Lobster traps removed to save sea resources, tourism
More than 15,000 illegal lobster traps have been removed from the beach area of Phan Thiet after nearly two months.
VN to simplify insurance procedures
The Viet Nam Social Insurance will implement several measures to simplify health insurance procedures to motivate more people to buy insurance.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is making last minute preparations for a national Children's Action Month starting on June 1.
The Viet Nam Red Cross Society and the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion have launched a blood drive to mark the 152nd World Red Cross Day.
The first-ever awards ceremony in Viet Nam for National External Information Services in journalism was held yesterday in Ha Noi.
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has honoured a delegation of high school students who won three gold medals, two silvers and one bronze at the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad in Indonesia on May 9 and 10.
Baking in the sun
People try to shield themselves from the sun as they wait for a green light at Ha Noi's Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. A severe heat wave with temperatures hitting up to 40 degree Celcius will continue to sweep through the northern and central regions until Saturday. Electricity of Viet Nam Corporation (EVN) has decided to delay the cut-off of electricity until Friday in Ha Noi.
The Supreme People's Court yesterday launched the publication of a collection of selected court judgements.
Ha Noi apartments fit to burst
Many people living in Ha Noi's apartment buildings have complained about cramped and stuffy conditions caused by high density living and poor facilities.
Police in Ward 12, Go Vap District, HCM City have spent more than VND1 billion (US$45,900) installing hundreds of cameras along streets and residential areas to curb crime.
American technology company Honeywell and NGO ActionAid yesterday wrapped up a project to improve the learning environment for 1,800 students in three schools in Dak Lak and HCM City.
Ladder houses return to Ha Noi
Ladder houses return to Ha Noi

A 565-metre extension to Nguyen Van Huyen Street in Cau Giay has led to the street being called the most expensive in Ha Noi. The section, connecting Nguyen Khanh Toan and Cau Giay streets, cost nearly VND1 trillion (US$46.2 million) including VND680 billion ($31.4 million) for site clearance compensation.

Driving skills, not licences, key to safety
Driving skills, not licences, key to safety

While the Ministry of Transport's recent plan to divide driving courses into two sections, one for automatic cars (AT) and the other for manual cars (MT) pleases many drivers of automatic vehicles presently forced to take the more difficult manual test, some doubt the feasibility of the separation.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.