Ministry cuts cost of int'l airport project

Transport Minister Dinh La Thang yesterday said his ministry expected Long Thanh International Airport to cost around US$15.8 billion, drawn from the State budget and outside sources.

Ministry cuts cost of int'l airport project

Ministry cuts cost of int'l airport project

Transport Minister Dinh La Thang yesterday said his ministry expected Long Thanh International Airport to cost around US$15.8 billion, drawn from the State budget and outside sources.

Expressways on 2020 checklist

Viet Nam had set a target of building 2,500km of expressways by 2020, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang told a meeting in the capital on Wednesday.

Expressways on 2020 checklist

Expressways on 2020 checklist

Viet Nam had set a target of building 2,500km of expressways by 2020, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang told a meeting in the capital on Wednesday.

VN celebrates health sector on Doctors' Day

Doctors' Day, today, February 27, is a day to acknowledge the nation's doctors and an occasion to measure the progress the health sector has achieved over the past 60 years.

VN celebrates health sector on Doctors' Day

VN celebrates health sector on Doctors' Day

Doctors' Day, today, February 27, is a day to acknowledge the nation's doctors and an occasion to measure the progress the health sector has achieved over the past 60 years.

Tolls collected on wrong road

It may seem self-evident that a toll station should collect money on the road it's financing. But that isn't what's happening on the highway to Noi Bai Airport.

Tolls collected on wrong road

Tolls collected on wrong road

It may seem self-evident that a toll station should collect money on the road it's financing. But that isn't what's happening on the highway to Noi Bai Airport.

Law designed to ensure fair elections

Law designed to ensure fair elections

Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday discussed the draft Law on the election of NA deputies and People's Councils in its first session after the Tet holiday, emphasizing fairness and transparency in the election process, and increasing the political representation of women and ethnic minorities.
Social insurance causes concern

Social insurance causes concern

Ha Van Tha, a carpenter who does seasonal work in Ha Noi, is concerned that he would lose money under the recent revisions of the social insurance law, which will require employers and and workers with one- to three-month contracts to co-pay premiums on social insurance.
Ministries monitor local fuel prices

Ministries monitor local fuel prices

The ministries of industry and trade, and finance on Tuesday released a document requiring key fuel dealers to keep retail prices of fuel stable.
Da Nang to teach archipelago history

Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.
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

Should modern parents give a dowry? 2   

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about whether Vietnamese parents should give their daughter a big dowry - money and/or valuable jewelry - as a token of parental love and also financial support as she leaves to set up her home elsewhere.

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.