Society

Catholics solidarity committee maps out 2015 plan

The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics on December 17 held its second plenary conference in the 2013-18 tenure, focusing on reviewing patriotic movements among the Catholic community in 2014 and drawing out plans for 2015.
Business

HCM City nears double-digit growth

Ho Chi Minh City 's economic output is expected to rise by 9.2 percent this year to 595.37 trillion VND (28.3 billion USD), according to the municipal People's Committee.
National Assembly to convene on October 22 Politics

National Assembly to convene on October 22

The National Assembly will convene in Hanoi on October 22 for the fourth session of the 13 th tenure, with many revised laws on the agenda, including those on anti-corruption, tax management and personal income tax.
Society

General Statistics Office undergoes reforms

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN HABITAT) will help Vietnam carry out its strategy to improve the collecting and recording of statistics, especially population, reproductive health and gender figures to serve the making of socio-economic plans.
Politics

VN reaffirms determination to fulfill MDGs

Vietnam considers fulfilment of the United Nations’ millenium development goals (MDGs) its own development targets and prioritises disadvantaged regions and poor people, said a ranking government official.