General News

  • A group of U.S. war veterans will visit Vietnam from January 11-17 to help the country deal with the problem of hundred thousands of unexploded land mines and ordnance that remains from the war and has killed and wounded thousands, including many...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • Vietnam plans to spend VND1.768 trillion ($95.68 million) to provide vocational training for 430,000 rural workers this year, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) said. Of the total sum, VND506 billion will be used to...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • The Ethnic Minority Policy Department under the Committee for Ethnic Affairs has launched a project to provide technical assistance for management of Program 135 in the second phase, in the central city of Hue. With a total investment of around $...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • Urbanization has hurt the poor in Ho Chi Minh City, the first-ever survey on incomes has found, while workers’ minimum and maximum wages differ by a factor of almost seven. Nguyen Quang Vinh, a senior researcher at the HCM City Institute for...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • The first Congress of Ethnic Minority Groups in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak took place on Jan. 6, drawing 353 deputies representing 40 ethnic minority groups in the province.
    Tong Thi Phong, Secretary of the Communist Party of...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • Kien Giang province plans to spend VND133.5 billion ($7.2 million) to support ethnic minorities people this year. The funding will be used to provide housing land to 914 families and farming land to 4,132 others and funds to buy production...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • The committee of Ethnic Minorities is now building a socio-economic development project for four ethnic groups including the Mang, the La Hu, the Cong and the Co Lao in the three northern mountain provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Ha Giang....

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs officially launched a project on Jan 5 to empower Vietnamese women who are guest workers overseas. With $250,000 sourced from the UNIFEM...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) will provide a loan of $2.15 million for a bridge project in central Vietnam, the Quan doi Nhan dan newspaper reported Jan. 6. The 860-meter long bridge, which will connect Amaron and Kdam communes...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to lend $3.122 million to an agriculture and biogas program in Danang City. The program worth VND66 billion is aimed to improve quality of agro products and develop biogas sources in the central city,...

    Monday, 11th January, 2010