PM embarks on series of international visits
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will attend a signing ceremony for the Viet Nam – Eurasian Economic Union free trade agreement in Kazakhstan.
President Sang praises relationship with RoK
Collaboration between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea, based on the strategic partnership established in 2009 and a high level of mutual political trust, actively contributes to regional peace, stability and development, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday.
Myanmar agrees to facilitate Vietnamese business ventures
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh yesterday asked the Myanmar Government to consider simplifying administrative procedures and granting investment licences to Vietnamese businesses.
VN tells China to halt island intrusion
Viet Nam demanded that China stop construction currently under way in the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said.
Long-term ties with US crucial: Party Secretary
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong reiterated Viet Nam's consistent policy of attaching importance to ties with the US for the long-term interest of both peoples.
NA deputies debate merits of lump-sum insurance law
National Assembly deputies spent most of their time yesterday debating Article 60 of the 2014 Law on Social Insurance during the ninth session of the 13rd National Assembly. It involves regulations on a one-off lump-sum social insurance payment.
President greets new ambassadors
President Truong Tan Sang welcomed newly accredited ambassadors from Italy, Mexico, and Hungary who presented their credentials to the Vietnamese State leader yesterday.
PM wants end to red tape on land and environment
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) to simplify land administrative procedures to make them easier to complete.
National Assembly seeks to overhaul policy flaws
A policy overhaul to eliminate flaws in existing guidelines for administrative procedures, paperwork processing, and state collected charges and fees like tolls is sorely needed, Government officials stressed yesterday
PM promotes hi-tech innovation  in global integration
A high-quality workforce and technological advances were needed to carry the country forward in the current context of global integration, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told a gathering of science and technology experts in Ha Noi yesterday.
NA members debate labour safety, hygiene
Lawmakers believed that a law on labour safety and hygiene should be approved soon to create a legal foundation to tackle violations relating to labour safety and hygiene across the country.
What is your attitude toward products made in your country?

A Vietnamese tech firm launched the first domestically produced smartphone on May 26. Many Vietnamese are proud of the product, and foreign experts have lauded it as a great technical achievement. But some others who dislike all products made in Viet Nam have criticised the phone even before using it.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.