Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of 1.26 billion USD in the first seven months of this year, equivalent to 1.5 percent of the total export revenue, Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper reported, citing statistics released by the General Statistics Office.
Moody's Investors Service upgraded Vietnam's credit rating on July 29, reflecting its continued macro-economic stability. The rating firm said it raised the Government bond ratings by one notch, from B2 to B1 with a stable outlook.
July continues to see positive socio-economic development, the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported to the regular Cabinet meeting which opened in Hanoi on July 30.
Vietnam to play at Asian Champions League
Vietnam to play at Asian Champions League
Vietnam is expected to play one match at the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Champions League (CL) next season, following their new ranking. According to AFC's latest release, Vietnam, with 28,243 points, are seeded No 15 among 46 members of the continental federation.
Nguyen dynasty’s documents receive UNESCO certificate
Nguyen dynasty’s documents receive UNESCO certificate
A ceremony was held in Hanoi on July 30 to receive a certificate recognising a collection of official administrative documents of the Nguyen Dynasty as documentary heritage of the Memory of the World Programme in Asia-Pacific by UNESCO.
Party, State pledge to better care for revolutionary contributors
Party, State pledge to better care for revolutionary contributors
The Party and State always pay much attention to bettering the living conditions of war invalids, martyrs’ families, and all revolutionary contributors, Politburo member and Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has said.
Foreign Ministry opens hotlines for Vietnamese people in Libya
Foreign Ministry opens hotlines for Vietnamese people in Libya
In response to questions concerning the Vietnamese people in Libya, the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry on July 30 said most of the 1,550 Vietnamese people are living and working in non-violence areas of Libya.
Investigation police asked to enhance capacity
Investigation police asked to enhance capacity
President Truong Tan Sang has asked Police Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Public Security to pay special attention to increasing the capacity of its personnel and improving legal system in the field.
Cable system to Fansipan Mountain operational ahead schedule
Cable system to Fansipan Mountain operational ahead schedule
The cable car system to Fansipan peak, dubbed the Roof of Indochina, will be put into operation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the country’s re-unification (April 30) next year, four months ahead of schedule.
VN dominate international athletics championships
VN dominate international athletics championships
Vietnam topped the two-day Track and Field International Championships which ended in Ho Chi Minh City on July 26. The hosts won eight gold medals, followed by the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Thailand in second and third place.
Prizes go to young Vietnamese pianists at int’l competition
Prizes go to young Vietnamese pianists at int’l competition
Two young pianists from the Vietnam National Academy of Music won a second and a third prize at the 4 th Mozart International Piano Competition in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 20 – 24, according to Nhan Dan (People) daily.
Poor reproductive health education blamed for high abortion rate
Poor reproductive health education blamed for high abortion rate
Poor education both in official channels and in family is a major cause of the rising teenage abortions, which now account for more than 20 percent of the total number of abortions in Vietnam, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning.
VN works to improve tertiary education quality
VN works to improve tertiary education quality
The Vietnamese Government is working hard to increase the quality of tertiary education so that graduates can satisfy both domestic and foreign labour markets.
Vietnam attends fourth Mekong – RoK ministers’ meeting
Vietnam attends fourth Mekong – RoK ministers’ meeting
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has stressed the importance of infrastructure connectivity and human resources which he said, are crucial to the Mekong sub-region’s development.
Japanese FM’s visit to further bilateral strategic partnership
Japanese FM’s visit to further bilateral strategic partnership
Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio will pay an official visit to Vietnam and co-chair the 6 th meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee (VJCC) from July 31 to August 2. The visit is hoped to further foster the two nations’ intensive and extensive strategic partnership.
Singapore, US begin Exercise CARAT 2014
Singapore, US begin Exercise CARAT 2014
A ceremony was held at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base on July 29 morning to launch the 20th Singapore-US Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise.
Toy companies regroup to gain market share
Toy companies regroup to gain market share
Several Vietnamese companies have made plans to produce more creative children's toys to gain a larger share of the domestic market in the lead up to the Mid-Autumn Festival, according to an article published in the English language news website dtinews.vn on July 28.
Ministry requires petrol prices cut on world downward trend
Ministry requires petrol prices cut on world downward trend
The Finance Ministry has required petrol companies to cut retail petrol prices as from 14:00 on July 28 against the backdrop of declining world prices, with the companies to decide the specific price by themselves.
NA Chairman, Deputy PM meet with UNESCO official
NA Chairman, Deputy PM meet with UNESCO official
Vietnamese high-ranking officials on June 30 welcomed President of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA) George Christophides, speaking highly of the federation’s contribution to international cooperation in culture, education and science.
