Mai Van Tinh, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Steel Corporation (VNSTEEl) and Dau Van Hung, former General Director of VNSTEEL were detained by for investigations into their alleged legal violations in the second phase of the production expansion project of Thai Nguyen Steel and Iron Corporation (Tisco).
PSNews – The Department of Immigration of the Ministry of Public Security in collaboration with the Immigration Division of the Quang Binh Provincial Police Department, the Australia Embassy in Vietnam and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Vietnam have held dialogues and public information drives in Quang Binh province on safe migration and prevention of human trafficking and illegal migration.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of the Standing Board for the National Committee on the Settlement of Post-War Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Office 701) on April 20 signed a memorandum of intent that will improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities in seven targeted Vietnamese provinces - Quang Tri, Hue, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, and Tay Ninh.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Air Defense Airforce Command (ADAFC) on April 20 launched the dioxin remediation project at Bien Hoa Airbase, the largest remaining hotspot of dioxin contamination in Vietnam. The project will remediate high-risk areas over an estimated ten-year period using treatment and isolation methods similar to those used at Danang Airport.
PSNews – The Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health on April 16 held a ceremony to launch free Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) service for HIV prevention in Hanoi.
The establishment of the Vietnam Book Day has contributed greatly to restoring and developing the reading culture, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said at a national conference on April 18 reviewing the impacts of the Book Day since it was first observed five years ago.
The central province of Quang Tri had cleared more than 9,100 ha of land contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) as of mid-April, helping ensure safety for residents and promoting socio-economic development.
Thirty two scholarships were presented to impoverished students who have excellent academic performances at the Hue University in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on April 16.
Qualified helmets have been presented to 10,000 students across Hanoi under a programme organised by the Vietnam Grand Prix company, aiming to convey traffic safety messages to the young.
Hanoi will prepare the best infrastructure for the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix, meeting new requirements as regulated by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has said.
A Vietnamese folk culture festival took place from April 13-15 in Ho Chi Minh City to serve local people and visitors in celebration of the country’s annual Hung Kings' Festival.
The Ho Chi Minh City Border Guard and the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) chapter in Ho Chi Minh City on April 12-15 handed over four clean water facilities to the border guard forces and residents in the border areas of the Central Highlands provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Nong and Dak Lak.
Border guards and police officers from the southwestern province of An Giang have arrested five people involving in the largest cross-border drug trafficking ring in the locality.
As much as 25.7 billion VND (1.11 million USD) was raised in support of the disabled and orphans nationwide during the 16th music programme “One heart – One world” in Hanoi on April 14.
A Vietnamese art delegation has visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and joined in art activities in the country from April 11-16 at the invitation of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee.
An incense offering ceremony was held in the northern midland province of Phu Tho on April 14 (or the tenth day of the third lunar month) to commemorate the death anniversary of Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the nation.
PSNews - The Ministry of Information and Communications on April 11-12 in Hanoi in collaboration with the Hanoi National University held an exhibition themed "Vietnam's Hoang Sa and Truong Sa - Historical and Legal Evidence."
An incense offering ceremony was held in the northern province of Phu Tho on April 14, or the tenth day of the third lunar month, to commemorate the national founders, the Hung Kings.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia organised a get-together on April 12 to commemorate the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, the legendary founders of Vietnam.
An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workshop was held in the northern province of Quang Ninh on April 12 to seek ways to advance inclusive development through enhancing women and girls’ digital literacy and related skills in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.