Industrial zones that discharge wastewater should receive heavy fines, manager of the Integrated Wastewater Concept for Industrial Zones Bui Duy Cam told Kinh te&Do thi (Economic and Urban Affairs) newspaper.
Viet Nam News asked readers their comments on Uber taxi, which launched recently in Ha Noi and HCM City. With this smart-phone application, passengers can select a car, pickup location and the route is tracked via GPS. The fare is often lower than normal taxi companies.
Viet Nam hopes to lead ASEAN in satellite development in the coming decades, Dr Pham Anh Tuan, director of the Viet Nam Satellite Centre, told the Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper.
Michaelle Jean, Canada's former governor general and a candidate for secretary general of La Francophonie, spoke to Viet Nam News about her vision for the French language during a visit to Viet Nam.
Tran Viet Ngai, chairman of the Viet Nam Energy Association (VEA), tells Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) that small-scale hydropower plants have to be shut down
We can't say Vietnamese people aren't interested in healthy activities. It's easy to find people, especially the elderly, doing exercises every morning in parks and public areas. In the evening you can hear the sounds of aerobic music where women gather to do exercises together.
Permanent member of the National Assembly's Committee for Financial and Budgetary Affairs, Bui Duc Thu, tells the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper that the use of ODA has been marked by inefficiencies .
Phan Duc Que of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Competition Authority spoke with Nong thon ngay nay (Countryside today) newspaper about network marketing violations.
People must stop posing as journalists to cheat organisations, Truong Minh Tuan, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, told the Viet Nam News Agency
All patients should be treated equally regardless of who pays their bills, Nguyen Khac Hien, director of the Ha Noi Health Bureau, told Ha Noi moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers, especially foreign tourists, to share their feelings about leaflets warning about crime distributed by HCM City police late last month. Some readers thought that it was a good idea; others said that they did not feel any safer. Here are some comments:
Attitude adjustment needed in multiple sectors
Attitude adjustment needed in multiple sectors 1   

Last week, top transport ministry and aviation officials confessed that services at Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi and Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM City were often poor and promised to make improvements.

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.

Road projects prepping for sale to investors

Viet Nam needs to invest in infrastructure while sustaining economic growth. So far, the State budget and official development assistance have contributed most of the funding for infrastructure development.


Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 1    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.