General News

  • Vietnam is seeking more financial resources for its plans to combat climate change, said an environmental official said at a seminar on climate change in Hanoi last week. Nguyen Khac Hieu vice chief of the Steering Board for the Implementation of...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked ministries and agencies to continue updating climate forecasts and have an overall plan for irrigation, hydropower plants, transport and forests to cope with climate change. At a meeting to review the one-...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • A team of journalists from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will come to Vietnam to examine climate change issues and broadcast them to the world, a BBC official was quoted by the Vietnam News Agency as saying Dec. 8. James Sales,...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Senior officials of Vietnam and Norway agreed the two sides will boost further the cooperation and mutual support in fields of energy and mitigation of climate change, the Vietnamese government said on its website on Dec. 8. Vietnamese Deputy...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The government of Vietnam has approved VND67 billion ($3.6 million) for a climate change prevention project in 2010, the Thoi Bao Ngan Hang newspaper reported Dec. 11. The project is aimed to improve capabilities of government agencies to adapt...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Nearly 90 CEOs, private entrepreneurs and representatives from State-owned enterprises and multinational corporations attended a workshop on the protection of Vietnam’s wildlife in the northern province of Vinh Phuc between Dec. 10-11. The...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to add the instruction on the state’s fight against corruption to education and training curricula at schools.  The move aims to raise awareness of students, public employees and officials...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Construction JS Company No. 5 under the Ministry of Construction started to build a student dormitory complex worth VND778 billion ($42.1 million) in Vietnam’s Central Highlands city of Da Lat on Dec 7. Covering an area of 30.2 hectares, the...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • Seven hundreds of international senior educators will take part in the 25th ASEAN Council of Teachers (ACT) Convention in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi between Dec 11 and Dec 12. The convention will focus on measures to sustainably develop...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009
  • The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is expected to spend VND700 billion ($37.9 million) to develop self-made school equipment for preschools, secondary and high schools in the 2010-2014 period. The funding will be used to...

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2009