Up to 1,500 international delegates from 106 countries and territories and the United Nations (UN) will attend the UN Day of Vesak Celebrations 2019 slated for May 12-14 at Tam Chuc Buddhist Culture Centre in the northern province of Ha Nam, according to organisers.
Numerous activities to support disadvantaged people across the nation will be launched in the 2019 Month for Humanitarian Activities.
A range of activities will be held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and traditional day of Truong Son soldiers (May 19), heard a press conference held by the Ministry of National Defence in Hanoi on April 3.
The northern province of Quang Ninh on April 3 held a ceremony to start construction of the Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway.
PSNews – Vietnam needs dozens of billions of USD and about 100 years to clean out 6.13 million hectares or 18.71% of the country’s total area contaminated with about 800,000 tons of bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left by wars.
PSNews - The 2018 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report, released on April 2, reveals general improvement in provincial and local government performance, with citizens reporting greater satisfaction with most basic public services.
Police in the northwestern border province of Dien Bien have seized 110,000 methamphetamine pills in two separate cases.
PSNews – A rare turtle, listed in the Vietnam Red Book, has been released into the sea by the Chan May Port’s Border Guard Station under the Thua Thien-Hue Provincial Border Guard Command on April 1.
The pavement of about 100 streets in Hanoi will be replaced with natural stones this year instead of conventional concrete bricks.
Ho Chi Minh City announced on April 1 that its average population growth rate during 2009-2019 is 2.15 percent per annum, which means the city has an addition of 170,000 people each year, equivalent to the population of a small district in the southern hub.
Some 20,000 cherry blossom branches and 100 cherry trees of Japan, along with hundreds of local flowers are showing off their beauty in Hanoi during a festival that kicked off on March 29 night.
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, the only defendant in the case related to the murder of a man holding a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) passport with the name of Kim Chol, might be released in the first week of May, possibly May 8, according to her lawyers.
“Thang Ba bien gioi” (The border in March) – a program to support needy local residents in border areas – was held in Hong Ngu district of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap on March 31.
A new regulation concerning recruitment quotas for public tertiary education institutions in Vietnam has been at the centre of debate among educators and lawmakers.
About 492,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to 917 million VND (over 39,500 USD), was saved in Vietnam during the Earth Hour, when lights were turned off for one hour from 8:30pm on March 30.
A delegation from the Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa made a visit to and conducted a charity programme in Lesotho from March 24-29.
Tran Duy Tung, 34, chairman of Binh Ha Breeding JSC headquartered in the south-central province of Binh Dinh, has been arrested on the charge of abusing trust to appropriate assets.
Dealing with heart diseases and congenital heart defects requires skilled physicians and advanced equipment. Thanks to the support of the provincial medical sector, doctors at Quang Ninh Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital have been able to learn the surgical techniques needed to correct many heart defects.
By taking various measures, Ho Chi Minh City aims to save 1.5 – 2 percent of commercial electricity output each year as from 2019.
Five major transport projects are scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Ministry of Transport (MoT).