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.
Over the past years, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has reaped marked achievements, helping ensure national food security.
After more than 30 years of renewal, Vietnam has made various efforts and gained achievements acknowledged by the international community in protecting and promoting human rights, heard a symposium held in Hoa Binh province on December 6 to mark 70th World Human Rights Day (December 10).
More than 24,000 people took part in the 22nd Terry Fox Run (TFR) in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on November 18 to raise funds for cancer patients in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights (VACR) will hold its third congress in Hanoi on November 17-18.
In Vietnam, electronic waste is collected through unofficial channels by scrap dealers or unregistered units, which provide waste to craft villages for recycling.
The first Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Buddhist Leaders’ Conference was held in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on November 12, aiming to promote the development of Buddhism in the countries as well as regional exchange in the religion.
In a bid to create a healthy networking atmosphere in the country, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has completed a code of conduct on social networks for internet service providers and users, said Minister Nguyen Manh Hung.
A ceremony will be held on November 24 in Cao Bang city to receive a certificate from UNESCO recognising Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark the northern border province of Cao Bang as a global geopark by the UNESCO, a heard at a press conference in Hanoi on November 6.
Vietnam will finish installing monitoring devices on nearly 3,000 offshore fishing boats in early 2019, a move to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, according to the Directorate of Fisheries.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a national project designed to give children with disabilities better access to community-based protection, care and education services from 2018 – 2025.
Hanoi’s population had spiralled out of control with the capital’s total number of residents already exceeding the target set for 2030, according to a report by the National Assembly.
The Ho Chi Minh City Study Encouragement Association on October 28 granted scholarships worth (77,400 USD) to more than 500 students.