PM adjusts construction project for Dau Giay - Phan Thiet Highway
The Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given approval to a plan to split the Dau Giay - Phan Thiet Highway project in the south into two road sections.
Local police today seized nearly 3,000 detonators being transported illegally in a taxi that was going from Nghe An Province to central Thanh Hoa Province.
Police arrest Quang Binh local carrying drugs
Police in the province announced today that they had caught a man carrying drugs while he was travelling on the urban bypass section of the local Bo Trach District.
Ha Noi prepares to tackle flood risk
The Ha Noi Sewerage and Drainage Company has prepared a plan to prevent possible flooding of Ha Noi's streets during National Day on September 2.
People worry about reservoirs' safety during monsoon season
Deteriorating reservoirs are one of the greatest concerns of residents of the central region during the monsoon season.
Heavy rain continues to hit northern region
The northern mountainous provinces of Dien Bien, Hoa Binh and Lang Son received 100mm, 120mm and 110mm of rain, respectively, on August 29 and 30. It has been forecast that heavy rain, strong waves and winds will hit the island districts of Bach Long Vi, Co To, Van Don and Cat Hai, with the winds having a force level of seven to eight.
Bridging the gap
The An Dong Bridge over Dinh River, which connects An Hai Commune in Ninh Phuoc District and Phan Rang-Thap Cham City's Dong Hai Ward in the southern province of Ninh Thuan, officially opened yesterday.
Mekong sees medical specialist shortage
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta faces a severe lack of medical specialists, especially in life-threatening fields such as tuberculosis and leprosy.
Health insurance to include holidays
If patients using health insurance cards have health examinations and treatment on weekends and holidays, their hospital fees will be paid through their health insurance.
VN gender rights efforts highlighted
National Assembly Vice-Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan discussed Viet Nam's efforts to promote gender equality and women's wide-ranging participation in social life at the closing ceremony of the World Assembly for Women (WAW!) in Tokyo on Saturday.
Diminishing resources test food security
With the increasing impacts of climate change and dwindling natural resources, providing food security for a burgeoning population is a challenge for global agriculture, especially in the Asia-Pacific, an international non-profit has warned.
No kindergarten is an island
No kindergarten is an island

Teachers, students and parents have to trespass every day to reach Bung Rieng Kindergarten in Xuyen Moc District in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. Construction of the modern facility, which cost a whopping VND48 billion (US$2.1 million) and can accommodate up to 300 children, was completed three years ago. However, the road leading to the school was never built.

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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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.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

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.