President lauds VN-Germany co-operation
Viet Nam and Germany have committed their strategic partnership, in which economic co-operation is a priority focus.
Ministers of Telecommunications and Information Technology from ASEAN countries agreed to give top priority to co-operation and development in a five-year road map to 2020, Minister of Viet Nam's Information and Communications, Nguyen Bac Son said in a press conference at the closing ceremony of the 15th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (ASEAN TELMIN 2015).
The HCM City People's Court yesterday handed down death penalties to two former business executives for embezzlement of VND117 billion (US$5.2 million) and abuse of power while serving at State firms a few years ago.
Viet Nam could meet agriculture export targets in 2015: ministry
Viet Nam could well meet the target of US$30 billion in agro, forestry and fishery exports for 2015 as total exports in 11 months ending in November reached $27.41 billion.
Hi-tech parks need more investment
As the development of hi-tech parks in Viet Nam is still below expectations, they are seeking measures to attract more investments, especially in research and development projects.
Bargain hunters
People shop at a shoes and accessories store in Vincom Trade Centre in Ha Noi on Black Friday to enjoy special discounts. Many stores in Viet Nam now offer Black Friday sales similar to the US in order to promote purchases.
Northern Hai Phong Port City affirmed its strategic location to both domestic and foreign investors, by focussing on several key infrastructure projects and taking measures to improve the investment environment.
Prize for Da Nang
The Da Nang e-Government Platform, which is developed by the central city's Department of Information and Communications, is awarded first prize in the Public Sector category at the ASEAN Information and Communications Technology Awards.
The national index of industrial production (IIP) retained a year-on-year growth rate of 9.7 per cent in the first 11 months of this year due to economic recovery.
Low-cost and sub-standard iron sheets and steel, particularly from China, are flooding the market, causing many problems for legitimate producers.
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Truong Minh Tuan, emphasised the need for ensuring information safety and security for social network's users at a meeting with social network service providers and news websites in Ha Noi on Wednesday.
Department seeks funds for Da Lat railway
Department seeks funds for Da Lat railway

The Viet Nam Railway Department has drafted plans to lease out infrastructure in the Da Lat-Trai Mat rail section to mobilise private investment for developing railway infrastructure.

Economic growth story to continue through 2016
Economic growth story to continue through 2016

Viet Nam has seen clear progress this year in many areas like banking sector reforms, capital markets and foreign investment.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.