Nine provinces to get rice from national reserves
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the finance ministry to release more than 6,930 tonnes of rice from the national reserves for nine provinces during this year's fallow period.
Japan, VN sign contracts for NGO projects
Japan and Viet Nam signed non-refundable assistance contracts for two non-governmental projects worth more than US$1 million on Thursday in Ha Noi.
Illegal villas on Hai Van Mount demolished
Authorities are razing to the ground two villas that were illegally built on Hai Van Mount. The two villas belonged to Phan Nhu Thach, former director of Quang Nam Province's Police, and Ngo Van Quang, director of the Phuoc Minh gold mining company.
Consumer helpline launched
The Vietnam Competition Authority this morning launched a free helpline at 1800 6838 to receive consumer complaints with the aim of protecting consumer rights.
Dong Thap authorities seize nine tonnes of fertilizers
The police and market management officers of Dong Thap Province yesterday seized nearly nine tonnes of fertilizers from a private firm.
Job seekers wanting to find jobs in southern Dong Nai Province have been told by the authorities to directly hand in their CVs to employers instead of going to private employment agencies.
In Viet Nam, gender-based discrimination remains common in private sector recruitment, though it has been improved in work environments and promotion opportunities, according to a study by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Navigos Search.
The US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has updated a Federal regulation that governs the export of unclassified nuclear technology and assistance.
The Kovalevskaia Award 2014 will be granted to Associate Professor Nguyen Thi Kim Lan and a group of 16 scientists led by Associate Professor Nguyen Thi Binh for their excellent achievements in the field of applied science.
Eight districts with high incidences of contagious diseases will take part in a three-year programme on disease prevention, Nguyen Tri Dung, the head of the HCM City Preventive Health Centre in HCM City has said.
The Government has approved a national programme to look for underground water in 44 cities and provinces where water supply was limited.
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.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale 1    Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.