Party Secretary arrives in Belarus to discuss trade

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday landed in the Belarusian capital of Minsk to start his official three-day visit at the invitation of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Party Secretary arrives in Belarus to discuss trade

Party Secretary arrives in Belarus to discuss trade

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday landed in the Belarusian capital of Minsk to start his official three-day visit at the invitation of President Alexander Lukashenko.

NA passes investment law with prohibited industries clarified

The National Assembly yesterday approved an amended Law on Investment which reduces the number of prohibited sectors from 51 to six. About 85 per cent of delegates voted for the changes.

NA passes investment law with prohibited industries clarified

NA passes investment law with prohibited industries clarified

The National Assembly yesterday approved an amended Law on Investment which reduces the number of prohibited sectors from 51 to six. About 85 per cent of delegates voted for the changes.

Airport told to target smugglers

Ha Noi Customs Department has told officials at Noi Bai International Airport to step up efforts to combat smuggling, which generally rises as Tet (Lunar New Year) approaches.

Airport told to target smugglers

Airport told to target smugglers

Ha Noi Customs Department has told officials at Noi Bai International Airport to step up efforts to combat smuggling, which generally rises as Tet (Lunar New Year) approaches.

Battle looms over proposed Hoan Kiem cultural centre

A project to build a four-storey cultural centre 12 metres from Hoan Kiem Lake has resurfaced after four years of consideration and heated debate.

Battle looms over proposed Hoan Kiem cultural centre

Battle looms over proposed Hoan Kiem cultural centre

A project to build a four-storey cultural centre 12 metres from Hoan Kiem Lake has resurfaced after four years of consideration and heated debate.

Viet Nam, Russia agree to enhance strategic partnership

Viet Nam, Russia agree to enhance strategic partnership

Viet Nam and Russia also issued a joint statement yesterday, affirming that both countries would continue strengthening their comprehensive strategic partnership.
Dialogue focuses on tackling corruption

Dialogue focuses on tackling corruption

The importance of prevention and asset recovery was stressed at the 13th anti-corruption dialogue between the Vietnamese Government, international donors and other development partners held in Ha Noi yesterday.
Cement consumption on the rise

Cement consumption on the rise

In spite of continuing economic difficulties, cement and clinker consumption next year will reach roughly 71 million to 73 million tonnes, a four- to seven-per cent year-on-year increase.
Swedish books inspire actor to produce $4-million movie

Swedish books inspire actor to produce $4-million movie

Vietnamese firm TNA Entertainments is producing a new movie adapted from the Swedish best-seller novels, Jag ar wanted (I'm Wanted) and Jag ar Daniel (I'm Daniel).
Thailand secure place in semi-finals

Thailand secure place in semi-finals

Thailand came from behind yesterday to beat Malaysia 3-2 to become the first team in Group B to reach the semi-finals of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup in Singapore.
Uncontrolled fisheries sector destroys Tan Hai environment

Uncontrolled fisheries sector destroys Tan Hai environment

A lack of comprehensive measures to solve environmental pollution has made Tan Hai Commune in the southern coastal Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province a pollution hot spot.

Your Say

Share with us the pros and cons of the upcoming "Facebook at Work"

Facebook is preparing Facebook at Work - a website that allows users to chat with colleagues, network with other professionals and collaborate on documents. It is Facebook's attempt at competing with other professional social-media sites such as LinkedIn, according to a Financial Times article published on November 16.

Op-ed

Anti-corruption efforts damaged by scandal

The irony of having to revoke ill-gotten assets from the nation's former anti-corruption czar has not been lost on the public, which has welcomed the move.

Travel

Son My Sanctuary provides stark reminder of My Lai's tragic history

Situated 13km northeast of Quang Ngai City and in the centre of Tinh Khe commune, the Son My Sanctuary revisits the tragic My Lai massacre, memorialising wounds still raw after four decades.

Expat Corner

Photographer clicks with Viet Nam

When he first came to Viet Nam more than 20 years ago, Nicolas Cornet never ever imagined that he would develop a close connection with this country.
    Escaping a fate that's worse than death Escaping a fate that's worse than death

    The most rewarding illegal trade after drugs and weapons, human trafficking flourishes in the fertile soil of poverty and ignorance. A mere law and order approach cannot solve this problem, experts say.