General News

  • JTI Vietnam, an unit of Japan Tobacco International (JTI), will finance the construction of 20 houses for poor families in Hau Giang and Ninh Thuan provinces by end-2009. JTI Vietnam, the Vietnam National Tobacco Corp. and the Vietnam Red Cross...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • The U.S.-based Chevron Company will grant $300,000 to the Save the Children Foundation to implement a project to support 500 poor women in Can Tho City and Ca Mau province to develop small businesses. Chevron and Save the Children officials...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • Vietnam and Japan signed Tuesday seven aid agreements totaling JPY119.791 billion (about $1.3 billion), the biggest pledged sum so far, in line with the Japanese fiscal year to end on March 31, 2010. Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Xuan Ha and...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • The World Bank will finance $1.5 billion for a project to upgrade 130.5 kilometers of a National Highway section linking from Danang to Quang Ngai provinces in the first phase. The road will be expanding into a four-lane highway with width of 25....

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • USAID’s Abt Associates and Vietnam’s northern province of Ha Nam signed Wednesday a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of “initiatives to prevent bird flu and epidemics” project. The project, to be carried out from Oct 1, 2009 to...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • The French Development Agency (AFD) will fund EUR30.5 million to support private firms in rural Vietnam, the Vietnam News Agency said Thursday. The agreement for the funding was signed by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Finance Nguyen Cong Nghiep...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • Dong Nai General Hospital operated Wednesday a center to treat cancer patients by radiation therapy, the Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Thursday. Equipped with most modern medical equipment, the center will provide treatment for cancer patients of...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • The French-speaking community of Brussels and Liege University of Belgium have assisted a project to build a family doctor center in Hanoi, the Suc Khoe & Doi Song newspaper reported Thursday. The project, the first of its kind in northern...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • Vietnam has reported 80,000 dengue fever cases year-to-date, up 7.1% from a year earlier with 60 deaths, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said on its website Thursday. Of the disease-hit provinces and cities nationwide, Soc Trang province in the...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has decided to finance an additional $16 million for a program to fight HIV/AIDS in Vietnam, the Lao Dong newspaper reported Nov 13. The program, conducted by the Pact organization, has so far...

    Tuesday, 17th November, 2009