Last week, Viet Nam News asked for readers' comments on the benefits of setting aside streets in big cities for book stores and related activities. Here are some of the responses.
National Assembly deputy Tran Du Lich told Tien Phong (Vanguard) about new changes to the Law on Investment and management of State investment capital in enterprises.
Tran Anh Tuan, Vice Minister of Home Affairs, tells Tin Tuc (News) Newspaper that underperforming civil servants and public employees may be in the firing line for job cuts.
The transport ministry will deal firmly with overloaded trucks despite objections, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Roads, tells the Tuoi Tre (Youth) ne
Last week Viet Nam News asked readers whether they had any plans to explore the world's largest cave, Son Doong, in central Quang Binh Province, and for suggestions on how to balance exploration with preservation.
Viet Nam has abundant human resources in agriculture, but has not utilised them properly, Nguyen Van Bo, director of the Viet Nam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, told Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper.
Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Minh Huan talks to Dau Tu (Investment) Newspaper about possible changes to the pension in 2015.
Nguyen Van Ly, deputy director of the Viet Nam Bank for Social Policies, talks to Nong thon ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper about a preferential loans scheme for low-income households .
Bui Tat Thang, PhD, director of the Development Strategy Institute, spoke with Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper about Viet Nam's macroeconomic requirements and preparations for future growth.
The domestic market is on the threshold of international integration and faces opportunities and challenges, Ha Noi Supermarket Association President Vu Vinh Phu, told Hai quan (Customs) newspaper.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers about whether they supported the destruction of illegal wildlife stockpiles or the sale to provide additional funding for the fight against the trade.
Textbook reform package raises stakes to $1.7bn
Textbook reform package raises stakes to $1.7bn

A national project to reform textbooks and curricula could cost up to US$1.7 billion, raising the eye-brows of education experts and the public.

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.

Jury out on VN's middle-income trap status

Viet Nam became a middle-income country (MIC) in 2008, and remains at the lower MI level. Recently, Japanese economist Kenichi Ohno stated that Viet Nam had fallen into the middle-income trap, and his diagnosis sparked a heated debate on what was the country's true economic situation.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

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The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.