High profit attracts farmers to red dragon fruit
Farmers in the southern province of Long An, which farms the most dragon fruit in Viet Nam, are cutting down the white flesh dragon fruit to plant red flesh dragon fruit, aiming to get a higher profit.
President pays pre-Tet visit to Long An
President Truong Tan Sang, accompanied by Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court Truong Hoa Binh, paid a pre-Tet visit to the Party Committee and people of southern Long An province on February 6.
New Year travellers flood stations to return home for family reunion
Thousands of Vietnamese arrive bus and train stations this morning in order to get buses to return to home for the lunar New Year celebrations. In Ha Noi, bus stations are full of people as the last working day of the lunar year 2015 ended yesterday. Viet Nam News photographer Doan Tung takes a snapshot at certain bus stations:
Red Sunday: just a quick pinch and a cinch
Blood donors, both young and old, signed up for this year's Red Sunday blood drive in Dak Lak Province. Some have donated more than a dozen times. Thien Nga reports.
Waste treatment factory affects lives of locals
In just over a month, the waste treatment factory of Phu Ha Environment Ltd., Company has disrupted the lives of locals in this central province's Ky Anh District.
Tet gifts offered to impoverished people nationwide
The Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients in the south-western region allocated VND19 billion (US$864,000) to help impoverished locals to have a warm traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
Blood donors multiply, but shortage continues
Despite the increase in blood-donation drives and awareness efforts, only 60% of Viet Nam's demand for potentially life-saving blood is being met. Gia Loc reports.
President sends Tet greetings to Truong Sa soldiers, residents
President Truong Tan Sang has sent greetings and VND100 million (US$4,400) worth of gifts to soldiers of the Navy Zone 4 High Command and residents in the Truong Sa island district to wish them a happy Lunar New Year.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities share New Year joy with workers
The Ho Chi Minh City Federation of Labour hosted a feast day, the 10th of its kind, in the city on February 5, attracting 600 local workers who could not afford to journey to their homes.
Deputy Prime Minister named Hanoi Party leader
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has been named secretary of the Ha Noi municipal Party Committee for the 2015-20 tenure.
Inclusive growth key to overall human development progress
An inclusive growth path – rapid, sustainable growth that leaves no one behind – is key to achieving overall progress in human development, according to the Vietnam Human Development Report 2015 released on February 5.
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme
Education and training ministry unveils new education programme

The education and training ministry (MoET) yesterday introduced a draft of the overall general education programme to collect feedback from experts and the public.

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.

80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months
80,000 Vietnamese labourers work abroad within 8 months

Nearly 80,000 Vietnamese labourers went to work abroad from January to August this year, marking an increase of 8.21 per cent, over the same period last year, statistics  from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Overseas Labour Management Department (OLMD) show.

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Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.