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.
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.
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.
Solar powered water treatment systems were installed to provide drinking water for three schools in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.
More than 20,000 new companies opened in HCM City in the first nine months of the year, with the city's support policies have seen thousands of businesses resume operations.
Businessmen representing Israeli technological firms promoted products said to ease congestion on mobile and internet networks in Ha Noi on Tuesday.
Taiwan is top destination for VN labourers abroad
Taiwan received 15,106 Vietnamese guest labourers in the first six months of this year, accounting for nearly 47 per cent of the number of Vietnamese labourers going abroad for overseas jobs.
Banks slash staff in difficult times
Banking was once one of the most popular professions among college graduates as it was believed to offer both high income and stability. That is, until the national economic recession hit.
Economic zone desperate for trained workforce
Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday ordered central Ha Tinh Province agencies to co-operate with Vung Ang Economic Zone enterprises to make quarterly reviews of their work-force demands.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale 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.