Inter-Parliamentary Union's 132nd Assembly opens in Ha Noi

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung rang the gong this evening kicking off the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) at the National Convention Centre in Ha Noi.

Inter-Parliamentary Union's 132nd Assembly opens in Ha Noi

Inter-Parliamentary Union's 132nd Assembly opens in Ha Noi

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung rang the gong this evening kicking off the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) at the National Convention Centre in Ha Noi.

VN set for 4G service in 2015

The Ministry of Information and Communications plans to launch 4G – the fourth generation of mobile telecom technology – in Viet Nam in 2015, Deputy Minister Le Nam Thang said.

VN set for 4G service in 2015

VN set for 4G service in 2015

The Ministry of Information and Communications plans to launch 4G – the fourth generation of mobile telecom technology – in Viet Nam in 2015, Deputy Minister Le Nam Thang said.

Gold export duty increased to 2%

The finance ministry (MoF) has increased the export duty on gold jewellery of more than 95 per cent purity from zero to two per cent.

Gold export duty increased to 2%

Gold export duty increased to 2%

The finance ministry (MoF) has increased the export duty on gold jewellery of more than 95 per cent purity from zero to two per cent.

Thai Cultural Weekend opens

Visitors to a weekend Thai festival at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology can mingle with artistic dance performers and learn about the country's cuisine.

Thai Cultural Weekend opens

Thai Cultural Weekend opens

Visitors to a weekend Thai festival at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology can mingle with artistic dance performers and learn about the country's cuisine.

NA leader welcomes foreign guests to IPU-132

NA leader welcomes foreign guests to IPU-132

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung hosted a reception today for President of the German Parliament, Norbert Lammert, who is in Ha Noi to attend the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132).
Hai Duong lychees win US order

Hai Duong lychees win US order

Farmers in Hai Duong Province's Thanh Thuy Commune are preparing to export their first lychee crop to the US.
Retailers launch eco-friendly services

Retailers launch eco-friendly services

Many supermarkets nationwide have collected used batteries, offered reusable bags and cut prices on energy-savings devices in response to the Earth Hour event scheduled from 8:30pm-9:30pm tonight.
US band joins free concert for youth

US band joins free concert for youth

American trio Fugu will perform works of modern musicians like Miguel del Aguila, Maria Newman, Rebecca Clarke at the free monthly concert for young audiences at the HCM City Opera House tomorrow.
VN beat Malaysia in AFC qualifier

VN beat Malaysia in AFC qualifier

Viet Nam beat Malaysia 2-1 in the first match of Group I in the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) U23 Championship Qualifier yesterday in Kuala Lumpur.
Pollution threatens river's fish farming

Pollution threatens river's fish farming

Serious pollution in the Vam Co Dong River is the main reason for heavy losses to fish farmers in Tay Ninh Province, local environmental authorities have confirmed.

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Tree-felling fiasco: symptom of a deep-rooted problem

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    Inter-Parliamentary Union's 132nd Assembly opens in Ha Noi Inter-Parliamentary Union's 132nd Assembly opens in Ha Noi

    National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung rang the gong this evening kicking off the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) at the National Convention Centre in Ha Noi.