City begins health campaign for seniors
HCM City on Saturday began a month-long Seniors' Health Itinerary to mark the International Day of Older Persons on October 1.
Taiwanese firm Kollan Viet Nam's relationship with its employees has become more harmonious thanks to a programme by the HCM City Federation of Labour to send trade union officials to large companies.
Ore theft crackdown proving difficult
Thieves digging up highly valuable rare earth ore in the northern province of Lai Chau often react violently when approached by guards.
HCM City, Nghe An sign co-operation deal
HCM City and the central province of Nghe An on Friday signed a comprehensive agreement for commercial and socio-economic co-operation through 2020.
Airport service charges to rise
Airport service charges will be increased on October 1, leading industry experts to predict that ticket prices will rise.
Foreigner dies in City road accident
A foreigner was killed instantly when he ran off the road and hit a wall in HCM City downtown yesterday. Another person is reported to have been seriously injured in the accident.
A warhead explosion killed two men in Hoa Vang district's Hoa Lien commune on Saturday morning, the commune's administration said yesterday.
HCM City has decided to clear the traditional, 22,000-square-metre Tan Binh Market and replace it with a modern six-storey structure and 17-floor trade centre.
The Frankfurt Zoological Society's Viet Nam Primate Conservation Programme will host an eight-day training course for students at the city's Teachers' Training College.
Vietnamese youth have a blast with paintball
These days, students and young office workers choose this game on weekends as a way to relieve stress after hours or days of hard work or study.
Mekong rice harvest wraps up successfully
Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have had a high yield for the summer-autumn rice crop, and the price of rice has increased as well.
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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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.