PM pledges $1 billion to tackle climate change in Mekong Delta

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has pledged $1 billion to the Mekong Delta to fund projects aimed at tackling climate change amid warnings that the country’s rice basket is disappearing. The funding will come from the State budget, the World Bank, and other sources, he told ...

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Environmentalists say Da Nang’s Son Tra must remain pristine

Without the original Son Tra, Da Nang will be just like other sea cities in Vietnam, according to environmentalists who are opposed to tourism development at the site. Biodiversity Conservancy International’s Chair Dang Trung Phuoc has sent letters to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and ministries, ...

GE signs $5.58bn in power, aviation deals in Vietnam

General Electric Co said on May 31 it had signed deals in Vietnam worth about $5.58 billion for power generation, aircraft engines and services, its largest single combined sale with the country in GE’s history. The agreements came as Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was on a ...

Trump hails signing of deals worth 'billions' with Vietnam

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed trade with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a White House visit on May 31 and welcomed the signing of business deals worth billions of dollars and the jobs they would bring. General Electric Co said earlier it had signed ...

Vietnam pledges to investigate massive illegal logging violations as international pressure grows

After several weeks of silence, the Vietnamese government announced that is working to begin an investigation into allegations of widespread illegal logging in Cambodia directed by Vietnamese companies and provincial government officials. Earlier this month the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a damning report which ...

Govt takes step to develop Vung Ang seaport

The government has instructed relevant sectors to study the establishment of a Lao joint state-private company to join its Vietnamese counterpart to develop a seaport in Vietnam, the government spokesman has said. The instruction was made at the two-day monthly cabinet meeting for May that closed ...

PM tells committee to strengthen int’l climate change co-operatioន

The National Committee for Climate Change needs to enhance its international co-operation and learn from other countries’ experience to promote climate change response in Việt Nam, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said on May 18. At the committee’s eighth meeting in Hà Nội, the Ministry ...

Plans gather steam for railway linking Vientiane to Vietnamese seaport

Work is gearing up for the planned building of a railway to connect Vientiane to the Vung Ang seaport in Vietnam after the two countries agreed to move forward with the project. The two governments last month signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Vientiane agreeing ...

Vietnam contributes to ASEAN Summit’s success

A Vietnamese delegation led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had important contributions to the success of the 30th ASEAN Summit, which took place in the Philippines on April 29-30. The statement was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung in an interview granted to ...

PM okays funds for social support system

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a target programme to develop a social support system for the 2016-20 period. The programme is aimed to create a safe, friendly and healthy living environment for children and reduce the rate of increase in the number of ...

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