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The Ministry of Information and Communications, in collaboration with UNICEF, organised a conference to gather ideas on a project to protect and support children in cyberspace during the 2020-2025 period,

British Council project focuses on cultural heritage growth

The British Council has announced three recipients who will enjoy financial support from the Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth project.

Social Headlines December 19

World Bank in Vietnam keen on climate change response; Vietnam to create jobs for 1.6 million labourers; Individuals honoured for donating special documents; Broken water pipes affect 70,000 households

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 7/11

 Huge potential for cooperation with Middle East, North Africa; Garment and textile exports to reach US$19 billion; 11 export items surpass US$2 billion; Gazprom considers liquefied gas provision to Vietnam

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 22/10

 Vietnam encourages investment in deprived areas; Banking sector audit shows mixed results; Exports increase in three quarters; Thanh Hoa rolls out welcome mat for Nghi Son EZ

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 20/10

 Three banks to get bonds for bad-debt swap; HCM City firms in line for short-term SBV loans; Security application reaches 1m mobiles; Long An tops Delta investment; Vietnam-Russia trade to hit US$4 billion in 2013

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 7/10

 Imported pesticides saturate VN market; HCM City property market sees revival; Exports of rice to decrease sharply; Mobile phones press towards top of export list for first time

One million Vietnamese children malnourised

 Around one million Vietnamese children currently suffer from malnutrition, causing thousands of deaths.

Five provinces allowed using 1,200ha of paddy land for projects

 VietNamNet Bridge - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has permitted five provinces to use more than 1,260 hectares of rice land and protective forest to implement a number of projects and works.

Biggest incentives for the first PPP project in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge - Foreign investors are very interested in the Dau Giay - Phan Thiet highway projects, after a series of preferential policies are announced.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 17/9

 HCM City Metro wins investment; Tax cuts likely for micro financiers; Belgian Minister prepares to study Hiep Phuoc Port complex; PM demands dairy hike explanation

Construction of Nghi Son Refinery delayed to September

The Chairman of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) said the foreign partners had settle $5 billion for the Nghi Son oil refinery project but the construction will be kicked of in September, instead of July.

Two big guys run away from Van Phong

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) has had its investment license revoked. PetroVietnam has also decided to quit a project in the Van Phong Economic Zone.

Quang Ngai: School toilet project doubted of corruption

The market construction cost of 1m2 is about VND3 million, but it is up to VND9 million for toilets built by the Department of Education and Training of Quang Ngai Province. This project is being investigated.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 15/6

 Official calls for critical amendment to business law; Banks reluctant over bad-debt settlement plan; Hoa Binh province works to lure Indian businesses; Mekong Delta targets GDP growth of 12 percent

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 11/6

 Shrimp exporters move against US extra duties; Rolls-Royce eyes Vietnam market; Indian firm invests US$1.8 billion in Long Phu thermal power plant; EC to announce FTA impact on Vietnam

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/6

  VAFI calls for tax on trading of gold bars; Excess cement prompts production check; Survey condemns quality of companies' financial reports; VN Airlines announces new S Korea route

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 24/5

 UK volunteers cycle for Vietnamese babies; HCM City presents office building to Laos; Training 150,000 rural labourers in 2013; Wall Street English opens first Vietnam centre

Airbus components to be manufactured in Vietnam

According to an official of the Da Nang Hi-tech Park Management Board, the Korea Aerospace Industries has made a survey in Da Nang to build an aircraft component manufacturing factory for Airbus.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 21/5

 Interest rates unlikely to drop further; Coffee growers receive preferential credit loans; Thirty-nine projects lose licences; Central coast eyes huge tourist wave