NA deputies debate auditing of PPP projects

A NA deputy speaks at the NA session on May 28. At the ongoing ninth sitting of the 14th National Assembly, a discussion on the auditing of public-private partnership (PPP) projects took center stage – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – At the ongoing ninth sitting of the 14th National Assembly (NA) on May 28, a discussion […]

Deforestation continues to rage in Vietnam

The plan focuses on accelerating civic engagement in forest protection and development which hands over forestry areas to local residents, especially ethnic minority groups, to manage and plant trees. The General Department of Land Administration will work as a monitoring body to instruct and inspect localities, organisations and businesses to tighten management over forests.  VNS

Deforestation continues to rage in Vietnam

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam will mark four years of natural forest closure this July, a measure to reverse severe deforestation. A total 58 localities closed their natural forests from July 2016, following Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s order which aimed to halt wood exploitation by State agencies, including those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, […]

Police break up major online gambling ring in Hanoi

The police noted that Tu and the other suspects, including Nguyen Ngoc Trung, Nguyen Trong Tuan, Nguyen Van Toan, Khuat Vinh Quang from Hanoi and Tran Huu Hung from the north-central province of Ha Tinh, had colluded and contributed capital to buy accounts to run the ring.

International tourists down nearly 50 percent

Hanoi (VNA) – The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 48.8 percent decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in the first five months of the year, with the total standing at 3.73 million. The General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on May 29 that 72.9 percent of foreign tourists in the period were from Asia, […]

One-year-old boy from Russia becomes Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient

The latest recovery is a 39-year-old man of Tan Chau District in Tay Ninh Province on the Cambodian border. He illegally returned to Vietnam from Cambodia by coach through a trail on May 2 and was persuaded by his aunt to report his return to the police and be quarantined the next day.

Despite good harvest, salt farmers battered by low prices

Low selling price Bac Lieu Province has two districts engaged in the salt farming industry, namely Dong Hai and Hoa Binh. Ben Tre has Ba Tri District with more than 1,020 hereditary salt-farming households in four communes, consisting of Bao Thuan, Bao Thanh, Tan Thuy, and An Thuy, with a total area of 850 hectares. […]

Đà Nẵng kickstarts economy after COVID-19 pandemic

Director of the city’s Tourism Department Nguyễn Thị Hồng Hạnh said the city wanted to offer a stimulus for both group and individual tours, particularly young people who are not usually scared about travelling and those whose demand for travel was repressed during nationwide social distancing.