Director of the Ha Noi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, To Van Dong, spoke to Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about Ha Noi being listed as one of TripAdvisor's top destinations.
Nguyen Anh Tho, deputy director of the Work Safety Bureau, tells Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper that better figures over the years do not lessen the torment of labour accidents, whenever they occur.
Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper spoke to Nguyen Van Toan, vice chairman of the Foreign Investment Business Association, about a new wave of foreign investment.
Tran Huu Hiep, member of the Southwestern Region Steering Committee, tells the Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper that more Vietnamese agricultural products should develop trademarks.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers if a new traffic control project that gathers data from drivers' mobile phones poses a threat to their privacy rights.
Increasing number of advertising violations for supplements is a headache for authorities and a health concern for customers, Nguyen Thanh Phong of the Food Safety Department tells Kinh Te & Do Thi.
Transport Minister Dinh La Thang explained to Lao Dong (Labour) why building a new airport instead of expanding the existing Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City makes more sense.
Vuong Huu Tuan, director of the Viet Nam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Technology, tells Khoa hoc&Doi song (Science and Life) that a Fukushima-like disaster will not happen in Viet Nam.
Tran Dac Phu, director of the Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health, speaks to VietnamPlus about the scarcity of some vaccines under the national immunisation programme.
Many blogs and Facebook pages of Party and State leaders are fake, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Information Truong Minh Tuan tells the media about the issue.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers if they thought international beauty contest participants necessarily represented their countries. Here are some of the comments: They were also asked whether girls should be allowed to take part in such contests and whether any relevant authorities should be involved.
Tree-felling fiasco: symptom of a deep-rooted problem

We have rarely seen the people of Ha Noi this agitated. Residents are justly proud of their city, famous for its tree-lined streets, tranquil lakes and graceful French and Vietnamese architecture that they love with a passion best felt when one is away from home.

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.

Proposal to tackle drunk driving sparks debate

The National Traffic Safety Committee's newest proposal that would give authorities the power to confiscate vehicles from drunk drivers has caused an explosive public debate. While the committee says that heavier punishments would curb traffic accidents and deaths, others have raised concerns over the fairness and feasibility of the proposal. Viet Nam News reporters Hoang Anh and Thu Huong gather various perspectives on the issue.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.