The importance of prevention and asset recovery was stressed at the 13th anti-corruption dialogue between the Vietnamese Government, international donors and other development partners held in Ha Noi yesterday.
In a national vaccination campaign that started on September 15, the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation has given more than 9.5 million children aged between one and 14 the combined measles and rubella vaccine.
The Helmets for Families Programme began yesterday in the Mekong Delta Province of Tra Vinh, where only 33 per cent of students use helmets.
Airport told to target smugglers
Ha Noi Customs Department has told officials at Noi Bai International Airport to step up efforts to combat smuggling, which generally rises as Tet (Lunar New Year) approaches.
Battle looms over proposed Hoan Kiem cultural centre
A project to build a four-storey cultural centre 12 metres from Hoan Kiem Lake has resurfaced after four years of consideration and heated debate.
Female drug trafficker gets life sentence
A local woman in the northern province of Cao Bang was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking yesterday.
Quang Ngai asks people to fight corruption
The central Quang Ngai province has announced that citizens who provide information on corruption cases will be rewarded with up to US$ 450.
Learning centres remain ineffective
A Vietnamese education official claims that despite some great achievements, only 30 per cent of the hundreds of the nation's community-based learning centres (CLCs) based on the Japanese kominkan model are working effectively.
Vietnam Airlines check-in times change
Vietnam Airlines will change check-in times for both domestic and international flights on December 1.
Illegal drugs seized at Tan Son Nhat Airport
Customs officials at Tan Son Nhat International Airport here have seized 30,000 prohibited and addictive tablets worth more than VND2 billion (US$94,340).
VN trade, labour to get legal lookover
Changes and updates to the current Labour Code and Trade Union Law and their impact on business operations will be discussed at a conference in HCM City next week.
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.


Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.