Half of rural population lacks access to clean water
By the end of June, 84 per cent of the rural population was using water from water plants, but only half of them had access to clean water that satisfied Ministry of Health criteria, Deputy Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang said at an online conference yesterday.
Major blaze
Fire broke out at a warehouse storing alcohol and other goods inside the Nam Song Hong base depot on Phan Trong Tue Road, Thanh Tri District, Ha Noi yesterday morning.
City commune sees diarrhea outbreak due to poor sanitation
Healthcare officials are warning of a diarrhea outbreak following the death of an infant last weekend.
Police look into scam claims at pagoda
Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.
Demand for high-level employees increasing
The number of jobs postings on the job website VietnamWorks.com increased by 23 per cent to more than 26,000 jobs in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year, according to the online recruitment company's Employment Indicator Report.During the period, dema
Worker dissatisfaction blamed for riots
Poor industrial relations may have contributed to the riots in Binh Duong in May, according to research conducted by the Project for Promoting Sustainable Compliance in Viet Nam. The riots, which took place during the anti-China protests, damaged many foreign firms.
Korean firm fined for mistreating workers
A South Korean company specialising in assembling electronic components in the northern province of Hai Duong has been fined more than VND490 million (US$23,300) for 14 administrative violations.
City police bust hi-tech crime ring
Police in HCM City have caught an alleged criminal group of people from Taiwan using high technology to defraud others, mainly Chinese.
New bridge collapses under heavy flooding
A suspension bridge completed in Dien Bien Province in May to stop children being pulled across a stream in large plastic bags has been destroyed in floods.
School closed for torturing autistic students
City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.
Climate infrastructure needed
Mega-cities and big cities have endured dangerous impact from climate change, but small- and medium-sized towns will suffer the most, according to experts.
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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Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 1    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.