At least seven have died or gone missing due to flooding as an impact of storm Bebinca, which landed in Vietnam on late August 16, according to initial reports from Son La, Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces.
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.
A conference under the topic of “Tertiary education: standardisation and international integration” was held by the National Assembly’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents, and Children and the Vietnam National University’s Ho Chi Minh City branch in Hanoi on August 17.
PSNews–The British Council in Vietnam and the Department of Education and Training of Hanoi on August 15 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on education cooperation.
Northern coastal provinces are bracing for storm Bebinca, the fourth to hit the East Sea this year, as the storm is forecast to land in the northern coastline from the Hai Phong city to Nghe An province.
Enhancing safety and capacity are the top priorities for the railway sector as it receives a much-needed package of 7 trillion VND (around 308 million USD) from the State budget.
The Tay Ninh Power Company has splashed out 175 billion VND (7.7 million USD) on the upgrade and repair of 45 electricity grid works in key economic zones, as well as rural and border areas.
The Association of Agent Orange/dioxin Victims in Can Tho city on August 7 presented gifts to dioxin victims and their families on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the Day for AO/dioxin Victims (August 10)
The Red Cross Societies of Vietnam’s Lao Cai province and China’s Yunnan province signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in implementing friendship and humanitarian programmes, marking a new development step in the two sides’ relations.
The total number of public holidays next year is set at 21 days, announced the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on August 6.
Around 100,000 green trees worth about VND930 million were planted at the Na Tu historical relic site in the northern province of Bac Kan on August 2, as part of the “One million green trees for Vietnam” fund.
Vietnam could lose 5 million jobs to automation by 2020.
The Vietnamese community in Laos continued to raise funds in support of local residents hit by the collapse of Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam on July 23.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently approved a project to raise public awareness of safeguarding sovereignty and sustainable development of Vietnam’s seas and islands.