Dong Thap aims to boost rice, fish farming
The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap plans to boost rice and tra catfish production in a move to double the income of local farmers by 2020.
A conference to discuss how trade unions should protect migrant and guest workers' rights and interests was held in Ha Noi yesterday.
The court of appeals of the People's Supreme Court yesterday began a 10-day review of appeals submitted by Nguyen Duc Kien, former vice chairman of the founding council of the Asia Commercial Bank (ACB), and other ACB former executives, in Ha Noi.
Viet Nam has been urged to boost the quality of medical research at Vietnamese universities to improve public healthcare and catch up with advances in the region.
Storm to hit south-central coast
A tropical low formed in the East Sea yesterday has developed into a storm called Sinlaku, which is forecast to bring heavy rain, whirlwinds and rough seas to the south-central region today, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.
A recent survey revealed that 85 per cent of households in northern Yen Bai and Thanh Hoa provinces used roofing sheets made with asbestos.
Stable policies, together with incentives in land and credits, would encourage the private sector to invest in agricultural and rural development, experts said at a workshop yesterday co-organised by the Embassy of Denmark and the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM).
Viet Nam and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will implement a US$30 million, five-year project starting in 2015 to improve the image and quality of Vietnamese rice.
Nearly 40,000 people have registered to donate their corneas to the Eye Bank, which has already received 461 corneas from 235 people in the past five years, according to the Viet Nam National Institute of Ophthalmology (VNIO).
The Ha Noi People's Court on Thursday sentenced four persons to several years in prison for forging authorised signatures and immigration documents to help two people flee abroad.
Policies to blame for low productivity
Viet Nam's productivity was one of the lowest in the 10 ASEAN nations, said Nguyen Ba Ngoc, deputy director of the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs at a forum for Labour productivity on Thursday.
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.