Last summer, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation promoted the consumption of insects as low-fat and high-protein snacks that could help ease hunger and protect the environment.
Enterprises need Government support to restore production and develop, To Hoai Nam, vice chairman of the Viet Nam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, told Hai quan (Customs) newspaper.
The construction material industry should be promoting exports, director of the Department of Construction Materials Le Van Toi told Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times).
Cao Anh Dung, deputy director of the General Department of Industrial Safety Technique and Environment Agency, discussed the current policies on hydropower dams with Nhan dan (People's Daily) Newspaper.
Viet Nam is implementing the National Single Window (NSW) system to accelerate the pace of customs clearance to improve the nation's import-export trade.
The Ministry of Agriculture will do all it can to ensure food safety, director general of the Plant Protection Department Nguyen Xuan Hong told Thoi bao Kinh Doanh (Business Times) newspaper.
Last week, after a huge sale of brand-name products on Dinh Le Street in downtown Ha Noi caused heavy traffic congestion, Viet Nam News asked readers what they thought about the craze for branded products and luxury goods in Viet Nam.
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly's Committee on Social Affairs Bui Sy Loi talked to the Thoi bao Kinh te (Economic Times) newspaper about the need to abide by the Law on social insurance.
Chung A, former vice chairman of the Viet Nam National Committee for Prevention and Control of AIDS, told newspaper Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) that prostitution needs to be under control.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thought about a proposal from the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to publicise names of people who pay for sex and require them to do community service. Here are some of the responses:
Former deputy chair of the National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, Professor Nguyen Minh Thuyet, spoke with Giao Thong (Transport) newspaper about higher education reform.
Viet Nam needs to address ongoing ‘brain drain'
Viet Nam needs to address ongoing ‘brain drain' 1   

I was full of joy and hope when 18-year-old Nguyen Trong Nhan from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang won a contest seeking the best and brightest high-school students.

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.

Experts discuss minimum wage increase

The region-based minimum wage in Viet Nam would increase by 15.1 per cent starting next year under a proposal that the National Wage Council recently submitted to the Government.

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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.