Finland to help VN develop smart cities
Finland's Minister of Economic Affairs said yesterday that his country would help Viet Nam achieve ambitious targets for smart and green cities by providing assistance in sustainable urban planning, industrial design, clean technologies and digital services, along with education and training.
CAAV disputes poor Asia rating for airports
Tan Son Nhat in HCM City and Noi Bai in Ha Noi are not among the worst airports in Asia, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV), which disputed their recent poor rankings on an international survey site.
Ha Noi women screened for cancer
More than 51,000 middle-aged women in Ha Noi have now been screened for cancer thanks to a three-year project to combat breast and cervical cancers which comes to an end this year.
Kids need better food, mental care
Nutrition and psychological care are vital for the comprehensive development of children, experts told a seminar in HCM City on Sunday attended by kindergarten teachers.
Salvage of sunken ship cargo continues
Southern Can Tho Province authorities continued to salvage cargo from a ship that sank in Can Tho River.
Chinese man fined for attempt to buy wife
The People's Committee of Tay Ninh Province fined a Chinese man VND20 million (US$943) for taking part in illegal human trafficking of Vietnamese brides.
Cargo ship found carrying weapons
The southern region's General Department of Viet Nam Customs marine control team found nearly 100 weapons hidden on a cargo ship in the Vung Tau sea.
Three stone throwers face prosecution
Police in the Central Highland of Gia Lai Province will prosecute three people for damaging property by intentionally throwing stones at passenger buses.
Fertiliser chemicals may have caused explosion: report
The HCM City police plan to expand the investigation to gather more evidence over the explosion at the District 2-based Dang Huynh fertiliser company that killed three people on Friday.
Two die in car crash
Two people were killed and eight were injured in an accident on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai road of Ea Drang town.
Free health checks offered in Kien Giang
Over 500 disadvantaged people in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) province of Kien Giang received free health screening on Sunday.
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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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).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book 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.