The Public Administration Reform Index, a standardised assessment tool introduced in 2011, is making monitoring of reforms less subjective, according to Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Tien Dinh.
Viet Nam is restructuring its animal breeding sector to reduce the number of small-scale breeders, Nguyen Van Trong, deputy director of the Animal Husbandry Department told Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.
The 2,000 traditional slaughterhouses in Ha Noi must be closed to develop modern, clean abattoirs, Nguyen Huy Dang, Ha Noi's Deputy Director of Agriculture Department, told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper.
Tran Huu Nam, deputy director of the Industrial Property Office, told Economic and Urban Affairs newspaper about geographical indications, a term used to identify and protect products from a particular region.
"Made up" statistics are having a serious impact on Viet Nam's social security system, Dr. Trinh Hoa Binh from the Academy of Social Sciences told Lao dong (Labour) Newspaper.
Phan Minh Nguyet, vice head of Ha Noi's agricultural department, spoke to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) Newspaper about a New Rural Model.
A draft circular on taxes for imported and exported goods aims to shorten customs clearance, Import-Export Tax Department deputy director Nguyen Ngoc Hung told Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper
Secondary school graduates should consider vocational school, General Department of Vocational Training director Duong Duc Lan told Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thoughts about a new ban on sleeper buses travelling on steep and winding routes in Viet Nam. The ban seemed to spark controversy among our readers. Here are some responses:
The Ministry of Transport has been in the front line in restructuring its affiliated State-owned enterprises, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong told Hai quan (Customs) online newspaper.
We need to start textbook retraining for teachers now, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly's Committee on Culture, Education, Youth and Children Trinh Ngoc Thach told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper.
Persecuted child worker searches for right path
Persecuted child worker searches for right path

Four years ago, Nguyen Hao Anh, 14, from the southern province of Ca Mau, became a media figure when he reported inhumane and barbaric torture at the hands of his employers.

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.

Experts discuss role of private universities

During the last 20 years, the private university system in Viet Nam has been facing a number of challenges, including an insufficient management framework, an unfair competitive environment as well as discriminatory attitude and stigma from the public.


Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.