Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers their opinions on whether installing traffic cameras in many downtown streets in Ha Noi and other major cities in the country will partly solve traffic congestion, chaos in Viet Nam.
Will traffic cameras solve street gridlock in Viet Nam?
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently approved a proposal to test traffic cameras in many capital city streets to make sure car drivers are staying on the right side of the roads and observing all the other traffic rules.
Would you start eating insects for their nutritional and environmental benefits?
Entomophagy – or the consumption of insects– would be one of the words to describe the eating habits of Vietnamese people.
What do you think of such crazes for branded products and luxury goods?
Heavy traffic congestion occurred on August 7 on Ha Noi's downtown street of Dinh Le as customers flocked to the street to buy the products of some famous brand names such as Gucci, Milano and D&G.
How does your country deal with those who hire prostitutes illegally?
The Ha Noi Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Department has proposed publicising the names of people who hire prostitutes and requiring them to do community service.
Do you want an end to late-night liquor sales?
The Ministry of Health is drafting a plan to ban the sale of alcohol after 10pm in a bid to curb alcohol abuse in Viet Nam, which often leads to traffic accidents and domestic violence.
How did you find your current rental house in Viet Nam?

In Viet Nam, tenants often have no choice but to deal directly with landlords who choose to avoid using agents. As a result, many problems can develop between the two sides.

You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.
What do you think of the policy?
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Circular 03, which takes effect from March, has met with unfavourable feedback from the public as it set high standards for foreigners who want to work in Viet Nam.
A plan to develop Western style angle-parking for cars
The move is seen as an attempt to rein in traffic congestion in downtown Ha Noi, especially since big cars began to dominate most of the roads. Ha Noi Parking Ltd Co has been licensed as sole provider of the pilot parking service. What do you think about the new plan?
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers for their opinions about a new labour policy, which acknowledges domestic assistance as an official profession and aims to protect the rights of domestic workers.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

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In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.