Mekong farmers switch to lucrative alternatives
A switch to growing high-value crops on low-yield rice fields has paid dividends for farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.
Services improve at Noi Bai Airport
Services at Ha Noi-based Noi Bai International Airport have significantly improved, deputy director of the Northern Airports Authority Nguyen Ngoc Son said after conducting an unscheduled inspection on Thursday.
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An plans to develop an area of 400-500ha devoted to its popular rice speciality, Nang Thom Cho Dao, which has national protected status under the National Office of Intellectual Property.
With the Cuu Long (Mekong) province of Vinh Long failing to control witches' broom when it affected longan trees, the disease has now spread to the rambutan crop, causing farmers severe losses.
Experts promote breast feeding
Experts yesterday called on members of the community to assist the health sector in its push to promote breast feeding at a photo exhibition to mark World Breast Feeding Week. 
Nearly 20 households in Phong Lai commune's Phieng Luong village remain isolated by water nearly two weeks after typhoon Rammasun battered the northern mountainous province of Son La.
Ha Noi police are co-operating with the Ministry of Health to investigate the medical equipment provided by the ministry's bidding package number four to district-level hospitals in the city, said the municipal Police Colonel Phan Cao Thu.
A shortage of capital is threatening the completion of social housing projects for students in tertiary education, workers in industrial zones and low-income earners in Ha Noi, the municipal Department of Construction has said.
A national programme on development of social work as a profession has shown initial results after four years of implementation, but still faces obstacles in human resources and legal framework.
Southern Binh Duong Province's Health Department must submit a report about the recent death of a foetus in Binh Duong General Hospital by August 7, according to a Health Ministry order.
Police seized over 5,000 substandard helmets during inspections of six major helmet stores in the capital last month.
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.


PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website as one of the places to visit in 20 years.