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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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 2    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.