Take a quick look at these news items to keep yourself updated on Vietnam:
-- An intergovernmental joint committee on technical military cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus, joined by Truong Quang Khanh, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Defense, Morozo Oleg Vladimirovich, Deputy Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus, and other miitary officials of the two countries, on Thursday organized a working session in Hanoi to review collaboration outcomes and set future tasks.
-- The Vietnamese National Assembly is willing to share experience with its Lao counterpart regarding the process of revising the Constitution and continually supports Laos’ ASEAN Chairmanship in 2016, Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said at a reception for Lao Vice President Bounnhang Volachit in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- The Mekong Delta region would need around VND87 trillion (US$4 billion) to invest in important infrastructure projects to fuel economic growth in the next four years, according to a recent report from the Ministry of Transport.
-- Vietnam needs more effective measures for mitigating and addressing the consequences of adverse impacts caused by climate change on economic development, the environment, biodiversity and health, according to Professor Nguyen Ngoc Lung from the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.
-- General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong on Thursday witnessed the signing of four cooperation agreements worth $507 million by Nguyen Van Binh, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, and Axel Van Trotsenburg, WB Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, in Washington, D.C. with a view to supporting Vietnam’s agricultural development, green transport and poverty reduction.
-- A technology and equipment fair, called the Techmart 2015, showcasing more than 90 new and highly applicable products, opened in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday. The Techmart 2015 is held to support and connect inventors, researchers and enterprises in technological renovation and transfer, said Nguyen Ky Phung, vice director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology.
-- The 14th Thailand Trade Fair Week, which kicked off at the Tan Binh Convention and Exhibition Center in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, features a wide range of products made by more than 300 Thai companies in around 350 booths.
-- Vietnam welcomes more U.S. businesses to invest in many leading economic sectors of the country like information technology, industry, energy, banking-finance and infrastructure, particularly under the form of public-private partnership, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said in a meeting with the business community at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
-- The Globe Theater from London will bring Hamlet of William Shakespeare to the audience in Ho Chi Minh City during a two-hour play featuring 12 actors at Gem Center in District 1 on July 13, as part of its two-year world tour to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the birth of the British playwright.