General News

  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has funded $5 million to help Vietnam develop biomass in the next five years. Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology of Vietnam and University of Tokyo will establish a system of equipment...

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • Germany has pledged to grant EUR1.65 million to help turn Vietnam’s central city of Danang into an environment city, the Phap Luat Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh newspaper reported March 4. The German Organization for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) released...

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • Vietnam’s southern province of Dong Nai has kick-started a World Bank-financed $6.4 million husbandry project, the Dai bieu nhan dan newspaper reported March 2. The project, which is slated for implementation for six years, with aims to improve...

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • A Denmark-funded community development project, which is designed for ethnic minority groups in Vietnam's northern region, will continue its second phase in Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces from 2010 to 2014....

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • Tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to the Long Tong (Going to the Field) festival of the Tay ethnic people in Na Hang district of the northern mountain province of Tuyen Quang. The festival, which was held on February 28 (the fifteenth...

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • A Denmark-funded community development project, which is designed for ethnic minority groups in Vietnam's northern region, will continue its second phase in Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces from 2010 to 2014....

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • The World Bank estimated that 28 million Vietnamese, or 35% of the country’s population, are still living under poverty line and 85% of them are residing in rural Vietnam, therefore improving living conditions for those people is an urgent task...

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • Vietnam will offer vocational training courses to generate 100,000 steady jobs for women a year in the period of 2010-2015. Under a newly-approved project by the government, it will support female laborers to find jobs, have stable incomes,...

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the central highlands province of Dak Lak to take drastic measures to meet the GDP growth target of 12% and reduce poverty rate to below 10% this year. The PM delivered the request during a working session...

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010
  • The Farmers’ Association of the central province of Quang Nam has said that in 2009, 54,845 farmer families were given preferential loans worth VND560 billion ($29.3 million) to invest in economic development. A majority of the loans has been...

    Tuesday, 9th March, 2010