Hot weather lifts Ben Tre salt yield by 30%
Ben Tre Province, one of the largest salt producers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, has harvested 30 per cent more salt this season because of the prolonged hot weather and high salinity level of sea water.
The US and Australia will import Vietnamese lychees, but local businesses must bear the high cost of meeting these countries' irradiation requirements, officials said at a meeting earlier this month.
Cheeky smugglers dodge police
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung reviewed progress made in the six months since the introduction of a new cigarette smuggling decree during an online meeting late Thursday with 11 cities and provinces.
A team of experts and professors from the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) recently submitted an analysis of the recent shifting that appeared on the country's highways.
Hundreds of garment and textile enterprises across 12 provinces and cities will be thoroughly inspected by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and experts from the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
A draft decree to regulate the salaries of high-ranking officials at State-owned and partially State-owned enterprises has been introduced for review by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).
Homes collapse
Four houses along the Muong Chuoi River in Nha Be District of HCM City collapsed early yesterday. Local authorities helped families move to a safer place to stay temporarily and gave them VND1 million each. There were no casualities.
The Ha Noi People's Committee has agreed for work to resume at eight construction sites along the first skytrain railway in Ha Noi after safety concerns were resolved following a thorough inspection of the sites.
Two brothers were arrested on Thursday as they were transporting 4,000 pills in the northern province of Yen Bai, according to the police.
The Ha Noi Railway Corporation will reduce costs by up to 15 per cent on North-South train tickets this summer to attract more travelers to long-range train travel.
Train accident kills two in Nam Dinh
Two people were struck and killed by a train as they crossed railway tracks at T-junction in Y Yen District, northern Nam Dinh province, according to witnesses.
Railway accidents on the rise

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Viet Nam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

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.

Lead recycling in village threatens local environment, health
Lead recycling in village threatens local environment, health

Lead recycling in the northern Hung Yen Province's Dong Mai craft village is seriously threatening the local environment and health of its residents, officials have warned.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.