Banks unite to revive Lai Chau project
A credit contract worth VND14.5 trillion (US$690.47 million) was co-signed in Ha Noi yesterday for the Lai Chau Hydro-power project in northern Lai Chau Province.
Industrial harmony promoted
The Government needed to be more actively involved in both policy making and law enforcement to help promote harmonious industrial relations, labour experts have pointed out.
Nearly half of the small-scale hydro-power projects included in the National Master Plan for Power Development until 2020 have been cancelled.
Resource shortages cause public concern
Meeting future energy needs is an important issue facing seven out of 10 people in Viet Nam, according to a rencent survey conducted by Shell Viet Nam.
Japan's Sumitomo Group has fast-tracked negotiations on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract for the Van Phong coal-fired power plant, and an agreement on the project is expected to be made with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the first quarter of next year.
World electronics forum opens in capital
Viet Nam expects to co-operate with world electronics associations in investment and human resource training to develop the country's electronics industry.
Lai Chau hydro power contract signed
A contract for the main work on the Lai Chau hydro-power plant was signed yesterday for VND11.17 trillion (US$532 million). Work will be carried out by the Song Da Corporation.
Steel industry shows mettle
The steel industry has shown signs of recovery as both inventory and imports decreased in the first four months of the year, according to the Viet Nam Steel Association (VSA).
Bank powers electricity project
The Military Bank (MB) has announced that it was selected by the State Bank of Viet Nam as a banking and finance service provider for the disbursement and implementation of the transmission grid No 1 project.
Japan to invest in industries
The Japanese Government has pledged to invest in six key industrial sectors in Viet Nam.The money will go towards household electricity, food processing, shipbuilding, agricultural machinery, environment and energy saving and the automobile and spare part production industry.
Masterplan much needed for energy development
Viet Nam should create a master plan for the national energy system, said President of Viet Nam Energy Association (VEA) Tran Viet Ngai at a forum on energy and oil investment and sustainable development held in Ha Noi yesterday.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.