Electronic tollbooths to replace manual
An electronic toll collection system will be deployed along expanded National Highway No1 and part of HCM Expressway in the Central Highland region after construction has completed next year, according to the Transport Ministry.
Women who have Caesarean sections are often reluctant to breast-feed their children as they are taking antibiotics for a week or so after delivery. But Le Thi Trang of HCM City, whose premature child weighed only 1.1 kilos, thought differently.
The Party Committee of Ha Noi has decided to build a road-rail bridge spanning the Hong (Red) River just 75m from the existing and historic Long Bien bridge.
While Typhoon Rammasun ended nearly a month ago, the northern province of Dien Bien is still dealing with the consequences.
Bo De Pagoda, which made headlines following the arrests of two female residents for alleged child trafficking, failed to provide decent living conditions to residents.
Experts discuss upward trend in dementia
Viet Nam, ranking seventh among the 10 fastest ageing countries, is facing an upward trend of chronic diseases, including dementia.
The Rencontre du Viet Nam (Meeting Viet Nam) and Vallet Scholarship Fund set aside VND20 billion (US$952,000) to award to 2,250 outstanding Vietnamese students this year.
Customs officials and Environmental Police seized around a tonne of ivory in northern Hai Phong City yesterday.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development of Germany has funded a US$12 million project to increase the efficiency and sustainability of forest management in Viet Nam.
Japanese forces found a body believed to be that of Vietnamese citizen Bui Ngoc Diep, who drowned while swimming in Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka prefecture.
Bus blaze
A 16-seat passenger bus carrying patients from HCM City to Tay Ninh Province suddenly burst into flames in the city's Truong Chinh Road yesterday morning.
Australian students to study in Viet Nam

More than 300 Australian students will come to Viet Nam during the next 12 months to earn credit towards their Australian academic qualifications through clinical placements, short-term research projects and semester-based exchanges.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

City to speed up canal upgrade
City to speed up canal upgrade

Officials from the HCM City Department of Transport and other agencies on Friday inspected the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal Sanitation and Urban Upgrade Project as part of efforts to speed up work and complete it by the end of August.

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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.