Vietnamese, Venezuelan leaders decide to deepen trade relations

State President Truong Tan Sang reiterated Viet Nam's desire to deepen ties with Venezuela to benefit both countries during talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros in Ha Noi yesterday.

Vietnamese, Venezuelan leaders decide to deepen trade relations

Vietnamese, Venezuelan leaders decide to deepen trade relations

State President Truong Tan Sang reiterated Viet Nam's desire to deepen ties with Venezuela to benefit both countries during talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros in Ha Noi yesterday.

Thousands freed for National Day

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday announced an amnesty for 285 Vietnamese and 14 foreign inmates in the Thanh Xuan Detention Centre in Ha Noi. Another 851 inmates at Thu Duc Prison in Ham Tan District in central Binh Thuan Province were also released.

Thousands freed for National Day

Thousands freed for National Day

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday announced an amnesty for 285 Vietnamese and 14 foreign inmates in the Thanh Xuan Detention Centre in Ha Noi. Another 851 inmates at Thu Duc Prison in Ham Tan District in central Binh Thuan Province were also released.

HCM city told to aim for the top in SE Asia

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged HCM City to become one of Southeast Asia's major centres for finance, trade, science and technology by 2020.

HCM city told to aim for the top in SE Asia

HCM city told to aim for the top in SE Asia

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has urged HCM City to become one of Southeast Asia's major centres for finance, trade, science and technology by 2020.

City uses more IT in public services

HCM City has increased the use of information technology in public administration, helping usher in e-governance, according to a Government report.

City uses more IT in public services

City uses more IT in public services

HCM City has increased the use of information technology in public administration, helping usher in e-governance, according to a Government report.

NA leader busy with bilateral meetings in New York

NA leader busy with bilateral meetings in New York

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung held bilateral meetings with top legislators from China and Belarus, the President of the UN General Assembly and the IPU President in New York today on the sidelines of the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. 
Housing project threat to river basin ecology

Housing project threat to river basin ecology

A Vietnamese environmental watchdog group has reiterated its call for the permanent shutdown of a large residential project in Dong Nai province, just north of HCM City.
Baby products sales to grow

Baby products sales to grow

Rapid urbanisation, growth of the middle class and rising rates of women's participation in the labour force, especially in developing markets, are expected to stimulate global growth in baby food and diaper sales, according to a report released last week by global performance measure-ment company Nielsen.
Ghost festival to be recognised

Ghost festival to be recognised

Le Vu Lan (Filial Piety ceremony, or Ghost festival) may soon be recognised as a national festival of Vietnamese culture. The Centre for Religious Cultural Heritage Preservation has submitted the festival to the State for recognising.
Viet Nam enter regional semis

Viet Nam enter regional semis

Viet Nam will play the hosts in the semi-final of the ASEAN Football Federation's U19 Championship after their win yesterday in the last match of the Group B yesterday in Vientiane, Laos.
Eight tonnes of smuggled wildlife products seized

Eight tonnes of smuggled wildlife products seized

Nearly eight tonnes of smuggled ivory, rhino horns and pangolin scales were discovered after a two-week investigation, deputy head of the central region's anti-smuggling team Pham Van Thien said today.

Your Say

Do you think such change is good for society and the life of people?

A report by market research company Epinion and media communications agency OMD Viet Nam shows that fewer than a third of Viet Nam's 14.4 million youngsters aged from 13 to 21 year are not comfortable talking to their friends in person. Most say they'd rather use a chat app.

Op-ed

Schools should instill passion for career choices

As the university application process ended a few days ago, many complaints were made about the shortcoming of the new model. Top of the list was how high-school students had an intense time trying to get into college.

Travel

Discover the river and red sand cliffs of Mui Ne's Fairy Stream

Almost every place of natural beauty in Viet Nam has a stream called the Fairy Stream, which seems to offer the best views of nature.

Expat Corner

Japanese conductor thinks of Viet Nam as his second home

After living in Viet Nam for more than 10 years, Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji still finds something new every day in the country that surprises him and adds to his sense of wonder about Viet Nam.
    Patriotic presentation Patriotic presentation

    About 12,000 students from different universities yesterday formed a map of Viet Nam, the national flag, the Party flag and Ha Noi's symbol at the My Dinh National Sports Complex.