Cat Bi airport repairs runway, resumes normal operations
Cat Bi International Airport resumes its normal operations today after the cracks that had developed on its runway were fixed last night, according to the airport authorities.
No respite from heat wave for north, centre
The National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre yesterday said the country's northern and central regions will continue to experience dry and hot weather through Sunday at least.
Five in critical condition after eating toxic mushrooms
Many young people and students in Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands), Kon Tum Province, gathered today to donate blood for five patients of mushroom poisoning.
Incomplete irrigation project leaves thousands in water crisis
An irrigation project worth hundreds of billions of dong that has failed to become operational on time has affected some 1,000 households in Than Uyen District, Lai Chau Province.
Viet Bac Mines Import-Export Stock Company has been prosecuted for misusing its rights to usurp assets and trade value-added tax (VAT) invoices.
Four children drown in reservoir
Four children drowned yesterday in the Dac Lien hydroelectric plant's reservoir in Dak Nhau Commune, Bu Dang District, in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.
Ha Noi Police today arrested 3 people believed responsible for a series of robberies in the city. The robbers are also accused of stealing the motor bikers' handbags.
Australia helps Viet Nam in promoting vocational training
Viet Nam's greatest challenge in workforce training was that labour, though abundant, was of low quality, Deputy Director of the General Directorate of Vocational Training, Assoc. Prof. Cao Van Sam said.
More healthcare staff quit smoking, survey finds
Only 6.68 per cent of HCM City's healthcare staff smoked cigarettes in 2014, compared to 10 per cent in 2011, according to a survey by the city's Health Department's committee for tobacco harm prevention.
VN faces prospect of an ageing population
Viet Nam should take advantage of its current "golden population" consisting of a high percentage of young people, as the country will enter an ageing phase soon, speakers said at a workshop held in HCM City on Wednesday.
Dong Nai to introduce CNG-powered buses
The southern Dong Nai province's Sonadezi Transport Corporation will spend more than VND630 billion (US$30 million) on a compressed natural gas (CNG) bus project that will end in 2020.
Ladder houses return to Ha Noi
Ladder houses return to Ha Noi

A 565-metre extension to Nguyen Van Huyen Street in Cau Giay has led to the street being called the most expensive in Ha Noi. The section, connecting Nguyen Khanh Toan and Cau Giay streets, cost nearly VND1 trillion (US$46.2 million) including VND680 billion ($31.4 million) for site clearance compensation.

Driving skills, not licences, key to safety
Driving skills, not licences, key to safety

While the Ministry of Transport's recent plan to divide driving courses into two sections, one for automatic cars (AT) and the other for manual cars (MT) pleases many drivers of automatic vehicles presently forced to take the more difficult manual test, some doubt the feasibility of the separation.


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.