Minimum wage not enough

The current minimum wage meets barely 75 per cent of the minimum living standard, said Nguyen Tien Dang, head of the Salary Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), at a labour conference in Ha Noi yesterday.

Minimum wage not enough

Minimum wage not enough

The current minimum wage meets barely 75 per cent of the minimum living standard, said Nguyen Tien Dang, head of the Salary Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), at a labour conference in Ha Noi yesterday.

Mangrove forest conservation measures proposed

Urgent measures are needed to conserve mangrove forests, which have been rapidly disappearing in the past few decades, experts said at a forum organised in Ca Mau Province last Friday.

Mangrove forest conservation measures proposed

Mangrove forest conservation measures proposed

Urgent measures are needed to conserve mangrove forests, which have been rapidly disappearing in the past few decades, experts said at a forum organised in Ca Mau Province last Friday.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.

President Sang: Viet Nam-Japan agreements on track to succeed

President Truong Tan Sang welcomed Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Lower House of Japan Toshihiro Nikai in Ha Noi yesterday, saying that agreements reached by the two countries' leaders were being carried out smoothly.

President Sang: Viet Nam-Japan agreements on track to succeed

President Sang: Viet Nam-Japan agreements on track to succeed

President Truong Tan Sang welcomed Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Lower House of Japan Toshihiro Nikai in Ha Noi yesterday, saying that agreements reached by the two countries' leaders were being carried out smoothly.

VN delegation discusses green growth with RoK

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said that infrastructure connectivity and human resources were crucial for the Mekong sub-region's development.
Doctors urge adult cancer checks

Doctors urge adult cancer checks

Local and international medical officials in HCM City are recommending that people 40 years old and above get screening tests for the most common kinds of cancer.
Enterprise Law revisions discussed

Enterprise Law revisions discussed

A revised Enterprise Law will motivate enterprises and create a transparent business climate, policy-makers and economists have affirmed.
Life's not a stage for country kids

Life's not a stage for country kids

Children in rural areas often suffer from a lack of quality stage peformances that their urban cousins take for granted.
Thao to compete in Asian Games

Thao to compete in Asian Games

Bui Thi Thu Thao will represent Viet Nam at the 17th Asian Games (ASIAD) in Incheon, South Korea, this September.
Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project

Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project

Japan has donated an official development assistance package of JPY60 million (US$637,000) for a climate change adaptation project in central Thua Thien–Hue Province.

Your Say

Do you want an end to late-night liquor sales?

The Ministry of Health is drafting a plan to ban the sale of alcohol after 10pm in a bid to curb alcohol abuse in Viet Nam, which often leads to traffic accidents and domestic violence.

Op-ed

Superfluous notary requirements cause headache 1   

Many people in Viet Nam, including foreigners, have troubles when getting their documents and papers stamped at notary offices or authenticated at local governmental offices.

Travel

Phu Quy islands offer tranquil getaway off the tourist track

Located 103km from Phan Thiet City in the central province of Binh Thuan, the Phu Quy island district has become a destination for visitors who love exploring the wild.

Expat Corner

Peru, VN deepen relationship

To mark the National Day of the Republic of Peru on July 28, Luis Tsuboyama, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Peru wrote to Viet Nam News.
Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes

Exploitation of seabed oil and gas resources is one of several major contentious issues complicating the tense South China Sea (East Sea) situation, a retired US diplomat said at an international conference held at Ton Duc Thang University in HCM city over the weekend.