Government to concentrate on social housing development

Government to concentrate on social housing development

12/12/2016 - 15:15

(VOVworld)-Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told a recent teleconference that the Government will focus on building more social housing. This is good news for low-income people, who are in desperate need of affordable houses.

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Global companies fight climate change

Global companies fight climate change

12/12/2016 - 8:00

(VOVworld) – Leaders of many companies in the world have repeated their consistent opinion on the need to reduce green house gas emission involving their factories. This positive move will add to the governments’ efforts to realize the Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted last December.

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Ho Chi Minh City develops water-way tourism

Ho Chi Minh City develops water-way tourism

12/10/2016 - 17:10

(VOVworld) – Ho Chi Minh City has a great potential for water-way tourism with about 1,000 km of rivers and canals connecting it with neighboring provinces, Thailand, and Cambodia. The city intends to market water-way services as a tourism product.

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New momentum to strengthen Asia-Pacific relations

New momentum to strengthen Asia-Pacific relations

12/9/2016 - 16:49

(VOVworld) – The APEC Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM-APEC) opened in Hanoi on Friday as a curtain raiser for APEC Vietnam 2017. Hosting APEC Year 2017 and ISOM-APEC demonstrates Vietnam’s strategic vision and commitment contributions to enhancing Asia-Pacific cooperation.

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Deepening Vietnam-India relations

Deepening Vietnam-India relations

12/8/2016 - 16:25

(VOVworld) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan begins an official visit to India on Thursday at the invitation of Senate President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Speaker of the Lower House Sumitra Mahajan. The visit aims to consolidate the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

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Rumba dance recognized as intangible heritage of mankind

Rumba dance recognized as intangible heritage of mankind

12/8/2016 - 16:00

(VOVworld) - Cuba's rumba dance has been added to UNESCO's list of "intangible" heritages of humankind. Rumba dance, which began in Africa and Spain, has flourished in Cuba. It’s considered a signature dance of Cuba which protects cultural diversity based on mutual respect.

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New momentum for Russia-Japan ties

New momentum for Russia-Japan ties

12/8/2016 - 15:54

(VOVworld)- Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Japan next Thursday and Friday. The visit will create a new momentum in the bilateral relationship.

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Accelerating SOE equitization to raise corporate governance

Accelerating SOE equitization to raise corporate governance

12/7/2016 - 18:08

(VOVworld)-Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has emphasized that equitizing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is an important task for 2017. With SOEs holding hundreds of billions of USD in assets and capital, faster equitization will change their governance for the better, reduce public debt, and help economic restructuring.

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Hai Phong makes giant leap in administrative reforms

12/7/2016 - 18:02

(VOVworld)-The northern port city of Hai Phong has made 2016 a year of improving its business climate, focusing on administrative reforms.

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Logo of 45th anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic ties

Logo of 45th anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic ties

12/7/2016 - 16:56

(VOVworld) - The Vietnamese embassy in India has officially announced the winners of a logo contest to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam and India’s diplomatic ties. First prize went to Nguyen Hung Quoc Dung of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Bird flu stifles French foie gras production

Bird flu stifles French foie gras production

12/6/2016 - 16:36

(VOVworld)- On November 28, the French Ministry of Agriculture reported that the bird flu virus was detected on wild ducks in the Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Tougher UN sanctions on Pyongyang

Tougher UN sanctions on Pyongyang

12/6/2016 - 16:32

(VOVworld) – The UN Security Council has approved its toughest sanctions yet against North Korea for conducting banned nuclear tests. Analysts hope the sanctions are harsh enough to pressure Pyongyang into returning to the 6-party talks.

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Enabling small and medium enterprises

Enabling small and medium enterprises

12/6/2016 - 16:27

(VOVworld) – Vietnam’ 400,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 97% of the total. They contribute 40% of the national GDP and employ half of Vietnam’s workforce.

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Implementing Party resolution on personnel evaluation

Implementing Party resolution on personnel evaluation

12/5/2016 - 18:00

(VOVworld)- The 4th Plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee passed a resolution on ways for Party organizations to monitor and control power. The resolution, which has been highly praised by the public, is being implemented at the grassroots level.

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Government reduces regular expenses to raise wages

Government reduces regular expenses to raise wages

12/5/2016 - 17:08

(VOVworld)- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged for greater efforts to implement the resolution on socio-economic development tasks for 2017 which include reducing public spending and increasing wages. At the government’s monthly meeting for November, the Prime Minister said this was an important task that contributes to ensuring social security.

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Iran’s nuclear deal fragile

Iran’s nuclear deal fragile

12/4/2016 - 17:19

(VOVworld)- The US Senate has approved legislation extending the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for another ten years – by a vote of 99-0. The Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which passed in the House in a 419-1 vote a fortnight ago, now goes to President Obama’s desk.

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Vietnamese law in line with international norms of religion and belief

Vietnamese law in line with international norms of religion and belief

12/2/2016 - 17:40

(VOVworld) – The 14th National Assembly approved the Law on Belief and Religion at its 2nd session on November 18. Religious followers appreciate the law because it guarantees freedom of belief and religion for all people. But some foreign media have run articles that misunderstand or intentionally distort Vietnam’s law.

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Volunteer activities to serve the nation

Volunteer activities to serve the nation

12/2/2016 - 17:31

(VOVworld) – December 5th is observed as Global Volunteering Day. Activities have been held across Vietnam to honor volunteers and social activities for the community.

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Italy prior to a referendum

Italy prior to a referendum

12/1/2016 - 17:23

(VOVworld) – Italian people will vote for or against constitutional reforms on Sunday. The referendum result will impact Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s political career and Italy’s political stability.

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Vietnam responds to global HIV/AIDS prevention campaign

Vietnam responds to global HIV/AIDS prevention campaign

12/1/2016 - 17:18

(VOVworld) – The World Health Organization declared December 1st to be HIV/AIDS Day worldwide in 1988 and on December 1, 1997, the UNAIDS launched a global campaign to prevent the further spread of the disease.

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