City to train people abroad for metro line work
HCM City will send 1,000 engineers and workers abroad for training in urban railway operation in preparation for the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line, set to open in 2016. Those selected will be sent to Japan, South Korea and Singapore starting early next year.
Police seize 13 heroin bricks from drug dealer
The city's police yesterday arrested a 44-year-old man named Mai Quynh Tho, a resident of the Viet Hung commune, and seized 13 bricks of heroin from him.
Quang Ninh Police bust drug trafficking ring
The Quang Ninh Police on Wednesday smashed a transnational drug and arms trafficking ring that extended from China to Viet Nam, in Ha Long City's Viet Hung Ward.
New grads lack banking skills
Most banks in Viet Nam have failed to provide basic training courses to new graduates.
Capital ill equipped to fight major fires
Ha Noi was not equipped or prepared to put out fires, as evidenced by the 126 fires and 18 fire-related deaths so far in 2014, Ha Noi People's Committee members said during a meeting this week.
New rule on double-axle trucks causing big problems
Transport firms could grind to a halt if they can't upgrade their semi-trailer trucks to meet new regulations by the end of the year.
NA deputies desire return to high growth trajectory
National Assembly deputies yesterday said appropriate measures were needed to help the economy regain high growth.
Korean medical centre to train VN personnel
VINMEC International Hospital and the Korean EWHA Womans University's Medical Centre will work together in oncology, obstetrics and other fields under a Memorandum of Understanding signed yesterday.
Transport Ministry to crackdown on cargo weight violations at ports
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has said it would enforce stricter measures to stop overweight cargo shipments, such as temporarily shutting ports and firing directors who violated the MOT's weight regulations.
Households moved after dam breach
Dam Ha District authorities moved more than 100 households in Quang Loi Commune in the northern province of Quang Ninh yesterday after the Dam Ha Dong irrigational dam's auxiliary dam broke.
Park project land used as dump site for years
A section of Cau Giay Park Project land that belongs to Cau Giay and Nam Tu Liem districts has been used illegally for the last four years as a construction waste dump site.
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.


PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.