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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Vietnam vows to effectively use WB aid

Vietnam sincerely appreciates the invaluable assistance the World Bank (WB) has provided in bolstering the national development process, has said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh. At a March 31 reception for visiting WB Vice President for East Asia and Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg in Hanoi, Ninh noted that the country is one of the

Van Don casino proposal gets muted response

The development of large-scale casinos nationwide has raised concerns over the growth of a future Van Don Special Economic Zone. The Vietnamese government is now planning to establish a tourism-focused special economic zone in Van Don in the northern border province of Quang Ninh, in which an integrated casino resort would play a vital role.

Export trucks get robbed at border

Many drivers have complained having been robbed while waiting to deliver produce loads to China at Tan Thanh Border Gate in Lang Son Province. A group of young people rob from the trucks At the peak of watermelon harvesting season in southern Vietnam comes, nearly one thousand trucks have gotten stuck at the border due

Heat wave spreads across the north

The northern and north-central regions are experiencing a developing heat wave before experiencing a cold spell in a couple of days, according to central weather experts. The heat wave, which is moving from west to east, caused weekend temperatures in several northern and north-central mountainous localities to increase to 35-38 degrees Celsius. On March 30,

Festival highlights traditional love market in Ha Giang

A cultural event highlighting the Khau Vai Love Market will take place on April 24 to 26 in the northern Ha Giang Province’s Meo Vac District, a local official said. “The Khau Vai Love Market festival 2014 will be organised on a large scale with activities taking place for three days showcasing the most typical

Climate change boosts conflict risk, hunger: UN panel

   Asia will face new challenges over food security because of climate change. Left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions may cost trillions of dollars in damage to property and ecosystems and in bills for shoring up climate defences, it said. The report said the impact of climate change was already being felt and would increase with

Vietnam Airlines clamps down on smuggling

Vietnam Airlines has vowed to strictly punish all individuals involved in a case in which a flight attendant was arrested by Japanese police for smuggling.    Vietnam Airlines reputation affected The Japanese media reported the case in which one of Vietnam Airlines’ flight attendants, Nguyen Bich Ngoc, was accused of smuggling stolen goods into Vietnam.

PM Dung’s just-ended foreign tour a success

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left the Haitan capital Port-au-Prince capital on March 29 (Vietnam time), concluding the last leg of an overseas tour which previously took him to the Netherlands and Cuba.  At the third nuclear security summit in the Netherlands, a Vietnamese delegation led by PM Dung attended seven plenary sessions and recommended

Speeding up disbursement of ODA projects

Reforming the approach to managing official development assistance (ODA) infrastructure projects with the aim of speeding up disbursement of funds was the subject of a conference held in Hanoi on March 29. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, who is head of the National Steering Committee for ODA and Preferential Loans, said that currently there

General Giap movie crowdsources funding

A documentary on General Vo Nguyen Giap being made with direct donations in cash and kind from the public has so far raised VND500 million (US$ 24,000), producers say. People’s film: General Vo Nguyen Giap (in military uniform) meets with local people in Thanh Xuong Commune in Dien Bien Province in 1984. The love and