280 stranded tourists in Co To brought back mainland

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As many as 280 tourists out of some 1,500 those stranded in Co To Island in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh were brought back to the mainland on July 30, reported Chairman of the People's Committee of Co To Island District Hoang Ba Nam.

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Vietnam to attend Seoul int’l harmonica fest

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Five members of the Vietnam Harmonica Orchestra will set off for the Seoul International Harmonica Festival in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on July 29.

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Proposal to hike forest environment service fees

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed to the Prime Minister to raise forest environment service fees on companies producing drinking water and hydroelectricity.

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Vietnam attends 29th session of UN Human Rights Council

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Vietnam attends 29th session of UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) started its 29th session on June 15 in Geneva, Switzerland with the participation of representatives from dozens of UN agencies, human rights non-governmental organisations and 47 HRC member states, including Vietnam.

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Unsafe food causes over 200 diseases: WHO

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Unsafe food causes over 200 diseases: WHO

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases that claim an estimated 2 million lives globally each year, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam.

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E-payment of import-export duties surpasses 63 percent

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E-payment of import-export duties surpasses 63 percent

The e-payment of import-export duties has increased ten percent to 63 percent after a circular aiming to streamline tariff payment processes was enforced, an official said.

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Party leader begins official visit to China

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Party leader begins official visit to China

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong left Hanoi on April 7 for his official visit to China from April 7-10.

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WHO launches campaign to save newborns in Vietnam

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The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its “ First Embrace” campaign in Vietnam on July 14, highlighting simple steps that will save thousands of newborn lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of complications each year from unsafe or outdated practices in newborn care in the country.

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Vietnam decries China’s fishing ban in East Sea

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Vietnam decries China’s fishing ban in East Sea

Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh has voiced strong protest over China’s announcement of a fishing ban in the East Sea, saying that the act violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and sovereign right and jurisdiction over the waters under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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SEA Games: Canoeing wins gold medal

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SEA Games: Canoeing wins gold medal

Truong Thi Phuong dominated the women’s C1-200m event to win the first gold medal for Vietnam in canoeing at the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

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Minister stresses the need to revise Accounting Law

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Minister stresses the need to revise Accounting Law

Reporting to the 13th National Assembly on May 22, Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung stressed the need to revise the Accounting Law to build a complete legal framework that would hold relevant bodies responsible for abiding by international regulations and standards of accounting.

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NA Chairman receives US Congress official

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NA Chairman receives US Congress official

The US Congress is ready to share its law making experiences with Vietnam and back Vietnam’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, said a US Lower House official.

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Record downpour to hit northern region

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Record downpour to hit northern region

More torrential rain, forecast to be equivalent to or even stronger than the record extensive downpour in July 1986, will hit the northern delta region from July 31 night to the end of August 8 with estimated rainfall of up to 300-400mm.

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Six-month GDP growth rate estimated at 6.11 percent

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Six-month GDP growth rate estimated at 6.11 percent

Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate was estimated at 6.11 percent in the first half of 2015, compared to the 5.18 percent in the same period last year, statistics revealed at a meeting on June 24.

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VietJet Air unveils routes to Chinese cities

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VietJet Air unveils routes to Chinese cities

Vietnam’s budget carrier VietJet Air revealed air routes linking the Southeast Asian country with China on April 8, part of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to China.

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