Schools will struggle to meet enrollment target
It would be difficult to achieve the target of universalising pre-school education for five-year-old children by the end of next year, agreed educational experts at a conference yesterday.
Asian media members discuss regional coverage
About 20 newsroom chiefs, editors and journalists from media organisations in the Asia News Network (ANN) opens a two-day meeting in Ha Noi today.
Doctors at Can Gio Hospital in HCM City's outlying district earlier this year performed an emergency surgery to deliver the baby for a 25-year-old patient with ectopic pregnancy.
Ha Noi to trial use of bus e-tickets
Ha Noi has begun a pilot project to introduce electronic smartcards in the city, with the installation of smartcard readers on the Giap Bat-Gie Bridge bus route this month.
HCM City cracks down on ad flyers, billboards
Outdoor advertisements written exclusively in a language other than Vietnamese must be taken down by the end of September, HCM City authorities have said.
Bird flu could spread by bus
The agricultural ministry has ordered a crackdown on the widespread practice of sending poultry products and live birds by buses in an effort to stop the spread of bird flu.
Binh Duong couple charged for brutal child abuse
Police in the southern province of Binh Duong will prosecute a couple for brutally beating their three-year-old daughter.
Petrol smuggling via sea waters has brought huge profits to illegal ships, and has become increasingly difficult to control, the Viet Nam Petroleum Association has said.
Nine dead, 10 injured in wake of Typhoon Kalmaegi
Typhoon Kalmaegi left at least nine people dead and 10 injured after making landfall in northern provinces Tuesday night.
Experts discuss health insurance
Health experts from the ASEAN region, China, South Korea and Japan shared experience in expanding health insurance coverage at a side meeting of the ASEAN Health Minister Meeting in Ha Noi yesterday.
Parking-lot projects have been stalled for years in HCM City due to cumbersome administrative procedures and a lack of city regulations for underground fire prevention.
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.