Ties with Malaysia, Singapore thrive Politics

Ties with Malaysia, Singapore thrive

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s upcoming trip to Malaysia and Singapore is expected to give a new boost to the friendship and thriving cooperation between Vietnam and the two ASEAN fellow countries.
Environment

Regions warned of drought, salt water intrusion

The central, Central Highlands, and southern regions are likely to face water shortages and even droughts during the dry season from March to September this year, as rainfall in the regions are forecast to be significantly below traditional averages, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
Close to 250 troupes join Chau Van singing festival Culture - Sports

Close to 250 troupes join Chau Van singing festival

Thousands of performers from 250 amateur art troupes from all over the country have flocked to the capital city of Hanoi to take part in the 2014 Chau Van Singing Festival, Nguyen Khac Loi, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said on October 13.
Business

Swiss-funded project helps improve Vietnam’s SME capacities

A workshop was organised by the Department of Trade Promotion under the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Hanoi on September 30 to discuss the development of regional export plans in a bid to improve export competitiveness for Vietnam’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) via a local trade promotion scheme.
Craft village trade fair opens in Hanoi Society

Craft village trade fair opens in Hanoi

Over 200 businesses and establishments involving traditional handicraft and fine art items are showcasing their products at the ongoing Craft Village Trade Fair (CraftViet) in Hanoi.