President hails Navy for sea vigilance

President Truong Tan Sang on Saturday praised the central role played by the Viet Nam People's Navy in safeguarding the nation's sea and island sovereignty and ensuring long-term regional peace and co-operation.

President hails Navy for sea vigilance

President hails Navy for sea vigilance

President Truong Tan Sang on Saturday praised the central role played by the Viet Nam People's Navy in safeguarding the nation's sea and island sovereignty and ensuring long-term regional peace and co-operation.

Cultivation plans fail to reach farmers

The nation's agriculture sector needs to bridge the gap that exists between planning and implementation in order to reduce farmers' vulnerabilities to vagaries of the weather and the marketplace, experts say.

Cultivation plans fail to reach farmers

Cultivation plans fail to reach farmers

The nation's agriculture sector needs to bridge the gap that exists between planning and implementation in order to reduce farmers' vulnerabilities to vagaries of the weather and the marketplace, experts say.

Viet Nam to solidify big-name FDI projects

Viet Nam expects a number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth billions of US dollars currently under negotiation to be finalised this year and in 2016, experts have said.

Viet Nam to solidify big-name FDI projects

Viet Nam to solidify big-name FDI projects

Viet Nam expects a number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth billions of US dollars currently under negotiation to be finalised this year and in 2016, experts have said.

Inordinate growth focus hurts biodiversity

Senior Government officials have acknowledged that a skewed vision of development has severely degraded the natural environment and called for urgent remedial measures to stem the rot.

Inordinate growth focus hurts biodiversity

Inordinate growth focus hurts biodiversity

Senior Government officials have acknowledged that a skewed vision of development has severely degraded the natural environment and called for urgent remedial measures to stem the rot.

President to visit Russia for victory holiday

President to visit Russia for victory holiday

President Truong Tan Sang will attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War in Russia from May 7-10 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Traffic collisions kill 162, injure 184 during holiday

Traffic collisions kill 162, injure 184 during holiday

During the six-day holiday, 263 traffic accidents occurred across the country, killing 162 people and injuring 184 others.
Touristy Sa Pa lures property developers

Touristy Sa Pa lures property developers

The Sa Pa tourist destination in the northern Lao Cai Province has become a magnet for property developers, following projections that the number of tourists coming there would increase sharply.
Indonesian team wins choir contest

Indonesian team wins choir contest

The 43-member PSM Unpar Tabela Harati choir team from Indonesia won the highest prize at the fourth Viet Nam International Choir Competition.
Nam target Roland Garros semi-finals

Nam target Roland Garros semi-finals

Viet Nam's No 1 tennis ace, Ly Hoang Nam, is seeking a berth in the Roland Garros' junior competition next month.
Da Nang to build stronger homes in disaster prone areas

Da Nang to build stronger homes in disaster prone areas

The central city has created a pilot programme to build stronger houses in disaster-affected areas in co-operation with domestic and foreign insurance companies.

Your Say

How does society view teacher-student relations in your country? 4   

The HCM City-based Vietnamese American Vocational Training College (VATC) announced last week that it will forbid its lecturers from being involved in romantic relations with its students.

Op-ed

Does Viet Nam really need or even want ODA?

Queries about the future of Official Development Assistance (ODA) were raised at a press conference called by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) last month. The doubts follow a scandal involving a Japanese Company known as JTC and the Ha Noi Urban Railway Project. The work was financed by ODA.

Travel

Ben En, home to many rare species

We arrived at Ben En National Park, one of the most relaxing parks in north Viet Nam, early this month to join a reforestation programme with people in Thanh Hoa's Nhu Thanh District.

Expat Corner

Israel brings its spirit of innovation to Viet Nam

I have the pleasure to celebrate once again the Independence Day of the State of Israel here in Viet Nam. This year, for our 67th anniversary, I would like Vietnamese to discover the diversity of Israel.
    Recapturing a snapshot of history Recapturing a snapshot of history

    The crew of one of the tanks that broke through the gates of the Independence Palace in Sai Gon in 1975, and the journalist on hand to capture that historic moment, enjoyed a reunion recently. Hoang Trung Hieu reports.