Medical devices lack oversight
There is much room for improvement in the management of the quality and trading of home medical equipment, according to health experts.
Ministry moves to fund flood-proofing for poor
Half-a-million poor families in rural areas will receive housing support under a new proposal which the Ministry of Construction has submitted to the Government for approval.
Police from 17 countries are gathering in HCM City to strengthen regional efforts to combat people smuggling and human trafficking.
Rising sea levels over the last decade caused the disappearance of many beautiful beaches and protected forests in the central province of Quang Nam and are now encroaching on coastal residential areas in Nui Thanh district and Hoi An City.
Viet Nam is likely to be hit by only three or four storms from now until the end of the year - fewer than in previous years.
Viet Nam lacked the capacity to respond to online copyright infringements, said Vu Ngoc Hoan, director of the national Copyright Office.
Design changes could lower home prices
A focus on affordable housing designs could bring down the price of houses and enable low-income earners to purchase them, experts said.
PM takes action after fatal bus crash in north
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for details of a traffic accident that killed 12 people on a sleeper bus in the northern province of Lao Cai on Monday.
More than 100 martyrs who lost their lives in the war against the US were laid to rest in Nhon Trach district, in the southern province of Dong Nai yesterday.
No more cars
Work begins on installing "no cars" signs at the Xuan Thuy-Ho Tung Mau intersection yesterday in Cau Giay District. Despite cars being banned by officials from entering the Cau Giay-Xuan Thuy route, a number of drivers have been seen using the street and have been instructed by police to divert their route.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered the release of aid that will enable each poor household in Viet Nam's central region to build storm- and flood-resistant homes.
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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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.