Party leader advocates FTA before RoK visit
A future free trade agreement (FTA) between Viet Nam and South Korea would help realise their aspirations for common prosperity and mutual benefit, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said yesterday.
Viet Nam and Canada will step up co-operation in several areas including trade, science and technology and education and training, senior officials of both countries have agreed.
National Assembly lawmakers yesterday envisaged increased responsibilities for the Prime Minister as they discussed long overdue changes to the draft Law on the Organisation of the Government, which has not been updated for more than 12 years.
The Chinese Embassy in Ha Noi hosted a reception on Monday to mark China's 65th National Day (October 1).
Leading news agencies from Viet Nam and Cuba yesterday pledged to step up exchange of information as well as co-operation in other areas.
President: VN seeks Japan's help for support industries
Viet Nam is keen on attracting more investment from Japanese small- and medium-sized enterprises to help develop the nation's support industries, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday.
Hungary's top prosecutor in VN
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday praised joint efforts by Viet Nam and Hungary to raise staff quality in the procuracy sector.
VN, Laos talk human rights
Viet Nam and Laos should share experience and promote long-term co-operation in dealing with issues relating to human rights, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told visiting Lao Minister and Head of the President's Office and Chairman of the National Committee for Human Rights Phongsavath Boupha yesterday.
Minister, SBV chief face tough questions from NA deputies
The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Nguyen Minh Quang, faced a tough morning of questions from National Assembly (NA) deputies at the Standing Committee's thirty-first session yesterday.
Nguyen Thien Nhan remains Fatherland Front chief
Nguyen Thien Nhan will stay on as president of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) for the next five years.
Ly Son Island joins power grid
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung initiated the building of a 27km underground cable connecting Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai to the national electricity grid yesterday.
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Health authorities in Ha Noi are faced with the problem of trying to prevent modern, hygienic abattoirs worth millions of dollars from closing down.


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The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

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A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

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People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

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The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

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A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.