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APEC officials interested in Vietnam’s rice production & export

Officials from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies expressed their special interest in Vietnam’s rice production and export during their fact-finding trip to the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute (CLRRI) and Trung An Hi-Tech Farming JSC based in Can Tho city on August 24. At the CLRRI located in Ninh Kieu district, the delegates were […]

Luxembourg funds socio-economic projects in Vietnam

Luxembourg signed with UN agencies in Vietnam agreements on an 8.1 million USD funding for the Vietnamese Government’s socio-economic programmes and projects. These programmes and projects are formulated under the Joint Plan signed between the Vietnamese Government and the UN in 2012-2016, according to the documents, which were inked in Hanoi on November 8. Of the funding, 3.8 million USD will go to the Joint Plan Fund, including 3 million USD for priority areas in education and health. An amount of 1.3 million USD will be reserved for a project to improve women’s responsive capability to climate change, which will be jointly implemented by the…

Vietnam PM Dung pledges to enhance relationship with Denmark

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and Denmark have agreed to boost economic and trade co-operation to raise two-way trade to US$1 billion in the near future. The agreement was reached during talks between Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Danish counterpart, Helle Thorning Schmidt, in Ha Noi yesterday. The two sides agreed to prioritize strengthening their relationship and focus their strategic partnership on fields such as climate change, the environment, energy and green growth. Dung praised development projects funded by Denmark in Viet Nam’s priority areas such as clean…

Vietnam, Denmark aim for 1 billion USD in trade

Vietnam and Denmark have agreed to boost economic and trade cooperation to raise two-way trade to 1 billion USD in the near future. The agreement was reached during talks between Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Danish counterpart, Helle Thorning Schmidt, in Hanoi on November 8. The two sides agreed to prioritise strengthening their relationship and focus their strategic partnership on fields such as climate change, the environment, energy and green growth. Dung thanked the Danish Government and people for the valuable support, both materially and spiritually, that they have given to Vietnam during the country’s struggles for national reunification…

Vietnam, Russia to strengthen co-operation over oil and gas

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam will continue to support the joint pursuit of oil and gas projects in its continental shelf with Russia, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said. Pointing out the nation paid special attention to boosting cooperation with Russia in the energy sector, the PM stressed the issue during his talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Ha Noi yesterday. The talks followed…

Vietnam, Uruguay Pledge To Boost Ties, Cooperation

Vietnam attaches importance to developing friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Uruguay for peace, stability and development in the two regions, said Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan. Doan made the statement in Hanoi on Tuesday during the talks with her Uruguayan counterpart Danilo Astori, who is on an official visit to Vietnam from Nov 5 […]

Vietnam boosts ties with Uruguay

HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang told visiting Uruguay Vice President Danilo Astori yesterday that Viet Nam and Uruguay should jointly review and update signed agreements to facilitate economic co-operation in their areas of respective strength. The Uruguayan Vice President, who is also President of the General Assembly and the Chamber of Senators, will be in Viet Nam from Nov. 5-8. In greeting Astori, Sang affirmed that Viet Nam was willing to be a door for goods from Uruguay to enter the ASEAN market and suggested that Uruguay created more favourable conditions for Vietnamese…

Worshipping the Four Immortals – Vietnam’s unique belief

As well as worshiping their ancestors, famous craftsmen and heroes who fought off foreign invaders, they worship the Four Immortals, who include Tan Vien (the God of the Mountain), Saint Giong, Chu Dong Tu and the Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh, all of whom had many unique features. Tan Vien embodies the aspiration of triumph over natural disasters, especially floods; Saint Giong represents the will to fight off foreign invaders; Chu Dong Tu symbolizes love and Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh signifies a rich spiritual life.

Military discipline for "soldiers" on Korea exam’s front line

(0 votes, average 0 out of 5) Conversations between men and women are forbidden at the school on the outskirts of Seoul, where security cameras watch the students’ every move. There is no access to television, the Internet, mobile phones or MP3 players. Welcome to the monastic life of a boarding school for students dedicated to spending nine months preparing to retake South Korea’s college entrance exams, in the hopes of a place at the best college and a job for life at a top corporation. “During study hours it’s difficult to go to the bathroom even if I want to…

National conference calls for development of ‘green’ cities in Vietnam

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam should develop environmentally friendly cities that were adaptable to climate change and focus on improving the capacities of local authorities on urbanization management, according to city leaders and international experts at a conference yesterday about the future of Viet Nam’s cities. Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung said urbanization was indispensable for the socio-economic development process of all regions and countries in the world. He said the country’s 760 towns and cities contributed 70-75 per cent of the country’s GDP annually, and were key to its economic development…