Prime Minister greets British, Polish ambassadors
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung gave separate receptions in Ha Noi yesterday for British and Polish ambassadors Antony Stokes and Barbara Szymanowska.
Fighting corruption vital to sustainable development in VN
Four inspection teams would be established to oversee the investigation and prosecution of serious and complicated corruption cases in eight provinces across the country, according to the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Fighting.
Prime Minister urges tax office to eradicate complicated procedures
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked tax agencies to focus on reducing complex tax payment procedures and impose strict punishments on officers who harass the people and businesses.
ASEAN media criticise China
President of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists, Benny Antiporda, has expressed concern over China's continued aggressive actions in East Sea waters that it now claims as part of its national territory.
Ethnic minority policies in focus
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for education and infrastructure improvements targeted at ethnic minority groups during a working session in Ha Noi yesterday.
Region bands together to beat floods
Experts from ASEAN countries met in Ha Noi this week, discussing ways to make their nations less vulnerable to flood disasters.
President urges legal improvements
The increasing complexity of crimes, particularly corruption and drug cases, requires the procuracy sector and the political system as a whole to take more drastic measures, said President Truong Tan Sang.
Deputy PM urges more effective crime measures
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday met with the Ministry of Public Security's General Police Department for Crime Prevention (General Department 6) to discuss a report on recent crime prevention work.
VN ships uncowed by China's actions
Vietnamese surveillance and fishing vessels continued to resist Chinese intimidation yesterday, stationing themselves at 10-11 nautical miles from the illegally placed oil rig, constantly demanding its removal.
VN, Laos foster inspection cooperation
A high-ranking delegation from the Lao Government Inspection Authority, led by Inspector General Bounthong Chitmany joined a working session with the Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam in Ha Noi yesterday.
Chilean leaders pledge closer ties with Vietnamese NA
Senior Chilean leaders and officials committed to further facilitating ties with the Vietnamese legislature via visits and international inter-parliamentary forums.
A plan to develop Western style angle-parking for cars
A plan to develop Western style angle-parking for cars

The move is seen as an attempt to rein in traffic congestion in downtown Ha Noi, especially since big cars began to dominate most of the roads. Ha Noi Parking Ltd Co has been licensed as sole provider of the pilot parking service. What do you think about the new plan?


China continues East Sea aggression China continues East Sea aggression

China continued to maintain its illegal presence and aggression in Vietnamese waters yesterday as more condemnation of its actions came from US and Philippine officials.

Single father's formula for mother's milk 4    Single father's formula for mother's milk

The baby began to cry just as the taxi started moving.Trinh Tuan was at a loss. He had no previous experience of taking care of any baby, and here he was, alone with his 14-day-old baby daughter for the first time, going home from the Tu Du Hospital in HCM City.

BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos 1    BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) will lend US$53.16 million to Laos to help the country build a road in its northern province of Houaphanh.

Delta faces major water crisis Delta faces major water crisis

More efforts must be made to efficiently manage and use scarce water resources of the Mekong River as climate change and rapid development to produce electricity have threatened its sustainability.

Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

It has been difficult getting back to normal life for Iain McNamara and his peers after their one-year trip through 22 countries.