Poor eyesight affecting gifted, urban VN students
The number of students suffering from short-sightedness is increasing in Viet Nam's big cities, experts said.Vo Thi Chinh Nga, from HCM City Eye Hospital, said during holidays, children from the city and neighbouring provinces flocked to the hospital for examinations and buying glasses.
Ca Mau waterway accident kills two, injures seven
The authorities are investigating the cause of a waterway accident that killed two people and injured seven yesterday afternoon at Sat Co Bridge in Ca Mau Province's Ngoc Hien District.
Crane collapse traps several workers
A crane with a load capacity of several tonnes suddenly collapsed yesterday at Tan Thuan Port in HCM City's District 7, trapping many workers.
Urban water supply sector to improve infrastructure
An estimated VND72,000 billion (US$3.3 billion) will be needed for supplying water to urban areas in the 2016-2020 period, the Co-operation in Viet Nam-Finland Water Sector forum, held yesterday, said.
Fatal electrical accidents on the increase in shrimp ponds
Potentially fatal electrical accidents are on the rise around shrimp ponds in the southern province of Bac Lieu, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Punishment for bad customs officials urged
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called upon the authorities of HCM City on Monday to strictly punish customs officials who assist smugglers and tax evaders and to regularly rotate officers through sensitive positions.
Complex to replace City shipyard
The HCM City People's Committee has approved the detailed master plan for the Sai Gon – Ba Son complex in District 1 to be developed by the Ministry of Defence-owned Ba Son Corporation.
Flycam drones need rules
The Ministry of National Defence has sent a document asking concerned ministries, sectors and localities to strengthen their management of flycam drones to ensure airway traffic safety and social order.
Conference urges effort of society in HIV fight
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam called for efforts from the whole society, government offices and organisations to eliminate the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 at the sixth international conference on HIV/AIDS prevention yesterday.
IT boosting hospital treatment
The Ministry of Health has urged all hospitals to boost their application of information technology to improve medical examinations, treatment and management, ministry officials said.
PM approves Gov't recruitment plan
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan on the country's recruitment, employment and management of public employees for 2016.
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.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.