Thanh Nien News

World Bank helps Vietnam improve transport, flood control

The World Bank on 29 April approved more than US$500 million in support for improvements to road and bridge connections as well as flood control and sanitation conditions in Vietnam. The project aims to protect more than 255,000 residents and about 5,720 hectares out of 8,390 frequently ...

Vietnam seeks aid as drought threatens millions

Officials from the country’s agriculture ministry and the United Nations said more than 60,000 women and children in 18 hardest-hit provinces in southern and central Vietnam are facing malnutrition while around 1.75 million people from farming families have had their livelihoods badly hit. Keep reading ...

Vietnam's new president sworn into office

Vietnam’s National Assembly on 2 April swore in Tran Dai Quang, Minister of Public Security, as president, who promised to “push forward with comprehensive reforms” in the country. Among the 481 valid votes, 452 – or 91.5 percent of the total 494 members of the unicameral house ...

Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung leaves office

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung officially stepped down from the position after concluding two five-year terms in a National Assembly session on 6 April. “Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung has fulfilled all his tasks during his terms,” President Tran Dai Quang said in the session. Keep reading   ...

Vietnam to prosecute farmers using banned drugs in animal feed

Vietnam has introduced a new rule in the Penal Code under which the use of banned and harmful substances in animal farming can lead to strong punishments including prison terms of 20 years. Nguyen Van Viet, chief inspector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ...

Vietnam plans to replace rice with more profitable crops

Vietnam plans to gradually reduce rice production and switch to other more profitable crops, a plan that experts say makes sense since the country grows so much paddy and is a massive exporter of the unprofitable crop. The National Assembly’s Economic Committee recently agreed with the ...

Japanese defense chief to visit Vietnam this week: report

  Gen Nakatani, head of the Japan Defense Agency, will visit Vietnam from November 5-7 at the invitation of Minister of National Defense Phung Quang Thanh, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. His Vietnam visit would follow the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Plus, to be held from ...

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