Cultural exchange marks 55 years of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties

Cultural exchange marks 55 years of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties

VOV.VN - The embassies of Vietnam and Laos held a cultural exchange in Tokyo, Japan on August 10th to mark the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and the 40th anniversary of signing their bilateral Treaty of Amity and Cooperation.

Together healing the pains of Agent Orange/Dioxin victims

Together healing the pains of Agent Orange/Dioxin victims

VOV.VN - August 10th is observed as a Day 'For Vietnamese Agent Orange/dioxinVictims'. In the 56 years since the US army sprayed the defoliant on Vietnam battlefields, the consequences have affected the lives, not only of those directly exposed to AO/Dioxin, but of their children and grandchildren.

Vietnam’s Bkav unveils next-gen homemade Bphone

Vietnam’s Bkav unveils next-gen homemade Bphone

The Bphone 2017, the next generation of the Vietnamese-made smartphone developed by Hanoi-based Bkav, is finally being released this month in its creator’s bid to turn the tide after the notorious failure of the phone’s maiden model in 2015.

Japan helps operate reservoirs, manage floods

Japan helps operate reservoirs, manage floods

A Japan-funded project on operating reservoirs in emergency and manage floods effectively using a comprehensive disaster management platform was signed in the capital city of Hanoi on August 10.

Social housing projects fail to attract tenants

Social housing projects fail to attract tenants

When it comes to social housing or affordable housing for low-income earners, funding is usually a key factor in such projects. However, once the projects are completed, problems in planning, investment management and efficiency tend to crop up.

Vietnamese maritime search, rescue team saves unconscious sailors

Vietnamese maritime search, rescue team saves unconscious sailors

A 62 year-old sailor who went into coma while working on Panamanian ship Oriental Jade received timely treatment in the central coastal city of Nha Trang after he was taken ashore by the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre (Vietnam MRCC) on August 9.

Hanoi Party official receives Baha’i community

Hanoi Party official receives Baha’i community

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai has said he hopes the Baha’i religious community of Hanoi will continue to maintain good relations with local authorities.

All households in HCM City to have clean water

All households in HCM City to have clean water

A water supply development programme, including 11 projects invested by Saigon Water Corporation (Sawaco), will be implemented in HCM City to supply clean water for all households.

Traffic safety film festival opened for entries

Traffic safety film festival opened for entries

Traffic culture among Vietnamese youths is the theme of a national film festival on traffic safety launched on August 9 by the National Traffic Safety Committee, the Department of Traffic Police and Toyota Motors Vietnam in Hanoi.

Court pronounces sentences in Dong Tam land case

Court pronounces sentences in Dong Tam land case

The People’s Court of outlying My Duc district of Hanoi on August 8 pronounced sentences at the first instance trial on law violations regarding land management in the district’s Dong Tam commune.