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.
Salary Council meeting on minimum wage remains inconclusive
An increase in the regional minimum wage in 2016 has not yet been finalised because of differences over the margin of increase of the wage.
Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang
Illegal gold mining along the Hien River section flowing through Thach An and Nguyen Binh districts in Cao Bang Province has severely polluted the local environment over the last month.
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.
Mekong tackles irrigation issues
Provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have strengthened measures to control drought and saline intrusion, including dredging canals and closing sluice gates, as thousands of hectares of rice and coastal locals are facing a water shortage.
Three moon bears rescued by Animals Asia
Three moon bears, which were being kept at two private farms in the Ben Tre and Ba Ria-Vung Tau southern provinces, were sent to the Viet Nam Bear Rescue Centre in the Tam Dao National Park in Vinh Phuc Province on Monday evening after having been rescued by Animals Asia.
Bike trip raises rhino protection awareness
Steve and Haley Dahl from South Africa will join over 50 young students in a four-day bicycle programme to raise awareness of rhino protection among local people in the central city.
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.
Company fined VND100 million for handling of waste
A factory producing steel electric poles and metal plated components in Ha Noi's Me Linh District was fined VND100 million (US$4,700) for improperly transferring dangerous waste.
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) will not delay the deadline for implementing regulations regarding non-performing loans (NPL), but certain requirements will be amended to help banks cope with the problem.
Former forest rangers, deforesters jailed
The People's Court in the northern province of Dien Bien yesterday sentenced five people to prison terms of up to 30 months for illegally trading in rare wood.


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.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

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".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.