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Youth be key role in economic development: leader

Hà Nội Party Committee Secretary Hoàng Trung Hải gives a speech at the conference.

Secretary of the Hà Nội Party Committee Hoàng Trung Hải yesterday said he hoped youth would play a key role in developing the capital’s economy. Speaking at a conference commending outstanding youth union secretaries held in Hà Nội on Wednesday, Hải emphasised youths’ roles in development. The conference attracted nearly …

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Laos border markers planted

Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng (centre, blue cravat) and Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong attend the closing ceremony of the Việt Nam-Laos Joint Committee on the Border Marker Planting Project yesterday in Hà Nội.

A State ceremony to mark the completion of the border marker planting project along the Việt Nam-Laos border was held in the capital city yesterday with the presence of Nguyễn Tấn Dũng and Thongsing Thammavong, prime ministers of Việt Nam and Laos. As of now, 1002 marker posts have been …

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VN named bright spot in ASEAN

The country remains the bright spark in the ASEAN economy with growth accelerating to 6.7 per cent in 2015 as foreign direct investment (FDI) reached record levels and export growth stayed strong despite low commodity prices, the survey said.

Việt Nam’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to stay between 6 and 7 per cent from 2016 to 2018, according to the latest report from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Titled “Economic Insight: South East Asia”, the survey attributed the growth to improvements in …

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Poor trash management a waste of vital resources

A solid waste dump in Tiền Hải Industrial Zone in the northern province of Thái Bình. Poor management in sorting and treating solid waste not only pollutes the environment, but also wastes resources, environmental experts say.

Poor management in sorting and treating solid waste not only pollutes the environment, but also wastes resources, environmental experts said at the third 3R International Scientific Conference on Material yesterday in Hà Nội. The three-day conference was organised by the Việt Nam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Japan …

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Exhibition highlights women’s role in disasters

Lifeways: The exhibition displays the replica of a corner of a local house during the flood season in the central Quảng Bình Province.

Vietnamese shares rose on both local markets yesterday. Financial firms, including banks, insurance companies and brokerage firms, made gains. The benchmark VN Index rebounded 0.7 per cent to close at 575.91 points after declining by 0.8 per cent in the previous two trading sessions. The HNX Index on the Hà …

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Angola probes death of two VN citizens

Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesperson Phạm Thu Hằng

Angolan relevant agencies are investigating the killing of two Vietnamese nationals in the country, Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesperson Phạm Thu Hằng said yesterday. According to the host’s relevant agencies, Đặng Quốc Nghĩa was robbed and killed by two native employees in Luanda capital on March 3, while Nguyễn Viết Hậu …

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FC Tokyo defeat Binh Duong

Convincing win: Tokyo FC players celebrate their victory over Becamex Binh Duong yesterday

Vietnamese Becamex Binh Duong lost 3-1 to FC Tokyo in the second round Group E match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo yesterday. Although, they earned the first goal 24 minutes into the game and were leading in the first half, Binh Duong …

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Wildlife trafficking poses risks to public health

Authorities seize illegally trafficking pangolins. Wildlife trafficking in Viet Nam and the high demand for exotic meat, jewelry, medicine and even pets is a threat not only to bio-diversity, but also to public health.

Wildlife trafficking in Viet Nam and the high demand for exotic meat, jewelry, medicine and even pets is a threat not only to bio-diversity, but also to public health, according to environment experts. Experts said the illegal trade of products, which has both domestic and international origins, increases the risk …

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Foreign investment needed to develop part suppliers

Traders and producers gather at a part supply technology fair in Ha Noi.

Industries thriving due to free trade agreements (FTAs) should seek foreign investment to develop domestic suppliers of parts or materials for manufacturing, experts said. Ho Thi Kim Thoa, deputy minister of industry and trade, said those industries include garment, textile, and leather­ and footwear. The FTAs will create many opportunities …

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