HCM City traffic worsens despite continued efforts
Despite constant efforts by city authorities, traffic congestion in HCM City has become worse due to inappropriate planning, drivers' lack of safety awareness and overloaded roads.
Parents of children who ride electric bikes or ride pillion without wearing a helmet will be fined between VND100,000-200,000 (US$4.60-9.30) from next month, Ha Noi Traffic Safety Committee has said.
Khanh Hoa police investigating $660,000 ATM robbery
Police in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa said they were investigating the two burglaries allegedly committed by foreigners at ATMs in the Dien Khanh Town.
Japan announced it would continue its support of anti-human trafficking and maternal health care programmes in Viet Nam.
The Viet Nam Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre of Region III, along with the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Border Guard, helped seven seamen reach home today.
PM has approved of technical specifications for "HCM City Urban Railway line 5"project from Thu Thiem, (District 2) to Can Giuoc (District 8) and Phu Lam (District 6) with total investment US$840m.
Viet Nam's judicial system fails to clearly define or set aside punishment for gender violence, due to which, gender violence victims—mostly women—encounter difficulty in accessing legal services.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to speed up their equitisation after reviewing the process in the first quarter of this year.
A three-year-old boy drowned in a river in the central province of Ha Tinh yesterday, the local police said.
Criminal proceedings open in scaffolding collapse case
The police in the central Ha Tinh Province decided to start criminal proceedings on Tuesday against a scaffolding collapse that killed 14 people and injured 28.
Fire destroys Tan Phu mattress workshop
A huge fire broke out at 6.20pm yesterday in a workshop manufacturing mattresses in Tan Phu District, HCM City.
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.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.