Mangrove forests protect Mekong crops
Crops and farms would be protected by a mass of mangrove forests in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces, thanks to a restoration project.
Quang Nam dyke to guard against coastal landslides
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said drastic measures were needed to tackle the landslides along Cua Dai Beach in Quang Nam Province during his visit to the site yesterday.
Rare wood seized in Thua Thien-Hue Province
Traffic police in the central Thua Thien-Hue Province today found a truck travelling on the South-North route to be illegally transporting 3cu.m of rare and protected wood.
Trawler with 14 fishermen rescued off Nha Trang
The Nha Trang Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre's (Nha Trang MRCC) SAR 27-01 boat yesterday rescued a trawler and towed it to Khanh Hoa Province's Nha Trang Port.
New expressway opens to traffic on Saturday
The newly built Ha Noi-Hai Phong expressway will be opened to traffic on Saturday (December 5), a representative of the project contractor said.
Stump-tailed macaque released back into the wild
Centre of Biodiversity Conservation, GreenViet, and the central city's Ba Na-Nui Chua forest protection sub-department have jointly released a stump-tailed macaque into the wild in Ba Na-Nui Chua Nature Reserve.
EC programme promotes disaster risk management in VN
The European Commission humanitarian aid department's 17-year community-based disaster risk management programmes (DIPECHO) in Viet Nam have achieved remarkable results, it was announced at a conference today in Ha Noi.
PM grants more funds for resettlement project
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved two road construction projects, and has granted more than VND629 billion (US$28 million) for the resettlement process under the Son La Hydropower Plant Project.
Consumers warned about unlicensed food test kits

The Ministry of Health's Department of Food Safety has warned consumers to be cautious of buying food testing kits as many of them were not licenced by the authorities.

His plan to study abroad collapsed just a few hours before an interview at the US embassy in Ha Noi after his father caught him using drugs in a hotel restroom.
UK Agent Orange activist Aldis dies
Secretary of the Britain-Viet Nam Friendship Society (BVFS) Len Aldis has passed away at his home at Tomlins Grove Street, London, the United Kingdom. He was 85.
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.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.