An event was held on Sunday in remembrance of road traffic victims this year by the National Committee for Traffic Safety. During the first 10 months of the year, nearly 7,200 people died and 17,000 were injured in traffic accidents across the country.
A national conference last week revealed that more than ten thousand prostitutes work across Viet Nam, pouring more gasoline on the fire of the debate over such a so-called social evil.
The price of water increased by 20 per cent this month in Ha Noi, marking the fourth consecutive price hike in the last four years. The price has increased from an average of VND6,000 (US$0.25) per cubic metre in 2012 to VND9,500 ($0.42), a jump of almost 60 per cent.
Last month, world leaders came together to agree on a new set of global goals designed to create the kind of world that we would like to see. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are designed to wipe out poverty, fight inequality, tackle climate change and promote peace.
The public has given a big applause to a prompt and bold decision of the municipal People's Committee in Ha Noi last week to chop down illegally-built floors of a building that exceed the permitted height.
The public's concern over 10 of the My Duc District Party Secretary's family members being employed as public officials hasn't even cooled down yet, but another incident is already stirring up emotions.
Streets were turned into riv-ers in Ha Noi and HCM City in a matter of hours over the last few days in what have been described as historic rainfalls. Traffic was thrown into chaos as thousands of residents scrambled to get home in the driving rain that lasted for hours at a time.
The heavy rain on Tuesday morning last week once again focused media attention on the elevated mass transit system and the misery of commuters caught up in the seemingly endless traffic jams plaguing Xuan Thuy Street, Ha Noi City. Adding to the bedraggled misery of those caught in the snarl-up, was the blinking of red brake lights as motorcyclists and car drivers edged forward slowly,then braked.
As the university application process ended a few days ago, many complaints were made about the shortcoming of the new model. Top of the list was how high-school students had an intense time trying to get into college.
Attracting talented scientists to work in national research institutes is a top priority for the Government, especially during this period of international integration.
My generation grew up realising that Viet Nam, according to the geography textbooks, is ceaselessly and naturally expanding outwards to the sea, particularly in the south.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.