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.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

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.

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".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.