City to set up council to review medical services
In May, HCM City will become the first city in the country to set up a council to supervise patient satisfaction and collect treatment data.
Ministry declares Viet Nam bird flu-free
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Health Department reported that Viet Nam was free from bird flu, with no new outbreaks being detected in the last two weeks.
Party Secretariat calls for action against drug crimes
The Secretariat of the Party Central Committee has required Party organisations and local authorities across the country to intensify their efforts to combat drug crimes in line with the Politburo's Instructive No 21/CT-TW issued in 2008.
Children could get special court
The establishment of a Family and Children's Court in Viet Nam is needed to ensure improved prosecution and judicial system in cases involving children.
Southern farmers face drought
More than 1,500 families in the southern provinces of Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan have suffered water shortages for more than a month due to the lack of rain.
Vaccine scare blamed on sensationalised coverage
Many mothers are taking to the internet to complain about the press's handling of the news about outbreaks of measles. In the last few weeks, they have posted their gripes on their Facebook pages and on websites such as and, among others.
Belgium funds Vietnamese planning reform
Belgium has committed 4.3 million euros (US$5.9 million) of non-refundable official development aid to strengthen Viet Nam's planning reform for four years, the Belgian Embassy to Ha Noi announced yesterday.
MoC urges probe into water pipe rupture
Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung has called for inspections into the cause of a burst water main that has left tens of thousands of households in Ha Noi without water.
Drug trafficker arrested in Quang Tri
Police at Lao Bao international border gate in the central province of Quang Tri arrested three people on Monday for allegedly smuggling drugs from Laos into Viet Nam.
Tay Ninh cracks down on illegal sand mining
The People's Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh will fine the owner of a construction materials shop VND77 million (US$3,660) for illegally sand mining in a section of the Sai Gon river.
Blaze ravages HCM City garbage ground
A fire at the Go Cat Garbage Ground caused a large traffic jam on National Highway No 1A in Binh Tan District in HCM City on Monday evening.
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.

New companies outnumber old in HCMC

More than 20,000 new companies opened in HCM City in the first nine months of the year, with the city's support policies have seen thousands of businesses resume operations.


Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.