Politics

NA deputies meet public in Hoa Binh, Ha Nam provinces

National Assembly (NA) lawmakers on May 6 held meetings with members of the public in the northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Ha Nam to collect their opinions ahead of the legislative body’s seventh session, which is scheduled for May.
Society

Widespread effort needed to provide jobs for disabled workers

Providing vocational training and creating jobs for persons with disabilities (PWDs) requires collaboration among authorities at all levels and the whole society, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Nguyen Trong Dam has noted.
Society

Proper policies needed to reduce transport costs

Transport costs of cargo and passengers by road always have a huge impact on the price of other commodities and services, in which freight charges account for a large amount of expenditure of the state budget.
Business

Economic restructuring to be accelerated this year

The Government has committed to undertaking economic restructuring in 2014, focusing on investment, credit organisations, the financial market, State-owned enterprises (SOEs), agriculture and rural areas, and industry and service.
Efforts sought to give children healthy hearts Health

Efforts sought to give children healthy hearts

Thousands of Vietnamese children living with congenital heart disease, the most common type of birth defect that can lead to death, are awaiting social support to regain control over their lives.
Politics

Vietnam’s options in international integration

The 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) identified uniform and comprehensive implementation of external activities, proactive and active international integration, maintenance of a peaceful and stable environment, and creation of favourable conditions for national sustainable development as steps to turn Vietnam into an industrialised and modernised country by 2020.
22 million students start new academic year Society

22 million students start new academic year

More than 22 million school attendees at all education levels on September 5 entered the new academic year of 2013-2014 after opening ceremonies took place massively nationwide.
Society

Action Month for Children 2013 launched

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on June 1 to launch the Action Month for Children 2013 as part of Vietnam ’s efforts to raise public awareness of the care, education and protection of children.
Equal development opportunities created for children Society

Equal development opportunities created for children

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs organised a press conference in Hanoi on May 27 to inform about a range of activities to respond to Action Month for Children 2013 that highlights the creation of equal development opportunities for children.
Over 9 mln USD to cut HIV/AIDS cases Health

Over 9 mln USD to cut HIV/AIDS cases

The World Bank (WB) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) will provide 9 million USD to help Vietnam lower the number of HIV/AIDS cases and fatalities in 2013.
Society

Japan helps disabled in Bac Giang

The Japanese Government will provide 120,000 USD in non-refundable aid for a project to expand a vocational training centre in the northern province of Bac Giang.