Head of the sports division of the Ha Noi Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, Dinh Van Luyen, explained to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) details of a programme to teach children how to swim.
Poverty alleviation policies have given households some hope, director of the Social Assistance System Strengthening Project (SASSP) Dang Kim Chung told Hai Quan Cuoi Tuan (Customs Weekend).
Le Ngoc Tri, head of the Anti Hi-tech Crime Police Department (PC50) from the Ministry of Public Security, spoke to Kinh te &Do thi (Economy & Urban Affairs) newspaper about financial swindles.
Landlords can be a blessing or a curse for house renters
Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers to state the problems they have faced with house renting in Viet Nam. Here are some responses.
Prudent public investment a must
Efficient public investment helps Viet Nam become rich, Dong Huu Mao, member of the National Assembly Committee for Financial and Budgetary Affairs told the Thoi bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
Ensuring safety is a top priority for the Civil Aviation Authority
Director of the Civil Aviation Authority, Lai Xuan Thanh, spoke to the Viet Nam and World Economy newspaper about measures to ensure greater flight safety in Viet Nam.
Building an independent economy is crucial as Viet Nam industrialises, Pham Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Central Economic Commission, told the Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
The draft state capital management law needs to provide a detailed blueprint to be effective, Do Van Ve of the National Assembly Committee on Science and Technology told Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times).
Nguyen Ba Ngoc, deputy director of the Labour Science and Social Affairs Institute, speaks to Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper about proposed measures to increase labour productivity.
Economic expert Nguyen Minh Phong spoke to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about what the capital should do to achieve its GDP target of 8.5-9 per cent in 2014
Director of the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Enterprise Development Department Ho Sy Hung spoke with Hai Quan (Customs Online) about a development plan to support SMEs
Superfluous notary requirements cause headache
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.

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.

Modified lorries to be taken off the road

The Ministry of Transport has deployed inspection teams nationwide from July 15 to check and punish those who violate norms by reconfiguring the lorries, changing their initial design, to carry more load. Viet Nam News interviewed two transport ministry officials in charge of the inspection campaign to ask what motivated the move and what has been done so far.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.