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Nearly 2 trillion VND invested in upgrading north-south railway
The Ministry of Transport has approved a 1.95 trillion VND (83.85 million USD) project on upgrading weak bridges along the railway connecting Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
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VnExpress and Binh Dinh Province to jointly hold VnExpress Marathon

VnExpress online newspaper, in collaboration with the authorities of Binh Dinh Province, will organize the "VnExpress Marathon - VM Quy Nhon 2019" on June 9, with total prize value amounting to VND700 million (about US$30,000).Go »
NA Standing Committee’s 33th meeting to start on April 10

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee will convene its 33rd meeting from April 10-18, according to a NA statement.Go »
National Assembly Chairwoman concludes overseas working trip

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan returned to Hanoi on April 9, concluding her tour to Morocco and France, working with the European Parliament and attendance at the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) from March 28 to April 8.Go »
MPI estimates GDP lower than its low growth scenario

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) lowered its estimate for Vietnam’s GDP growth to 6.58 percent in the first quarter of this year.Go »
Vietnam welcomes record number of foreign visitors in February

An estimated 1.58 million foreigners visited Vietnam in February, a month-on-month increase of 5.8 percent, according to the General Statistics Office.Go »
Top Vietnamese leader holds talks with US President

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong on February 27 held talks with US President Donald Trump, who is in Hanoi for the second DPRK-USA summit.Go »
Preparations for US-DPRK Summit on schedule: Deputy FM

Preparations for the upcoming second summit between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are on schedule, earning appreciation from the two countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung told the press on February 21.Go »
Fisheries industry sets export target of $10 billion

The fisheries sector has set itself an export target of US$10 billion this year, the target set by the Government only for 2020, according to the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep).Go »
Ha Long-Van Don expressway to officially open on February 1

The State Council for Pre-Acceptance Test of Construction Works has tested the Ha Long-Van Don expressway, which connects with Ha Long - Hai Phong - Hanoi expressway and Van Don Airport, and agreed to put the road into conditional operation on February 1.Go »
Two Philippine sailors rescued in Binh Dinh

Two Philippine sailors who were had been drifting at sea for days were recently rescued by a fishing vessel in Vietnam’s central coastal province of Binh Dinh.Go »
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