General News

  • The Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department and Center for Flood Control expect to reduce flood prone sites in the city by 30% by 2011.
    Do Tan Long, head of the center’s Drainage System Management Division, said the unit would clean out the...

    Monday, 18th January, 2010
  • South Korea has agreed to provide a financial assistance to a project to help Ho Chi Minh City apply information technology to manage harmful waste sources, said the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Under the project, the...

    Monday, 18th January, 2010
  • Thirty eight universities and colleges from France and Germany will participate in the second exhibition on the countries’ tertiary education in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from January 23-24. During the exhibition, the participants will introduce...

    Monday, 18th January, 2010
  • Australia has granted 48 scholarships worth AUD6.7 million ($6.2 million) to Vietnamese scholars and professionals on Jan 13 to help them study, research and join professional training courses in the foreign country in 2010, the Australian...

    Monday, 18th January, 2010
  • As many as 250 educational experts from the U.S. and Vietnam are gathering at the third annual conference on Vietnam-U.S. tertiary education cooperation held in Hanoi from Jan 14-16.
    “Vietnam looks forward to supports from the U.S....

    Monday, 18th January, 2010
  • Mr. Ayumi Konishi, Country Director for Asian Development Bank in Viet Nam would like to invite you to the West Lake Run - Walk, which he and some of his colleagues (in their personal capacity) are organizing on Saturday, 23 January. If you are a...

    Tuesday, 12th January, 2010
  • 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