Mangrove forests protect Mekong crops
Crops and farms would be protected by a mass of mangrove forests in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces, thanks to a restoration project.

The Ministry of Health's Department of Food Safety has warned consumers to be cautious of buying food testing kits as many of them were not licenced by the authorities.

His plan to study abroad collapsed just a few hours before an interview at the US embassy in Ha Noi after his father caught him using drugs in a hotel restroom.
UK Agent Orange activist Aldis dies
Secretary of the Britain-Viet Nam Friendship Society (BVFS) Len Aldis has passed away at his home at Tomlins Grove Street, London, the United Kingdom. He was 85.
The Ministry of Education and Training said the professional-oriented high education (POHE) model must be used at universities and colleges to make sure graduates are qualified to get jobs without needing to be retrained.
The National Hydro-Meteorological Service (NHMS) has established an early warning system for urban floods in Ha Noi, the NHMS reported during a conference yesterday.
The number of Vietnamese students in the US this year increased by 12.9 per cent compared to last year, according to data from the Institute of International Education.
A team of students from Hoa Lu Primary School in the central city of Da Nang won one of two prizes on offer in the apprentice category and the Book Square Club from Ha Noi won in the veterans' category at the Digital Youth Award-International Robotics Competition held in HCM City on Sunday.
Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff will not make an official tour of Asian countries, including Viet Nam, as scheduled due to internal reasons, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Improving tourism services a top priority
Developing professional human resources staff for the tourism industry is an important step for Viet Nam as a member of the ASEAN Economic Community, officials of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said at a press conference on Wednesday in HCM City.
Over 50 firefighters hospitalised after extinguishing a blaze
More than 50 firefighters were hospitalised after operations to extinguish a blaze at Nam Hai Port, an official of the Fire Fighting and Prevention Department of Hai Phong said.
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme

The education and training ministry (MoET) yesterday introduced a draft of the overall general education programme to collect feedback from experts and the public.

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.

80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months
80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months

Nearly 80,000 Vietnamese labourers went to work abroad from January to August this year, marking an increase of 8.21 per cent, over the same period last year, statistics  from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Overseas Labour Management Department (OLMD) show.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.