General News

  • Six Vietnamese students won three bronze medals at the 6th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held in Azerbaijan from December 2-11. This year, the Olympiad lured the participation of more than 600 students under 15 from 51 countries...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • Russia will grant 300 scholarships to Vietnamese undergraduate and post-graduate students each year to help them take training at leading Russian universities, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said while meeting with Vietnamese counterpart in Moscow...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training announced a draft new tuition fee plan for the 2010-2015 period, under which the fees will not be allowed to surpass 5% of residents’ average income, the Thanh Nien newspaper reported Dec 16....

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The government of Canada always considers Vietnam a priority in its educational cooperation, said Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deanna Horton. Speaking at a seminar which opened in Ho Chi Minh City on December 8, Ms Horton said that Canada is...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The government of Vietnam has decided to provide VND50 billion ($2.7 million) and 2,000 tons of rice to help the central highlands province of Gia Lai overcome the consequences of natural disasters. The recent storms left seven dead, six others...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • Vietnam’s rice is among group of ten commodities which are severely affected by climate change, the Thoi bao Kinh te newspaper reported last week, citing the U.S.’s Time newspaper. Vietnam rice yield may reduce sharply when the sea water rises,...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • Vietnam has a stockpile of 1.7 million tons of rice, highest in the recent years, sufficient to meet the domestic demand and for export, the Sai gon Giai phong newspaper reported Wednesday, citing Nguyen Thanh Bien, deputy minister of Agriculture...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) currently helps 320 Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) carry out 320 energy-saving projects in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emission and production costs. The SMEs have...

    Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009
  • The northern province of Hoa Binh has mobilized over VND2 billion ($108,200) to build funds for the poor since the beginning of the year.
    Recently, the fund has been distributed democratically and openly. The province has built 135 houses of...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • As many as 3,000 families in Vinh Long province are expected to escape poverty trap this year, the province’s Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs department said, adding the poverty rate will be cut to 7.4% from 8.6% during the year. The...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009