NA shows solidarity, brainpower, renovation in 13th tenure

The National Assembly (NA) has completed a heavy working agenda with important issues in its 13th tenure thanks to the spirit of solidarity, democracy and real-renewal, the brainpower, and the high sense of responsibility of deputies as well as the support of constituents nationwide.

President's Tet message calls for new nation-building achievements
President Truong Tan Sang called for more efforts to attain new achievements in nation-building and defence in his message delivered in the first moments of the Lunar New Year today.
Transport Minister Thăng appointed HCM City's Party chief
Newly-elected Politburo Member and Minister of Transport Đinh La Thăng has been nominated as the secretary of HCM City's Party Committee for the next five-year term.
Tasks assigned to Politburo members
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong signed a decision assigning tasks to Politburo members on February 4.
Party Central Committee office contribution hailed
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong praised the Party Central Committee's Office for its outstanding performance as an advisor of the Party Central Committee, the Political Bureau and the Secretariat.
Government preparing for extreme weather conditions
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked relevant agencies to bolster their preparations against extreme weather like typhoons, prolonged drought and massive floods, as they are forecast to hit Viet Nam heavily in the next five years.
Leaders worldwide congratulate Trong
Heads of State and Party leaders from around the world yesterday cabled congratulatory messages to Nguyen Phu Trong, who was re-elected General Secretary of the 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.
Party General Secretary conveys Lunar New Year greetings to Party, people
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong offered his best wishes to incumbent and former leaders of the Party and State as well as the entire Vietnamese people yesterday on the occasion of the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).
Preparations ahead of National Assembly elections discussed
The National Election Council yesterday held a national conference on preparations for the election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly and all-level People's Councils in the 2016-2021 period.
Saudi Arabia treasures ties with Viet Nam Assembly Chairman
Saudi Arabia wishes to promote its time-honoured relations with Viet Nam and considers it an important partner in Asia, said Chairman of the country's Consultative Assembly Abdullah Bin Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Sheikh.
VN urges stability, peace in East Sea
Viet Nam called on all countries to actively contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea, and respect international law, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh.
Will faster speed reduce traffic jams? 2   

The speed limit in urban areas in Viet Nam will be increased by 10kph from the current level from March this year, when the Ministry of Transport's Circular 91 takes effect. In your opinion, is the increase good or bad? Do you think that the new speed limit will help reduce traffic jams or could it lead to accidents? If you are an expat, what is the speed limit in your country?


Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.