Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian businesswomen share experiences in green economic development

A forum connecting female entrepreneurs of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia was held in Hanoi on July 5, with discussions focusing on green economy.

Top legislator receives delegations of Lao, Cambodian women’s unions

National Assembly (NA) Chairman Tran Thanh Man on July 4 hosted a reception for delegations of Lao and Cambodian women and female entrepreneurs who came to...

Project promotes gender equality among Bru-Van Kieu ethnic community

A workshop was held in the central province of Quang Binh on May 10 to introduce a project to improve access to vocational training to enhance the quality of...

Vietnam hailed for demonstrating strong commitment to gender equality in law-making

Vietnam has demonstrated a strong commitment to gender equality in its policies and laws, Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to...

Women accompany with military and people to achieve Dien Bien Phu victory

In the historic Dien Bien Phu victory, there had a significant contribution of the resilient and indomitable Vietnamese women.
  • 93.3 percent of rural households access to electricity

    By the end of 2006, 93.3 percent of rural households have had access to electricity, while 99 percent of Viet Nam's communes and 92.8 percent of its hamlets were connected with the national power grid, according to figures published on the daily...
  • Life improvements for revolutionary contributors

    On the foundation of ten years implementation of the Ordnance on State Contributors (1995-2005), the year 2006 marks a significant life improvement of nearly 8 million State and revolutionary contributors.

  • 2006 GDP grows 8.2%, 2007 to reach 8.5%: MPI

    Viet Nam’s GDP growth rate in 2006 reached 8.2%, a rate higher than the targeted 8% for this year, and also higher than the projected 7.5 - 8% for the 2006-2010 period.

  • January Star award for 172 excellent students

    The Vietnam Students' Association, Vietnam Students-Flowers' Pupils' newspaper held a ceremony to praise and present January Star award to 172 excellent students for the 2006-2007 school year.
  • Vietnam Television to broadcast daily show for teenagers

    Vietnam Television (VTV) said Wednesday it would televise a 10-minute daily news show geared towards teenagers, beginning mid next year.

  • Photos from Vietnam capture exceptional notice

    Photographer Thai Thanh Ngoc's Doi Mat va Ban Tay (Eyes and Hands) was one of just two works by Vietnamese photographers considered "exceptional" by judges at the 67th International Photographic Salon of Japan.
  • Ten most important events in Viet Nam in 2006

    Viet Nam News Agency has selected ten events of most important significance in Viet Nam in 2006. They include:

  • Ten highlights in export 2006

    Exports in 2006 started quickly and are still increasing as the year comes to an end. Export turnover is estimated to reach 39.7 billion USD, 22.8% higher than last year.

  • WTO – measures to develop Vietnam tourism

    This is the theme of a workshop held in Hanoi this morning by the Vietnam Tourism Magazine and the Vietnam Communist Party Online Paper to find out strong points and weak points of Vietnam tourism in the international integration.

  • Christians celebrate Xmas across the nation

    President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Pham The Duyet called on Vietnamese Catholic dignitaries to further encourage believers to join in activities that foster national unity.

  • 4 New Laws Publicized, Residence Register Simplified

    The President’s Office on Wednesday made public four new laws on residence, vocational training, Vietnamese working abroad, and amendments to the Labor Code.

  • Vietnam introduces tests for detecting fetus abnormalities

    Vietnam’s Committee for Population, Family and Children (CPFC) and Ministry of Health have launched a project for early identification of abnormalities in fetuses.

  • Tea Festival to Set Eight Records

    One of the organizers of the Tea Festival in Da Lat later this month claims the event will set eight records for inclusion in Viet Nam’s own Guinness Book.

  • Students from remote regions to receive more scholarship aid

    Phu nu Thu do (Capital City Women) newspaper spoke to Phung Khac Binh, head of Student Affairs Department under the Ministry of Education and Training, about new scholarship regulations for students.

  • Major events of Vietnam tourism 2006 reviewed

    The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism yesterday organised a ceremony to review the activities of tourism in 2006. Major events that have been held this year include the 4th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting, Visit Quang Nam Year, Hue...
  • MICE tourism upsurge predicted for Vietnam post-APEC

    The recent APEC summit it organized successfully has made Vietnam a destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions – or MICE as it is known – tourism, an international expert has said.

  • USTDA grants Vietnam Country of the Year award

    The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) recently named Vietnam as its 2006 Country of the Year in recognition its “remarkable achievements”, read a press release issued by the agency.

  • Miss Universe tours Vietnam, films tourism promo

    Miss Universe 2004 Jennifer Hawkins from Australia is touring and filming Vietnam for an Australian TV channel, to advertise Vietnam’s famous tourist sites to Australian viewers back home.

  • VOV expands radio coverage of ethnic-language programmes

    The Prime Minister has agreed on Radio the Voice of Vietnam’s cooperation with the People’s Committees in the midland and northern mountainous areas.
  • Human Development Report highlights VN's investment in water and sanitation

    The United Nations Development Programmme (UNDP) in Vietnam today launched the United Nations' Human Development Report 2006.
  • VN early achieves MDG on poverty reduction

    Vietnam has fulfilled the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on poverty reduction 10 years ahead of schedule, with the rate of poor people dropping 60 percent in 2004 against 1993, a Vietnamese representative to the United Nations said on November 11.
  • 50 students to go abroad by state scholarships

    As many as 50 students from sci-tech faculties will go overseas for study under Project 322 in the 2006-2007 academic year.

