Container trucks operate illegally
Only 4 per cent of container truck operators in the northern port city of Hai Phong have permits to transport goods by container trucks, according to the Ministry of Transport.
President emphasises importance of diplomacy for national development
President Truong Tan Sang, yesterday, told newly-appointed Vietnamese ambassadors and consul generals, that diplomacy needs to be on the front line of national construction and defence.
Ha Tinh police arrest 16 people following disturbance Ha Tinh
The police in central Ha Tinh province has launched legal proceedings against and arrested 16 people involved in a recent disturbance at the Vung Ang Economic Zone.
Life sentence for swindling ex-Vietinbank official
The Ho Chi Minh City's People's Court on January 27 sentenced Huynh Thi Huyen Nhu to life imprisonment for "swindling to appropriate assets" and "counterfeiting seals and materials of agencies and organisations".
Vietnam treasures strategic partnership with Japan
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung affirmed Viet Nam's constant policy of attaching special importance to the strategic partnership with Japan for peace and prosperity while receiving visiting Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera in Hanoi on Monday.
Inmate amnesty to mark National Day
The Central Council for Amnesty Consultation, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, met in the capital city yesterday to discuss the 2013 amnesty plan.
HCM City inspectors fishing for riverbank encroachers
The HCM City Department of Construction on Monday ordered its Inspectorate to scrutinise construction works that have illegally encroached on rivers and canals.
City concedes ground to residents
The HCM City People's Committee has issued a regulation allowing residents, under certain conditions, to build or expand houses that have been built illegally on public land.
Four engineers convicted of stealing Nhat Tan Bridge's materials
Four engineers have been found guilty of stealing materials from the Nhat Tan Bridge construction project, the Hanoi court announced yesterday.
Violations of land use, management, construction investment and budget use during the first six months of this year totalled more than VND12.2 trillion (US$571 million) and involved 452ha of land.
Illegal sand miners plague Dong Nai
Illegal sand exploitation by local residents and authorities along the Dong Nai River has increased rather than diminished in the last decade, despite efforts to ban it.

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Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs 2    Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

My Lai survivor writes book 1    My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.

Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest 1    Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest

A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Ha Noi on Thursday and Friday.