12th Vietnam trade union congress kicks off in Hanoi

12th Vietnam trade union congress kicks off in Hanoi

As many as 947 delegates representing over 10 million members of all-level trade unions nationwide on September 24 gathered in Hanoi for the 12th Congress of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).

Huge fire destroys HCM City broom factory

Huge fire destroys HCM City broom factory

VOV.VN - At 3pm on September 23, a large fire broke out at a broom factory in a residential area on Vuon Lai road, An Phu Dong ward, district 12 in HCM City.

National domain name use surges

National domain name use surges

The total number of national registered domain names with “.vn” reached 453,979 as of last month, an increase of 9.33% over the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre.

HCM City to build more roads to ease congested south

HCM City to build more roads to ease congested south

A proposal to build a north-south axial road in HCM City running through districts 4, 7 and Nha Be through a public-private-partnership (PPP) has been approved by the municipal People’s Committee.

Vietnam trade unions to reform towards worker-centred approach

Vietnam trade unions to reform towards worker-centred approach

Vietnam trade unions at all levels will reform towards a worker-centred approach with more focus on capacity building for trade union members and officials and providing support to scale up successful business models in the next five years, said a trade union leader.

Cities must improve fire prevention work: Deputy PM

Cities must improve fire prevention work: Deputy PM

The capacity of fire rescue and prevention services in provinces and cities should be considered among criteria to assess local competitiveness, said Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.

Ukraine-Vietnam centre for education, research cooperation launched

Ukraine-Vietnam centre for education, research cooperation launched

The Ukraine-Vietnam Centre for Education Cooperation and Scientific Research has been set up at the Odessa National Polytechnic University of Ukraine (ONPU) under the leadership of Dr. Nguyen Thi Khanh Tien, a lecturer of the ONPU Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.

VND8.5 billion in Lawrence Ting scholarships presented to students

VND8.5 billion in Lawrence Ting scholarships presented to students

The Lawrence S. Ting Memorial Fund and Phu My Hung Development Corporation on September 22 presented nearly VND8.5 billion (US$365,500) worth of scholarships to 371 students in Ho Chi Minh City and a number of charity and study encouragement organisations.

Nearly 1,000 illegal Vietnamese workers in RoK voluntarily return home

Nearly 1,000 illegal Vietnamese workers in RoK voluntarily return home

VOV.VN - A group of 988 Vietnamese guest workers who had been staying illegally in the Republic of Korea (RoK) voluntarily returned home during the first half of this year, according to a report by the Labour Management Office of the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK and Korean authorities.