Supermarkets sell dubious veggies
Vegetables delivered by Ba Chu Safe Vegetables Co., Ltd. have been removed from display racks at BigC, Metro and Lotte Mart, the three biggest supermarket chains in Ha Noi, following a scandal over their origin.
Efficient rice farming to curb emissions
New water- and cost-efficient farming techniques will allow Viet Nam to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in wet rice production by 15 to 20 per cent by 2020, said Mai Van Trinh, director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Institute for Agricultural Environment.
Viet Nam and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed two loan agreements totaling US$165 million yesterday, one for improving lower secondary education of ethnic minorities in the country's poorest regions and the other for additional financing to scale up rural infrastructure investments in the central region.
As many as 96 violations were discovered at 558 construction projects last year by central Quang Nam Province's community supervision group, vice chairman of the Provincial Fatherland Front Committee Nguyen Phi Hung revealed at a workshop yesterday in Hoi An.
The seventh Viet Nam-US Political, Security and Defence Dialogue, chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc and US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Puneet Talwar, ended yesterday in Ha Noi.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam yesterday called for increased vigilance this year in preventing disease outbreaks among livestock and poultry, especially those that can be transmitted to humans.
A new web tool that calculates Viet Nam's energy supply and demand and how they interact with the country's greenhouse gas emissions until 2050 officially debuted yesterday in Ha Noi.
Developing rural areas was one of the Government's highest priorities, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told an online conference on Thursday.
The Criminal Police Department searched several places in HCM City yesterday suspected to be the nerve centre and offices of the online gambling website 12bet.com.
The Ha Noi Market Watch Bureau yesterday seized three tonnes of cosmetics and more than four tonnes of milk and food additives from a truck.
The Dong Nai Police on Thursday seized more than 100 pigs following suspicions on safety and hygiene.
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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VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 2    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

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.