Heavier penalties set for overloaded trucks
Penalties for overloaded trucks will increase based on the Government's Decree 107/2014/ND-CP, which replaces last year's Decree 171.
Female drug trafficker gets life sentence
A local woman in the northern province of Cao Bang was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking yesterday.
Quang Ngai asks people to fight corruption
The central Quang Ngai province has announced that citizens who provide information on corruption cases will be rewarded with up to US$ 450.
Learning centres remain ineffective
A Vietnamese education official claims that despite some great achievements, only 30 per cent of the hundreds of the nation's community-based learning centres (CLCs) based on the Japanese kominkan model are working effectively.
Vietnam Airlines check-in times change
Vietnam Airlines will change check-in times for both domestic and international flights on December 1.
Illegal drugs seized at Tan Son Nhat Airport
Customs officials at Tan Son Nhat International Airport here have seized 30,000 prohibited and addictive tablets worth more than VND2 billion (US$94,340).
VN trade, labour to get legal lookover
Changes and updates to the current Labour Code and Trade Union Law and their impact on business operations will be discussed at a conference in HCM City next week.
Remote areas to get family planning tips
The Viet Nam Family Planning Association (VINAFPA) plans to expand its services over the next five years to poor and remote areas, especially those inhabited by ethnic minority communities.
Asian aquaculture diseases discussed
A triennial Asian symposium on diseases affecting aquaculture opened in HCM City yesterday, with 300 local and international scientists, researchers, and business executives taking part.
Technician blamed for flight control system's breakdown
A manual error by a technician caused last Thursday's power outage at the flight control system in HCM City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport, according to the Viet Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation.
High lipid levels raise alarm
About 44 per cent of Ha Noi and HCM City residents have hyperlipidaemia, a condition where one has an abnormally elevated level of lipids in their blood, according to a recent study by the National Institute of Nutrition.
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.


Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.