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Vietnam Day in Venice attracts large crowds

12:19 | 04/24/2014

(VOV) -A wide variety of Vietnamese themed activities were held in observance of Vietnam Day in Venice on April 23, attracting large numbers of Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) and foreign friends.

Poverty rate drops to new low of 7.8%

09:51 | 04/24/2014

The rate of poor households has dropped from 22% in 2005 to 7.8% last year, reports the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Then singing seeks UNESCO recognition

08:57 | 04/24/2014

The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang, one of the cradles of Hat Then (Then singing), is hastening the compilation of a dossier seeking UNESCO’s recognition of the musical genre as a piece of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Argentina talks highlight Vietnam’s profile

17:35 | 04/23/2014

(VOV) - Vietnam’s long history of struggles against foreign invasion, plight for national independence and recent road to development and integration was introduced in Buenos Aires on April 22.

Vietnamese journalists aim for Asian Journalism Awards

13:01 | 04/23/2014

(VOV) - Journalists and media agencies can submit their works to participate in the Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA 2014) from April 22 to August 3, according to the Vietnam Forum of Environmental Journalists (VFEJ).

Bubble magician Fan Yang joins “Vietnam Dream”

12:14 | 04/23/2014

(VOV) -Internationally acclaimed Vietnamese bubble artist, Fan Yang, current holder of 19 Guinness World Records, dazzled audiences in Hanoi on April 22 with his bubble majesty.

NA Committee for Social Affairs opens its seventh meeting

19:39 | 04/22/2014

(VOV) - The National Assembly (NA) Committee for Social Affairs convened its seventh meeting to prepare for the seventh plenary session of the 13th legislature slated for May.

Healthy jump in exports to Egypt points to recovery

11:57 | 04/22/2014

(VOV) - Vietnamese statistics show exports to Egypt climbed 40.7% to US$81.42 million in the first quarter of 2014, signaling that trade between the two nations is recovering strongly.

Duong Chi Dung stands trial again in Hanoi

10:08 | 04/22/2014

(VOV) - A court of appeal began in Hanoi on April 22 against Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), who was charged with embezzlement and violation of State regulations on economic management.

Vietnamese brides teaching mother tongue language

11:21 | 04/21/2014

(VOV) -Many Vietnamese brides in Taiwan have become teachers of native language after engaging in a programme entitled “Ngọn đuốc tân di dân” (New Immigrant Torch).

Ponagar celebrations kick off in Khanh Hoa

17:09 | 04/20/2014

(VOV) -This year’s Goddess Ponagar Festival opened in NhaTrang city, central Khanh Hoa province, on April 20, attracting tens of thousands of pilgrims from surrounding localities.

Measles under control in 10 provinces

11:02 | 04/19/2014

(VOV) - No new measles cases have been detected in 10 provinces over the past three weeks, while doctors insist vaccination is the most effective preventive measure against the disease.

HCM City refunds US$1.4 million of VAT to foreigners

15:16 | 04/18/2014

Ho Chi Minh City has refunded over VND30 billion (US$1.4 million) of value added tax (VAT) to foreigners exiting Vietnam through Tan Son Nhat International Airport border gate since July 1, 2012.

Chinese investment in Vietnam soars

12:01 | 04/18/2014

(VOV) - Chinese investment in Vietnam rose to US$2.3 billion in 2013, up sharply from the US$345 million in 2012, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency.

NA committee discusses 2012 budget, casino business

09:24 | 04/18/2014

Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on April 17 focused their discussions on reviewing the 2012 State budget balance and the issuance of a decree on casino business activities.