Residents stuck in sewer water for over a year
The residents of building 146 Quan Thanh have lived "knee-deep in sewer water and waste," as one put it, for more than a year since a blockage stopped their pipe from draining into the city sewer system.
Experts propose positive changes to Penal Code
The amended Penal Code should ensure human rights, citizen's rights and have goodwill, as well as have a better deterrent effect, said experts at a workshop opened in the northern city of Hai Phong today.
Ha Noi nurse suspended for serious negligence
Ha Noi-based Quoc Oai General Hospital yesterday suspended a nurse who failed to notify doctors about the condition of a 10-year-old girl who died on Tuesday while being treated there.
Emergency treatment
Doctors at HCM City's Military Hospital 175 examine Le Quang Minh, 20, a fisherman from central Binh Dinh Province. Minh suffered from acute lung failure with the risk of heart, liver and kidney damage caused by a throat abscess while fishing in the Truong Sa fishing grounds.
Seminar spotlights poverty
At the fifth International Seminar on Regional Network on Poverty Eradication (RENPER 5), which opened yesterday in HCM City, foreign and Vietnamese academics are presenting proposals that could help Viet Nam and other countries reduce its poverty rate.
Fertiliser manufacturers face increased scrutiny
Fertiliser manufacturers must meet 14 criteria in order to get permission to operate, said Nguyen Van Thanh, director of the Department of Chemicals under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Viet Nam has no so-called ‘prisoners of conscience'
There are no alleged "prisoners of conscience" in Viet Nam, Foreign Ministry Vice Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang stated.
Dialogue spotlights Penal Code changes
Officials and international experts discussed ways to amend the Penal Code in light of the 2013 Constitution at the second annual Legal Policy Dialogue yesterday.
Urbanisation turns villages into ‘slums'
Many wards and villages in suburban and developing urban areas required renovation, Deputy Minister of Construction Phan Thi My Linh said at a conference in Ha Noi yesterday.
Viet Nam ready for 10th ASEAN Skills Competition
Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Welfare Pham Thi Hai Chuyen visited the National Convention Centre in Ha Noi on October 21 to inspect preparations for the 10th ASEAN Skills Competition whose opening ceremony will take place on October 23.
CAAV disputes poor Asia rating for airports
Tan Son Nhat in HCM City and Noi Bai in Ha Noi are not among the worst airports in Asia, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV), which disputed their recent poor rankings on an international survey site.
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.


Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs 1    Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.

Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest

A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Ha Noi on Thursday and Friday.