The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on September 20 to confer the noble State-given title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 21 women whose husbands and children laid down their lives in the struggle for national liberation and protection.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on August 6 presented gifts of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) to policy beneficiaries, families of Agent Orange/Dioxin victims and poor children in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.
Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) on July 27 offered 1 billion VND (43,000 USD) to help Lao people overcome difficulties and stabilise their lives after the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam.
Hanoi faces a shortage of high school teachers that can teach in English, requiring universities to train more students adept at the language to meet demand.
An exhibition titled “Hoang Sa, Truong Sa belong to Vietnam – Historical evidence” opened in the mountainous district of Lang Chanh, the north central province of Thanh Hoa, on March 17.
The central province of Nghe An has set a goal of having 225 communes and three districts recognised as new-style rural areas by 2020.
The opening session of the Women’s leadership forum was organized on December 12 in Hanoi with the participation of female leaders from various countries, including Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
It is estimated that about a fifth of the city’s population will benefit from the program.
The Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City organised the Women in Vietnam Conference in the city on October 16 as an activity to mark the Vietnamese Women’s Day (October 20).
The southwestern province of Tay Ninh and five Cambodian provinces of Tbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey and Oddar Meanchey will enhance cooperation in the search for remains of Vietnamese volunteers who died on battlefields in Cambodia during wartime.
The National Target Programme on New-style Rural Area Building for 2018 has achieved its set targets three months earlier than planned, said Nguyen Minh Tien, head of the programme’s Central Coordination Office.
Officials of the central province of Quang Binh and the Lao province of Savannakhet on October 12 agreed to promote cooperation in trade, investment, and tourism, as well as to work closely in educating the two countries’ peoples on their bilateral friendship and special solidarity.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a campaign on October 12, calling for joint efforts in plastic waste prevention nationwide, in response to the 2018 “Make the world cleaner” campaign.
The 4th Vietnam - Japan culture and trade exchange will be held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from November 2-4, according to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Truong Quang Hoai Nam.
A decision to implement a programme to reduce traffic congestion and accidents by 2020 has been signed by Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.
More than 10,000 people joined the Fun Run for Charity, 18th edition held by British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV), in District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City on September 30.
There are four Vietnamese citizens among passengers aboard a plane of Papua New Guinea’s Air Niugini that missed the runway on September 28, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia.
While the proportion of the national economy driven by cash transactions remains immense, experts believe that there will be a major shift toward using cashless payments in the coming time with drastic measures taken by the Government.
Losses caused by traffic accidents in Vietnam amount to 50 trillion VND (over 2.12 billion USD) each year, equivalent to 30 percent of budget spending on education, or 1. 5 million people going without income for the whole year.
The British Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27 launched a motorbike safety campaign themed “#KnowSafetyNoAccidents.”