President Sang: Viet Nam-Japan agreements on track to succeed

President Truong Tan Sang welcomed Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Lower House of Japan Toshihiro Nikai in Ha Noi yesterday, saying that agreements reached by the two countries' leaders were being carried out smoothly.

President Sang: Viet Nam-Japan agreements on track to succeed

President Sang: Viet Nam-Japan agreements on track to succeed

President Truong Tan Sang welcomed Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Lower House of Japan Toshihiro Nikai in Ha Noi yesterday, saying that agreements reached by the two countries' leaders were being carried out smoothly.

PM says nurturing young talent key to development

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday reaffirmed the country's commitment to support young talent in chemistry and science as part of national development.

PM says nurturing young talent key to development

PM says nurturing young talent key to development

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday reaffirmed the country's commitment to support young talent in chemistry and science as part of national development.

Commercial banks offer e-tax service

By the end of this year, account holders at five commercial banks in 18 cities and provinces across Viet Nam will be able to pay their taxes online.

Commercial banks offer e-tax service

Commercial banks offer e-tax service

By the end of this year, account holders at five commercial banks in 18 cities and provinces across Viet Nam will be able to pay their taxes online.

Tuong stage faces shortage of performers

While the contemporary arts scene has expanded rapidly in recent years, traditional art forms like tuong (classical drama) are being ignored, cultural experts of HCM City have said.

Tuong stage faces shortage of performers

Tuong stage faces shortage of performers

While the contemporary arts scene has expanded rapidly in recent years, traditional art forms like tuong (classical drama) are being ignored, cultural experts of HCM City have said.

Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes

Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes

Exploitation of seabed oil and gas resources is one of several major contentious issues complicating the tense South China Sea (East Sea) situation, a retired US diplomat said at an international conference held at Ton Duc Thang University in HCM city over the weekend.
Lao Cai residents evacuated from dangerous flood zones

Lao Cai residents evacuated from dangerous flood zones

Authorities in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai are working to finish the evacuation of the remaining 140 local households residing in and around areas vulnerable to floods and landslides as the rainy season begins.
Consumption of goods, services up

Consumption of goods, services up

The General Statistics Office (GSO) yesterday reported that the total retail sale of goods and services in the first seven months achieved a year-on-year increase of 11.4 per cent to US$78.8 billion.
Gay pride event to kick off in Ha Noi

Gay pride event to kick off in Ha Noi

While the campaign to legalise same sex marriage in Viet Nam may have stalled for the time being, enthusiasm remains high as the nation prepares for this year's Viet Pride festival.
Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project

Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project

Japan has donated an official development assistance package of JPY60 million (US$637,000) for a climate change adaptation project in central Thua Thien–Hue Province.

Your Say

Do you want an end to late-night liquor sales?

The Ministry of Health is drafting a plan to ban the sale of alcohol after 10pm in a bid to curb alcohol abuse in Viet Nam, which often leads to traffic accidents and domestic violence.

Op-ed

Superfluous notary requirements cause headache 1   

Many people in Viet Nam, including foreigners, have troubles when getting their documents and papers stamped at notary offices or authenticated at local governmental offices.

Travel

Phu Quy islands offer tranquil getaway off the tourist track

Located 103km from Phan Thiet City in the central province of Binh Thuan, the Phu Quy island district has become a destination for visitors who love exploring the wild.

Expat Corner

Peru, VN deepen relationship

To mark the National Day of the Republic of Peru on July 28, Luis Tsuboyama, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Peru wrote to Viet Nam News.
Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes Int'l experts urge ASEAN unity to settle sea disputes

Exploitation of seabed oil and gas resources is one of several major contentious issues complicating the tense South China Sea (East Sea) situation, a retired US diplomat said at an international conference held at Ton Duc Thang University in HCM city over the weekend.