Job students get fees cut in half
Tuition for all students at vocational high schools will be reduced by 50 per cent from this month, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Flyover projects in HCMC postponed
Ten years ago, HCM City's People's Committee decided to build five flyover roads by 2020, but negotiations with potential investors have stalled in recent years.
Hue to improve Huong river
The central province of Thua Thien - Hue plans to invest US$159 million by 2020 into improving the Huong River, the province People's Committee said.
Japan seeks more VN nurses, orderlies for ageing population
About 510 Vietnamese health care workers have been selected for a special training programme to prepare them to work in Japan, the Overseas Labour Management Department has said.
56 sentenced to prison for online gambling
The People's Court in HCM City on Tuesday handed down prison sentences ranging from nine months to eight years to 56 people involved in illegal online gambling on the website188bet.com.
President calls for educational reform at academic year start
President Truong Tan Sang has urged the education sector to continue urgent reforms in education and training ahead of the start of the new academic year.
HCM City metro on schedule
The first line of the subway in HCM City, the Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien metro, is quickly taking shape, three years after construction kicked off.
Vietnamese spend millions on dengue fever treatments
Vietnamese people spend a total of VND1.4-1.6 trillion (US$62.2-71.1 million) each year on treatment of dengue fever, a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Health has revealed.
Hospital fined VND1.4 billion for environmental law violations
Le Ngoc Tung Hospital in southern Tay Ninh Province has been fined VND1.4 billion (US$62,000) for illegally burying untreated medical waste in a local district. 
Minimum wage to increase by 12.4 per cent
The National Wage Council voted yesterday on a 12.4 per cent increase of minimum wage in the year to come.
Polluting workshops hesitate to shift from urban areas
Lack of capital and incentives are hindering the relocation of polluting workshops from residential areas, Deputy Director of Ha Noi's Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Huu Nghia said.
Challenge for helmet designers
Challenge for helmet designers

Married women from the Black Thai ethnic group in northern Dien Bien Province can't wear motor-bike helmets because of the traditional bun they wear on their heads. The bun indicates the women are married and untying it is considered an unfaithful act. Normally, the bun is about 10 centi-metres high and tightly bound.

What being a pedestrian means in Viet Nam

Rather than words of encouragement, they became a tool for intimidation when a Western man shouted at a Vietnamese girl riding her bike on a street in the Old Quarter, where motorbikes are banned from travelling between 7pm and 11pm on weekends.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.