First cargo train linking VN, China sets off

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Update: June, 14/2017 – 14:15

A cargo train.— VNA/VNS Illustrative photo Huy Hùng

HÀ NỘI — The first cargo train on the 854-km route connecting Việt Nam and southwest China departed from China’s Kunming City for Hải Phòng Port on Tuesday afternoon.

The Jinlai Shunfa international logistics company, which is operating the route, said the train, carrying 32 containers of raw materials for the chemical industry, would reach Việt Nam within four to six days.

Currently, the train is being operated on a weekly basis, but its frequency is expected to increase to daily once the demand and supply of goods between the countries rise.

The train is run along the Kunming-Hải Phòng Transport Corridor that was constructed under a co-operation programme between six countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, with partial financial support from the Asian Development Bank. — VNS

Việt Nam prioritises protecting rights of persons with disabilities

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Update: June, 14/2017 – 15:50

Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, Việt Nam’s permanent representative to the United Nations.—VNA/VNS Photo

Viet Nam News NEW YORK – The promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities is high on Việt Nam’s agenda, said Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, Việt Nam’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

She made the statement at the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on June 13, with over 500 delegates from member states of the convention and organisations for people with disabilities worldwide in attendance. Tiếp tục đọc “Việt Nam prioritises protecting rights of persons with disabilities”

Journalists urge investigation after attack in the field

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Update: June, 15/2017 – 08:10

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Journalists Association yesterday urged the Hà Nội Police to undertake an urgent investigation of an attack on Việt Nam Television journalists that occurred while they were working on an undercover live report in Sóc Sơn District.

Hồ Quang Lợi, Standing Vice President of VNJA, said the organisation received a report that a group of VTV journalists were assaulted. Their work accessories, including a high-tech camera, were destroyed. Tiếp tục đọc “Journalists urge investigation after attack in the field”