The Prime Minister issued a decision on October 22 to approve an action plan to develop the shipbuilding industry. Decision 1901/QD-TTg aims to implement Vietnam ’s industrialisation strategy as part of the cooperation framework with Japan until 2020, with a vision towards 2030.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) were submitted to the National Assembly (NA) for ratification on October 23.
ietnam Consumer Confidence has fallen slightly to 134.7 points (down 0.3% m/m) in October, according to latest report by ANZ-Roy Morgan. This month’s slight fall was primarily driven by falling confidence amongst respondents about the next 12 months, however an increasing number of respondents said now is a ‘good time to buy’ major household items.
Asian Para Games II: Vietnam has two more golds in swimming
Asian Para Games II: Vietnam has two more golds in swimming
Vietnam won two more gold medals on the morning of October 23, all in swimming events, at the ongoing second Asian Para Games in Incheon, the Republic of Korea.
HCM City needs 30,000 new workers in November
HCM City needs 30,000 new workers in November
Enterprises in the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City need to employ 30,000 new members of staff in November, including 10,000 seasonal contracts to fill orders from domestic and foreign buyers.
Malaysia targets 29.4 million tourist arrivals in 2015
Malaysia targets 29.4 million tourist arrivals in 2015
Malaysia aims to attract 29.4 million visitors in 2015, the Malaysia Year of Festival (MyFEST), earning 89 billion MYR (over 27 billion USD), according to the Tourism and Culture Ministry.
US urges Vietnam to meet international standards for TPP
US urges Vietnam to meet international standards for TPP
The US asked Vietnam to comply with the international regulations on intellectual property, the environment and labour, which would facilitate the timely conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, visiting Trade Representative Michael Froman told President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi on October 22.
Vietnamese players to participate in Asian Beach Games
Vietnamese players to participate in Asian Beach Games
The National Sports Administration has decided to send 146 players to the fourth Asian Beach Games that will be held in Thailand from November 14 to 23.
Vietnamese, Russian firms seek closer partnership
Vietnamese, Russian firms seek closer partnership
Representatives from dozens of Vietnamese and Russian businesses came together in a meeting in Hanoi on October 22 to explore partnership opportunities.
Asia-Pacific forum to review policies on People with Disabilities
Asia-Pacific forum to review policies on People with Disabilities
The biennial Asia and Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) conference on the implementation of the rights of people with disabilities will commence in Hanoi on November 26 with the participation of almost 500 domestic and international delegates.
ASEAN speeds up establishment of hotline for defence ministries
ASEAN speeds up establishment of hotline for defence ministries
The first working group meeting on the establishment of a Direct Communications Link (DCL) between ASEAN’s defence ministries opened in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on October 21.
The Prime Minister issued a decision on October 22 to approve an action plan to develop the shipbuilding industry. Decision 1901/QD-TTg aims to implement Vietnam ’s industrialisation strategy as part of the cooperation framework with Japan until 2020, with a vision towards 2030.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) were submitted to the National Assembly (NA) for ratification on October 23.
In August alone, Vietnam grossed US$199.7 million from exporting wood and wooden products to the US. Last year, the country’s wood exports to the US fetched more than US$2 billion. Vietnam now ranks second in the world in exporting wood products to the US second only to China.
The 8th session of the 13th National Assembly opened in Hanoi on October 20 with a heavy agenda loaded with a large number of bills serving the institutionalisation of the 2013 Constitution. During 35 working days, the longest session this tenure so far, the legislature is expected to adopt 18 draft laws and three draft resolutions, and debate 12 other draft laws.
The annual meeting and conference of the Eastern Region Organisation for Public Administration (EROPA) closed in Hanoi on October 23 after five days of discussions on how to improve public administration and governance in the context of global integration.
Government’s credit package would help more people buy their own homes, Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam told the newspaper Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times).
The Prime Minister issued a decision on October 22 to approve an action plan to develop the shipbuilding industry. Decision 1901/QD-TTg aims to implement Vietnam ’s industrialisation strategy as part of the cooperation framework with Japan until 2020, with a vision towards 2030.
The opening ceremony of the ASEAN Skills Competition 2014 took place in Hanoi on October 23 with the theme: "Skills - our intrinsic value".
The Cham people’s traditional Kate festival in the southern central province of Binh Thuan has attracted thousands of local residents and tourists.
A collection of traditional dress (Ao dai) by Vietnamese designer Vo Thuy Duong helped second runner-up Miss Vietnam World 2013 show her beauty and elegance in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Vietnam has ranked second in the list of top 10 best-value destinations to go on holiday in the world, according to the leading global travel search site Skyscanner.
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