Rescuers rush to help workers trapped in tunnel

Rescuers are working hard to pump out water from the collapsed tunnel section, where 12 workers remain trapped since Tuesday in the Central Highlands' Lam Dong province.

Rescuers rush to help workers trapped in tunnel

Rescuers rush to help workers trapped in tunnel

Rescuers are working hard to pump out water from the collapsed tunnel section, where 12 workers remain trapped since Tuesday in the Central Highlands' Lam Dong province.

SBV to persist with exchange rate policy

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) is expected to continue its current exchange rate stabilisation policy next year following the hefty benefits it derived from the strategy this year.

SBV to persist with exchange rate policy

SBV to persist with exchange rate policy

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) is expected to continue its current exchange rate stabilisation policy next year following the hefty benefits it derived from the strategy this year.

Parents bury children, Pakistan mourns

Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning yesterday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.

Parents bury children, Pakistan mourns

Parents bury children, Pakistan mourns

Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning yesterday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.

Nation's population approaches 90.5 million

At the stroke of midnight on April 1 of this year, the population of Viet Nam hit approximately 90.5 million; around 44.6 million males and 45.8 million females.

Nation's population approaches 90.5 million

Nation's population approaches 90.5 million

At the stroke of midnight on April 1 of this year, the population of Viet Nam hit approximately 90.5 million; around 44.6 million males and 45.8 million females.

US fleet commander visits Da Nang

US fleet commander visits Da Nang

Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet Admiral Harry B. Harris paid a courtesy call to leaders in the central city of Da Nang yesterday during his working visit to Viet Nam.
Search for workers trapped in power plant tunnel continues

Search for workers trapped in power plant tunnel continues

The rescue team has been working around the clock to ensure the safety of twelve workers trapped inside a tunnel at the Da Dang – Dachomo hydropower plant in Lam Dong Province.
VN halts Australia fruit imports

VN halts Australia fruit imports

Viet Nam plans to cease the import of 38 kinds of fruits from Australia from 2015, the agriculture and rural development ministry's plant protection department announced yesterday.
Bells ring across VN for holy night

Bells ring across VN for holy night

A deer occasion: People chose Christmas gifts at a shop on Hai Ba Trung Street in HCM City's District 1. — VNA/VNS Phuong Vy As chilly gusts of wind overwhelm the north of the country, people are preparing for the festive season.
Miura given free rein over squad selection

Miura given free rein over squad selection

Coach Toshyia Miura and the Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) agreed to rejuvenate the national team for the future tournaments.
City programme separates organic, inorganic waste

City programme separates organic, inorganic waste

The HCM City People's Committee has instructed authorities in six districts to separate solid waste at source into organic and inorganic for recycling.

Your Say

Would an information centre next to Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake improve tourists' experience of Ha Noi? 2   

The plan to build a 13m-tall information and culture centre next to Hoan Kiem Lake, the most iconic landmark of Ha Noi, drew a lot of criticism from the Vietnamese public.

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

Films, TV draw intrepid travellers to remote Vietnamese landscapes

Sung La village, located on Dong Van plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, became a popular tourist destination after it was featured in the 2006 film Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao's Story).

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.
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    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.