at a seminar in Nha Trang city, in the central coast province of Khanh Hoa to discuss measures to coordinate the control of the A/H1N1 flu.
Society

Laws on labour and trade unions to be amended

Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) held a seminar in Hanoi in an effort to complete Vietnam ’s laws on labour and trade unions.
Vietnam, Laos review special relations Politics

Vietnam, Laos review special relations

Party officials from the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) on Sept. 8 gathered in the border town of Lao Bao in Huong Hoa district, in the central province of Quang Tri to talk about historical events in the special relations between the two countries.
Health

Improving community health discussed in Hanoi

A seminar on boosting community health through improving personal and environmental hygiene was held in Hanoi on Aug. 19 within a project funded by the Unilever Vietnam Fund.
Business

Nation ranks third globally in outsourcing, software service

Vietnam ranks third after China and India for outsourcing IT and software services to Japan, accounting for 0.5 percent of Japan’s market share, according to Nguyen Doan Hung, vice-chairman of the Viet-Nhat (Vietnam-Japan) IT cooperation club.
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.