Motorbike owners rebel over new road-use fees
Motorbike owners are worried about how to budget for an increase in road-use fees that starts today. Many say they will refuse to pay.
Gov't pledges to invest wisely
The Government will implement several measures in tandem to ensure that both socio-economic investments and debt repayments are made in such a way that public debt is kept within allowable limits.
HCM City pushes plans for new bridge
HCM City has sought the Government's green light to advance construction of the Thu Thiem Bridge No 2 over the Sai Gon River by three years.
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will grow two special grapefruit varieties on an additional 25,000ha by 2020, according to the Southwest Region Steering Committee.
Smuggling had become a national disease and operations had become increasingly complex, Nguyen Trong Tin, deputy head of the Market Watch Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said yesterday.
People's awareness of disease-prevention measures remains low, the deputy head of HCM City's Health Department said yesterday.
Most bridges crossing the Ma River in the northern province of Son La's Song Ma District have deteriorated, posing risks for local residents, particularly during the flood season.
A programme to privatise HIV prevention and treatment and foster growth of a viable commercial market for HIV-related goods was launched in HCM City yesterday.
Three law students will represent Viet Nam at the Asia Pacific around of the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition in Hong Kong next March.
HCM City will host the National Robotics (Robothon) Competition for primary and secondary students on November 1.
Police seize 13 heroin bricks from drug dealer
The city's police yesterday arrested a 44-year-old man named Mai Quynh Tho, a resident of the Viet Hung commune, and seized 13 bricks of heroin from him.
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.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.