Agriculture training must be more practical
Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Cao Duc Phat has said the sector would speed up efforts in vocational training, which is vital to enhancing the quality of human resources in the sector and spur innovations in agriculture for the years to come.
Farmers to grow alternative crops
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has decided to shift 770,000ha of fields that exclusively grow rice to areas that combine aquaculture, rice and other crops from now to 2020.
Nearly 7,000 litres of toxic polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) transformer oil that has been stored in a warehouse at Quang Ninh's Cai Lan Port since 2007 will be removed next week.
A total of 19 children and 14 elderly people living in the Bo De Pagoda in Ha Noi's Long Bien District were relocated to municipal community centres yesterday morning.
Adolescents need comprehensive sexuality education, which is currently provided by only 10 clubs in the whole country, said Duong Minh Ha, a young participant at a reproductive health forum yesterday in Ha Noi.
Police in the northern province of Thai Nguyen yesterday arrested two people carrying 35kg of heroin.
The ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam will construct a waste water treatment station to improve the channel running through the Japanese Bridge, one of the most visited site in the tourism hub, this November.
A kindergarten was opened in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum's Konkloc hamlet yesterday.
Timber farmers out of the loop
Poor and ethnic forest farmers have no say in negotiations to sell their timber because prices are negotiated by dealers, leaving the growers at a disadvantage.
Gov't acts quickly to keep out Ebola threat
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long yesterday ordered hospitals to be fully prepared with medicines and protective gear for doctors, nurses, and health officials in case of an Ebola breakout.
Border guards seize ship carrying dynamite, detonators
Thanh Lan Border Post guards in Co To District in the northern province of Quang Ninh yesterday seized a ship that was illegally carrying 12 kilograms of dynamite and 68 detonators.
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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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.