Images: Thousands of people queue for free food in Saigon

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Images: Thousands of people queue for free food in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – A restaurant on Dien Bien Phu Street in HCM City’s District 1 provided free fast food for motorcyclists and bicyclists on Monday evening on March 23. Thousands of people lined up, waiting to receive free food.

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Microsoft announces $3mn YouthSpark investment in Vietnam

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Microsoft announces $3mn YouthSpark investment in Vietnam

Young people across Vietnam will be provided with technology skills training and connections to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities under a three-year program funded by Microsoft, the U.S. software titan announced Tuesday.

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Poorly built bridges at risk of collapse in southern Vietnam

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Poorly built bridges at risk of collapse in southern Vietnam

Many bridges built under a rural transport program in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau since 2009 have collapsed, been damaged or left unused due to poor construction quality.

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Microsoft announces $3 million YouthSpark program in Vietnam

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Microsoft announces $3 million YouthSpark program in Vietnam

Microsoft today announced that it will invest $3 million in Vietnam over the next three years as part of the company’s global YouthSpark commitment to empower young people with opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

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French firm says will raise $2.5-3bn for Vietnam’s controversial $15.8bn airport project

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French firm says will raise $2.5-3bn for Vietnam’s controversial $15.8bn airport project

A Paris-based company has pledged to help mobilize up to US$3 billion to fund the construction of a multibillion-dollar airport in southern Vietnam, as the country’s transport minister is seeking governmental permission for his own funding solution.

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Int’l organizations support US$4trillion for climate change program in Vietnam

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Minister of Nature Resources & Environment Nguyen Minh Quang said the government has planned VND3trillion program to invest in priority activities for climate change sector in 2015.

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DIY robotics device developed

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Polish scientists develop a robotic device that enables hobbyists to build and program their own robots for various tasks.

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Officials probed for stealing 1,250 chickens meant for poor farmers

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Twenty-two officials of a commune in central Vietnam are under investigations for allegedly stealing 1,250 chickens intended to be given to poor farmers under a state-funded farming program.

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Wikimedia files lawsuit challenging NSA mass surveillance

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The American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit on behalf of Wikimedia Foundation and other organizations against the National Security Agency, challenging the government's mass surveillance program.

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NA leader launches tree plantation campaign in Quang Binh

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NA leader launches tree plantation campaign in Quang Binh

National Assembly (NA) Deputy Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Thursday visited the tomb of late General Vo Nguyen Giap and launched a campaign to plant over 13,000 trees in Vung Chua area, the north central province of Quang Binh.

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"Operation Game Change" program launched

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'Operation Game Change' program launched

From the left: Steven Galster, Director of Freeland Foundation; H.E. Cao Duc Phat Minister, MARD; U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius; H.E. Bui Cach Tuyen, Vice Minister, MONRE (Photo: The US Embassy website)
The US Embassy in Vietnam and Vietnamese Ministries of Natural Resource and Environment (MONRE); Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have launched the program “Operation Game Change” in Hanoi, coinciding with World Wildlife Day.

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New rural program narrows rural, urban income gap

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New rural program narrows rural, urban income gap

The New Rural Development Program has been implemented in Ho Chi Minh City for six years and achieved good results. Accordingly, average income for rural citizens in the city was accounted for over 80 percent of urban citizens’ income in 2014, said the city Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai at a conference on March 2.

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Vietnam plans to dole out largest rewards ever for whistleblowers

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Vietnam plans to dole out largest rewards ever for whistleblowers

Vietnam is almost ready to launch a new reward program for whistleblowers, promising to pay a lot more to insiders who have taken huge risks to report on wrongdoings.

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Vietnam banks on macadamia nuts

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Vietnam banks on macadamia nuts

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has decided to develop 250,000 hectares of macadamia, sometimes called the queen of nuts, in the next five years.

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HCMC leaders celebrate Tet with away-from-home workers

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HCMC leaders celebrate Tet with away-from-home workers

Ho Chi Minh City Party’s Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai, People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan and People’s Council Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam yesterday attended a festive day to celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival with 600 workers from industrial and export processing zones at Suoi Tien Tourist and Cultural Park, District 9.

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