General News

  • The northern province of Hoa Binh has mobilized over VND2 billion ($108,200) to build funds for the poor since the beginning of the year.
    Recently, the fund has been distributed democratically and openly. The province has built 135 houses of...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • As many as 3,000 families in Vinh Long province are expected to escape poverty trap this year, the province’s Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs department said, adding the poverty rate will be cut to 7.4% from 8.6% during the year. The...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The Vietnam Youth Federation will build 2,500 houses each valued at VND30 million for social beneficiaries nationwide from late this month.
    The federation will give priority to build houses for ethnic people, people with dedications to the...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The Vietnamese government has decided to keep the funding for poor households of ethnic minorities under the socioeconomic development program for 2009-2010 according the 30a/2008/NQ-CP Decree. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung assigned the...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Schools in the central highlands province of Kon Tum will begin teaching students to play traditional music and instruments, including gongs, as part of a new project launched this year by the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism....

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The number of ethnic pregnant women in the central highlands province of Gia Lai having regular medical check-ups at clinics is increasing, but 58% of them still give birth at home. Medical teams have toured mountain villages in Gia Lai to talk...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The city of Melbourne and the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City December 10 launched the 2010 Young Artist Grants Program in HCM City.  The project is an initiative of Melbourne aimed at supporting young emerging visual...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The government of Belgium has financed EUR10 million to a project to improve water sources management in Vietnam’s central province of Ninh Thuan. Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Hubert Cooreman and Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The World Bank (WB) has lent Vietnam $127 million to help the country improve primary education system in the 2010-2015 period, state media reported Dec 9.  An agreement and legal documents related to the project have been signed by Governor...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The World Bank (WB) plans to approve a $500 million loan for the first package of Vietnam’s public investment reform program at a meeting on December 21, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) said on its website on Dec. 10.  The loan is part of...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009