Land clearance stalls road projects
Land clearance for three major road projects must be completed this year, municipal People's Committee vice chairman Nguyen Quoc Hung said at a meeting with project investors and relevant agencies on Wednesday.
274 waterway offences detected in one month
The police and inspectors from the Transport Ministry's Waterway Inland Administration Registration Department detected 274 offences during a campaign to tighten control over the operations of waterway vehicles and facilities.
Council investigates deaths of children from anaesthesia
A special medical council yesterday started investigating the deaths of three children who died under anaesthetic while awaiting free cleft-lip surgery in Khanh Hoa Province last Saturday.
Huge blaze
A fire broke out at a wood processing company in HCM City's Binh Chanh District yesterday morning, destroying its 1,000-square-metre workshop.
Ex-police officer gets longer jail term
The People's Court of Hai Phong city yesterday sentenced Duong Tu Trong, former Deputy Director of the city's Police Department, to one year and three months in prison on charges of abusing his position and powers while on duty
Education experts urge career lessons
Viet Nam's education experts yesterday called for more efforts to better prepare students for their respective career choices and entry into the labor market during their years in secondary education.
Petrol stations get safe tank upgrade
The first eco-friendly and safe underground fuel tanks were installed yesterday at a petrol station in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District.
VN struggles to retain scientists
Viet Nam needs to provide adequate salaries for young scientists in order to keep them motivated and develop the next generation of researchers, said Director of the Institute of Materials Science Nguyen Quang Liem at a workshop this week.
Policies needed to make life at sea attractive
Maritime transport enterprises have asked authorised agencies to create favourable policies to encourage people to work on their vessels.
Tourists flee from sinking boat
Twenty passengers, including 12 foreign tourists and a tour guide, were rescued yesterday after the boat they were staying on overnight in Ha Long Bay sank during strong winds.
Director seized for appropriating money
Ha Tinh Police have seized the former director of the Ha Tinh Rubber One Member Co Ltd for allegedly falsifying documents to appropriate VND5.2 billion (US$247,600).
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.


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.