Government supports eight drought-hit localities
Prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to allocate funds to eight localities and three irrigation companies to tackle the drought and saltwater intrusion that occurred during the 2014-2015 spring-winter crops.
Soc Trang braces for rainy season
The People's Committee of Soc Trang southern province has taken measures for disaster prevention and search and rescue operation for this year's coming rainy season, an official said.
Committee defends closing of Tam Bac Coach Station
The People's Committee of Hai Phong City has affirmed that closing of Tam Bac Coach Station was in the best interests of the city's traffic.
Increased funding for Binh Dinh space science complex
The prime minister has approved an increase in State funding for a space science complex in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh, to cost over VND171.1 billion (US$8.1 million).
Houses destroyed in landslide on Sai Gon River
Authorities in HCM City's Thu Duc District are trying to deal with landslides reported along the Sai Gon river bank in Hiep Phuoc Ward last night.
Another Ngang Mountain Pass tunnel proposed
Song Da Corporation has proposed the Ministry of Transport to build a tunnel across Ngang Mountain Pass, some 240-480 metres from the existing one to the East.
Police arrest robbery gang on highway from HCM City
Police in Tien Giang Province's Chau Thanh District yesterday arrested a six-member gang for allegedly attacking truck drivers on a highway running from neighbouring HCM City and robbing them.
Online services launched for medical equipment importers
The health ministry's medical equipment and construction department launched on-line public services of level 4 on issue of licences to importers of medical equipment at a ceremony this morning.
Drug traders caught in Son La, Dien Bien
Police in the northern province of Son La's Moc Chau District have detained three brothers, all locals, from Sa Lu Hamlet, for drug trafficking.
Authorities race to extinguish Nghe An forest fire
Hundreds of people were sent to control a fire that broke out yesterday and destroyed more than 5ha of a pine forest in Nghe An Province's Yen Thanh district.
Solar energy project to benefit the poor
Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh yesterday started the ground breaking for a solar energy panels in the remote, mountainous area of Bo Trach District, which cannot be reached by the national power grid.
Railway accidents on the rise

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Viet Nam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

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.

Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang
Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang

Illegal gold mining along the Hien River section flowing through Thach An and Nguyen Binh districts in Cao Bang Province has severely polluted the local environment over the last month.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.