Ministry of Transport denies overlapping road fee claims
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has rebutted media reports that toll stations are incorrectly spaced and that this leads to an overlap in fees for vehicles.
As Viet Nam revs up for the Tran Pacific Partnership and several other bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, industries hoping to take advantage of the export opportunities are under pressure to get up to standard.
A meeting last Friday heard that a total of 19,908 families containing more than 89,000 ethnic people involved in nomadic slash and burn farming had been resettled in the past seven years, just 67 per cent of the original target.
Two firemen were injured in a blaze which razed at a boarding house in HCM City's Binh Thanh District yesterday morning.
Thirty-six households in Dak G'Long District of Dak Nong Province will receive financial support for the losses suffered by recent hail and wind storm.
A Malaysian national under the name of Chuah Chow Fay was apprehended at the Moc Bai border control in Tay Ninh province for suspected murder. He was handed over to HCM City police on Saturday.
Police are searching for people responsible for throwing stones at passing buses in Binh Thuan Province which caused deep cuts to a two-year-old boy's face.
Hot weather lifts Ben Tre salt yield by 30%
Ben Tre Province, one of the largest salt producers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, has harvested 30 per cent more salt this season because of the prolonged hot weather and high salinity level of sea water.
The US and Australia will import Vietnamese lychees, but local businesses must bear the high cost of meeting these countries' irradiation requirements, officials said at a meeting earlier this month.
Cheeky smugglers dodge police
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung reviewed progress made in the six months since the introduction of a new cigarette smuggling decree during an online meeting late Thursday with 11 cities and provinces.
A team of experts and professors from the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) recently submitted an analysis of the recent shifting that appeared on the country's highways.
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.

Lead recycling in village threatens local environment, health
Lead recycling in village threatens local environment, health

Lead recycling in the northern Hung Yen Province's Dong Mai craft village is seriously threatening the local environment and health of its residents, officials have warned.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.