VN wants to expand Internet coverage to all schools next year 14:14 | 20/08/2008
VGP - Backed by Viettel and Google, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) is striving to popularize wide-band Internet at all educational levels by 2009 with a view to boosting information technology (IT) application in the field of education and training.
Germany helps VN in waste treatment 10:10 | 20/08/2008
VGP – Germany’s environmental scientists and experts s are cooperating and assisting Việt Nam to put into practice an interdisciplinary scientific research project from now until 2011. The project aims at finding out effective and sustainable solutions to control solid wastes and sewages in Việt Nam’s urban areas, especially Hà Nội.
Foreign investors’ shares in Vietnamese banks kept unchanged 17:05 | 19/08/2008
VGP – According to the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV), it was recently rumored on the financial and banking markets that the Government would raise the percentage of shares hold by foreign investors (FIs) and strategic foreign investors (SFIs) in Vietnamese commercial banks.
Vietnam ETE 2008 – Ever-biggest electric technology fair 15:31 | 18/08/2008
VGP – The Việt Nam International Electrical Technology and Equipment Exhibition 2008 (Vietnam ETE 2008), backed by the Vietnamese Government, relevant ministries and agencies, will take place in Hà Nội from December 11-13.
ASEAN tourists to VN increases remarkably 13:47 | 18/08/2008
VNP - According to the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), from early 2008, the number of ASEAN tourists has increased 21%, reaching 473,000 turns out of 2.6 million international tourists to Việt Nam.
RoK gives VN $1 bil. preferential loan 18:05 | 14/08/2008
VGP - Under an agreement signed on August 14 in Hà Nội between Minister of Planning and Investment Võ Hồng Phúc and the Republic of Korea (RoK) Ambassador to Việt Nam, RoK committed to grant Việt Nam US $1 billion preferential loan within the period of 2008-2011.
Thạch Khê Steel Complex obtains US $5 bil. investment 18:12 | 13/08/2008
VGP – The Việt Nam Steel Corporation (VNSteel), Việt Nam Cement Industry Corporation, and India’s Tata Steel inked a joint-stock contract on building a steel complex in Thạch Khê, central Hà Tĩnh Province. With an investment of around US $5 billion, it is expected to generate yearly 4.5 million tons of steel.
Transport sector puts eye on domestic waterways 16:38 | 13/08/2008
VGP – To bring into full play advantages of domestic waterway transport in the context of national socio-economic development and international integration, the Ministry of Transport will focus on three goals in its overall planning by 2020, namely transportation, infrastructure, and shipbuilding.
VN, Laos and Cambodia join hands to promote tourism 15:05 | 11/08/2008
VGP – The Governments of Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia should invest more in tourism infrastructure for their respective provinces located in the Development Triangle, creating favorable conditions for travel and new tourist products.
ALSTOM Transport wishes to invest in metro system in Hà Nội 16:24 | 08/08/2008
VGP – Mr. Tom Richard, Asia-Pacific Executive Director of ALSOM Transport (France) said his firm wants to invest in building urban railway in Hà Nội.