Private hospitals struggle to attract new patients
Private hospitals are facing huge difficulties in getting patients. They claim they could help reduce overcrowding at State-owned hospitals if they had Government co-operation, a spokesperson for the Viet Nam Private Hospitals Association has said.
People's Court sentences three men for drug trafficking
The Hoa Binh Province People's Court on Wednesday sentenced three men for drug trafficking.
Binh Chanh fire destroys company workshop
A fire broke out at a wood processing company in HCM City's Binh Chanh District early this morning, destroying its 1,000-square-metre workshop.
Health-care data not giving full picture
A comprehensive assessment of Viet Nam's health-care sector was necessary to improve the quality and trustworthiness of its information databases, said Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan.
MoH launches new online service portal
The Ministry of Health has launched an online registration service through which all the sector's administrative services can be conducted online.
Residents told to relocate from dangerous building
The People's Committee of Ha Noi has ordered 37 households living in an old apartment building in Ba Dinh District's Giang Vo residential area to shift by the end of next month.
Terms of home loan repayments extended
The Government has extended repayment terms from 10 to 15 years on loans borrowed from the national VND30 trillion (US$1.41 billion) home-credit package.
Unregulated electric scooters raise risk of traffic accidents
The lack of regulations for increasingly popular electric scooters increased the risk of traffic accidents, speakers said at a national conference on Tuesday.
City highway toll stations to triple
In the next 11 years the number of highway toll stations in HCM City will increase to 20 from the current seven, the Department of Transport has envisaged in its zoning plan.
Ly Son island joins national grid
A submarine power cable from Ly Son island in central Quang Ngai province was successfully connected to a transformer station onshore in Binh Son district on Tuesday.
Japan gives grant to elderly care centre
The Japanese Embassy in Ha Noi yesterday provided healthcare funding of US$120,700 to the Tuyet Thai Elderly Care Centre in Ha Noi's Dong Anh District.
Minister fails to take up Ice Bucket Challenge
Minister fails to take up Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping across Viet Nam, which is apparent to the tens of thousands of users of social media networks. Celebrities and teenagers in particular are mad about the craze, but politicians are a little more wary.

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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.