The Green One United Nations House on Kim Ma Street, Hanoi (Source:

Hanoi-based UN office gets top green buildings award

The Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) on May 22 awarded the Green One United Nations House (GOUNH) in Hanoi a Platinum Lotus certification, the highest level in the market-based green building rating system.
A fisherman on his new steel hulled vessel built under Decree 67 in Ha Tinh province (Photo: SGGP)

PM requires inspection over fishing boat building under Decree 67

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to inspect and clarify problems, published on media news, about building and upgrading fishing boats under the Government’s Decree 67.
Echigo patrol vessel will travel Vietnam on June 13. (Source:

Japan helps VN in anti- piracy training

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) yesterday launched a traveling plan for 40 meters- patrol vessel Echigo to Vietnam and the Philippines to participate in anti-piracy training program. 
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega-regional economic agreement being negotiated between ASEAN countries and the six trading partners. (Source:

VN supports RCEP’s negotiations

The third Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was yesterday held at Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi.
Vietnam’s worst drought in 90 years killed off vast areas crops in the Mekong Delta last year. (Photo: VNA/VNS)

Disasters a threat to VN development

The increasing intensity and devastation caused by natural disasters continues to pose an “enormous challenge” to the nation, causing severe losses of assets and human life, and threatens to derail Vietnam’s development.