Informal workers lack protection
Around 700 work-related deaths are reported each year, but not all of the victims' families are compensated. This year the country's Labour Accident Insurance Fund is running a surplus, said a labour expert, raising questions as to what could explain the discrepancy.
New rescue tunnels aim to reach trapped workers
Two new rescue tunnels aim to reach the twelve workers trapped after the tunnel collapsed on Tuesday.
City wage hike aims to attract more scientists
HCM City plans to attract more scientists with a new policy raising scientists' State-paid wages to VND150 million (US$7,140) per month.
City tackles prostitution and human trafficking
The deputy chairman of HCM City People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan on Wednesday instructed local authorities and agencies to take stronger measures against prostitution, and crimes related to prostitution, including human trafficking.
Local taxi app challenges Uber
Vietnamese authorities and members of the taxi industry in HCM City are developing taxi apps to compete with Uber, which allows individuals to set up their own on-call taxi service.
Vietnamese woman strangled in S Korea
The body of a 28-year-old Vietnamese woman was found after she was allegedly strangled to death by her Korean husband in Cheongdo District, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea, according to a report on Wednesday by local news agency Yonhap.
Thousands of quails infected with avian flu
The Steering Committee for Animal Disease Prevention destroyed 12,000 quails infected with the H5N6 avian flu virus strain yesterday in the central province of Quang Ngai's Son Tinh District.
Scholars discuss SEA's transient peoples
Scientists from around the world came to Ha Noi to attend a workshop yesterday to discuss "Ethnographic approaches to cross-border livelihoods" in Southeast Asia.
VN universities urged to train graduates for real job market
Viet Nam's higher education institutions should focus more on building market-oriented curriculum to produce the qualified candidates businesses desperately need, officials said yesterday at a conference.
Ministry to determine legal status of Uber
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed the Transport Ministry to work with HCM City authorities to determine Uber's legal status in Viet Nam.
Food safety inspections increase for Tet holiday
The Viet Nam Food Administration (VAF) has called for more inspections to ensure food safety nationwide as Tet approaches.
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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HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.