Call to protect ailing steel industry
The steel industry is the key to the development of heavy industry, including car making and shipbuilding. Viet Nam News reporter Mai Huong interviewed An Sung Gu, chief representative of one of Viet Nam's largest steel producers, Posco-South Asia Ha Noi, about the issue.
Cement industry eyes exports
Viet Nam's cement production has met domestic demand since 2010 but has surpassed it since 2012 because of declining consumption resulting from economic recession.
Car industry in need of overhaul
Mechanical engineering is the key to the growth of Viet Nam's underdeveloped car industry, which is plagued by too many small operators, limited production of sophisticated components and a low localisation rate.
VNPT official outlines restructuring strategy
The Government has signed Decision 888/QD-TTg approv-ing the restructuring plan of the Viet Nam Post and Telecom Group (VNPT) for the 2014-15 period.
VASEP to ramp up promotion of seafood
 Nguyen Hoai NamCVThe value of Viet Nam's farm, forest and fisheries exports reached US$17.43 billion in the first seven months of 2014, up nearly 12 per cent year on year.
New decree streamlines bidding
The recently issued Decree 63/2014/ND-CP, which has details of the Law on Bidding, is expected to ensure transparency and efficiency, and help avoid any overlap during the bidding process.
Petrol price hike follows global market
 The adjustment in the selling price of petroleum has stirred a controversy, especially in its transparency though it has become more flexible.
Less reliance on foreign imports
Viet Nam is a developing country, and it has lacked equip-ment and materials to improve infrastructure to develop a market for domestic consumption and exports because it lacked local suppliers.
Credibility critical for VN's economic future
Viet Nam's economy has been stable for the first half of the year with a GDP growth rate of 5.18 per cent and inflation at 1.38 per cent.
Electric bikes need regulation
Introduced to Viet Nam only 4-5 years ago in major cities, the popularity – and availability – of electric bikes has exploded nationwide over the last two years.
The process of equitisting 432 State-run enterprises (SOEs) has been targeted for completion by 2015. However, many difficulties still remain that need to be dealt with so the process can be competed as scheduled.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.