Social insurance causes concern
Ha Van Tha, a carpenter who does seasonal work in Ha Noi, is concerned that he would lose money under the recent revisions of the social insurance law, which will require employers and and workers with one- to three-month contracts to co-pay premiums on social insurance.
Fruit imports inspected over hepatitis A scare
Viet Nam is examining Chinese fruit imports as mandated by the Department of Plant Protection (DPP), triggered by an announcement that Chinese fruit shipped to Australia were allegedly contaminated with the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
Workers cash in over Tet holiday
Workers at about a dozen companies in the southern province of Binh Duong did not get a holiday break for Tet.
Parents hold out for foreign vaccinations
A shortage of paid vaccinations – foreign-produced vaccines that must be paid for - will continue this year, says an official from the Ministry of Health.
Districts told to speed up red book process
The municipal administration of the capital city has urged its districts to expedite the granting of land titles (also known as "red books") so that it can begin operating a land administration database in the second quarter of this year.
VN celebrates health sector on Doctors' Day
Doctors' Day, today, February 27, is a day to acknowledge the nation's doctors and an occasion to measure the progress the health sector has achieved over the past 60 years.
Science and technology crucial for national development: Official
Science and technology play an important part in a country's development and modernisation, especially a developing country, such as Viet Nam, said Dr. Tran Chi Thanh.
Border patrol discovers marijuana plants in Ha Giang
Roughly 1,000 marijuana plants were found growing near the Yen Minh District in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on Thursday.
Mixer truck kills 1, injures 2
A road accident took place this morning on the National Route 1A in the southern Dong Nai Province, which killed one and severely injured two others.
Australia backs community projects
Australian Ambassador to Viet Nam Hugh Borrowman has announced funding of AUD$230,000 (US$180,000) for 13 community development projects in northern Viet Nam.
Da Nang awards outstanding health workers
Four senior health officials have received the Third-Class Labour Medal, and 20 doctors and health workers were given the Da Nang City health department's "Shining White Blouse" Award.
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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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.