Craft villages need more regulations, support: forum

It is time for the National Assembly to enact a law or ordinance to regulate and support craft villages, proposed participants at a forum on the role of craft villages in Viet Nam's international integration.

Craft villages need more regulations, support: forum

Craft villages need more regulations, support: forum

It is time for the National Assembly to enact a law or ordinance to regulate and support craft villages, proposed participants at a forum on the role of craft villages in Viet Nam's international integration.

Q1 textile, garment exports fail to meet high expectations

Though exports for textile and garments in the first quarter (Q1) reached US$4.75 billion, industry insiders said the figure was worse than forecast, the Hai quan (Customs) newspaper said.

Q1 textile, garment exports fail to meet high expectations

Q1 textile, garment exports fail to meet high expectations

Though exports for textile and garments in the first quarter (Q1) reached US$4.75 billion, industry insiders said the figure was worse than forecast, the Hai quan (Customs) newspaper said.

More people suffer from chronic kidney diseases

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or chronic renal failure as it is also known, is a growing burden for many Vietnamese families.

More people suffer from chronic kidney diseases

More people suffer from chronic kidney diseases

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), or chronic renal failure as it is also known, is a growing burden for many Vietnamese families.

Ha Noi to restore river flows

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Saturday inspected river systems in the south and west of Ha Noi with a view to initiating measures that will restore water flows and reduce pollution.

Ha Noi to restore river flows

Ha Noi to restore river flows

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Saturday inspected river systems in the south and west of Ha Noi with a view to initiating measures that will restore water flows and reduce pollution.

Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.
Housing stimulus disbursement stagnates

Housing stimulus disbursement stagnates

The disbursement of the VND30-trillion (US$1.38 billion) housing stimulus package has been stagnant, despite the increase in the number of successful transactions in the real estate market.
Minh drops to 31st in badminton rankings

Minh drops to 31st in badminton rankings

Viet Nam's top player Nguyen Tien Minh slid one spot to 31st in the world badminton rankings, the Badminton World Federation announced. Minh's performance in recent competitions has left him with a total score of 37,620 points.

Nam Son waste dump torments local residents

Nam Son waste dump torments local residents

Heavy pollution from the Nam Son garbage dump has badly affected the lives of residents in Ha Noi's Soc Son District, officials say.

Your Say

How does society view teacher-student relations in your country?

The HCM City-based Vietnamese American Vocational Training College (VATC) announced last week that it will forbid its lecturers from being involved in romantic relations with its students.

Op-ed

Does Viet Nam really need or even want ODA?

Queries about the future of Official Development Assistance (ODA) were raised at a press conference called by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) last month. The doubts follow a scandal involving a Japanese Company known as JTC and the Ha Noi Urban Railway Project. The work was financed by ODA.

Travel

Ba Danh Pagoda still exudes peace, tranquility after years of solitude

A cock crows from the garden in the remote Ba Danh pagoda near Ha Nam City, breaking the silence beside the romantic Day River. The breeze blows from nearby Ngoc Mountain, driving away the heat of early summer.

Expat Corner

Volunteer teaches blind youths

Julien Desrousseaux tries his best to pronounce the sentence in Vietnamese to greet his students at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Secondary School before his English classes start.
    Global gathering helps to forge parliamentary ties Global gathering helps to forge parliamentary ties

    Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has called for the US to continue its support in dealing with the consequences of war, especially Agent Orange victims, bomb and mine clearance, and sharing information on Vietnamese soldiers and officers missing in action.