Unregistered truck involved in deadly crash
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday ordered an all-out inspection of automobile registration across the country after at least nine people were killed in an accident which involved a truck thats registration had expired.
New Lao Cai bus station has shopping centres
The Lao Cai Centre bus station commenced operations on Sunday.
Agencies asked to ensure drugs supply for Tet
The health ministry's Drug Administration of Viet Nam has asked healthcare agencies and drug manufacturers and importers to ensure adequate supply of drugs for the Tet festival in mid-February.
Ha Noi flyover faults could carry $378,000 repair bill
Construction ministry inspectors have found violations in the building of two flyovers in Ha Noi that can inflict losses of VND7.94 billion (US$378,000) on the State Budget.
Electrical faults the most common cause of City fires
Offices, organizations, stores, trade centres and households should be cautious when using electricity, especially during the upcoming Tet holiday, the city fire chief warned.
Smuggling on the increase as Lunar New Year approaches
As Tet draws nearer, smuggling has increased exponentially at border gates in the central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue, putting pressure on authorities to stop illegally imported goods from getting into the country.
Petrol stations cheat customers in Dac Lac
An investigation by the Dac Lac Province Market Watch has discovered that as many as 60 per cent of the privately owned gas pumps are cheating customers.
Work begins on new water pipe
After a pipeline bringing water from the Da River to Ha Noi broke numerous times, most recently leaving around 70,000 people without clean water, construction on a second pipeline is due to start before Tet
Healthcare offered to Phnom Penh's poor
The Association of Vietnamese in Cambodia, the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA)'s HCM City branch and Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine on Saturday provided free medical checkups and goods for 500 poor Vietnamese and Cambodian people living in Phnom Penh.
Man arrested for drug, weapons smuggling
Border police in Moc Chau District and relevant law enforcement agencies detained a person on Saturday carrying weapons and 1.75kg of heroin.
Charity drive raises $2.6m for needy kids
A fundraising programme held on Saturday in Ha Noi raised nearly VND55 billion (US$2.6 million) for needy children.
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.


VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 2    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.