Vietnam, Laos issue joint statement

Vietnam, Laos issue joint statement

NDO/VNA - Vietnam and Laos have issued a joint statement during Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Laos from April 26-27, emphasising the two sides agreed to increase bilateral cooperation between ministries, sectors and localities. (Apr 27, 2017)


Village promotes traditional craft of embroidery

  Apr 14, 2017
NDO – The traditional embroidery craft in Dong Cuu village, Dung Tien commune, Thuong Tien district in Hanoi, was recently honoured as a national intangible cultural heritage. For hundreds of years, embroiderers in the village have established their fame for making royal robes and costumes for festivals and worshipping rituals. 

Promoting positive changes in public healthcare services

  Apr 14, 2017
NDO - Vietnamese people are more satisfied with public healthcare services compared with previous years, including better quality of public hospitals at grassroots level and healthcare for under six-year old children, acknowledging significant efforts of the health sector.  

Deputy PM Hue: SOE equitisation goal urged to improve quality

  Apr 11, 2017
NDO – The restructuring State-owned enterprises’ (SOEs) target should not only be attained in terms of quantity but also quality.  

Adding fuel to the fire in Syria

  Apr 08, 2017
NDO – Early on the morning of April 7, from its warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea, the US launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat air base near the central city of Homs, Syria. This is the biggest substantial escalation of the US military over the past six years of the Syrian civil war, which may pose potential risk of exacerbating tensions in the region while threatening to completely shatter all efforts to seek a political solution to the crisis in this Middle Eastern country.  

Vietnam objects to Taiwan (China)’s live-fire drill in Vietnam’s waters

  Mar 30, 2017
NDO/VNA – Vietnam resolutely protests against Taiwan (China)’s live-fire drill in waters around Ba Binh in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and demands that Taiwan cease such actions, stated Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh on March 30.  

Vietnam participates in Francophone festival in France

  Mar 26, 2017
NDO/VNA – Vietnamese representatives attended the Francophone festival held in Yebles commune, Seine et Marne province, in the outskirts of Paris, on March 25-26.  

Bringing classical music closer to the public

  Mar 09, 2017
NDO – The performance of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) on March 4 at Ly Thai To Statue attracted a large number of onlookers, creating a ‘phenomenon’ in the nation’s culture and arts. 

Creating favourable conditions for rice exports

  Mar 03, 2017
NDO—Vietnam earned US$248 million from exporting 799,000 tonnes of rice in the first two months of 2017, down 40.6% in value and 17.2% in volume compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.  

Actively adapting to population aging

  Mar 01, 2017
NDO – A rapid ageing population, due to the increasing number of elderly citizens both in number and proportion compared to the total population, is a scenario which inevitably occurs in most developing countries, including Vietnam. 

Finding ways to boost seafood exports

  Feb 24, 2017
NDO—The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has forecast that shrimp export revenues are expected to reach US$7.4 billion in 2017, and year-on-year increase of 6%. However, the shrimp industry is facing many new challenges related to trade barriers, technical barriers and the quality control regulations of importers.  

Exploring marine life at Vietnam’s largest museum of sea creatures

  Feb 21, 2017
NDO—Covering a total area of around 5,000m2 in the port district of Cau Da in the coastal city of Nha Trang, the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam provides visitors with amazing and vivid insight into marine life. The museum displays more than 22,000 specimens of 5,000 marine species, including rare marine mammals. 

Lifting hope of peace, cooperation and development

  Jan 31, 2017
NDO—2016 saw a multitude of dramatic changes in the situation of the world, challenging forecasts by policymakers and the public with increases in instability, violence, conflict, terrorism, the spread of extremist nationalism and the risk of confrontation between the major world powers. As we enter 2017, international highlights are expected to contribute to preserving world peace, stability, cooperation and development.  

Brocade weaving of the Bahnar ethnic group in Gia Lai

  Feb 01, 2017
NDO – In the Bahnar ethnic group’s community in Glar commune, Dac Hoa district, Gia Lai province, the trades of sculpting, forging and carpentry are considered as men’s jobs while wine making and brocade weaving are the typical trades of women.  

Cultural identities of etthnic minority people during Tet festival

  Jan 29, 2017
NDO—The Lunar New Year (Tet) is a much-anticipated festival for all people, including ethnic minority groups. People in remote areas are very enthusiastic to invite guests to eat dinner and drink wine either on New Year’s Eve or in the first days of the Lunar New Year.