Police, schools tell students to wear helmets
With the new school year approaching this week Ha Noi police called for co-operation from schools to crack down on students riding electrical bikes without wearing helmets.
Hospital fined VND1.4 billion for environmental law violations
Le Ngoc Tung Hospital in southern Tay Ninh Province has been fined VND1.4 billion (US$62,000) for illegally burying untreated medical waste in a local district. 
Minimum wage to increase by 12.4 per cent
The National Wage Council voted yesterday on a 12.4 per cent increase of minimum wage in the year to come.
Polluting workshops hesitate to shift from urban areas
Lack of capital and incentives are hindering the relocation of polluting workshops from residential areas, Deputy Director of Ha Noi's Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Huu Nghia said.
Viet Nam joins International Hydrographic Organisation
Viet Nam has become the 84th member of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO), marking a milestone in the development of the Viet Nam People's Navy and the Vietnamese hydrographic sector. 
FDI enterprises fail to hold workers' meetings
More than 80 per cent of Dong Nai Province's FDI enterprises have not organised annual meetings of labourers where they can speak to their employers about their aspirations and demands.
Two highway projects to be completed by 2017
The project for upgrading the Ha Long - Mong Duong section of National Highway 18, was launched yesterday.
Dak Nong students get new classrooms
Many students in the Central Highland Dak Nong Province will no longer have to attend school at 5pm, the provincial Department of Education and Training has said.
Residents to make way for Long Thanh Airport
Nearly 15,000 residents in the southern province of Dong Nai will be re-settled to other areas to allow construction of Long Thanh Airport in Dong Nai Province.
Vaccinations at home could be dangerous for children
The Ministry of Health has warned that home vaccination services were unsafe and likely to cause serious side-effects to children if administered at home.
Quang Binh fails to upgrade obsolete waterworks
Hundreds of households in the central province of Quang Binh do not have access to clean water due to shortage of funds and poor management by the local authorities.
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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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.