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NA Standing Committee approves spending on rice for national reserve
The National Assembly Standing Committee on December 12 passed a resolution approving the addition of 553 billion VND (24.2 million USD) to the budget estimates to buy rice for the national reserve.
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Central provinces to get heavy rainfall

Central provinces from Quảng Bình to Phú Yên, as well as the northern part of the Central Highlands will experience strong rainfall, which will subside starting from December 6.Go »
Binh Dinh fishing vessel sinks in Vung Tau waters

Rescue forces recovered the bodies of two crewmembers 6 nautical miles from sunken fishing vessel 30366 TS of central Binh Dinh province on the morning of November 28.Go »
ASEAN sends aid to typhoon victims in Việt Nam

An aid package from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for victims of deadly typhoon Damrey arrived in the south central province of Khánh Hoà Thursday morning.Go »
NA adopts Resolution on 2018 socio-economic development plan

With 84.93 percent of approval, the Resolution targets a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.5-6.7 percent.Go »
PM: Saigon Hi-tech Park must become regional Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the Saigon Hi-tech Park (SHTP) to develop itself into a Silicon Valley in the region.Go »
APEC 2017 affirms Vietnam’s position and capacity

The year 2017 sees the second time Vietnam has played host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum after 19 years of being a member of the forum.Go »
Vietnam Women Award honours 18 units, individuals

The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Central Committee on October 17 presented the Vietnam Women Award 2017 to eight units and 10 individuals with outstanding contributions to social development.Go »
Party Central Committee wraps up sixth session

The 12th Party Central Committee wrapped up its sixth session in Hanoi on October 11 after seven working days in a serious, democratic and responsible manner.Go »
Party Central Committee discusses reform of public non-business agencies

The discussions were part of the sixth plenary meeting of the 12th Party Central Committee, which opened on October 4.Go »
Italian book on Vietnam’s island sovereignty introduced in Rome

The book was written by Sandra Scagliotti, Director of the Centre for Vietnam Studies in Turin of Italy, aiming to show that the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes belong to Vietnam.Go »
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