Experts propose tax increase on cigarettes to cut smoking

Experts propose tax increase on cigarettes to cut smoking

NDO – It is estimated that Vietnam has more than 40,000 deaths each year from tobacco-related diseases. This number will increase to 70,000 per year by 2030, if effective preventive measures are not implemented immediately to prevent tobacco harm, experts have warned.  (12 hours ago)

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National hero Nguyen Trai commemorated in Hai Duong province

  Sep 25, 2018 16:34:44
NDO - A ceremony was held in the northern province of Hai Duong on September 25 to commemorate Nguyen Trai, a 15th century national hero who played a key role in the resistance war led by Le Loi against the Chinese Ming dynasty to regain Vietnam’s independence. 

Mid-Autumn Festival held for Vietnamese children in Czech Republic

  Sep 25, 2018 12:40:48
NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese community across the Czech Republic celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival for children from September 21 with lion dances, music performances and gift giving. 

Vietnam looks to boost health cooperation with Argentina

  Sep 25, 2018 12:34:24
NDO/VNA – Vietnam wants to learn from Argentina’s experience in campaigns to prevent harm from tobacco, alcohol and non-contagious diseases, as well as in providing initial healthcare and improving public health, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. 

Laos holds two-day state mourning for President Tran Dai Quang

  Sep 25, 2018 11:27:08
NDO - Laos will hold a two-day state mourning for Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on September 26 and 27, the Lao Prime Minister's Office announced on September 24. 

Thousands of mid-autumn festival gifts presented to disadvantaged children

  Sep 25, 2018 11:20:00
NDO –Thousands of gifts were presented to disadvantaged and ethnic children across the country to help them celebrate a warm and happy mid-autumn festival. 

PM commends trade unions for contributions to national development

  Sep 25, 2018 09:50:40
NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded trade unions and workers nationwide for their contributions to national development during a forum between Cabinet members and delegates to the 12th Congress of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).in Hanoi on September 24. 

Social security system “races” with changes in Industry 4.0

  Sep 24, 2018 17:37:24
NDO – According to forecasts, over the next two decades, 56% of workers in five ASEAN countries (including Vietnam) will face the risk of losing their jobs, while 86% of Vietnam’s textile and garment workers will be in danger of becoming unemployed due to automation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). The redesigning of suitable social security policies in the new context is now a problem for countries in the face of the evolution of the labour market. 

Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung inspects Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway

  Sep 24, 2018 16:53:20
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung led a delegation to inspect the progress of the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway on September 23, as it is a key transport infrastructure project in the Mekong Delta. 

Gifts presented to needy children in central region

  Sep 23, 2018 14:28:35
NDO –As many as 300 disadvantaged children with good academic recordswere presented with gifts at a ceremony to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Da Nang Children Cultural House on September 22. 

Ukraine-Vietnam centre for education, research cooperation launched

  Sep 23, 2018 10:58:39
NDO/VNA – The Ukraine-Vietnam Centre for Education Cooperation and Scientific Research has been set up at the Odessa National Polytechnic University of Ukraine (ONPU) under the leadership of Dr. Nguyen Thi Khanh Tien, a lecturer of the ONPU Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics. 

Online conference on fire prevention, fighting and rescue held

  Sep 22, 2018 12:46:30
NDO – The Ministry of Public Security organised an online conference on fire prevention, fighting and rescue in Hanoi on September 21. 

PM directs building of modern culture imbued with national identities

  Sep 21, 2018 22:02:24
NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 21 directed the building of a modern culture imbued with national identities, thus creating a driving force for socio-economic development.  

NA Chairwoman joins Hanoi children at Mid-autumn celebration

  Sep 21, 2018 12:09:27
NDO – National Assembly Chairwoman, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, joined 1,000 outstanding children and those living in difficult circumstances in Hanoi at a celebration for the Mid-autumn festival on September 20.  

PM approves road connecting Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway with Sapa

  Sep 21, 2018 12:00:59
NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project on building a road connecting Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway with Sapa, under a BOT (build-operate-transfer) model.