German Vice Chancellor visits Bosch vocational facility
Sigmar Gabriel, German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, visited the Borsh vocational education facility in Dong Nai Province on Thursday.
Police confiscate smuggled goods
The Ha Noi Police have seized nearly 20 tonnes of smuggled goods in the past five days.
Two business leaders face prosecution for fraud
Ca Maus Police Department yesterday prosecuted two fishing industrys business leaders for defrauding the Viet Nam Development Banks (VDB) Minh Hai branch in Ca Mau of VND600 billion (US$28.5 million).
Truong Sa islanders get access to fresh water
Inhabitants of the island district of Song Tu Tay, off the coast of Khanh Hoa province, will have access to fresh water now that a solar energy-generated desalination system is complete, director of the HCM City-based Bach Khoa Solar Investment Company (Solar BK) Nguyen Minh Vu said yesterday.
Experts: VN should not limit motorbikes
Viet Nam should improve public transit and road safety rather than limiting the number of motorbikes, as the two-wheeled vehicles will continue to be the country's main form of transport for the foreseeable future, participants said at a workshop on Tuesday in Ha Noi.
Power outage holds up air traffic in City
A power outage from 11:05am to 12:25 am at the HCM City Area Control Centre (ACC/HCM) delayed three international flights and several domestic flights from Tan Son Nhat airport yesterday, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV).
Germany helps clear unexploded ordnances
The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has funded a project to help the central province of Thua Thien-Hue disarm unexploded ordnances (UXOs) left over from the war, according to the provincial People's Committee.
Broken pipeline causes chemical spill in Hai Phong
A Soft Chemical Corporation pipeline broke near Cua Cam Port yesterday, spilling 300 tonnes of linear ankylbenzene.
Education Ministry plan to rewrite textbooks divides NA legislators
The National Assembly discussed the draft project on textbook reform yesterday, the national holiday for teachers.
2 million benefit from
More than 2 million Vietnamese have benefited from the "Germ-free toilet journey" project in 2012-14.
Capital sky train project lags behind schedule
The Ha Noi urban sky train project is not likely to be completed before its December 31, 2015 deadline, the Railway Project Management Board admitted.
Remember traffic laws when taking a photo
Remember traffic laws when taking a photo

Last week during his tour through Viet Nam promoting a whisky brand, David Beckham posted a photo on Facebook: A young woman in Ha Noi was taking a picture of him from her motorbike, while carrying an infant between her knees and without a helmet.

Rethink spending priorities
Rethink spending priorities

Last week, a run-of- the-mill report in the Infonet online newspaper (published by the Ministry of Information and Communications) raised many eyebrows.

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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 1    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.