General News

  • Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), the Embassy of Denmark and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 22 signed an agreement for non-refundable aid from the U....

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long kicked off the construction of a wastewater treatment facility valued at VND52 billion ($2.8 million) in the Binh Minh industrial park (IP) on Jan. 17. The 2.5-hectare plant will help treat wastewater...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • Hanoi will spend nearly VND1.5 trillion ($81.2 million) to clean its 45 lakes from now up to 2015, state media reported Jan. 21, citing Mayor of the city Nguyen The Thao. At a meeting with local firms yesterday, Thao called on them to get...

    Thursday, 28th January, 2010
  • The water levels were measured at 0.48 meters on the Red River, Vietnam’s second biggest river, a record low over the past 100 years, which are challenging agricultural production there, state media reported Jan. 22. Head of the Central Hydro-...

    Wednesday, 27th January, 2010
  • The Vietnamese authorities are planning to levy an environment tax on any enterprise or individuals who produce and use or import fossil fuels such as petroleum and oil, coal, plastic bags from 2012, state media reported Jan. 22. The Finance...

    Wednesday, 27th January, 2010
  • The French Ambassador to Vietnam, Herve Bolot, on Jan 19 was bestowed with the insignia “for the cause of education” in recognition of his great contributions to Vietnam’s education sector.
    Over the past two years, Ambassador Bolot has...

    Wednesday, 27th January, 2010
  • The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the British Council would cooperate to organize the test of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from this month.
    Because the IELTS test is mainly held in Hanoi and...

    Wednesday, 27th January, 2010
  • Plan in Vietnam and World Vision Vietnam will jointly give more relief of $1.1 million to a project to support 56,000 victims in central Vietnam hit by typhoon Ketsana from now to June, state media reported Jan. 12. The six-month project aims to...

    Monday, 18th January, 2010
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    Monday, 18th January, 2010
  • The Australian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have decided to grant $1.3 million for a project to help Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region to cope with climate change from now up to 2011. The Ministry of Natural Resources and...

    Monday, 18th January, 2010