General News

  • The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Vietnam presented the ‘Green Office’ certificates to the British Embassy in Hanoi, the British Consulate General and the Department for International Development Vietnam (DFID Vietnam) on Nov. 2. The three British...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • Hanoi authorities have approved AIC Company to build a $31 million waste recycling plant in Soc Son District’s Nam Son Commune, state media reported, citing an AIC company official Thursday. Equipped with the world’s advanced technologies, the...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • Typhoon Mirinae has killed 116 people and injured 125 others as of Nov. 7. Initial total losses are estimated to reach nearly VND5,000 billion. The National Steering Board for Storm and Flood Prevention and Control has said that Mirinae has...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • French professor Odon Vallet has presented 14 scholarships worth EUR5,000 each to outstanding Vietnamese students in France. The students are studying in the faculty of technology at big universities and the National Institute of Applied Sciences...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • The U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a financial support worth £17 million ($28.09 million) for the School Education Quality Assurance Program (SEQAP) in Vietnam. The Vietnam Ministry of Finance has signed a...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • The World Bank (WB) will provide a 40-year soft loan of SDR33.6 million ($50 million) for Vietnam to implement the first phase of the Higher Education Development Policy Program (HEDPP). The WB and the State Bank of Vietnam inked an agreement on...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • Up to 70% of the foreign teachers working in 40 schools, training centers in Hanoi have not been licensed, the Vietnam News Agency said, citing an educational official. Most of the unlicensed foreign teachers work part-time and do not have any...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to allocate VND98 billion ($5.5 million) and 3,500 tons of rice more to six central and central highlands provinces seriously affected by typhoon Ketsana. Thanh Hoa province will receive VND10 billion...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade is preparing a draft degree, requesting rice exporters obtain its rice export license before their trading activities. The draft stated that local enterprises have the right to export rice if they...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009
  • Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has decided to allocate VND225 billion ($12.6 million) from the state budget 2009 and 10,000 tons of rice to five central and central highlands provinces affected by typhoon Mirinae. The relief aid will be...

    Wednesday, 11th November, 2009