JICA intensifies collaboration with Vietnam in several fields in FY2021

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) plans to focus on health, public investment and human resource development in its activities in Vietnam in fiscal year 2021, which began on April 1, JICA’s chief representative in Vietnam Shimizu Akira …

Vietnam’s multidimensional poverty rate dropping

The multidimensional poverty rate in Vietnam reduced from 9.9 percent in 2016 to 4.5 percent last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.The rate in rural areas is higher than that in urban …

HCM City receives two more trains of Metro Line No.1

Two more trains with total six carriages for Ho Chi Minh City’s Metro Line No.1 (Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien) arrived in the city’s Khanh Hoi port from Japan on June 20.The trains, the fourth and fifth out of total 17 trains of the line, all produced by Japan,…

CPV e-newspaper launches new interface, mobile app

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) e-newspaper, at dangcongsan.vn, run by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education, launched its new mobile-friendly interface and mobile app on June 21.Addressing the launching ceremon…

Over 300,000 people escape illiteracy in eight years

Literacy classes have been organized for more than 300,000 people aged 15 – 60, over the last eight years, the Ministry of Education and Training unveiled during a recent video teleconference (VTC).The national VTC was held on June 18 to review the imp…

Publishers promote summer reading for kids

Vietnamese publishing houses are promoting new programmes and books this summer to encourage children to read.The Kim Dong Publishing House is launching the programme “Doc Xuyen Mua He 2021” (Summer Reading in 2021), providing dozens of new book titles…

SABECO to sponsor national football teams for one year

The Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (SABECO) has agreed a deal to sponsor Vietnam’s national football teams for one year.The sponsorship deal was signed between SABECO, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and the VTVcab Sport Development Joi…

National futsal team to compete at tournament in Spain

Vietnam will take part in an international four-side futsal tournament in Spain in August in preparation for their World Cup campaign.The team just completed a 21-day quarantine period in Ho Chi Minh City and returned home on last week after qualifying…