Viet Nam agrees air services, military support with Finland
Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang and Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori signed an air services agreement yesterday to allow civil aviation companies from both sides to enjoy the right to operate in each others air space during Jan Vapaavuori's two-day official visit to Viet Nam.
President confident about trade with RoK
Bilateral trade between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) was likely to hit US$70 billion by 2020 once their bilateral free trade agreement is implemented, President Truong Tan Sang has said.
New Indonesian President values ties with Viet Nam
The new Indonesian President Joko Widodo spoke highly of the bilateral ties between Indonesia and Vietnam in a meeting with the Head of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung, a special envoy sent by President Truong Tan Sang, in Jakarta on October 20.
Admin reforms need to facilitate local development
Viet Nam has to ensure that public administration and governance in the country is confident, effective, transparent and fair as it proceeds further on the path of regional and global integration, experts and officials say.
Deputy Prime Minister honours Russian medical scientists
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday expressed hopes that Russian scientists would continue supporting Viet Nam in scientific research, specialist technology and professional training.
Roundtable features India-Vietnam cooperation
The Pahle India Foundation (PIF) hosted a roundtable on "India-Viet Nam Co-operation in Emerging Asia" in New Delhi on October 20 in the run up to the forthcoming India visit of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung later this month.
National Assembly opens new session
The eighth session of the 13th National Assembly opened in Ha Noi yesterday with a heavy agenda loaded with bills to put into practice the 2013 Constitution.
Scientists asked to study northwest development
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday asked the country's scientists to study sustainable development in the northwest region.
Finnish delegation to share city planning experience
Smart-city solutions and deepened innovation and business cooperation between Viet Nam and Finland are on the agenda when Finland's Minister for Economic Affairs, Jan Vapaavuori, visits Ha Noi today and HCM City tomorrow.
Vietnamese, Chinese military officials hold talks
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh held talks with Vice Chairman of the Chinese Party Central Committee's Military Commission Fan Changlong in Beijing on Saturday before concluding his visit to China.
Prime Minister wraps up Europe tour with visit to Pope Francis
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Pope Francis and His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See during his visit to the Vatican on Saturday.
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Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.