PM calls for university autonomy

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged the education sector to accelerate granting autonomy to State-run universities, a move he described would be a breakthrough in improving tertiary education quality.

PM calls for university autonomy

PM calls for university autonomy

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged the education sector to accelerate granting autonomy to State-run universities, a move he described would be a breakthrough in improving tertiary education quality.

EU trade deal to ‘modernise' VN development

The President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, yesterday encouraged Viet Nam to pursue more "openness" and further economic reforms during a meeting held in HCM City with members of the European business community here.

EU trade deal to ‘modernise' VN development

EU trade deal to ‘modernise' VN development

The President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, yesterday encouraged Viet Nam to pursue more "openness" and further economic reforms during a meeting held in HCM City with members of the European business community here.

Envoy visits China in bid to renew ties

Politburo member Le Hong Anh yesterday met Wang Jiarui, Vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Envoy visits China in bid to renew ties

Envoy visits China in bid to renew ties

Politburo member Le Hong Anh yesterday met Wang Jiarui, Vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

City keeps up rapid economic growth

HCM City achieved robust economic growth in the first eight months, creating favourable conditions to fulfill its socio-economic targets for the full year, Chairman of HCM City's People's Committee, Le Hoang Quan, has said.

City keeps up rapid economic growth

City keeps up rapid economic growth

HCM City achieved robust economic growth in the first eight months, creating favourable conditions to fulfill its socio-economic targets for the full year, Chairman of HCM City's People's Committee, Le Hoang Quan, has said.

Party leader thanks national volunteers

Party leader thanks national volunteers

Caring for those who rendered service to the nation, including former youth volunteers, was the responsibility of the Party, State, and the entire society, said Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
VN tackles latest avian flu outbreak

VN tackles latest avian flu outbreak

The H5N6 strain of avian flu, which recently reappeared in Viet Nam, could easily spread to more birds and even humans, vice head of the Veterinary Department under the health ministry Dam Xuan Thanh warned at a meeting yesterday.
Agricultural exports increase by 12 per cent in first eight months

Agricultural exports increase by 12 per cent in first eight months

Viet Nam has generated US$20.22 billion in revenue from its farming, forestry and seafood exports in the first eight months of 2014.
General Giap photos exhibited in capital

General Giap photos exhibited in capital

A photography exhibition commemorating the birthday of late legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013) opened in Ha Noi on Sunday.
Trang enters third round at worlds

Trang enters third round at worlds

Vu Thi Trang of Viet Nam had a walk over into the third round of the Badminton World Federation World Championships in Denmark yesterday.
IZs told to protect environment

IZs told to protect environment

Ha Noi authorities will ban or limit investment in economic and industrial zones that have failed to install waste-water treatment systems, the municipal People's Committee has said.

Your Say

Will traffic cameras solve street gridlock in Viet Nam? 2   

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently approved a proposal to test traffic cameras in many capital city streets to make sure car drivers are staying on the right side of the roads and observing all the other traffic rules.

Op-ed

Do public servants need helipads?

When a US$700 million administration centre in southern province of Binh Duong opened in February, it was hailed as the most expensive workplace for public servants in Viet Nam.

Travel

Off the beaten tourist track, Quy Nhon is ready to be discovered

Are you looking for a peaceful, non-touristy beach free of pesky vendors, and a decent, affordable hotel near the sea?

Expat Corner

Bridge-building volunteer forges links with community

An elderly Danish citizen has demon-strated that building bridges can not only connect localities, but also communities around the world.
US committed to ties to ‘strong' VN US committed to ties to ‘strong' VN

The US is committed to becoming a partner of a "strong, independent, and prosperous" Viet Nam, General Martin E. Dempsey, visiting chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the media in HCM City on Saturday.