Lao Cai approves Sapa link road project
The People's Committee of the mountainous Lao Cai Province has approved a plan to build a link road from Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway to Sapa district, officials said yesterday.
Heavy rains to cool northern region tomorrow
Heavy rains and lightning are expected to hit the northern region tomorrow afternoon, giving local residents a respite from the extremely hot weather that lasted nearly a week.
300 candidates disciplined for violating exam regulations
More than 300 candidates of the national high school exam were disciplined for violating examination regulations after the second part of the exam ended yesterday.
Few jobs for those with disabilities
Just 1,000 people with disabilities received vocational training and found employment over three years (2012-14), much lower than the 20,000 people who desired to do so.
New marine admin model sought
Marine-protected areas (MPAs) have played an important role in protecting the country's natural marine resources but a more effective management model is needed, delegates heard at a conference held yesterday in Ninh Thuan Province.
Remote areas set for commerce boost
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a programme to bolster commercial activities in Viet Nam's remote, mountainous regions and islands.
Firms should join disaster management
Disaster preparedness needed co-operation between government, businesses and humanitarian organisations, according to a forum held here yesterday by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Asia and the Prudence Foundation.
Human trafficking on the rise
Viet Nam Ministry of Public Security's Police Department will strengthen co-operation with Laos' Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia's Ministry of Interior to fight cross-border human trafficking as the number of cases has increased recently.
Gov't supports eight drought-hit localities
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to allocate funds to eight localities and three irrigation companies to tackle the drought and saltwater intrusion that occurred during the 2014-15 spring-winter crops.
Construction begins on Orange Village
The HCM City Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin on Wednesday began construction of the Orange Village in Hoc Mon District.
Quang Tri polluter told to down shutters
Authorities in the central Quang Tri Province on Wednesday forced a local company to shut down to make it improve its wastewater treatment system before it can resume operations.
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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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

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.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

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.