Fire destroys 300 tonnes of cotton
A fire that broke out yesterday afternoon lasted for 10 hours at a local company that sells cotton in the southern province of Binh Duong, destroying 300 tonnes of products.
Hai Duong authorities detain overloaded trucks
The Hai Duong Province's traffic inspection team seized several overloaded trucks travelling through the province, the transport ministry's directorate for roads of Viet Nam announced today.
he Ha Noi People's Committee will spend more than VND141 billion (US$6.7 million) from its spare budget to upgrade dykes and irrigation systems in the city, said the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Hue University has announced 24 scholarships in the medical, educational, economic, agricultural and forestry, linguistics, and science streams, which will be awarded to Lao students.
Police detain man for possessing 20kg methamphetamine
The police said yesterday that they had detained a 48-year-old Vietnamese man for transporting 20kg of methamphetamine in Mong Cai city of Quang Ninh Province.
Kuwait Fund to give loans for irrigation project
The finance ministry and the Kuwait Fund on Tuesday signed a loan agreement for a project to upgrade the irrigation system in the northern province of Nam Dinh.
Nghe An to develop key economic areas
The central Nghe An province will build three key economic zones that are expected to accelerate the local socio-economic development, according to the provincial department of planning and investment.
Quang Binh's largest fake fish sauce case discovered
The Quang Binh People's Procuracy has initiated legal proceedings against a man for manufacturing a large amount of fake goods.
A shortage of medical equipment, poor facilities and low payment are the barriers preventing doctors, especially those with skills, from working in disadvantaged areas.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Cuong led a Vietnamese delegation to participate in a high-level segment of the UN Human Right Council's 28th session, which opened on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland.
More than 5,200 cases of dengue fever have been recorded in 38 cities and provinces since the beginning of this year, according to a report from the Ministry of Health.
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.


Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.