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Việt Nam expects further NZ support on East Sea issue

Việt Nam appreciates New Zealand’s support for its stance on the East Sea dispute and would like it to continue, Việt Nam Fatherland Front President Trần Thanh Mẫn said on Tuesday. Meeting with Trevor Mallard, Speaker of New Zealand’s House of Representatives, in Wellington, Mẫn also called for continued support …

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Credit growth reaches 15.3% in 11-month period

The credit growth in November rose 2.8 per cent against the previous month, pushing the total rise in the 11 months of this year to 15.3 per cent. According to the National Financial Supervisory Commission, the government’s financial watchdog, the ratio of medium and long-term loans in the 11 months …

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Stronger Asia-Europe links needed in key areas: officials

Asia and Europe need to forge stronger ties in key areas like education and sustainable development to improve connectivity and foster inclusive growth, senior officials said on December 1. Accordingly, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)’s Board of Governors (BoG) approved 13 new projects in education, governance, public health and sustainable development …

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City seeks investors in wastewater plants

Despite billions of đồng spent on wastewater treatment facilities, many projects are still incomplete and wastewater pollution remains a huge problem. The Tham Lương – Bến Cát waste water treatment plant, with processing capacity of 131,000 cubic metres per day, was scheduled in October to begin treating wastewater of about …

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Artist depicts sex abuse victims to help them heal

Sandy Ngọc Nguyễn was sexually abused at the age 8. She attempted suicide several times over the years. Facing death, she regained the strength to live and to overcome the pain and hurt of her trauma. She is one of many women around the world joining the art project “1001 …

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Five Vietnamese fishermen sent back home from Philippines

The Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, and the Việt Nam Embassy in the Philippines, on Wednesday, co-hosted a ceremony to send five Vietnamese fishermen back to the country. At Sual Port in Pangasinan Province, the five fishermen were in a fishing boat, numbered PY 96173 TS, which was towed into international …

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Hà Tĩnh: man imprisoned for anti-State propaganda

The People’s Court of the central province Hà Tĩnh yesterday sentenced Nguyễn Văn Hoá, born in 1995, to seven years’ imprisonment for anti-State propaganda. The resident of Kỳ Khang Commune, Kỳ Anh District, has also been banned from leaving his residential location for three years after his release. According to …

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PM hails eye hospital achievements

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc applauded the achievements of the Việt Nam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO), known as the Central Eye Hospital, especially its work with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to eradicate trachoma in Việt Nam. The leader made the appraisal at the centenary celebration of the VNIO, …

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Preserving peace a national priority: NA Chairwoman

Việt Nam always supports and creates optimal conditions for people’s organisations, including the Việt Nam Peace Committee, to engage in activities promoting world peace, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said yesterday. The nation considers maintaining peace a top priority, she told leaders and delegates of the World Peace …

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