CLV ministers discuss ways to step up drug prevention, control

The 18th trilateral/bilateral ministerial meeting on drug prevention and control between Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) was organized in Hanoi on September 11th.

Participants at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

According to Vietnam News Agency, the three countries agreed to focus all efforts on realizing the goal of protecting the ASEAN Community against illicit drugs in 2016-2025 without tolerating drugs and accepting the legalization of drug use.

They vowed to persistently pursue the post-2015 drug-free ASEAN vision and consider this as a common goal of the three nations.

They also consented to effective measures to prevent cross-border drug crime and improve the efficiency of periodic meetings between shared border localities according to the spirit of the signed agreement and action coordination plan.

Another solar power plant inaugurated in Ninh Thuan

The first phase of Nhi Ha solar power plant was built on an area of 60 ha, in Nhi Ha commune, Thuan Nam district, the south central coastal province of Ninh Thuan.

At the inauguration ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The 50 MWp plant was invested by the Solar Power Ninh Thuan Sole Member Limited Liability Company with total capital for the first phase being VND1.13 trillion (USD48.59 million).

As designed, the annual average commercial output of the plant is more than 80 million kWh.

Earlier, on June 27th, the plant was connected to the national grid.

Vietnam - UK trade reaches USD6.74 billion in 2018

At a reception for the Jardine Matheson Group’s chairman and managing director Ben Keswick in Hanoi on September 10th, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said the Vietnamese government and agencies will continue to create favorable conditions for foreign investors to expand their production, business and investment in Vietnam.

The meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and chairman and managing director of the Jardine Matheson Group Ben Keswick. (Photo:

He expressed joy with the development of the Vietnam - UK strategic partnership, particularly the growing economic, trade and investment ties.

In 2018, bilateral trade between the two countries rose 9.5% to reach USD6.74 billion.

Mr. Keswick hailed the policies of the Vietnamese government in investment attraction and business environment improvement while stressing that the group will continue to expand its presence in the country and studying new possibilities in areas of Vietnam’s priority./.