Foot tunnels ignored as rubbish starts to build up
Ha Noi has spent large sums of money on building pedestrian tunnels under busy roads, but many of them are now abandoned or misused, Ministry of Transport inspectors have said.
Border guards seize ship carrying dynamite, detonators
Thanh Lan Border Post guards in Co To District in the northern province of Quang Ninh yesterday seized a ship that was illegally carrying 12 kilograms of dynamite and 68 detonators.
Hoi An to build erosion barriers
The central province of Quang Nam will build a VND15 billion (US$714,000), 137 metre, concrete beach dyke next month.
Dengue fever cases continue to rise at HCM City hospitals
The number of dengue fever cases has been increasing steadily in HCM City over the past two months, representatives of the city's hospitals said.
City eviction notice triggers vendor backlash
Shopkeepers at the Sai Gon Tax Trade Centre in downtown HCM City are complaining bitterly about being given little notice to move out before October 1 to facilitate construction of the first metro line.
University grads fail to find good jobs
Many university graduates in HCM City cannot find a job or are underemployed, according to the HCM City's Centre for Human Resource Forecast and Labour Information.
Council calls for educational reforms
The National Council of Education and Human Resources Development has supported the importance of educational reforms and international integration.
Government requests probe into child sponsoring centres
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the Ministry of Public Security to investigate centres taking care of children and strictly punish any violators.
Laos draws Vietnamese workers
More and more Vietnamese workers have been going to Laos in recent years to help on investment projects between the two countries. The figure is expected to exceed 20,000 by 2015.
Ha Noi shuts down 33 illegal drugstores
Ha Noi's Health Department and its district subdivisions have shut down 33 illegal drugstores in the city since the beginning of this year.
Police arrest negligent truck driver
Police of the central Thanh Hoa province yesterday arrested a truck driver for damaging a weighing station located at the National Highway 1A section crossing Bim Son District.
Get set for beer-free bars
Get set for beer-free bars

University professor Dinh Van Thuan dreams of producing an alcohol-free beer, the first of its kind in Viet Nam. According to Thuan, the investment is bound to pay off, especially as authorities have tightened controls on drunk driving and the Ministry of Health is drafting a ban on liquor sales after 10pm to curb alcohol abuse.

Cheo remains in the hearts of the youth
Cheo remains in the hearts of the youth

As the country becomes part of the fast-paced global village, today's young Vietnamese are constantly bombarded with the latest world trends in dance and music, such as K-pop, dance, hip hop.

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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.