Do you shop at Vietnamese meat stalls and markets?
Health authorities in Ha Noi are faced with the problem of trying to prevent modern, hygienic abattoirs worth millions of dollars from closing down.
Will a new ban on sleeper buses travelling on steep and winding routes actually save people's lives?
You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.
Cameras won't do enough to stop traffic congestion
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.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.