General News

  • The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) will grant $15.42 million for Vietnam to carry out the second phase of its post-WTO program. Officials of the AusAID, the...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • Global Environment Fund (GEF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will help the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade carry out a $7.6-million energy-saving project this July. Of the total investment, GEF will...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • The Orbis International Organization and Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital have operated an eye care center for children, the most modern of its kind in Vietnam. Located in the hospital, the center is equipped with modern optical technology, the Tuoi...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • Vietnam has imported 80% of medical equipment, a survey on 1,000 hospitals across the country conducted by the Ministry of Health’s Institute of Medical Equipment and Works showed. The Southeast Asian country spends hundreds of billions of dong a...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • The central province of Quang Nam today kicked off the construction of a 500-sickbed hospital that costs $35 million funded by the government of South Korea. This is the largest non-refundable aid project financed by South Korea, the Communist...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • Vietnam’s central province of Ninh Thuan’s Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients has to date raised more than VND4.5 billion ($243,500) from donors to give free heart surgeries to 100 disadvantaged children since 2008. Of the figure, 92...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • The government of Vietnam plans to train family doctors from 2011, the Vietnam News Agency said Friday, citing Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at a health conference in Hanoi. The seminar on building training program on family...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • Hospitals in northern Vietnam are estimated to lack 13,000 units of blood between January and February, the Nhan dan newspaper reported Jan. 21, quoting a senior official of the Central Hematology and Blood Transfusion Institute. Pham Tuan Duong...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • Vietnam is striving to reduce the rate of underweight children to 18% and children with stunted growth to under 30% whilst keeping the number of overweight kids to under 5% in 2010. The targets were set at a recent conference to review child...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi authorities have approved a plan to spend VND466.55 billion ($25.25 million) to build a clean water supply network for Hoang Mai District, the Ha Noi Moi newspaper reported Jan. 22. Hanoi Water Limited Company will...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010