Ministry greenlights cashew project
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a programme to sustainably grow the cashew industry, which targets output rising to 400,000 tonnes by the end of this decade from 286,000 tonnes now.
Bus collision
About six passengers were injured when their sleeper bus collided with a container truck early yesterday on the My Phuoc–Tan Van Expressway in southern Binh Duong Province's Hiep Thanh Ward.
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan presented the Independent Order, Second class, to the Domestic News section of the Vietnam News Agency yesterday in recognition of its achievements during the 2009-2013 period.
Hundreds of breast cancer patients shared their experiences and difficulties with the disease during a forum yesterday in Ha Noi.
The development of quality varieties remains key to restructuring the nation's rice sector, officials said yesterday.
The construction of Da Dang Hydropower Plant in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has been temporarily halted after a tunnel collapsed last Tuesday, trapping 12 workers inside for 81 hours.
Ha Noi's Traffic Police Department fined more than 200 motorbike and car drivers a total ofVND324 million (US$15,400) for drinking and driving between December 15 and 25.
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will not expand its agricultural area but will instead focus on improving yield and quality, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam has said.
Japanese envoy Hiroshi Fukada yesterday signed a document will provide non-refundable aid worth nearly US$500,000 for five social welfare projects in northern Viet Nam.
Border guards in the northern mountainous province of Son La have arrested three people, including a Lao woman, suspected of trafficking nearly 800 ecstasy pills via the border between Viet Nam and Laos.
More than 40 doctors from the Japanese Cleft Palate Foundation provided free surgery to 60 children born with cleft lip and palate in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ben Tre from December 19-26.
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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Russia economic gloom hurts tourism Russia economic gloom hurts tourism

The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.

PM calls for police to remain vigilant 1    PM calls for police to remain vigilant

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.

New detox policy sees theft decline 1    New detox policy sees theft decline

HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of thefts, robberies and drug sales two weeks after deciding to send drug addicts without a stable residence to two local centres, according to local police.

New sitcom draws teen viewers New sitcom draws teen viewers

5S Online, a popular new sitcom aimed at teenagers, demonstrates that the sitcom genre is catching on in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles

Viet Nam needs to tackle several major challenges in order to restructure its forestry sector, said Nguyen Xuan Quat, a professor at the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.