Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam surged in the first two months of the year as multinational companies have lined up to take advantage of the nation’s favourable tax and trade conditions.
Vietnam expects the export value for its wooden products to jump to 7 billion USD this year, according to the Vietnam Wood and Forestry Product Association.
Discussions on the Long Thanh International Airport project in southern Dong Nai province was the highlight of the ongoing 35th session of the National Assembly Standing Committee on February 26.
Vietnam to host ASEAN traditional music festival
Vietnam to host ASEAN traditional music festival
The ASEAN traditional music festival will be held in central Thanh Hoa City from August 1 – 6 with the participation of 12 art troupes from ASEAN nations and partners.
Jetstar Pacific changes flights schedule due to bad weather
Jetstar Pacific changes flights schedule due to bad weather
The low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific on February 27 said it had to change the schedule of several flights due to bad weather.
Indonesia to ban exporting maids overseas
Indonesia to ban exporting maids overseas
Indonesia’s government looks to end the practice of domestic helpers employed overseas in an attempt to preserve the country's pride and dignity, said Indonesian President Joko Widodo at a recent meeting of the National Congress.
State President meets with outstanding health workers
State President meets with outstanding health workers
President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception for outstanding health officials on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Vietnam Doctors’ Day in Hanoi on February 27.
24 football teams vie at U15 champs
24 football teams vie at U15 champs
Twenty-four teams from across Vietnam will compete at the National U15 Football Championships to be held from March 21 to April 12, announced the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) on February 26.
Natural disasters cost Asia-Pacific 60 billion USD
Natural disasters cost Asia-Pacific 60 billion USD
Natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region have cost almost 60 billion USD and claimed 6,000 live in 2014, according to a report from the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
G-bond capital to be spent on upgrading schools
G-bond capital to be spent on upgrading schools
Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee agreed to allocate about 2 trillion VND (94 million USD) from spare government bond capital from 2012-15 to a programme upgrading schools during their ongoing 35th session on February 26.
Rising wage for low-income civil servants
Rising wage for low-income civil servants
(THO) - Civil servants, members of the armed forces and employees of socio-political organisations with a salary grade at or below 2.34 on the State salary scale enjoyed an 8 percent increase to their monthly wage from January 1.
The 13th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee commenced its 35th session in Hanoi on February 25, evaluating a number of laws, including laws on electing deputies to the NA and the People’s Councils.
The Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival kicked off in the Gia Vien district of the northern province of Ninh Binh on February 24 – the sixth day of the Lunar New Year – with the participation of thousands of pilgrims.
Renovating vocational trainings, increasing labour productivity, and creating additional jobs for young workers are the 2015 goals of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency.
Standard Chartered Bank recently released a report called Global Research 2015 – The Year Ahead, Rekindling the Animal Spirit, which also takes a look at Vietnam's economic and financial outlook, growth, FDI prospects, trade and interest rate. Viet Nam News spoke with the bank's economist, Betty Rui Wang, about these issues.
President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception for outstanding health officials on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Vietnam Doctors’ Day in Hanoi on February 27.
The history of Da Nang and its relationship with Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam surged in the first two months of the year as multinational companies have lined up to take advantage of the nation’s favourable tax and trade conditions.
Indonesia is focused on upgrading its infrastructure, key to the nation’s success as it integrates into the ASEAN Economic Community in late 2015.
Land Saigon's 12-member cycling team will begin its seven-day and 1,000km-long journey from HCM City to Bangkok, Thailand on March 6.
The ASEAN traditional music festival will be held in central Thanh Hoa City from August 1 – 6 with the participation of 12 art troupes from ASEAN nations and partners.
The northern midland province of Phu Tho launched a festival paying homage to Vietnam’s legendary mother Au Co at her temple in Ha Hoa district on February 25, the seventh day of the first lunar month.
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