New bridge opens in Da Nang
After 18-months' work, a three-level rail and road flyover was opened yesterday at Da Nang's busiest roundabout, Hue Junction, to alleviate congestion.
Da Nang to monitor service charges of enterprises
The Da Nang department of industry and trade has announced hotlines to receive complaints about service charges during Liberation Day and Labour Day holidays on April 30 and May 1.
Earth Hour campaign makes a difference in VN
About 520,000kWh of electricity, worth VND850 million (US$40,400), was saved during the Earth Hour campaign held over two days, the National Load Dispatch Centre said.
HCM City reveals plan to expand classrooms
The HCM City Department of Education and Training hopes to increase average classroom space to 6-8sq.m for each school student this year by reducing the number of children per class.
Dong Nai halts river construction
Dong Nai Province authorities on Friday called a halt to reclamation of the Dong Nai River for construction of housing.
Traffic banned on Pasteur and Le Duan Streets
All vehicles have been banned from entering the Pasteur and Le Duan Streets in HCM City from today, the HCM City Department of Transport said.
Audit finds car registration-fee scam
Complaints have been made that some banks and registration centres entrusted with collecting fees to check vehicles for roadworthiness delay sending the money to a central State fund known as the Viet Nam Register - often for a week or two.
Hai Duong lychees win US order
Farmers in Hai Duong Province's Thanh Thuy Commune are preparing to export their first lychee crop to the US.
Brake failure blamed for scaffolding collapse
A press conference was held yesterday to announce the results of the investigation into the scaffolding collapse in the Formosa section of the Vung Ang economic zone.
Healthcare urged for female workers
Huynh Cao Hai, deputy head of the Dong Nai Province's Health Department, said he planned to encourage all factories in the province to offer reproductive healthcare services for female workers, especially those with a large number of female workers.
Three die in separate train accidents
Two men died after being hit by a fast approaching south-north SE2 train, while they were trying to cross the rail line yesterday afternoon in the central Thua Thien-Hue Province.
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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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.