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.

Go Green to build eco-village

A project to build an ecological village has been launched in An Sang Village, Lao Cai province, to protect the environment and promote afforestation.

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Vietnam, RoK talk expat issues

Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Commission on Overseas Vietnamese Nguyen Thanh Son concluded a four-day working visit to the Republic of Korea on June 10.

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Hoa Hao Buddhists celebrate religion’s inception

The Hoa Hao Buddhist Church on June 10 held a ceremony to mark the 70 th anniversary of the religion’s founding in Vietnam at An Hoa Tu pagoda in An Giang province’s Phu Tan district.

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Vietnam, Cambodia speed up border demarcation

The Chairmen of the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Committee for Border Demarcation and Marker Planting met in Siem Riep , Cambodia , on June 8-9 to discuss measures to speed up the progress of land border demarcation and market planting.

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Vietnam faces high risk of H1N1 virus spreading

A 27-year-old man in Hanoi on June 10 tested positive for the H1N1 virus after travelling in the US for 11 days, becoming the first victim of the virus in the north of the country, said the Director of the National Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases.

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Dialogue enhances US-Vietnam ties: says diplomat

The second US-Vietnam Political, Security and Defence Dialogue was aimed at continuing to improve the relationship between the two countries, particularly with respect to bilateral and regional security issues, a US senior official has said.

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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.