NDO/VNA – Work began on the construction of a high school, a gift from General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, in Laos’ Bolykhamxay province on December 13. (Dec 13, 2017)
NDO – The Testing Unit of the Oncology Centre - Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City has been recognised with the award of Six Sigma certification under the US Westgard Sigma Verification of Performance (VP) Programme.
NDO/VNA – Ho Chi Minh City has approved the extension of the city’s first metro route, linking Ben Thanh Market with Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, to the neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai.
NDO – The Hai Duong Provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony on December 10 to receive the Prime Minister’s certificate of recognition for Kinh Mon district as a new rural district in Hai Duong province.
NDO - Dinh Manh Thang, a former chairman of Petro Song Da Trading and Investment JSC (PVSD) was arrested on November 9 as the crackdown on corruption at the state-owned National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) widens.
NDO – A communication campaign namely "Million signatures for food safety" was launched by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) in Hanoi on December 9, aimed at creating a profound change in the perception of producers, consumers and the whole society about food safety.
NDO – The 2017 National Action Month on Population and the Vietnam Population Day (December 26) were launched by the Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with the Hanoi People's Committee, on December 9, with the target of screening for early diagnosis of prenatal and neonatal diseases to improving the quality of the population.
NDO – A project on improving the governance in the herbal value chain was launched in the mountainous northern province of Yen Bai on December 8, with the target of promoting the contribution of social organisations to the improved management capacity in the value chain of medicinal plants in Vietnam.
NDO - Dinh La Thang, a former Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Commitee, has been arrested for alleged economic management while chairman of the State-owned National Oil and Gas Group (PVN).
NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has praised the efforts made by the central agencies and local authorities in the fight against HIV/AIDS drug and prostitution over 2017, while urging for the facilitation of the work in the coming year.