Ambassador to Thailand opposes Chinese colleague’s view
Ambassador to Thailand opposes Chinese colleague’s view
Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Nguyen Tat Thanh on July 7 wrote an article on the country’s daily Matichon, opposing the wrongful view of Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Ning Fukui on the East Sea published earlier on the same newspaper. Following is the full text of Ambassador Thanh’s article under the title “Who is the real trouble-maker in the South China Sea ?” – a few words to Ambassador Ning Fukui.
VN’s most modern surveillance ship handed over
VN’s most modern surveillance ship handed over
Ha Long Shipbuilding Co, Ltd handed over fisheries surveillance ship KN-781 to the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Force in northern Quang Ninh province on June 30.
State President visits the injured in helicopter crash
State President visits the injured in helicopter crash
State President Truong Tan Sang on July 7 visited the soldiers who were critically injured in the Russian-made MI-171 helicopter crash early on the same day.
Efforts made to free fishermen captured by China
Efforts made to free fishermen captured by China
The Vietnamese representative offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, China, are working closely with Chinese authorities to soon bring home 13 Vietnamese fishermen captured by the Chinese side several days ago.
PM reiterates Vietnam’s resolve to defend sovereignty
PM reiterates Vietnam’s resolve to defend sovereignty
Vietnam should continue to underscore its opposition to China’s illegal actions, persisting in using all possible peaceful measures in line with international law to resolutely defend sea and island sovereignty.
FDI companies boost electronics industry
FDI companies boost electronics industry
Vietnam’s electronics industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years owing largely to the foreign direct investment (FDI) sector, and the country is striving to boost supporting industries to further bolster the sector, the Saigon Times Daily reported on July 10.
Workers updated on East Sea issue
Workers updated on East Sea issue
Members from the Hanoi Federation of Labour gathered at a briefing on July 15 to get updated on the latest developments in the East Sea, following China’s illegal placement of its oil rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in early May.
Int’l expos promote use of green energy
Int’l expos promote use of green energy
More than 100 domestic and foreign businesses are taking part in exhibitions on green technology and power-saving products in Ho Chi Minh City.
Hanoi leader visits soldiers injured in helicopter crash
Hanoi leader visits soldiers injured in helicopter crash
Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao on July 8 visited soldiers injured in a military helicopter crash a day earlier, who are under treatment at the Le Huu Trac National Institute of Burns.
Sri Lanka, Vietnam need to fight crimes together
Sri Lanka, Vietnam need to fight crimes together
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Sri Lanka to work closely with Vietnam to fight crimes, especially those involving e-commerce and credit, in accordance with their signed agreements.
Vietnam’s largest show on manufacturing solutions opens
Vietnam’s largest show on manufacturing solutions opens
The 2014 MTA Vietnam Show, the largest on manufacturing solutions in the country, got underway in Ho Chi Minh City on July 8, with the participation of many companies from Germany, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the Republic of Korea.
VN ready for Int’l Chemistry Olympiad 2014
VN ready for Int’l Chemistry Olympiad 2014
Everything is in place for the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO 2014), which will kick off in Hanoi on July 21 with the participation of 291 students from 75 countries and territories worldwide, and two observer states.
Hanoi observes World Population Day
Hanoi observes World Population Day
More drastic, efficient measures should be done to better balance Hanoi’s sex ratio at birth and ensure gender equality, said a Health Ministry official.
ASEAN on verge of borderless economy
ASEAN on verge of borderless economy
The ASEAN Economic Community to be established next year is expected to enable free movement of goods, capital, and skilled labour, a seminar heard in Ho Chi Minh City.
President Truong Tan Sang has asked Police Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Public Security to pay special attention to increasing the capacity of its personnel and improving legal system in the field.
The Party and State always pay much attention to bettering the living conditions of war invalids, martyrs’ families, and all revolutionary contributors, Politburo member and Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has said.
Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of 1.26 billion USD in the first seven months of this year, equivalent to 1.5 percent of the total export revenue, Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper reported, citing statistics released by the General Statistics Office.
In response to questions concerning the Vietnamese people in Libya, the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry on July 30 said most of the 1,550 Vietnamese people are living and working in non-violence areas of Libya.
Vietnam is expected to play one match at the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Champions League (CL) next season, following their new ranking. According to AFC's latest release, Vietnam, with 28,243 points, are seeded No 15 among 46 members of the continental federation.
Twice a week, a group of more than 20 young people gathers together to learn and practise Ly Truong Me Dop (Village Head and Mrs.Dop) – an excerpt from the famous cheo (Vietnamese traditional opera) repertoire Quan Am Thi Kinh.
The cable car system to Fansipan peak, dubbed the Roof of Indochina, will be put into operation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the country’s re-unification (April 30) next year, four months ahead of schedule.
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