Viet Nam needs more apartments for low-income individuals
Urban areas across the nation will need 700,000 apartments for low-income people by 2015, a calculation by the construction ministry said. If the demand for low-income apartments was met as scheduled, another 200,000 apartments would be needed by the year 2020.
The Ministry of Transport and the Korea International Cooperation Agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today to assist in the management of Viet Nam's highway system.
More than 1,600 people deployed to save forest
More than 1,600 people were dispatched to control a fire that broke out yesterday and destroyed some 20 hectares of pine forest in the Hau Loc and Hoang Hoa districts.
WHO urges Viet Nam for stricter tobacco rules
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Viet Nam to fully implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
Ministry wants e-papers to apologise over airport report
Deputy Minister of Transport Pham Quy Tieu has asked relevant agencies to find individuals or organisations responsible for spreading wrong information about the design of Long Thanh Airport.
The Dien Bien Border Guard and Police have recogniSed individuals and forces who participated in an investigation into the selling and transporting of drugs in the province.
Government to take action on tree-cutting fiasco
Head of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen yesterday said officials responsible for the tree-cutting fiasco in Ha Noi would be formally reprimanded in June.
Thua Thien-Hue seeks to reduce drowning of children
The central Thua Thien-Hue Province has been carrying out several measures to prevent the drowning of children. In the province, cases of drowning of children occur not only in summer but also in the rainy season, especially in the riverside and lagoon areas.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park's Forest Management Department in Quang Binh Province will prosecute two local persons for breaching regulations on the protection of precious and rare wild animals.
Dong Nai to introduce CNG-powered buses
The southern Dong Nai province's Sonadezi Transport Corporation will spend more than VND630 billion (US$30 million) on a compressed natural gas (CNG) bus project that will end in 2020.
VN to simplify insurance procedures
The Viet Nam Social Insurance will implement several measures to simplify health insurance procedures to motivate more people to buy insurance.
Railway accidents on the rise

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Viet Nam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

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.

Lead recycling in village threatens local environment, health
Lead recycling in village threatens local environment, health

Lead recycling in the northern Hung Yen Province's Dong Mai craft village is seriously threatening the local environment and health of its residents, officials have warned.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.