Health insurance law to expand benefits, coverage

New amendments to the health insurance law will expand benefits, increase coverage among poor people and encourage more people to join plans, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Health insurance law to expand benefits, coverage

Health insurance law to expand benefits, coverage

New amendments to the health insurance law will expand benefits, increase coverage among poor people and encourage more people to join plans, a senior official said on Tuesday.

President Sang starts Cambodia visit on bid to boost relations

President Truong Tan Sang met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni immediately after his arrival in Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss in depth the traditional friendship and comprehensive co-operation between the two nations.

President Sang starts Cambodia visit on bid to boost relations

President Sang starts Cambodia visit on bid to boost relations

President Truong Tan Sang met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni immediately after his arrival in Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss in depth the traditional friendship and comprehensive co-operation between the two nations.

Anti-corruption efforts need public participation in order to succeed

Anti-corruption initiatives can only succeed with support from the people, participants at a conference heard yesterday.

Anti-corruption efforts need public participation in order to succeed

Anti-corruption efforts need public participation in order to succeed

Anti-corruption initiatives can only succeed with support from the people, participants at a conference heard yesterday.

Property ownership rights on the table at legal forum

Lawmakers discussed the draft amendment to the Civil Code yesterday morning at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting.

Property ownership rights on the table at legal forum

Property ownership rights on the table at legal forum

Lawmakers discussed the draft amendment to the Civil Code yesterday morning at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting.

Prime Minister urges army to be prepared

Prime Minister urges army to be prepared

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asked the armed forces to intensify training so they'd be prepared to respond quickly to any threat and safeguard the country's political security.
Ha Noi to introduce women-only buses during peak hours

Ha Noi to introduce women-only buses during peak hours

The capital city administration plans to operate women-only buses on certain routes during peak hours on trial basis as a move to counter sexual harassment and stealing.
CPI growth hits 13-year low

CPI growth hits 13-year low

The December consumer price index (CPI) fell by 0.24 per cent from the previous month, declining for the second time consecutively in the year-end months, said the General Statistics Office (GSO) yesterday.
New Year festival to showcase Japanese culture

New Year festival to showcase Japanese culture

A Japanese cultural festival to welcome the New Year will take place at the Giang Vo Exhibition Fair Centre in Ha Noi this weekend.
Vinh, Luong selected in AFF Cup team of the tournament

Vinh, Luong selected in AFF Cup team of the tournament

With the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup done and dusted, the Malaysian edition of fourfourtwo.com has picked its team of the tournament, singling out Vietnamese footballers Le Cong Vinh and Pham Thanh Luong.
Community key to fighting climate-change

Community key to fighting climate-change

Integration of climate-change adaption strategies into policy development, especially at the community level, is needed to cope with weather changes in Viet Nam's coastal areas, speakers urged at a workshop held in Can Gio last week.

Your Say

Lakeside information centre risks ruining historic view

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thoughts about building an information and culture centre next to Ha Noi's Hoan Kiem Lake, which has sparked a storm of criticism from members of the public. Most readers do not agree with the idea. Here are some comments:

Op-ed

Report on public servants stretches credulity

We are used to raising our eyebrows quizzically whenever a rosy report is put out by some Government agency or the other, but we also understand that a bloated bureaucracy is not likely to be very self-critical.

Travel

‘Slow loris' village provides a vacation from fast-paced life

The picturesque sight of houses amidst a valley of flowers sent me into an ecstasy of delight when I visited Cu Lan Village.

Expat Corner

Qatar a regional hub for education

Qatar is a peninsula on the western shore of the Arabian Gulf. Almost 80 per cent of its population of more than two million people reside in the city of Doha, the nation's business and administrative capital.
    Boom, bust and blooming again Boom, bust and blooming again

    Thanh Tien Village switched from growing real flowers to making artificial ones three centuries ago, but the craft disappeared for almost 50 years. Phuoc Buu tells the story of a remarkable revival of the art and in the fortunes of those who revived it.