President confident about trade with RoK

Bilateral trade between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) was likely to hit US$70 billion by 2020 once their bilateral free trade agreement is implemented, President Truong Tan Sang has said.

President confident about trade with RoK

President confident about trade with RoK

Bilateral trade between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) was likely to hit US$70 billion by 2020 once their bilateral free trade agreement is implemented, President Truong Tan Sang has said.

New Indonesian President values ties with Viet Nam

The new Indonesian President Joko Widodo spoke highly of the bilateral ties between Indonesia and Vietnam in a meeting with the Head of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung, a special envoy sent by President Truong Tan Sang, in Jakarta on October 20.

New Indonesian President values ties with Viet Nam

New Indonesian President values ties with Viet Nam

The new Indonesian President Joko Widodo spoke highly of the bilateral ties between Indonesia and Vietnam in a meeting with the Head of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung, a special envoy sent by President Truong Tan Sang, in Jakarta on October 20.

Admin reforms need to facilitate local development

Viet Nam has to ensure that public administration and governance in the country is confident, effective, transparent and fair as it proceeds further on the path of regional and global integration, experts and officials say.

Admin reforms need to facilitate local development

Admin reforms need to facilitate local development

Viet Nam has to ensure that public administration and governance in the country is confident, effective, transparent and fair as it proceeds further on the path of regional and global integration, experts and officials say.

Deputy Prime Minister honours Russian medical scientists

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday expressed hopes that Russian scientists would continue supporting Viet Nam in scientific research, specialist technology and professional training.

Deputy Prime Minister honours Russian medical scientists

Deputy Prime Minister honours Russian medical scientists

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday expressed hopes that Russian scientists would continue supporting Viet Nam in scientific research, specialist technology and professional training.

Viet Nam agrees air services, military support with Finland

Viet Nam agrees air services, military support with Finland

Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang and Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori signed an air services agreement yesterday to allow civil aviation companies from both sides to enjoy the right to operate in each others air space during Jan Vapaavuori's two-day official visit to Viet Nam.
Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.
Farmers to get preferential loans

Farmers to get preferential loans

The State Bank of Viet Nam approved the addition of 19 projects to a pilot programme that offers preferential loans for agricultural development.
Exhibition showcases handicrafts from Japan's Tohoku region

Exhibition showcases handicrafts from Japan's Tohoku region

Vietnamese people can feast their eyes on the beauty and highly developed techniques of Japanese Tohoku handicrafts at an upcoming exhibition in HCM City and Ha Noi.
VN's An wins powerlifting gold with new Asian record

VN's An wins powerlifting gold with new Asian record

Powerlifter Nguyen Binh An claimed gold in the men's 54kg category and broke the Asian record yesterday at the ongoing Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Market waste causes a stink in Long Bien area

Market waste causes a stink in Long Bien area

People living near Ba Dinh district's Long Bien Market in Ha Noi, the biggest wholesale market in the northern region, complained of rotten produce and wastewater smells affecting their daily lives for nearly a decade.

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An Lang unveils righteous legacy

Of all the feudal monuments and sites that visitors to Hue get to enjoy, the most prominent and familiar ones are those that reflect the glory of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

Expat Corner

Dutch master sees Viet Nam as future martial arts hub

The name of Dutchman Malte Stokhof has become familiar with Japanese martial artists in HCM City, not only because of his talent for Japanese sword fighting combat (Katori Shinto-ryu), but also for of his efforts to pass his passion on to local residents.
Urban growth sparks environmental headache Urban growth sparks environmental headache

Despite the improved living conditions enjoyed by residents in new urban areas, the impact is often far less positive for the rest of the population, with unemployment and pollution becoming common by-products of development.