Dialogue focuses on tackling corruption
The importance of prevention and asset recovery was stressed at the 13th anti-corruption dialogue between the Vietnamese Government, international donors and other development partners held in Ha Noi yesterday.
Ha Noi market watch department seizes smuggled goods
The Ha Noi market watch department's division 1 yesterday seized 1,140 electric-bike batteries and 7,000 motor bearings, worth VND500 million (US$23,800), in Long Bien district's Duc Giang commune.
Sai Gon customs seizes smuggled tobacco cases
The Sai Gon Port Customs Division yesterday seized a container that had 100,000 smuggled China-made tobacco cases, labelled as NISE and RGD.
Collective bargaining helps to increase workers' wages
Collective bargaining offered workers an opportunity to earn more than the minimum wage, a key issue in Viet Nam, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in a country brief presented at a conference yesterday in Ha Noi.
Walking on water
Students from An Luong Commune in the northern province of Yen Bai travel to school by raft in the rainy season. It is a dangerous journey and they do not have lifejackets, and a bridge is urgently needed so they can get to school safely.
Ha Noi tap water passes safety tests
The Vinaconex Water Supply Joint Stock Company claims that the quality of tap water it provides to Ha Noi households strictly meets standards.
Millions of children receive vaccines
In a national vaccination campaign that started on September 15, the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation has given more than 9.5 million children aged between one and 14 the combined measles and rubella vaccine.
Helmets for Families Programme kicks off
The Helmets for Families Programme began yesterday in the Mekong Delta Province of Tra Vinh, where only 33 per cent of students use helmets.
Airport told to target smugglers
Ha Noi Customs Department has told officials at Noi Bai International Airport to step up efforts to combat smuggling, which generally rises as Tet (Lunar New Year) approaches.
Battle looms over proposed Hoan Kiem cultural centre
A project to build a four-storey cultural centre 12 metres from Hoan Kiem Lake has resurfaced after four years of consideration and heated debate.
Female drug trafficker gets life sentence
A local woman in the northern province of Cao Bang was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking yesterday.
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.


Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.