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Halong Aphrodite Cruise catches fire

According to a reliable information, the luxury cruise ship in Halong bay suddenly caught fire on the pier at Tuan Chau Island (Halong Bay, Quang Ninh) makes a lot of visitors jumped into the sea to escape the boat on fire. As the newest update, the cruise’s name is Aphrodite Q6299 (Aphrodite Cruise). The fire

Ministry seeks to remove anonymity of Vietnamese rice

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted a plan to the Government that seeks to develop a Vietnamese rice brand name by 2020. For long now Vietnam has been one of the top three rice exporting nations, but it lacks brand names that are known in the global market, the ministry has said

Int’l delegates participate in friendship spring tour

Over 200 delegates and representatives from embassies, diplomatic corps, international and non-governmental organizations in Vietnam, as well as central and local agencies took part in the 2015 Friendship Spring Tour on March 21 in the districts of Quoc Oai and Phuc Tho of Hanoi. Jointly held by the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO) and the

Vietnam to be more active in int’l efforts to respond to climate change

Vietnam should play a more active role in international efforts to respond to climate change, instead of just calling for assistance from international organisations, said Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang.   In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on prioritized response programmes in 2015, the minister said responding to

External cultural strategy of Viet Nam until 2020 announced

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a press briefing to announce the cultural strategy for Viet Nam’s foreign relations until 2020 and the vision for 2030. Accordingly, the key task until 2020 is to develop external cultural models and activities in a diverse and effective manner to highlight the Vietnamese culture through traditional

Opportunity to enjoy the Taste of France dinner in Viet Nam

On 19th March 2015, the event “Gout de France” (Taste of France) will be held for the first time in restaurants and French Embassies in 150 countries across 5 continents to honor French gastronomy, of which, seventeen chefs from Viet Nam will join in. “Gout de France” is initiated by the world-famous chef Alain Ducasse (3

Vietnam to build high speed train system

Vietnam plans to build a new high speed railway, with trains that would speed from Hanoi to HCM City in just a few hours. At the moment, it takes more than one day to commute between the two cities and the route requires changes. The Prime Minister has just approved the strategy for modernising the

Miners set to dig in over green fees

Mine and quarry operators may be faced by a big rise in environmental protection fees following the government’s decision to revise the charges. Pham Ngoc Thach, head of Tax and Fee Section under the Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) Tax Policy Department, said the ministry was revising the government’s Decree 74/2011/ND-CP on environmental protection fees (EPF)

60% of university students cannot meet self-study requirements

According to a recent survey, about 60 percent of students believe self-study plays a very important role in their university education, but only 16 percent of 300 surveyed students have “high” self-awareness in planning self-study. Only 2 percent ranked “very high”, while 76 percent rated “average”. Normally, Trinh Dang Khoa, MA, from the HCM City