PM urges greater Mekong River co-operation

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called on all Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) member countries to manage and use Mekong River water resources in a sustainable and responsible manner.

PM urges greater Mekong River co-operation

PM urges greater Mekong River co-operation

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called on all Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) member countries to manage and use Mekong River water resources in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Army honoured to mark 70 years of dedication to national cause

President Truong Tan Sang on Saturday awarded the nation's highest honour, the Gold Star Order, to the Viet Nam People's Army (VPA) for the fifth time, in recognition of its recognition of its great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and State.

Army honoured to mark 70 years  of dedication to national cause

Army honoured to mark 70 years of dedication to national cause

President Truong Tan Sang on Saturday awarded the nation's highest honour, the Gold Star Order, to the Viet Nam People's Army (VPA) for the fifth time, in recognition of its recognition of its great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and State.

Work begins on VN-Japan University

A ground breaking ceremony was held on Saturday for Vietnam-Japan University at Viet Nam National University – Ha Noi in Hoa Lac High-Tech Park, to the west of Ha Noi.

Work begins on VN-Japan University

Work begins on VN-Japan University

A ground breaking ceremony was held on Saturday for Vietnam-Japan University at Viet Nam National University – Ha Noi in Hoa Lac High-Tech Park, to the west of Ha Noi.

EVN awarded Ho Chi Minh Order

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung awarded the Ho Chi Minh Order yesterday to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) company.

EVN awarded Ho Chi Minh Order

EVN awarded Ho Chi Minh Order

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung awarded the Ho Chi Minh Order yesterday to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) company.

Vietnamese, Cuban Defence Ministers hold talks in Ha Noi

Vietnamese, Cuban Defence Ministers hold talks in Ha Noi

Viet Nam and Cuba sought to bring the defence co-operation to the next level of development during talks between their defence ministers in Ha Noi yesterday.
PM calls for police to remain vigilant

PM calls for police to remain vigilant 1   

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.
Seafood exports reach $7.9b in 2014

Seafood exports reach $7.9b in 2014

Viet Nam will reach US$7.9 billion in the value of seafood exports for 2014 due to high growth in key products.
Japanese literature to entertain capital

Japanese literature to entertain capital

During Japanese Literature Week in Ha Noi (December 26 to January 8), Japanese books will be promoted at seminars, film screenings and exhibitions.
Thailand win AFF Cup after thrilling final against Malaysia

Thailand win AFF Cup after thrilling final against Malaysia

A late surge from Thailand gave them a fourth Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup triumph on Saturday night, after a thrilling second leg of the final in Kuala Lumpur.
Community key to fighting climate-change

Community key to fighting climate-change

Integration of climate-change adaption strategies into policy development, especially at the community level, is needed to cope with weather changes in Viet Nam's coastal areas, speakers urged at a workshop held in Can Gio last week.

Your Say

Lakeside information centre risks ruining historic view

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thoughts about building an information and culture centre next to Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem Lake, which has sparked a storm of criticism from members of the public. Most readers do not agree with the idea. Here are some comments:

Op-ed

Report on public servants stretches credulity

We are used to raising our eyebrows quizzically whenever a rosy report is put out by some Government agency or the other, but we also understand that a bloated bureaucracy is not likely to be very self-critical.

Travel

‘Slow loris' village provides a vacation from fast-paced life

The picturesque sight of houses amidst a valley of flowers sent me into an ecstasy of delight when I visited Cu Lan Village.

Expat Corner

Qatar a regional hub for education

Qatar is a peninsula on the western shore of the Arabian Gulf. Almost 80 per cent of its population of more than two million people reside in the city of Doha, the nation's business and administrative capital.
    Boom, bust and blooming again Boom, bust and blooming again

    Thanh Tien Village switched from growing real flowers to making artificial ones three centuries ago, but the craft disappeared for almost 50 years. Phuoc Buu tells the story of a remarkable revival of the art and in the fortunes of those who revived it.