General News

  • A ground breaking ceremony for a project to upgrade the Vietnam social protection centre for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims took place in Thach That district of Hanoi on October 10. The project is funded by a grant...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • More than 1.62 million poor households and welfare policy beneficiaries gained access to preferential loans worth over VND54.9 trillion ($2.36 billion) in the first nine months of 2019, up VND6.15 trillion compared to...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will finance Vietnam a total of $126 million in the 2019-2025 period, under the Country Strategic Opportunities Program (COSOP), state media reported. The...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is going to appoint an attaché at the embassy in Vietnam, who will specifically to work on the wildlife trafficking issue with Vietnamese partners, in early 2020, U.S....

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on October 10 launched a project to help mitigate risks of natural disasters in Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue, state media reported. The project has a total fund of $2...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • The payment of hospital fees using non-cash methods might put pressure on the financial situation of several Vietnamese hospitals due to the high transaction costs for banking cards and QR codes, the local newswire...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • Ho Chi Minh City recorded nine deaths, including two children, caused by dengue fever in the first nine months of this year. The municipal Centre for Disease Control said on October 8 that in September alone, the city...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical assistance worth $914,000 for a project to improve Vietnam’s water environment management capacity, state media reported. The $944,758 project...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • Authorities in Hoi An are seeking measures to deal with the rising amount of waste. Since late July, Quang Nam Urban Environment Company has already stopped transporting the rubbish to Tam Xuan 2 dumping site due to a...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019
  • Vietnam’s customs authorities had managed to reduce the number of abandoned scrap containers at ports by 51.8% to 10,102 at mid-September, from the end of 2018, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs,...

    Tuesday, 15th October, 2019