Fire destroys printing-ink facility in Binh Duong Province
A fire that broke out at about 4 pm on Thursday destroyed the facilities of a Japanese-invested printing-ink plant in the southern province of Binh Duong. The fire was finally contained at 1:30 am today.
Two injured in train-truck collision
Two train drivers were injured when a Ha Noi-bound train, carrying 315 passengers, collided with a container truck in the central province of Nam Dinh early this morning.
Typhoon Kalmaegi leaves 2 more dead
Rain from typhoon Kalmaegi caused the deaths of two children in northern mountainous Ha Giang Province on Wednesday, bringing the typhoon's death toll to 11.
Labour export companies live off middlemen
Labour exporting companies in the central province of Nghe An are having problems competing with individual recruiters, called co in Vietnamese.
Fighting crime
Weapons seized by Ha Noi Special Taskforce 141 on display at a conference reviewing a three year crackdown on street crime yesterday. The taskforce has proved it can effectively tackle the increasing crime rate, especially violent street robberies.
Erosion puts dyke network at risk in northern province
Serious erosion has affected riverbanks in the northern province of Phu Tho, endangering local dyke systems.
Hygienic latrines on offer to rural poor
About 17,000 families living below or near the poverty line from 60 communes in four provinces, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Binh Dinh and Ben Tre will be helped to build hygienic latrines under a project aimed at fighting disease carried by water.
Phu Quoc becomes second-tier city
The Prime Minister has recognised Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang province as meeting the criteria of a second-tier city.
Overstaying VN put S. Korean postings at risk
The South Korean labour market may be closed off to Vietnamese workers if Viet Nam does not make more effort to reduce the number overstaying their visas and working illegally.
Viet Nam tourism industry forum kicks off in Seoul
The Viet Nam Tourism Forum opened in Seoul, Korea on Wednesday. The six-day event introduces Vietnamese tourism products and services while creating opportunities for businesses of the two countries to discuss culture and tourism co-operation.
Nigerian tests negative for Ebola, discharged from hospital
A Nigerian man named Nweka Fortune Chukwuyem was discharged from the Ba Ria Hospital yesterday afternoon after he tested negative for the Ebola virus infection.
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.


Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.