Shopkeepers upset at new curbs on advertisements
New restrictions in HCM City banning the use of brand logos or pictures of products on shop advertisements have stirred concern among shop owners.
Healthcare campaign aims to provide free treatment
A community healthcare campaign, to provide free medical check-up, treatment and consulting services to at least one million people in 20 provinces nationwide, will be launched on Sunday (November 2).
Dormant park plan stifles residents
Residents living in Tan Chanh Hiep ward in HCM City's district 12 have had to let the grass take over their vacant land for more than a decade.
Tech growth lags on lack of funding
Limited investment in research and poor management have hindered the development of science and technology in the country.
Land title delays a pressing problem
Delays in issuing land titles (red books) and land-use right certificates is a problem that needs urgent attention, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Manh Hien said on Tuesday.
Dozens of petrol stations fined for cheating drivers
The provincial Market Watch Department will tighten the control of petrol stations to make sure they do not sell illegal fuel.
Long Bien Bridge may get a modern partner
Many experts backed the building of a road-rail bridge spanning the Hong (Red) River just 75m from the historic, but ageing Long Bien Bridge at a conference held on Tuesday.
Ventilator donated to City hospital
The New Zealand-based Julie Ferne Memorial Trust donated a Newport e360 ventilator to the Children Hospital 2 in HCM City yesterday, making it the first medical equipment donation made by the Trust to the hospital.
Students test computing skills
As many as 400 Vietnamese students from 67 local colleagues and universities are taking part in the 23rd Olympics Computing for Students, which opened yesterday in HCM City.
Wild boar kills woman on rice farm
A wild boar attacked a woman on a rice farm in Pho Hoa commune in central Quang Ngai Province's Duc Pho district on Tuesday.
Police bust online gambling ring
The members of an online gambling ring, who spent billions of dong betting on football matches, have been arrested by the Bac Tu Liem District police in Ha Noi.
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.