Society

Disease fears mount in storm-hit areas

Hundred of thousands of people in central provinces face the risk of infectious diseases and schools are still closed one week after typhoon Ketsana wreaked havoc in the region.
President Triet ends Cuba and Chile visits Politics

President Triet ends Cuba and Chile visits

State President Nguyen Minh Triet arrived in Hanoi on Oct. 3 after attending the UN Security Council Summit and the general debate of the 64 th UN General Assembly and visiting Cuba and Chile from Sept. 23 to Oct. 3.
Politics

Vietnam, Germany ready for new stage of cooperation

Vietnam and Germany are ready for a new stage of dynamic and more effective cooperation, Conrad Cappell, German Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City , said on Oct. 1. Cappell made the remarks while attending a celebration of his country’s 19th unification day, and took the opportunity to also extend condolences from the German government and people on the heavy loss of life and property in Vietnam ’s central provinces due to the recent tropical storm Ketsana.
Top leaders extend condolences to storm victims Politics

Top leaders extend condolences to storm victims

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh on Sept. 30 sent a message of sympathy to the families of the victims of tropical storm Ketsana, which has swept through the central and Central Highlands regions.
Gov’t gives top priority to rescue work Society

Gov’t gives top priority to rescue work

Top priority must be given to rescuing residents isolated by heavy rains and flooding, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai while chairing a teleconference with storm-hit central localities on September 29.
Society

Storm claims 26 lives in central region

At least 26 people in central provinces have died in severe flooding caused by typhoon Ketsana, the ninth tropical storm to hit Vietnam this season, according to preliminary estimates.
VFF central committee chairman wins 2nd term Politics

VFF central committee chairman wins 2nd term

Huynh Dam, the incumbent chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) was nominated through consultation as head of the VFF central committee for the second term at the VFF 7th national congress on September 29.