PM Dung calls for strong army to respond to new challenges

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for a strong army able to respond to emerging challenges presented by today's increasingly complicated, rapidly changing and unpredictable world.

PM Dung calls for strong army to respond to new challenges

PM Dung calls for strong army to respond to new challenges

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for a strong army able to respond to emerging challenges presented by today's increasingly complicated, rapidly changing and unpredictable world.

Diplomats vow to fulfill duties

Newly-accredited ambassadors and heads of Vietnamese representative offices abroad have pledged to do their best to promote diplomatic and parliamentary co-operation between Viet Nam and other countries in politics, external affairs, economics and culture.

Diplomats vow to fulfill duties

Diplomats vow to fulfill duties

Newly-accredited ambassadors and heads of Vietnamese representative offices abroad have pledged to do their best to promote diplomatic and parliamentary co-operation between Viet Nam and other countries in politics, external affairs, economics and culture.

World Bank to lend Viet Nam $315m to restructure farming, school systems

The World Bank has approved US$315 million in two credits for Viet Nam to support the government's agriculture restructuring plan and help with the revision of school curriculums.

World Bank to lend Viet Nam $315m to restructure farming, school systems

World Bank to lend Viet Nam $315m to restructure farming, school systems

The World Bank has approved US$315 million in two credits for Viet Nam to support the government's agriculture restructuring plan and help with the revision of school curriculums.

Fishermen need loans to update boats

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam has urged the speedier disbursement of bank loans to thousands of fishermen in need of modern boats and cutting-edge technology.

Fishermen need loans to update boats

Fishermen need loans to update boats

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam has urged the speedier disbursement of bank loans to thousands of fishermen in need of modern boats and cutting-edge technology.

PM hails Airbus, airline teamwork

PM hails Airbus, airline teamwork

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday expressed confidence that the massive co-operation projects between aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Vietnamese carriers will be successful.
Government supports eight drought-hit localities

Government supports eight drought-hit localities

Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to allocate funds to eight localities and three irrigation companies to tackle the drought and saltwater intrusion that occurred during the 2014-2015 spring-winter crops.
Ministry looks to short-term G-bonds

Ministry looks to short-term G-bonds

The Ministry of Finance plans to ask the National Assembly for permission to focus on the issue of five-year Government bonds instead of those with longer terms as originally planned.
Musical duo to revisit a ‘beautiful period'

Musical duo to revisit a ‘beautiful period'

Well-known pop musicians Phuong Thao and Ngoc Le have returned to Viet Nam after 10 years living overseas to perform their hits in the monthly TV show Dau An (Hallmark).
Swimmers eye Paralympic entry

Swimmers eye Paralympic entry

The four-member Vietnamese swimming team with disabilities is ready for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, from July 13-19.
Quang Tri asks polluting company to shut down

Quang Tri asks polluting company to shut down

Authorities in the central Quang Tri Province yesterday forced a local company to shut down to make it improve its wastewater treatment system before it can resume operations.

Your Say

What do you think of the way youngsters apply global trends, including the ‘kiss cam'? 2   

Youngsters in Viet Nam are quickly catching up with global trends. Some trends are welcomed by the local community, but others are not.

Op-ed

Time to get serious about efficient investment

Following the National Assembly session in October 2014, there has been a lot of discussion on public debt management and the efficiency of public investment projects.

Travel

Northwest river captivates intrepid explorers

It was the beginning of winter in the northern province of Ha Giang. Tran Anh Tu, 30, said he still remembered the fog covering the endless mountain ranges on two sides of the Gam River. They took off on a journey straight out of a fantasy, gliding along in a high-speed boat down the river.

Expat Corner

Korean teacher beats heat, blues with inspired dance

Chun Yoo-oh's private and professional world – one of dance, choreography and teaching – took a dramatic turn when her husband accepted a job in HCM City as a branch manager for a major project 11 years ago.
    Recapturing a snapshot of history Recapturing a snapshot of history

    The crew of one of the tanks that broke through the gates of the Independence Palace in Sai Gon in 1975, and the journalist on hand to capture that historic moment, enjoyed a reunion recently. Hoang Trung Hieu reports.