Lao Cai issues rabies alert as vaccinations increase
The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has issued an alert against rabies from pet dogs and cats, after two people died of the disease during the ongoing heat wave.
Work on upgrading Phu Yen-Gia Lai road begins
Construction work to upgrade Phu Yen-Gia Lai road, with a total investment of VND4.66 trillion (US$217 million) from government bonds, began today in central Phu Yen Province.
Nine Vietnamese fishermen rescued off Vung Tau coast
Nine Vietnamese fishermen were rescued Sunday night off the coast of Vung Tau City after their boat's engine broke down, leaving them adrift for several hours.
Two detained with 8,000 ecstasy pills
Police in the northern province of Son La have detained two persons for drug trafficking.
Three members of family die in road accident
Three members of a family were killed when their truck collided with a vehicle carrying frozen shrimps in Ca Mau City last night.
Construction of Bac Giang-Lang Son City Expressway begins
The construction of a 63.8km-section of the Bac Giang-Lang Son Expressway and the strengthening of 110km of National Road 1's surface began yesterday in the Lang Son Province.
Marine police seizes smuggled tobacco from motorboat
The Viet Nam Marine Police Force on Sunday seized more than 4,300 packets of smuggled tobacco from a motorboat off Kien Giang Province's Ha Tien.
Kon Tum lacks funds to repair unsafe bridges
The transport department of Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands has said there are 108 unsafe suspension bridges in the province.
Serious damage
A sudden land erosion at the Tran Quoc Toan petrol warehouse in Dong Thap Province yesterday inflicted losses of roughly VND15 billion (US$688,000 million).
Ha Noi steps up JE prevention
The Ha Noi Healthcare Department has asked healthcare facilities to strengthen preventive measures against Japanese Encephalitis (JE), according to officials.
City to shut down illegal child shelter
The HCM City People's Committee has rejected a petition by local authorities in a district to allow an unlicensed private children's shelter to obtain a licence and continue functioning.
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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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

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.

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.