Housing project threat to river basin ecology
A Vietnamese environmental watchdog group has reiterated its call for the permanent shutdown of a large residential project in Dong Nai province, just north of HCM City.
Two die in Yen Bai scaffolding collapse
Two construction workers were killed in a scaffolding collapse near Yen Bai City on August 31, where they were building Quang Trung Secondary School.
HCM City: Boat tour on Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe launched
The Department of Tourism together with the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City and the Saigon Boat JSC launched a boat tour on the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal in the city yesterday. 
Fireworks shows to light up four cities tonight
Fifteen-minute-long fireworks shows are expected to take place in Ha Noi, Hai Phong, HCM City and Da Nang at 9pm tonight to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Independence Day.
Central city begins German teaching programme
The Cen­tral Agen­cy for Ger­man Schools Abroad (ZfA) will help the central city begin a pilot German teaching project at two junior secondary school in Cam Le district in 2015-16.
HCM City hails overseas Vietnamese contributions
HCM City's Overseas Vietnamese Committee yesterday organised a meeting with 100 representatives of the Viet kieucommunity to mark the 70th Independence Day, September 2.
More patients now go abroad for treatment
Vietnamese hospitals are losing a large number of patients who prefer the bedside manner and abilities of foreign doctors.
Number of workers overseas up by 8%
Nearly 80,000 Vietnamese lab-ourers went to work abroad from January to August this year, marking an increase of 8.21 per cent, over the same period last year, statistics from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Overseas Labour Management Department (OLMD) show.
Central region concern about reservoir safety
Deteriorating reservoirs are one of the greatest concerns of residents of the central region during the monsoon season.
Thousands freed for National Day
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday announced an amnesty for 285 Vietnamese and 14 foreign inmates in the Thanh Xuan Detention Centre in Ha Noi. Another 851 inmates at Thu Duc Prison in Ham Tan District in central Binh Thuan Province were also released.
Work starts on bridge to Cambodia
Construction began yesterday on the Tan An Bridge on a key transport route connecting the southern province of An Giang's Tan Chau Town and Cambodia's Phnom Penh via the Vinh Xuong International Border Gate.
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme

The education and training ministry (MoET) yesterday introduced a draft of the overall general education programme to collect feedback from experts and the public.

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.

80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months
80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months

Nearly 80,000 Vietnamese labourers went to work abroad from January to August this year, marking an increase of 8.21 per cent, over the same period last year, statistics  from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Overseas Labour Management Department (OLMD) show.

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Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

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.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.