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.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.