General News

  • The government of Vietnam considers its food security as a main issue in both short-term and long-term, the Saigon Giai Phong newspaper reported Dec. 24, citing Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. In the Decree No 63/NQ-CP issued Dec 23 on ensuring...

    Monday, 4th January, 2010
  • Provinces and cities across Vietnam reported 641,400 families with more than 2.8 million people suffering from hunger in the first eleven months of this year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said. The number of hungry households dropped 31%...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • A seminar to develop small-scale financial systems in Vietnam to provide channels for capital to low income earners and small-sized enterprises was held in Hanoi on December 18. Tran Minh Tuan, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV),...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The Provincial Youth Union Committee of the central highlands province of Kon Tum has recently started building nine houses for Gie Trieng ethnic families whose houses were completely destroyed by recent floods in Dak Choong Commune, Dak Glei...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have chosen the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) to implement 136 projects...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • Sweden has funded a combined SEK1.1 billion ($154.64 million) for the electricity industry of Vietnam since the two countries set up diplomatic ties 40 years ago. The European country granted SEK600 million ($84.35 million) and provided soft...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The World Bank will continue to support Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region to develop in sustainable way, the Dat Viet newspaper reported Dec. 16, citing John Roome, senior official of the international institution. Officials of the World Bank, the...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank co-organized a two-day training course to equip urban management for Vietnamese officials in Hanoi December 14 amid the fast urbanization process in the communist country.  The World Bank’s...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • SNV Netherlands Development Organization will help Vietnam build 165,000 biogas cellars in 50 cities and provinces nationwide through 2012. The move will help the localities economize 65% of cost for energy and earn a combined $3.2 million worth...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund $100 million for Vietnam’s central and central highlands provinces to carry out a project to grow 23,000 hectares of forest, the Saigon Giai Phong newspaper reported Friday. The provinces are Dak Lak,...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009