The HCM City Department of Transport aims to have 75 percent of the new buses running on clean fuel by the end of 2020.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) held a ceremony in Hanoi on November 19th to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its establishment (November 23rd, 1946-2016) and organised an artistic exchange named Sang mai nhung tam long nhan dao (“Forever Shining Humanitarian Hearts”).
UNICEFF and the Vietnam Red Cross have signed an USD 125,000 partnership agreement to improve drinking water safety and hygiene.
Việt Nam will likely face damages of more than VNĐ141.2 trillion (US$6.7 billion) due to natural disasters such as typhoons, floods or earthquakes in the next 50 years, the World Bank has said.
(VNF) - From November 15th - 17th, the fourth law enforcement Joint Management Group (JMG) on People Smuggling meeting is taking place in Ho Chi Minh city, to foster regional cooperation and progress counter people smuggling efforts across Asia.
(VNF) - Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd, charity fund group Vemba5 and the Dien Bien Dong district Department of Education and Training on November 12th co-hosted the Pu Nhi pre-school handover commencement program in Pu Nhi commune.
(VNF) - The Civil Engineering Construction Joint Stock Corporation 8 (CIENCO8) has put into full operation the Coc Pai bridge (K299+450) on the National Highway 4, located in Xin Man district, Ha Giang province.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee on November 6th received VND 700 million (over USD 31,000) and USD 10,000 donated by overseas Vietnamese to local residents in flood-hit central provinces.
Vietnam’s Government is leading the humanitarian response and recovery at the national level and in the affected provinces.
The Department of Fire Fighting and Prevention and Rescue Police (C66) under the Ministry of Public Security has asked localities to inspect fire prevention work in recreation centres that often gather a attract large numbers of people, especially at centres facing high risk of fire such as karaoke venues, bars and restaurants.
Vietnam will need USD 1 trillion to response and recover from its strongest ever drought and saltwater intrusion.
Floods, sparked by torrential rains, have occurred in central provinces over the last few days, beginning to wreak havoc on the localities which already suffered from devastating floods just some weeks ago.
The Prime Minister has adopted a project to support socio-economic development among small ethnic minority groups in the 2016-2025 period.
As of November 1st, nearly VND45.9 billion was mobilized through the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) at all levels to assist flood-affected people in central localities, according to the Central Rescue Board during a meeting held on November 1st.
After receiving information about a fire breaking out at a karaoke bar on the afternoon of November 1st and tearing through four neighbouring buildings in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district, causing serious damage, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested the Hanoi People’s Committee to take action and instructed fire fighting and rescue forces to search for people still trapped.
Conference on promoting of foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) cooperation with Tuyen Quang province was held on October 28th, in headquarters of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO).
The Gia Lai provincial People’s Committee has issued a decision to adopt the project on realizing policies on residential and production land, as well as safe water, for poor ethnic minority people and poor families in extremely disadvantaged villages, using capital of over VND140 billion.