Quality of contraceptives comes into question
While the free market for contracep-tive products and reproductive health commodities in Viet Nam is growing to meet increasing demand, its safety and quality remains questionable.
The number of dengue fever cases in HCM City has risen sharply in the last few weeks and the trend is predicted to continue through the month, according to the city's Preventive Medicine Centre.
The Viet Nam General Federation of Labor (VGCL) on Monday proposed a new minimum wage increase of 14.4 per cent for the 2016 year, higher than the 12.4 per cent increase decided by the National Wage Council back in September.
A two-day forum began yesterday in Ha Noi to promote understanding, solidarity, friendship and co-operation among women worldwide.
The largest solid waste processing plant in the northwestern region officially started operations yesterday, aiming to address the accumulation of hazardous garbage dumping sites across towns in this province.
HCM City will need an investment of nearly VND1.9 trillion (over US$84.4 million) to renovate a section of National Highway No 1A at its western gateway in Binh Chanh District.
Community-based organisations working with HIV/AIDS patients sought support from local enterprises last week as funds from international aid for HIV/AIDS prevention will continue to fall since Viet Nam is no longer ranked a low-income country by the UN.
PM approves waterway transport projects
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has released a decision approving waterway infrastructure policies expected to boost the sector's growth.
Room for cemeteries dwindling
A shortage of land for cemeteries in Ha Noi is causing pressure on the planning and expanding of cemeteries, officials said.
Public school tuition fees set to increase 10 per cent
Tuition fees of the national civil educational system will rise 10 per cent starting from this December, according to a new decree signed by the Prime Minister.
Noi Bai airport's sanitation worker fined for theft
A sanitation worker at Noi Bai International Airport was fined VND7.5 million (US$350) on the charge of property theft at a restricted area of the airport.
Watch out for this driver
Watch out for this driver

Drivers on Yen Phu Road in Ha Noi's Tay Ho District last Friday saw a Honda automobile travelling along with the words, Sorry, I'm just practising to drive. Please sympathise written on paper and stuck in the middle of the rear window.

Acupuncture achieves results
Acupuncture achieves results

Acupuncture has recently attracted mass following with a harmonious combination of traditional and modern medicine, giving people significant, believable results.


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.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

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".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.