PM says 2015 a year for customs reforms
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged the country's customs sector to push administrative and institutional reforms in 2015 during a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Finance and the sector yesterday.
Swedish Ambassador highlights agenda for IPU-132
Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander has highlighted the issues on the agenda of the 132nd Inter-Parliament Union (IPU-132) Assembly as well as Viet Nam's preparations for the event which opens in Ha Noi on March 28.
Press centre opens to serve IPU-32 Assembly
A press centre was opened in Ha Noi on March 26 for the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132), which will take place in the capital from March 28 to April 1.
University students to be volunteers at IPU-132
 About 400 students from Ha Noi's universities will participate as volunteers during the 132th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU) in Ha Noi from March 28 to April 1.
IPU president praises Viet Nam's preparations
Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) President Saber Hossain Choudhury spoke highly of Viet Nam's preparations for the international event expected to bring thousands of international delegates to Ha Noi.
State president wraps up Laos visit
Concluding his official visit to Laos, State President Truong Tan Sang met with the Vietnamese business community there yesterday.
PM receives new Qatar envoy
Newly appointed Qatari ambassador Abdullah Sultan Al-Hamar told Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday that he is tasked with further developing bilateral ties with Viet Nam, a significant country in Qatar's diplomatic policy.
US war veterans visit Viet Nam
President of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong welcomed a delegation from the US Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Ha Noi yesterday.
Vietnamese leaders extend condolences on Germanwings crash
Vietnamese leaders extended their condolences to their German and Spanish counterparts on March 25 over the crash of a Germanwings plane the day before.
Public Security minister wraps up Cuba visit
Vietnam's Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang concluded his official visit to Cuba on March 25.
UN Resident Coordinator highlights UN-IPU affiliation
Dr. Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam, has granted an interview to the Vietnam News Agency, talking about the cooperation between the UN and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and parliaments' role in sustainable development goals on the occasion of the upcoming 132nd IPU Assembly.
Is collecting data on traffic from residents' mobile phones a threat to personal privacy? 1   

The latest plan to monitor urban traffic was introduced on Monday by the National Traffic Safety Committee, in which the use of data collected from residents' smartphones would play the key role.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.