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Minister reveals Vietnam’s progress in AEC establishment preparations

20:20 | 03/02/2015

Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang revealed Vietnam’s preparation progress for the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the conclusion of the 21st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat in Malaysia.

Promoting stronger regional economic cooperation

17:36 | 03/02/2015

(VOV) -The Ministers agreed to establish the ASEAN Economic Community and conclude negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement by the end of this year.

WB approves US$100 mil in additional financing for poverty reduction

15:47 | 03/01/2015

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved US$100 million in additional financing for an ongoing project to help improve living standards for poor people in six provinces in Vietnam’s Northwest, the nation’s poorest region.

Labor export: opportunities in 2015

10:31 | 03/02/2015

More than 100,000 Vietnamese workers went abroad to work last year, doubling the yearly target by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs.

Traditional house inaugurated to honour healthcare staff

09:06 | 02/28/2015

Vietnam’s healthcare sector history has been chronicled and featured in a respected space established within the Hanoi University of Pharmacy, which was inaugurated on February 27, marking the 60th ceremony of the Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27, 1955-2015).

UK, Vietnam hold fourth strategic dialogue

08:36 | 02/28/2015

Vietnam and the UK focused on issues surrounding international economic integration, national defence-security and recent global developments during their fourth strategic dialogue in Hanoi on February 27.

Vietnam to host ASEAN traditional music festival

18:39 | 02/27/2015

(VOV) - The ASEAN traditional music festival will be held in central Thanh Hoa City from August 1 – 6 with the participation of 12 art troupes from ASEAN nations and partners.

Australia aids community development projects in Vietnam

17:27 | 02/27/2015

(VOV) - Australian Ambassador Hugh Borrowman on February 27 announced an aid package worth AUD230.000 for 13 community development projects in northern Vietnam.

Investment to health infrastructure effective: minister

15:46 | 02/27/2015

Investment in health care infrastructure has proven effective, positively changing the face of the hospital system at central and local levels, stated Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.

Trans-Pacific trade deal close to sign-off

13:18 | 02/27/2015

(VOV) - When the leaders of 12 nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) regional trade talks met on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing late last year they released a statement saying the conclusion of the negotiations is near.

Vietnamese in Czech stay calm after shooting incident

09:13 | 02/27/2015

The 65,000-strong Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic stay calm after the February 24 shooting incident in Zlin province’s Uhersky Brod town that killed nine people.

Hanoi sees 8 pct rise in tourist numbers during Tet

15:25 | 02/26/2015

Hanoi welcomed 270,000 domestic tourists and 70,083 foreign tourists during the nine-day lunar New Year holiday (February 15-23), up 8% from the same period last year.

Vietnamese culture embellishes Cyprus Carnival

15:24 | 02/26/2015

Vietnam’s signature red-and-golden-star flag, traditional long dress (ao dai) and folk music were featured in the Grand Parade of the Limassol Carnival in the Republic of Cyprus on February 22.

Localities urged to enhance disease prevention

15:20 | 02/26/2015

The Ministry of Public Health has requested People’s Committees in provinces and cities across the country to intensify disease prevention efforts after the Lunar New Year (Tet) and during the 2015 festival season in response to a recent Government directive.

Combating terrorism: a joint task

20:17 | 02/26/2015

(VOV) -Growing terrorism has triggered expanding anti-terrorism efforts. But defeating terrorism is a long-term project which will require the cooperation of many countries.