Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has approved a proposal by the Southwest Steering Committee to host the Mekong Delta Green Tourism Week 2015 from June 18-24.
Drought is likely to be severe in the central and southern regions and the Central Highlands this year, a seminar heard in Ninh Thuan Province on Tuesday.
The People's Committee of Nghe An Province has asked four enterprises in the province to stockpile essential goods to serve customers during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday at stable prices.
The People's Committee of the north-central province of Quang Binh has approved a preferential policy on providing land and water for 21,776 poor people including ethnic minorities in 44 disadvantaged communes and 27 disadvantaged villages.
Organisations and individuals in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre have donated VND9 billion (US$428,000) to support disadvantaged people over the Lunar New Year. The province will also provide VND750 million ($36,000).
The Hai Duong Industrial Park Management Board has issued investment registration certificates for five foreign direct invested (FDI) projects. Total investment capital for the projects amounts to nearly US$41.5 million.
Mekong Delta will mobilise VND171.7 trillion (US$8.1 billion) to build the region's irrigation system until 2050 to adapt to climate change and sea level rises.
The number of women in the National Assembly, Party offices and state authorities is at its lowest level in the last four terms of office.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue is planning to restore 22 relics in the Hue Citadel area in 2015, according to Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre. The total cost for conservation and restoration is VND150 billion (US$7 million).
The south-central province of Phu Yen has allocated VND4.8 billion (US$228,000) from its budget to support 336 local households to build or upgrade homes to protect them from floods and storms in 2015.
The unemployment rate in Ha Noi was 4.5 per cent last year, and of the figure, young people accounted for a large portion, the city's Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs reported on Tuesday.


Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.