General News

  • Sweden pledged to grant $11 million to a poverty reduction program in the second phase in Vietnam from now up to 2011, state media reported. Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Rolf Bergman and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • The southern province of Tra Vinh has so far spent VND500 billion to build houses for poor families, the Nhan Dan newspaper reported. Of the sum, VND36 billion was loaned by the Bank for Social Policies, the newspaper noted. The province has 27,...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • Atlantic Philanthropies, a U.S. non-governmental organization, has provided a financial assistance to implement a five-year project to improve healthcare for ethnic minorities in Vietnam through boosting medical education by 2013. The project,...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • Up to 166 million publications of 22 newspapers and magazines valued at VND263 billion in total have been granted to ethnic minority people across Vietnam between 2006 and 2009 with aims to help them raise awareness of Party, State policies and...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • More than 1,200 families of ethnic minorities in Hau Giang province are expected to get government supports under Decision 74 approved by the prime minister this year. The supports are valued at VND18 billion with VND7 billion from the state...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • The UN Development Program (UNDP) has decided to fund $6.4 million for a project to strengthen access to justice and protect rights for the poor and vulnerable groups in Vietnam. The sum will help the country’s ministry of justice and some legal...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • Japan will provide more official development assistances (ODA) for Vietnam next year, said the Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Sakaba Mitsuo.  The Japanese Lower House has announced that it will cut one third of the non-refundable aids for...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has recently signed a deal to fund JPY350 million ($4.062 million) for a project to improve the quality of electric equipment and electricity in Vietnam. Under the project, Japan will help train...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • Japan will fund $5.5 billion in official development assistance (ODA) for Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) nations in the next three years, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Sakaba Mitsuo told a conference held in Hanoi on November 30. Japan will...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009
  • The U.K. gives Vietnam an annual non-refundable aid of £50 million ($100 million) for Vietnam between 2006 and 2010 within the framework of a 10-year bilateral agreement inked in 2006, state media reported, citing the U.K’s Ambassador to Vietnam...

    Tuesday, 8th December, 2009