President salutes nation's doctors

President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception for outstanding physicians and health officials to mark the 60th anniversary of Viet Nam Doctors' Day in Ha Noi yesterday.

President salutes nation's doctors

President salutes nation's doctors

President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception for outstanding physicians and health officials to mark the 60th anniversary of Viet Nam Doctors' Day in Ha Noi yesterday.

Yen Tu fest offers bird's eye views

The Yen Tu Festival, one of the country's most famous spring festivals, will offer a wide array of activities when it opens today, including hot-air balloon rides for the first time.

Yen Tu fest offers bird's eye views

Yen Tu fest offers bird's eye views

The Yen Tu Festival, one of the country's most famous spring festivals, will offer a wide array of activities when it opens today, including hot-air balloon rides for the first time.

Exports help lower trade deficit

A surge in exports has seen Viet Nam 's trade deficit drop sharply in the first two months of the year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) says.

Exports help lower trade deficit

Exports help lower trade deficit

A surge in exports has seen Viet Nam 's trade deficit drop sharply in the first two months of the year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) says.

Ministry sets up database to monitor FDI project progress

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) will launch a national system for foreign investment on March 1.

Ministry sets up database to monitor FDI project progress

Ministry sets up database to monitor FDI project progress

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) will launch a national system for foreign investment on March 1.

HIV egg rumours dismissed

HIV egg rumours dismissed

An official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has rejected a rumour surfacing in the social media that Chinese chicken eggs sold in Viet Nam have been injected with blood contaminated with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV).
City set to maintain growth tempo

City set to maintain growth tempo

HCM City's major economic indicators were positive in the first two months of the year, with high growth in industry and trade, the municipal People's Committee has said.
City hosts Ao Dai Festival 2015

City hosts Ao Dai Festival 2015

A beauty contest to highlight women wearing ao dai (Vietnamese traditional long dresses) will open the second Ao Dai Festival in HCM City's Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 on March 7.
Binh Duong not ‘afraid': coach

Binh Duong not ‘afraid': coach

Viet Nam's defending champions Becamex Binh Duong will kick off the Asian Football Confederation Champions League with a match against Chinese rival Shandong Luneng Taishan FC in Group E today.
Waste treatment plants to become operational in 2015

Waste treatment plants to become operational in 2015

Several waste treatment plants in Ha Noi's outlying districts of Dan Phuong, Phu Xuyen, My Duc, Ba Vi and Soc Son are expected to become operational this year.

Your Say

Health service quality

Viet Nam's special day to honour medical practitioners, Doctors' Day, is celebrated on February 27. Doctors and nurses at thousands of hospitals and medical centres nationwide are always out front trying to save lives, but they also occasionally come under strong criticism for backward practices and standards of cleanliness. Viet Nam News would like you to share your related experience.

Op-ed

Time for a Tet resolution to end violence

As in many other cultures, it is considered inauspicious in Viet Nam to say or do "bad" things during the first days of Tet (Lunar New Year). The belief is that this will set the tone for the rest of the year.

Travel

Food tours offer a taste of the capital's cuisine beyond pho

It's Rafael Carneiro of Brazil's first time visiting Viet Nam. He has mostly eaten noodle soups since he arrived – which has given him the impression that all Vietnamese food is the same. But a street food tour he took in Ha Noi proved him entirely wrong.

Expat Corner

Painter brushes up memories

Australian painter George Burchett loves Viet Nam. After many years working and living in Viet Nam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese.
    Tet dishes offer taste of past New Years Tet dishes offer taste of past New Years

    Tet dishes have special significance as they reflect the Vietnamese tradition of each family member expressing their personal progress, happiness and professional prosperity through the tray of dishes.