At exactly 5pm on January 6, four ships transporting the necessities for Tết (Lunar New Year festival) preparations arrived to greet residents and soldiers at Trường Sa (Spratly) Islands, about 248 sea miles from Cam Ranh City in the central province of Khánh Hòa.
The Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) produced nearly 1.73 billion litres of beer in 2017, an increase of 7 per cent compared to the previous year and exceeding 5 per cent against the year target.
Vietnamese top tennis player Lý Hoàng Nam triumphed in the Tây Ninh tennis tournament open, Hải Đăng Cup, on January 14.
The tax on imported sugar, as stipulated by the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), will be maintained at 5 per cent from the beginning of this year, instead of zero per cent as previously rumoured.
After requesting donors for blood type O, which has been in short supply, the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion has received more than 2,000 units of blood, 70 per cent of which is type O.
This year’s year-end bonuses at enterprises nationwide are expected to be higher than last year.
The HCM City Traffic Safety Committee has deployed various measures to ensure traffic safety and order in the city before and during Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Young artists of the Thế Giới Trẻ (World of Youth) Drama Troupe will offer three new comedies to serve theatergoers during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Customs officers at the Lao Bảo Border Gate in central Quảng Trị Province apprehended smugglers last Saturday seeking to illegally bring firecrackers into Việt Nam from Laos.
Vietnamese-French writer Bùi Thị Hồng Vân (pen name Nuage Rose) revived memories of wartime and evoked interest in Việt Nam’s history among young people with her book, Trois Nuage au Pays des Nenuphars (Three Clouds in the Country of Nenuphars).