Vehicles with expired registration papers to be fined
A report by Viet Nam Register indicates there are more than 120,000 vehicles whose registrations have run out. Of these, 80,000 are trucks and 40,000 are passenger cars.
Maritime service rescues boat in distress
Six crew and over 70 passengers aboard Que Huong 2 Boat along with 40 tons of cargo were rescued following engine failure.
Military helicopter crashes, no casualties reported
A military helicopter crashed as it was about to land on Phu Quy Island off the central province of Binh Thuan this morning (March 26). No casualties were reported.
ASEAN calls for child protection in conflict zones
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called on the United Nations (UN) and international organisations to intensify efforts to protect children during armed conflict at a UN Security Council's open debate in New York on March 25.
Police raid gambling den in Cu Chi District
HCM City police arrested 24 gamblers, most of them female, in a raid on a gambling den in the southern Cu Chi District last Friday.
Man charged over smuggling of firecrackers
A man has been prosecuted for illegally transporting 20.5kg of firecrackers, Mong Cai City Police said yesterday in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh.
Market watch team discovers fake fertiliser racket
The Market Watch Team 3 in Bao Loc City discovered 5.5 tonnes of fake fertilisers at a shop run by a local company yesterday afternoon.
13 die in scaffolding collapse in Ha Tinh

A 30m high scaffold structure collapsed at the Vung Ang economic zone in central Ha Tinh province last night, killing at least 13 workers and injuring tens of others.

Traffic accidents on rise in mountains
The number of traffic accidents in rural and mountainous areas is rising more than in other regions, highlighting the need to disseminate more traffic safety information, said Khuat Viet Hung, deputy chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee.
Survey shows lack of eye care for kids
A recent survey on paediatric eye care released yesterday by the Ministry of Health's Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI) showed big obstacles and gaps in paediatric eye care services in Viet Nam.
HCMC application system goes online
Citizens and businesses in HCM City will soon be able to register online for administrative procedures.
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.


Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.