First ever international conference on Vietnam’s peacekeeping operations was held in Thach That district, Hanoi, on 23 November, to help the country realize its aspiration to actively engage in peacekeeping, as part of a more active foreign policy agenda it is pursuing.
As many as 2,000 people were killed by post-war landmines between 2010 and 2014, while an estimated 6.1 million hectares accounting for more than 21 percent of Vietnam’s land remains contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO).
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is leaving a comprehensive impact on the global economy and society at large. Vietnamese craft villages are no exception. They are forced to utitlise science and technology to survive.
Central and southern localities have employed an array of measures to brace for Typhoon Usagi, which is forecast to make landfall in the night of November 24 or November 25 morning.
An exchange between medical students of Vietnam and Japan was held in Hanoi on November 23, aiming to further enhance medical cooperation and academic exchange between the two countries.
Ho Chi Minh City will enforce regulations on garbage sorting on November 24, with fine of up to VND20 million (over US$850) to be imposed on those who fail to comply with the rules.
Due to a mixture of cold air and the impact of the ninth typhoon of the season in the East Sea, torrential rain will hit the central highland province of Lam Dong, causing landslides, flashfloods and severe flooding, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
PSNews – The Con Dao Express 36, the largest twin-body speedboat in Vietnam, was successfully launched by Company 189 of the Ministry of Defense and Phu Quoc Express JSC, in Hai Phong city on November 22.
PSNews – According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, natural disasters in 2018 have caused great damages, worth 15,000 billion VND, to the country.
PSNews – The Department of Information Technology under the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Vietnam Association for Information Processing (VAIP) held a ceremony to present awards of the “Smart Health Products 2018”.
PSNews - U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink affirmed that the U.S.-Vietnam relations have become stronger than ever when he delivered a speech to about 400 students and faculty of Hanoi University on the topic of U.S-Vietnam relations on November 21.
The People’s Procuracy of the northern province of Phu Tho suggested a jail sentence of between seven years and six months to eight years to former Director of the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS)’s Department of High-tech Crime Police Nguyen Thanh Hoa in a major online gambling case.
The People’s Procuracy of the northern province of Phu Tho announced the arraignments on November 21 for the main defendants involved in a major online gambling ring.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited his old high school, the Da Phuc Senior High School in Hanoi’s suburban district of Soc Son, on November 20 on the occasion of the 36th Vietnam Teachers’ Day (November 20, 1982-November 20, 2018).
Joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will help create 17,000-27,000 jobs each year for Vietnamese workers from 2020, Director of the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs Dao Quang Vinh has said.
Education decides the development of a society, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at his meeting with 200 teachers representing 1.3 million teachers nationwide in Hanoi on November 19.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Central Committee has decided to offer urgent support in the shape of over 106 million VND (4,558 USD) in cash and goods to locals affected by severe rains and floods in the south central province of Khanh Hoa.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev granted the Order of Friendship, a state decoration of the Russian Federation, to General Director of the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre Nguyen Hong Du on November 19 for his contributions to the bilateral relations.
PSNews - The Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Youth Federation on November 18 launched the roadshow "I love my country 2018" in Hanoi and Can Tho with the participation of 100 startups who are young people and students.
The US’s Roots of Peace (ROP) organisation was honoured with the Earth Ethics Prize by the United Earth during a ceremony in Hanoi on November 19.