Mangrove forests protect Mekong crops
Crops and farms would be protected by a mass of mangrove forests in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces, thanks to a restoration project.
Projects aim to keep rivers above water
Water resource organisations work to maintain a stable flow and reduce pollution in the Red-Thai Binh river system as illegal sand miners continue to devastate the riverbed. Ha Nguyen reports.
Big waves destroy Cua Dai beach
Despite efforts to save the beach from erosion, big waves and strong winds have washed away a 300m section of Cua Dai Beach, 5km from Hoi An ancient town, over the past four days this week.
Media plays vital regional role
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged ASEAN media, press organisations and journalists to be in the vanguard of steering public opinions towards fine values for the sake of regional and global prosperity.
VN demands China halt aggressive action
Viet Nam strongly objects to the use of or threat to use force against its boats and vessels, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said yesterday.
Fishermen benefit from co-operatives
The development of seafood co-operatives in northern Ninh Binh Province has helped local offshore fishermen access preferential State loans, duties and insurance policies.
Record number of Vietnamese students in US universities
The number of Vietnamese students in the US this year increased by 12.9 per cent compared to last year, according to data from the Institute of International Education.
Stem cell industry part of HCM City development strategy
A stem cell industry in Viet Nam is needed to meet the demand for stem cell applications in treatment and aesthetic procedures in the country, according to an expert.
Four more hospitals join patient assistance programme
The HCM City Youth Federation and Department of Health has signed a co-operative agreement with four hospitals that will take part in the city's Patient Assistance Programme.
PM approves national population database project
The prime minister has approved a project to build a national population database with a total investment of VNĐ3,367 billion (US$150 billion).
Linguistic, cultural diversity to drive innovation
People and nations should make linguistic and cultural diversity, and differences between humans, a driver of tolerance, respect and values to face challenges, experts at a symposium said today.
What's in a name
What's in a name

Phuc Dat Bich may be an interesting and favourite name to many Vietnamese people. Phuc Dat Bich (Bich is family name, Phuc Dat means happiness and success) is name of a National Australian Bank worker living in Australia. But the 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man was in trouble with his name.

Media targets urban readers in coverage
Media targets urban readers in coverage

On one hand, cities are expected to be the key to economic growth and to foster prosperity. But they are often seen as chaotic and full of poverty. They suck in productive people from rural areas and undermine agricultural production, the basis of economic development.


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.