Pink-eye spreads throughout northern region
Kindergarten and primary schools in northern provinces have been hit by an outbreak of pink-eye disease (conjunctivitis).
Import tax on medical equipment spare parts waived
The Prime Minister has just issued an order waiving the import tax on spare parts used for installing prioritised medical equipments.
Many hospital patients appear happy with improvements to their medical services following a 20 per cent raise in healthcare costs.
Action slows on citizens' complaints
Failure to do anything about formal complaints and denunciations has upset many people, said Government Chief Inspector, Huynh Phong Tranh.
Men caught with radioactive device
Police in HCM City's Tan Binh District have arrested two men for stealing a device that contains radioactive Iridium-192 from a company in Tan Binh District.
‘Three-fatalities and you're out'
Transport businesses will have their business licenses suspended for up to three months if they are involved in accidents that lead to three or more fatalities, according to a new law that goes into effect in December.
Moves made to preserve ancient ethnic languages
Over the past three years, the Central Highlands provinces have been implementing measures to preserve spoken and written ethnic minority languages.
Toy library helps improve language
A Toy Library, packed full of colourful wooden toys that teach children about color and spatial perception, opened recently at Tam Binh Children Welfare and Protection Centre in HCM City's Thu Duc District.
Ha Noi cuts down on plastic bags
Retailers and residents in Ha Noi are ditching plastic in favour of eco-friendly bags, according to the city's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.
Manh Cam case trial to begin tomorrow
The Ha Noi People's Court will begin tomorrow afternoon the trial involving the Manh Cam Company Ltd, a goat's milk product importer, and the city's Market Watch.
Bird flu detected in ducks in Quang Nam
More than 3,100 ducks were found to be infected with the bird flu virus A/H5N6 in farms in Tam My Dong commune in the central province's Nui Thanh District.
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.


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 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.