General News

  • U.S. Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) has granted VND144.7 billion ($7.8 million) to a three-year health project in the Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue. The project costing VND190.4 billion ($10.3 million) is slated for completion in...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • Vietnam’s southern province of Ben Tre operated a VND1.377 billion ($74,500) clinic in Chau Thanh district on Nov. 30 after seven months of construction in the presence of Minister of Police Gen. Le Hong Anh. Covering on a site of 183.6 square...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, who is also chairman of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention, highly spoke of international support to Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS fight while receiving officials from foreign...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • The government of Austria has agreed to provide EUR17 million in ODA for Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue to upgrade a tumor treatment center at Hue Central Hospital. Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam Georg Heindl announced the aid...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • The Vietnamese Government has approved a VND1.2 trillion ($65 million) project to upgrade Xang Xa No canal in Mekong Delta region to cope with the negative impacts of climate change. Xang Xa No canal plays an important role in agricultural...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • U.K. Oxfam and the Vietnam Forum of Environment Journalist (VFEJ) co-held a three-day conference on climate change in the northern province of Ninh Binh by Dec. 3, the VFEJ said on its website. The seminar, entitled Mitigation of Climate Change...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • Vietnam will launch the first online medicine transaction floor late this month at the address of www.santhuoc.vn, the government said on its website on Dec. 2. The floor is being built...

    Monday, 7th December, 2009
  • Germany’s Johannes Gutenberg University will join hands with Ho Chi Minh City-based Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University to develop a cardiovascular center in the city, the Saigon Times newspaper reported Dec. 3. The center is expected to be a...

    Monday, 7th December, 2009
  • Communist Vietnam is cautioned about rising numbers of patients with liver, lung, breast and cervical cancer, state media reported Friday, quoting a health ministry official. Le Hoang Minh director of Ho Chi Minh City Tumor Hospital made the...

    Monday, 7th December, 2009
  • Thousands of families in the central province of Quang Tri’s Dakrong and Huong Hoa districts are lacking clean water after Typhoon Ketsana damaged 91 water-supply facilities. They are also exposed to breakout of contagious diseases.

    Monday, 7th December, 2009