WB to provide US$ 4 bil. interest-free to Vietnam in five years 10:44 | 08/02/2007
VNGOVNet – The World Bank (WB) announced on February 6 that it expects to provide over US$ 800 million a year in long-term interest-free credits to support Vietnam under the New Country Partnership Strategy. This represents more than US$4 billion in support for Vietnam from 2007 to 2011.
Ministry of Natural Resources wants to make life easier for business 08:27 | 08/02/2007
VNGOVNet – Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Mai Ái Trực on February 6 met 56 businesses to listen to their complaints about the existing flaws in policies, regulations and administrative procedures regarding the fields managed by his Ministry.
New rule on international health quarantine, labor health promulgated 10:00 | 07/02/2007
VNGOVNet – The Minister of Health has just promulgated Decisions 14 and 15/2007/QĐ-BYT on functions, responsibilities, terms of reference and organizational structures of the International Health Quarantine Centers and the Centers for Labor Health and Environment in cities and provinces.
Ministry of Health applies ‘Good Supply Practice’ to drug circulation 09:30 | 03/02/2007
VNGOVNet – Minister of Health Trần Thị Trung Chiến has just signed Decision 12/2007/QĐ-BYT, issuing the so-called ‘Good Supply Practice’ in a drive to shore up the current delivery of medicine to users.
Industrial production grows 25% in January 08:24 | 01/02/2007
VNGOVNet – The Ministry of Industry has reported that industrial production value in January 2007 was estimated at VND 46,155 billion, increasing by 26% against the same month last year. The centrally-run sector grew by 20.9; the locally-run sector, 9%; the non-public sector, 35.5%; and the foreign-invested sector, 24.9%.
Electric sector to save 440 mil. kWh from public lighting in 2007 08:21 | 27/01/2007
VNGOVNet – The Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) has revealed that, in 2007, it will carry out nearly 4,000 electricity projects, striving to sell 58.3-59 billion kWh and conserve at least 440 million kWh from public and office illumination.
Foreign-aided post-WTO accession assistance program launchs 08:46 | 25/01/2007
VNGOVNet – The program ‘Maintenance of sustainable development and poverty reduction through the implementation of World Trade Organization commitments’ launched in the January 24 afternoon at a signing ceremony involving the Government Office and the two financial donors of AusAid and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK.
USAID support to VN's WTO commitments fulfillment acknowledged 09:22 | 23/01/2007
VNGOVNet – On January 22, Mr. Nguyễn Quốc Huy, Vice Chair of the Government Office received Mr. Steve Parker, Director of the Support for Trade Acceleration Project (STAR) project under USAID Vietnam, on the occasion of the end of this technical assistance program for the implementation of the Vietnam–US Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) in the first period (2001-2006).
Project aims to help minority and mountain people in production expansion 08:06 | 20/01/2007
VNGOVNet – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has issued Ordinance 01/2007/TT-BNN instructing the implementation of the support project for production development, economic restructuring and improving production skills of ethnic minorities and people in mountain areas under Program 135, period 2006-2010.
International Support Group pledges US$ 4.45 bil. for Vietnam's environmental protection 11:04 | 19/01/2007
VNGOVNet – The Ministry of Resources and Environment (MORE) and the World Bank convened in the afternoon of January 18 in Hanoi a plenary meeting of the International Support Group on the Environment (ISGE) 2007 under the theme “Environmental protection in process of the global integration in Vietnam.” Minister Mai Ái Trực and WB Director Klaus Rohland presided over the Meeting.