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.
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.
Vietnamese contestants show off World Skills
Vietnamese contestants bagged seven vocational certificates of excellence at the 42nd World Skills Competition, which was hold from June 26th to July 8th in Leipzig, Germany.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.