  • Vietnam to annually showcase its culture on foreign soil

    Vietnam has decided to hold Vietnamese Days abroad every year from 2007 to showcase its culture and heritage.
  • Photos featuring Hanoi today exhibited

    The photo ‘Hoa Trang Nguyen’ (First Doctoral Candidate Flower) of Vu Dung won the only gold medal at the 36th artistic photo contest named ‘Hanoi Today’.
  • The Nature of Success

    “There is no failure in this life, there is only our perception of the matters”, wrote 16-year-old Ha Minh Ngoc in an essay that has received wide acclaim and generated much discussion among the public. The essay by the student of Ha Noi Pedagogy...
  • Spreading Smiles


    A group of Ha Noi students set up a club, SAS (Sharing As Smile), to help children born with cleft lips. They called for community sponsored contributions and assistance for more fundraising ventures.

  • Bringing HIV/AIDS Education to High Schools

    Dance4Life Viet Nam, a new HIV/AIDS youth awareness program, will be launched in Ha Noi on October 29, 2006.

  • Hanoi: Free bus service for 30,000 disabled

    The Hanoi People’s Committee has decided to offer free bus cards to the disabled in Hanoi.

  • Doctors of the soul

    VietNamNet Bridge – An ambitious project for dreadfully ill children initiated by five students from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School has been supported by hundreds of volunteers from all over the world and a cash injection of US$10,000 from the World...
  • Workshop discusses bilingual education for ethnic children

    Teaching mother tongue along with the national language for ethnic children is the main topic of a three-day workshop being jointly held by the Ministry of Education and Training, the Centre for Ethnic Education Research and the United Nations of...
  • Something about Moon Festival

    Children and adults alike are eagerly awaiting the coming Moon Festival (which lies in the middle of the August following the lunar calendar), to be celebrated this year on October 6th
  • Orphan village opens in Thanh Hoa province

    The central province of Thanh Hoa on Sept. 10 inaugurated an SOS children's village which was built with assistance from international humanitarian organisations.
  • Largest anti-HIV/AIDS project targets young people

    A conference was held in Hanoi on September 8 to launch a US$26.7 million anti-HIV/AIDS project for young people during the 2006-2011 period.

  • Nghe Temple worships two great generals of Trung Sisters

    Taking the 32C National Highway, tourists will come to three well-known historical sites of Ha Hoa district, Yen Bai province that have been recognised as national sites, including Au Co Temple in Hien Luong commune, Dong Temple and Nghe Temple in...
  • Homeless kids paint to raise funds

    A new painting exhibit by children who live in a HCM City shelter has local viewers in its spell.

  • Hanoi honours outstanding graduates

    A ceremony to honour the top 93 graduates from Hanoi universities in 2006 was held at Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature) by the Hanoi Municipal Party Committee and the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee.
  • 2006 – breakthrough year of Tuyen Quang tourism

    In response to the National Travel Year – Thai Nguyen 2007 – the northern province of Tuyen Quang is holding a cultural and tourism week from August 13-19. This is the first time a great tourism event has taken place in Tuyen Quang.
  • Books,Teaching Aids Collected for Poor Students

    The Ho Chi Minh City Education Publishing House opened a five-day exhibition of books and teaching aids at 231 Nguyen Van Cu, District 5 to celebrate the 61th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day (September 2).
  • Trans-Viet Tour for AO Victims

    The Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Cinematography Association will hold a trans-Viet Nam fundraising tour through 15 provinces and cities beginning Wednesday lasting through September.
  • Vietnamese expats come home for National Day

    A delegation of 39 overseas Vietnamese will visit their native land on the occasion of the 61st National Day on September 2, state media reported Tuesday.
  • Northeastern ethnic cultural festival to open in Ha Giang

    The fifth cultural festival of northeastern ethnic groups will be held in Ha Giang province from August 20-22. The festival will be a good opportunity for ethnic groups to exchange cultural activities, strengthen solidarity and share experiences...
  • National Park to build 1.2 million USD irrigation work

    The Yok Don National Park in central highlands Dak Lak province will begin construction of an irrigation system worth 19.9 billion VND (1.23 million USD) in September, said park officials on Aug. 14.
  • Trio preserves traditional folk art

    Fans of Vietnamese ca tru (ceremonial singing) folk music flocked to a small art gallery in Ha Noi on Thursday night to enjoy the unique genre’s sweet melodies.
  • Vietnamese beauty queen from US visits homeland

    Miss Asia USA 2006 Jennifer Pham has been busy with charity work for children and HIV patients and calling on relatives during an ongoing visit to Vietnam.
  • Resound of Dang Thuy Tram Diary in US

    The Los Angles Times last week carried an article praising the "Dang Thuy Tram Diary", saying that it has been a best-selling book in Viet Nam since the war ended in 1975.
  • Foreign Students Show up in Green Summer Campaign

    The Green Summer Campaign receives the attendance of not only Vietnamese students but also foreign learners from many international schools.

  • Viet kieu youth attend camp

    Twenty-seven young Viet kieu (overseas Vietnamese) from six countries and territories laid flowers at President Ho Chi Minh’s Statue in downtown HCM City yesterday, at the opening ceremony for a Viet kieu youth camp.

  • Vietnam: no problem with birth gender inequality

    Provincial reports of higher numbers of boys being born than girls, 150 to every 100 in some places, has led Vice Dean of the Institute for Population Sciences, Family & Children Doan Linh Moc to claim that the “real ratio” is much lower and...
  • Hanoian volunteers lend a hand to needy kids

    Students from Hanoi-based universities are known for their dedication to organizations helping underprivileged children, generating immense respect for the activities of the young volunteers.

  • Promoting Female Officials - a High Priority

    Promoting female officials to lead and hold key positions is a part of the “Action Plan for the Advancement of Women in Judiciary sector” over the period of 2006-2010.