Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise

Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise

Vietnam must step up efforts to ensure 90 percent of HIV-infected people will receive sustained antiretroviral (ARV) therapy by 2020, in line with the international UN target, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said at a meeting of National Committee for AIDS, Prostitution and Drug Prevention on December 8.

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Eleventh national youth union congress opens

The 11th National Congress of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth (HCYU) opened in Hanoi on December 11, drawing 999 delegates representing millions of the union’s members nationwide.

Cat Linh - Ha Dong sky train to test run in September 2018


PANO - Hanoi’s first elevated railway line running from Cat Linh to Ha Dong, in the north of Hanoi, is scheduled to undertake a test run in September 2018 and then, to officially begin operating at the end of the year, announced the Railway Project Management Board under the Ministry of Transport recently.

Distressed fishermen saved at sea


PANO - Ship SAR-411 of the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center successfully brought seven fishermen on troubled trawler BD-96691TS to Da Nang city on December 9.

More supports for UXO victims


PANO - The Engineering Command, the Vietnam Bomb and Mine Action Assistance Fund and Dak Lak Provincial People's Committee, held an art exchange themed “For a peaceful life” and presented gifts to victims of unexploded ordnances (UXOs) in the province on December 9.
Part 1: Changes in all walks of life

PANO - At present, over 500 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) have permanent operations in Vietnam with a recent estimated annual disbursement of about USD 300 million. This is a meaningful resource for Vietnam because apart from financial assistance, these organizations also focus on capacity building, transferring technology and experiences, and applying new approaches to improve efficiency and sustainability of their projects in Vietnam.

PM urges Lao Cai to protect Sa Pa traditional culture


Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stressed the need to preserve Sa Pa’s traditional culture, considering this the most important job during the transformation process.

Smartphone ownership keeps growing: Nielsen Vietnam report


Smartphone ownership has continued to grow in both urban and rural areas in Vietnam, according to the 2017 Nielsen Vietnam Smartphone Insights report.

Workshop looks to promote hotline for human trafficking fight


The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of northern border Lao Cai province held a workshop in Lao Cai city on November 30 to discuss a hotline on human trafficking prevention and control.
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