General News

  • The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has approved a plan to spend VND30 billion ($1.6 million) for urgent anti-flood projects, the Thoi bao Ngan hang newspaper reported Dec. 23. The move is aimed at preventing waterlog and floods the city...

    Monday, 4th January, 2010
  • Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi will spend VND794 billion ($43 million) to upgrade more than 5,000 unsettled classrooms and build 80 national standard schools in 2010, the An Ninh Thu Do newspaper reported, citing a senior official. The capital...

    Monday, 4th January, 2010
  • Vietnam will send 1,000 students overseas for PhD training in 2010 in a bid to strengthen the capacity of local universities and academies, said Nguyen Xuan Vang director of the Vietnam International Education Department (VIED). This is part of...

    Monday, 4th January, 2010
  • Vietnamese-American Associate Professor Vicky Thao D. Nguyen is among 100 prominent people who have been bestowed with U.S. President Barack Obama’s Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2009, state media reported Dec 23. This is the...

    Monday, 4th January, 2010
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a soft loan of $60 million to support Vietnam’s Secondary Education Sector Development Program (SESPD). ADB Country Director in Vietnam Ayumi Konishi and the State Bank of Vietnam’s Governor Nguyen...

    Monday, 4th January, 2010
  • 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