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A photo contest has kicked off to start the #VietnamNOW campaign as part of the country’s inbound marketing strategy.

Vietnam Airlines and ST Engineering Aerospace team up for aircraft maintenance service

Vietnam Singapore Technologies Engineering Aerospace (VSTEA), a joint venture between Vietnam Airlines Engineering Company (VAECO) and ST Engineering Aerospace, was introduced in Hanoi on Thursday.

Exhibition showcases new art works by Southern artists

The HCM City Fine Arts Association has launched an exhibition showcasing new works by artists in the South at the city Fine Arts Museum as part of the city’s celebrations of the 74th National Day, which falls on September 2.

Artists from 16 countries show works at int'l exhibition

As many as 25 artists from 16 countries are exhibiting their work at an exhibition at the Da Nang Art Museum until August 7 as part of a one-week exchange programme.

Japanese father fulfills his daughter’s dream

The dreams of a young Japanese woman play out in a school in the central province of Quang Nam every day.

Overseas Vietnamese singers’ mini live show to open in HCM City

A live show featuring four veteran female Viet kieu (overseas Vietnamese) singers will be held in HCM City on Saturday.

HCM City to host international track and field tourney

The 26th HCM City International Track and Field Viet Nam Open 2019 will take place at Thong Nhat Stadium from July 17-19, the organising board has announced.

HCM City merges 18 wards with larger administrative units

The HCM City People’s Committee has announced plans to reorganise districts, communes and wards by 2021.

Lawmakers debate funding regulations for public works

On Tuesday, the seventh session of the 14th National Assembly received split opinions on whether the NA or the Government should have the authority to set the amount of capital allocated to each State budget-invested project in the mid-term plan.

Prime Minister requests strict punishment for school violence

 At an annual governmental session yesterday, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested a strict punishment for school violence following some cases in the country.

Large forested areas of Ca Mau face high risks of wildfire

More than 26,200 ha out of the 43,500 ha of forested area in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau are facing extremely high risks of wildfire, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

FLC proposes building first urban-university model in Ha Long

 Real estate developer FLC Group has submitted to the Ministry of Education and Training its proposal to build an international university of technology-tourism-aviation in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh.

WB project helps improve Vietnam’s tertiary education quality

 The World Bank (WB) has been carrying out a project on improving the quality of tertiary education at four universities in Vietnam, including the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), since 2018 to increase their autonomy.

Green Climate Fund helps Quang Nam adapt to climate change

 The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will continue supporting the central province of Quang Nam’s climate change adaptation efforts this year by sponsoring the construction of flood-proof houses and the cultivation of mangrove forests.

HCMC attempts to cut use of non-biodegradable plastic bags

 HCMC aims to cut off non-biodegradable plastic bags in supermarkets, shopping malls and markets, collect and recycle plastic bags produced from household activities this year.

Forum promotes Vietnam-UK educational investment, cooperation

 A Vietnam-UK educational investment and cooperation forum held in London on January 22 was successful beyond expectations with the signing of 23 memoranda of understanding.

Tien Giang strives to protect coastal forests from erosion

 The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is striving to conserve coastal protection forests that have been seriously eroded by sea encroachment triggered by climate change.

Hai Duong province moves to conserve ancestral lychee tree

 Thanh Ha district of northern Hai Duong province is taking steps to conserve and utilise the genetic resource of an almost-200-year-old lychee tree believed to be the origin of the local lychee specialty.

Teacher orders pupils to slap classmate to deliver punishment

 The Ministry of Education and Training has asked local authorities in Quang Binh Province to strictly punish a local teacher who ordered 23 pupils to slap a classmate 231 times.

Environmental protection tax on many commodities next year

 Lawmakers have decided to raise the environmental tax on a number of commodities from January 1, 2019.