Minimum wages have to be high enough to meet the minimum needs of workers, and have to be adjusted to rising living costs, Labour Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen tells online newspaper VOV (VOV.VN).
Pham Luong Son, Director, Department of Health Insurance Policy, speaks to Nong thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) about Viet Nam's healthcare coverage expansion plans
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thoughts about the way Vietnamese youngsters applied the global "Kiss cam" trend, which caught on quickly. We have received different comments from our readers. Some find it funny, some do not. Here are some of the best answers:
Khuat Viet Hung, Vice-chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, told Vietnamplus.vn that though less traffic accidents have occurred so far this year, overloaded trucks pose a safety threat.
Nguyen Bac Son, Minister of Information and Communications, spoke to Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper about the need to adopt technical measures to stop the spread of harmful information.
US Ambassador Ted Osius spoke to local media about US-Viet Nam bilateral relations as the two countries mark the 20th anniversary of normalised relations.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh told journalists at the recent National Assembly meeting that the minimum wage would meet workers' needs by 2020
Nguyen Duc Cuong, head of the Hydrometeorological Information and Natural Disaster Prevention Unit, spoke to Tai Nguyen va Moi Truong (Natural Resources and Environment) about an early warning system
The issue of selling old cargo vessels for scrap is already covered in the Law on Environment. Under that law, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) oversees the implementation of the regulations. In the meantime, the Government has already ratified the decree on scrapping old cargo vessels.
An "open environment" should be created for lawmakers to debate important issues, Le Nhu Tien, Vice Chairman of the Committee on Culture, Education, Youth and Children, tells Tien Phong (Vanguard)
Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about the Ministry of Information and Communications' proposed regulation to limit the number of text messages a mobile phone user can send per day to stop bulk SMS spam.
Time to get serious about efficient investment
Time to get serious about efficient investment

Following the National Assembly session in October 2014, there has been a lot of discussion on public debt management and the efficiency of public investment projects.

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.

NA discusses citizens' right to silence

The National Assembly is now discussing whether or not to include in amendments to the Criminal Procedures Code a person's right to remain silent when detained in a criminal investigation. Opinions are divided. Thu Van gathers insights on the issue from senior police officers, a lawyer, a prosecutor and a legal representative for a victim of a wrongful conviction case.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.