Viet Nam, RoK sign free trade pact

Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have officially signed a free trade agreement (FTA) after over two years of negotiations, which will help Viet Nam's exports to enjoy new opportunities thanks to strong commitments from the RoK to open its market.

Viet Nam, RoK sign free trade pact

Viet Nam, RoK sign free trade pact

Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have officially signed a free trade agreement (FTA) after over two years of negotiations, which will help Viet Nam's exports to enjoy new opportunities thanks to strong commitments from the RoK to open its market.

VN focused on tackling climate change

Viet Nam has the fourth highest number of clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in the world and it has received the ninth highest number of certified emissions reduction (CER) units.

VN focused on tackling climate change

VN focused on tackling climate change

Viet Nam has the fourth highest number of clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in the world and it has received the ninth highest number of certified emissions reduction (CER) units.

Power plant forces relocation plan

Le Tien Phuong, chairman of Binh Thuan Province's People's Committee, instructed Tuy Phong District authorities to research the possibility of relocating households harmed by pollution from a nearby thermal plant.

Power plant forces relocation plan

Power plant forces relocation plan

Le Tien Phuong, chairman of Binh Thuan Province's People's Committee, instructed Tuy Phong District authorities to research the possibility of relocating households harmed by pollution from a nearby thermal plant.

New tea production model aids ethnic minorities

It is hot, although it is still very early in the morning, and a group of ethnic minority women are already at work, picking tender tea leaves on a mountainside in the northern province of Lai Chau.

New tea production model aids ethnic minorities

New tea production model aids ethnic minorities

It is hot, although it is still very early in the morning, and a group of ethnic minority women are already at work, picking tender tea leaves on a mountainside in the northern province of Lai Chau.

Party to focus on personnel work

Party to focus on personnel work

The preparation of personnel and the numbers and allocation of delegates to the 12th Party Congress next year topped the agenda at the Party Central Committee's 11th meeting, which opened yesterday.
MoET issues criteria to evaluate English textbooks

MoET issues criteria to evaluate English textbooks

Concerned individuals and organisations are offering their comments on a draft of 45 criteria for evaluating the quality of English textbooks for primary to high school education nationwide.
Report outlines forecasts for 2015 economic performance

Report outlines forecasts for 2015 economic performance

Inflation this year will fluctuate at about 3 per cent due to adjustments in public services, taxes and fees, the Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) has forecast.
VN seeks SEA Games bonanza

VN seeks SEA Games bonanza

Viet Nam have been set a goal of winning from 60 to 70 gold medals to rank in the top three at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in Singapore from June 5-16.
Moon bears brought to mainland from remote island

Moon bears brought to mainland from remote island

Two captive moon bears reached the mainland last night after spending four years on the remote Ba Mun Island in the northern Quang Ninh Province.

Your Say

How does society view teacher-student relations in your country? 5   

The HCM City-based Vietnamese American Vocational Training College (VATC) announced last week that it will forbid its lecturers from being involved in romantic relations with its students.

Op-ed

Does Viet Nam really need or even want ODA?

Queries about the future of Official Development Assistance (ODA) were raised at a press conference called by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) last month. The doubts follow a scandal involving a Japanese Company known as JTC and the Ha Noi Urban Railway Project. The work was financed by ODA.

Travel

Ben En, home to many rare species 1   

We arrived at Ben En National Park, one of the most relaxing parks in north Viet Nam, early this month to join a reforestation programme with people in Thanh Hoa's Nhu Thanh District.

Expat Corner

Israel brings its spirit of innovation to Viet Nam

I have the pleasure to celebrate once again the Independence Day of the State of Israel here in Viet Nam. This year, for our 67th anniversary, I would like Vietnamese to discover the diversity of Israel.
    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.