Vietnam sees boom in renewable energy projects

Vietnam sees boom in renewable energy projects

Vietnam has seen a boom in renewable energy projects, in a bid to meet the nation’s future demands for power, after the Government scrapped plans to build a nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan province.

Kindergartens, primary schools now in every commune

Kindergartens and primary schools have been set up in every commune in the country as part to the Government’s National Programme of Education For All for the 2003-15 period.

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Vietnam growth far stronger than expected, says Citigroup

US financial giant Citigroup Inc. said on Jan 5 that Vietnam ’s fourth-quarter growth exceeded market expectations and the country’s full-year expansion was “far more resilient” than the rest of Asia with the exception of China.

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ODA disbursement hits record high in 2009

The total official development assistance (ODA) capital disbursed during 2009 reached a record of 3.6 billion USD, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

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Ethnic populations face decline

Vietnam is seeking to increase the population of some ethnic minorities, especially for groups whose populations are below 1,000, such as the Brau, Sila, Ro Mam, Khang and La Hu.

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Book of Vietnam records hits presses

The HCM City-based Vietbooks and the Vietnam News Agency’s Publishing House will soon publish a collection of Vietnamese records.

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Essential goods face Tet price hike

The price of imported and domestic goods are expected to rise in the months leading up to the Tet festival in 2010, according to retailers.

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.