At some point, Ebola will arrive in Viet Nam as an uninvited guest.Once Ebola arrives, it will spread incredibly fast.
Most people have heard of imported fruit that stays firm for five to nine months without a trace of rotting. The stories have led to a swirl of contradictory statements from authorities and experts.
Public trust dented by cracks in new highways
Head of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen told a press conference on Wednesday that the public should not jump to the conclusion that an irresponsible error led to a crack appearing across the then three-day old Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway. Reports also told of other sites where the brand-new road subsided "due to heavy rain".
Persecuted child worker searches for right path
Four years ago, Nguyen Hao Anh, 14, from the southern province of Ca Mau, became a media figure when he reported inhumane and barbaric torture at the hands of his employers.
Do public servants need helipads?
When a US$700 million administration centre in southern province of Binh Duong opened in February, it was hailed as the most expensive workplace for public servants in Viet Nam.
Viet Nam needs to address ongoing ‘brain drain'
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.
Superfluous notary requirements cause headache
Many people in Viet Nam, including foreigners, have troubles when getting their documents and papers stamped at notary offices or authenticated at local governmental offices.
Airport customers get short end of the noodle
The price of instant noodles sold at airports caught the attention of the National Assembly Standing Committee last Tuesday.
Education agency dupes unsuspecting public
After the issuance of the Government's decree on education reform late last year, a leader of the country's education sector, while admitting that the education sector still had many weaknesses, called for the public to trust in the cause to carry out an "overhaul" of the sector.
Should inequality be a concern in Viet Nam? I asked this question of an older farmer I met in Lao Cai last year. After our interpreter struggled to find a word in Mong language that translated as "inequality", I asked him if he viewed the difference in income between the rich and poor as a problem.
A second language can open many doors
A recent draft document from the Ministry of Home Affairs has raised an interesting discussion. It revolves around whether high-ranking government officials should be required to master at least one foreign language, as the draft suggests.

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

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

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.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

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.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

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).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.