NA backs new airport despite funding issues
The National Assembly (NA) Economic Committee has approved a plan to build a modern international airport, but voiced concerns about how to mobilise investment. This was revealed at NA's plenary sitting yesterday.
PM greets former Japanese PM
Viet Nam would take maximum effort to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership with Japan, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told former Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama at a reception in Ha Noi yesterday.
Deputy PM meets Lao media chief
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received a delegation from the Lao News Agency KPL, led by its general director, Sounthone Khanthavong, in the capital city yesterday.
Firms urged to keep abreast of FTA talks
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which is under negotiation, would have a positive impact on Viet Nam's economy but would create challenges as well, a workshop heard last Friday in HCM City.
Terrorist attacks condemned
Viet Nam condemned the terrorist attacks on an army barracks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last Friday, which left many dead and injured, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh.
Birth certificate status to stay, NA deputies agree
Members of the National Assembly yesterday agreed that a birth certificate should continue to be issued under the draft Law on Household Registration.
NA leader receives Tanzanian President
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung confirmed the legislature's commitment to enhancing co-operation between Viet Nam and Tanzania yesterday during a reception for Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in Ha Noi.
VN, India target across-the-board development in strategic relations
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi reaffirmed yesterday the commitment of both nations to comprehensively develop the ties of strategic partnership.
City to improve Vientiane ties
HCM City is determined to strengthen ties with Vientiane, Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of the city Party Committee, told a visiting delegation from the Lao capital on Monday.
Viet Nam, China extend law enforcement cooperation
The ministries of public security of Viet Nam and China agreed to employ practical measures to promote their cooperation in law enforcement during the 4th conference on bilateral cooperation in crime prevention and control in Beijing on October 27.
Viet Nam hopes to expand co-operation with Tanzania
Viet Nam has always treasured its broad co-operative relations with Tanzania, President Truong Tan Sang told his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in Ha Noi yesterday.
Stricter requirements for learner drivers? 2   

Earlier this week, a learner driver in Dak Lak province crashed her seven-seater car into a busy market, killing two people and injured eight others.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.