Officially, in 2017, Vietnamese people will have 7 day-offs, from January 26th to February 1st
Nytåraften er den 26. januar

Too many environmental problems. Vietnam suffers 50 major toxic waste scandals in 2016 - The perpetrators, 60 percent of them foregin firms, pumped untreated waste into lakes, rivers and oceans with impunity. 

Vo Quy, Father of Environmental Conservation in Vietnam, Dies at 87 - Dr. Quy was well known for his poinering studies om Vietnam's wildlife. The zoologist and author of "Birds of Vietnam" has a bagful of global environmental awards for his lifetime of advocacy and is considered the father of Vietnam's still small environmental movement.

Vietnam's PM signs off on more state-owned company sales. The conglomerates involved in this fresh round of sell-offs include Agribank and coal mining group Vinacomin. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on 2016/2017. Saigon Plans to Eliminate Poverty by 2020.

Der indkaldes til ordinær generalforsamling i DVF søndag den 19. marts kl 14-16.
Bilag indtil nu dagsorden og forslag til ændrede vedtægter for de to indsamlinger. Der kommer også forslag til ændrede vedtægter for DVF.

Send en hilsen til "Shelterindsamlingen" eller "Hospitalsudstyr til Vietnam". Vi nåede 100 bidragydere inden jul, så indsamlingerne fortsat er fradragsberettiget i 2017. Send gerne flere donationer.
Hilsen fra Loan, formand for Shelterindsamlingen

Vietnam to hold national day of mourning 4/12 for Cuban figurehead Fidel Castro - Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong expressed his condolences to Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Herminio López Díaz in Hanoi on November 28, 2016. 

Vietnam will shelve ratification of a U.S.-led Pacific trade accord due to political changes ahead in the United States, but wants to maintain good relations with Washington. Vietnam PM backs off from U.S-led TPP, emphasizes independent foreign policy.

Vietnam has pledged to expand its efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade by strengthening law enforcement and improve cross border cooperation, amid growing concerns from international groups about the future of endangered species.

Local authorities should get more involved and significantly improve their management of environmental issues. More than 50 violations at a steel mill run by Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group, including the unauthorized use of a dirtier production process, led to Vietnam's worst environmental disaster, according to an internal government report.