Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers what they thought the pros and cons would be if foreigners working in Viet Nam were included in the country's social and health insurance programme.
In an interview with Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper, head of the Ha Noi Plant Protection Department, Nguyen Duy Hong, said farmers should be trained in Integrated Pest Management.
Ten of the 14 economic targets by the National Assembly last year were surpassed. However, there are concerns about the positive results. Thoi Bao Kinh Te (Economic Times) Newspaper talks to Mai Xuan Hung, deputy chairman of the NA Economic Committee.
Nguyen Viet Chuc, former vice-chairman of the National Assembly Commission for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, spoke to Khoa hoc & Doi song (Science & Life) newspaper about Ha Noi civil-service exams.
Viet Nam Railway Corporation Deputy Director Doan Duy Hoach recently spoke with the Lao dong (Labour) Newspaper about plans to restructure the railway sector.
Southeastern Viet Nam, which includes HCM City and six adjacent provinces, has not reached its full potential, Dr. Tran Du Lich of the National Assembly Economic Committee told the Nong thon ngay nay (Countryside Today) paper
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers about their experiences with walking-streets in Viet Nam and their suggestions on how to improve and manage them and public cultural areas.
Vietnamese workers rank high in ASEAN skills competitions, but its labour productivity remains lower than other countries, Nguyen Anh Tuan of the Viet Nam Productivity Institute tells Ha Noi Moi.
Nguyen Thanh Phong, director of the Food Hygiene and Safety Department under health ministry, talks with about the agency's preparations for pilot implementation of a new mechanism for imported packaged goods.
The chairwoman of the Viet Nam Association for Children Rights Protection,Tran Thi Thanh Thanh, spoke with Kinh te & Do thi (Economic and Urban Affairs) about a draft law on children's rights.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh spoke to Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about ways to prevent produce from being stuck at border gates.
Maybe it's time to get serious about tourism

The world was overwhelmed by the stunning images of Son Doong Cave broadcast from the ABC's Good Morning America programme on May 13. The images were like scenes from the 2009 Hollywood Avatar movie, with tropical forests, white sands, magnificent stalactites and beams of sunlight radiating from on high. It was like we were somewhere outside the Earth.

You Asked ( 21-05-2013)

Dear Editor,There is a rule that decrees a foreigner visiting Viet Nam on a tourist visa cannot legally rent a house and must stay in a hotel.

US - VN trade likely to boom under TPP

Forty years after the war ended, relations between Viet Nam and the United States have grown significantly, especially in trade. In 2014, Viet Nam became the top ASEAN exporter to the US with a record trade surplus of almost US$25 billion. Bilateral trade reached $36.3 billion last year. Both nations are participants of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, so bilateral trade is predicted to expand. Viet Nam News spoke to experts about how Viet Nam can leverage its reforms and economic competitiveness to reap the benefits of these new opportunities.


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.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.