Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers their thoughts on stricter requirements for learner drivers in light of a tragic accident caused by a learner driver in Dak Lak Province.
Restrictions on motorbikes have to happen in tandem with public transportation improvements, Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, tells Tin Tuc (News).
Phung Quoc Hien, chairman of the National Committee for Financial and Budgetary Affairs, told Hai quan (Customs) newspaper that Viet Nam's spending structure was ‘irrational'.
Despite some setbacks, work has been proceeding apace on National Road 14, Phan Quang Hien, Deputy Director of the Transport Engineering Construction and Quality Management Bureau, tells the Vietnam News Agency.
Dealing with overloaded trucks requires balancing the interests of many, General Secretary of Viet Nam Logistics Business Association Tran Huy Hien told Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)
IT technicians are working to control the deluge of spam text messages in Viet Nam, Le Nam Thang, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information, told Tin Tuc (News) newspaper
Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for whether they believe the phrase bo ao khong lam nen thay tu, or "Clothes do not make the man," is true in Viet Nam and in their countries, given that many Vietnamese people rushed to buy the latest iPhone, even though some of them don't know how to use it. We also asked if such people suffer from commodity fetishism, which, it is argued, comes from a lack of confidence.
Government financial support would help more people buy their own homes, Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam told the newspaper Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) .
There are few takes for resettlement housing despite high demand, Vu Thi Vinh, secretary general of the Viet Nam Urban Planning and Development Association, tells Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam.
The Viet Nam Railway Corporation's general director, Vu Ta Tung, speaks with the Tuoi tre (Youth) Newspaper about using e-tickets to deal with the holiday rush for Tet (Lunar NewYear festival).
Delayed social insurance payments are a burden on the Viet Nam Social Insurance Fund, Hoang Van Dung, vice chairman of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce, told Thoi bao Ngan hang (Banking Times).
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.

New rules on human trafficking a step forward

A new human trafficking section in the Penal Code was drafted to comply with protocol on those crimes laid out in international conventions. Officials spoke with Viet Nam News about the changes, and if the country will incorporate them.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

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Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

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The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

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Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

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