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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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.