Nearly 100,000 books will be put on show at the annual book street festival in downtown Ho Chi Minh City from February 2-8 in celebration of the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday 2019.
Vietnam needed to improve its legal framework on child labor, especially regulations on minors working in informal sectors, experts recommended.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged the National Committee for Traffic Safety along with the Ministries of Transport and Public Security to exert all efforts to reduce traffic accidents during the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet) which lasts from February 2-10 this year.
Close to 6.7 million poor households and policy beneficiaries gained access to preferential loans worth over 62 trillion VND (2.66 billion USD) in 2018.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport expects to start construction on 70 transport projects this year.
More than 2.3 million needy people have received aid totalling over 3.8 trillion VND (163.3 million USD) over the last 11 years under a campaign that promotes each organisation and individual’s committed support for one disadvantaged people.
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend some 800 billion VND (34.5 million USD) on gifts to policy beneficiaries and impoverished households in the city as the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019 nears.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to supply 300 tonnes of rice seedlings from the national reserve as a relief aid to help Lao people restore production in the post-natural disaster time.
The health sector aims to have over 95 percent of under-one-year-old children nationwide fully vaccinated in the expanded national immunization programme by 2020, heard a conference in Hanoi on January 7.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, who is also Chairwoman of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) Sponsorship Council, held a meeting in Hanoi on January 6 with outstanding donors who had great contributions to activities for children in 2018.
Ho Chi Minh City’s police have discovered an illegal surrogacy network.
Flower growers are busy preparing for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, which will begin on February 5.
A photo exhibition on 320 years of Sai Gon – Ho Chi Minh City development opened at the city’s Nguyen Hue pedestrian street on December 28.
The Centre of Hands-on Action and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) is joining hands with the 350.org, a non-profit organisation, in organizing a photography contest titled “Portray Air, Expose Pollution”.
Vietnam sent more than 140,000 workers to work abroad in 2018, up 7 percent against the previous year, according to the Department of Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of External Relations convened a conference on December 24 to review its performance in 2018 and chalk out tasks for the next year.
A ceremony was held in Hanoi on December 18 to see off 14 freshly-graduated doctors of the Hanoi Medical University (HMU) to work in Vietnam’s mountainous and remote areas.
PSNews - 500 gratitude houses, worth some 25 billion VND, were presented to policy families in the five Central provinces, of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa.
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).