MoET issues criteria to evaluate English textbooks
Concerned individuals and organisations are offering their comments on a draft of 45 criteria for evaluating the quality of English textbooks for primary to high school education nationwide.
Crane driver arrested after fatal accident
Police in southern Dong Thap Province have arrested Nguyen Thai Huynh, 29, driver of a crane that fell onto a road in Hong Ngu Town, killing a woman and her two children.
Dong Nai deals with illegal river wharves
The People's Committee of the southern province of Dong Nai held a meeting yesterday with various departments and localities to find solutions to deal with river wharves that are operating without a licence.
Demand for inspection after accident kills 6
Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has requested HCM City's Transport Department to conduct a comprehensive inspection of Trung Nam Passenger Bus Cooperative's compliance with transport trading regulations.
Gas explosion kills one person in Binh Duong
One person was killed and two were seriously injured in a gas explosion this morning in the southern province of Binh Duong.
New water pipeline's construction to begin in August
The construction of a 28km-long pipeline, running parallel to the current one to transport water from the River Da to Ha Noi, will begin this August.
Waste material importers to pay security deposit
Individuals and organisations that import waste materials for production purposes must pay security deposits up to 20 per cent of the imported goods' value from the middle of next month.
Campaign promotes hand hygiene in healthcare
The health ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have jointly launched a campaign to improve hand hygiene to reduce infections in hospitals.
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital comes to Hue
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH), a fully equipped ophthalmic hospital and teaching facility plane, landed in Hue city in the central Thua Thien-Hue province yesterday.
Explosion in ship's hold injures three workers
Local police are investigating an explosion in which three welders suffered burns on Monday in the southern Ba Ria –Vung Tau Province, the Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper reported.
Da Nang to pioneer testing of motorbikes' exhaust fumes
Da Nang might become the first city in the country to require inspection of motorbike exhaust fumes if the Viet Nam Register's recent proposal to the Transport Ministry is approved.
Railway accidents on the rise

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Viet Nam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

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.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.