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.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.